The University of Cumbria supports Beatrix Potter awards

The University of Cumbria supports Beatrix Potter awards name

The University of Cumbria is proud to be supporting the Beatrix Potter awards which celebrate the anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday. 

Beatrix Potter was an astute business-woman. She wanted to sell her books and merchandise far and wide, in order to give her more income, to buy farms and land in the Lake District. We want to celebrate local businesses that have a similar ethos to Beatrix, - putting something back directly to support the Lake District.

Sarah Stables, Enterprise & Business Lead said: “The University of Cumbria’s business school has a long history of supporting local businesses and budding entrepreneurs and is delighted to support the National Trust and the Beatrix Potter awards. It has also recently signed a ground-breaking agreement, a first collaboration of its kind in the country, with the National Trust to cement their future working relationship across a number of initiatives for engaging with local communities and help secure the excellent reputation and continued prosperity of Cumbria.”

This anniversary awards scheme celebrates different aspects of Beatrix’s work and interests by recognising the lives and activities of people today, reflecting her on-going legacy in the 21st Century. The awards scheme is open from 14 November to nominations in various categories, to people and businesses living and working within Cumbria.

More information on the awards and how to enter can be found at

The awards are open from 14 November to 7 December, and a Cumbrian Awards Ceremony will be held on February 8th 2017.