Last updated at 15:42, Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Corporate affairs manager for Sellafield Ltd
Describe Cumbria in three words?
Beautiful, diverse and welcoming.
Which stereotypes about Cumbria would you say were wrong?
The perception that Cumbria is in someway behind the times due to its remote location, when in fact we have been at the cutting edge of industry for generations.
What is your favourite place in Cumbria to go for a night or day out?
I’m probably biased living there, but I love Cockermouth. The range of shops, restaurants and bars are great day and night. The progress made since the 2009 floods is remarkable and there is a real sense of community spirit in the town.
What is your favourite Cumbrian meal?
Does ice-cream count as a meal when you’re over the age of six? If so, then Twentyman’s ice-cream is fab.
What and where are your favourite shops and tourist attractions in Cumbria?
Trotters farm is a great day out, especially in the spring when the new additions to the farm are being born – it’s a real family favourite.
Workington is my go-to place for the main highstreet stores while Cockermouth is home to some really nice boutique shops such as Linden Tree and Fagans.
If you were recommending Cumbria to a friend, where would you tell them to go, what would you tell them to do?
I always encourage friends and family to explore the west of the county as it is just as striking as the central lakes.
The Maritime Festival in Whitehaven is always a crowd pleaser in the summer and you are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome in all of the west coast towns.
If you are visiting around Christmas the La’al Ratty trip to see Santa will give you memories to last a lifetime.
What is your best Cumbrian memory?
The day that the Calder Hall cooling towers at Sellafield were demolished was definitely a memorable day.
Knowing that the world was watching West Cumbria as the iconic structures were brought down was quite special.
First published at 15:01, Wednesday, 22 February 2012
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