Brief Conversations: Cumbria’s Leisure sector and COVID

In this Brief Conversation recorded before the national lockdown, Head of Cumbria, Jamie Allison sat down with Gill Haigh from Cumbria Tourism, Sam Ward, MD at Umbel Restaurants, Colin Johnson of MHA Moore and Smalley and Ben Berry, director at Lake District Hotels Resorts and Venues to discuss the recent challenges facing the leisure sector in the county.

While the picture has most certainly changed as the Government introduced the ‘3-tier’ system followed by a 2nd national lockdown – many of the challenges remain the same and the businesses are again having to adapt to survive under some challenging circumstances.

We felt it was still a worthwhile discussion with some valid points made so please see the discussion below:

Jamie Allison is head of our Cumbria office and also heads up our Real Estate team.

Colin Johnson represents MHA Moore and Smalley

Sam Ward is Managing Director and Umbel Restaurant Group

Gill Haigh is Chief Executive at Cumbria Tourism

Ben Berry is a Director at English Lakes Hotels Resorts and Venues