Cumbria is Open for Business

Jamie Reed MP at HeathrowWest Cumbrian MP, Jamie Reed has visited Heathrow Airport in West London to see for himself the advertising campaign in place letting the world know that Cumbria is still open for business despite the devastation and disruption caused by recent flooding.

Heathrow have worked with Visit Britain to donate half a million pounds worth of advertising space to showcase Cumbria to tens of millions of passengers throughout a six-week campaign.

Copeland MP, Jamie Reed said:

“Cumbria is one of the best places in the country to visit.  Picturesque scenery, beautiful lakes, endless countryside and so much history.  Home to England’s highest peak and deepest lake, the home of Wordsworth and close to the heart of Beatrix Potter.

“The recent flooding left many facing major disruption and devastation, but the community spirit and resilience of those affected shone through and Cumbria remained open for business.  This campaign by Heathrow and Visit Britain is a truly appreciated show of solidarity to the affected communities and I thank them for their efforts.

“Cumbria is a world-class destination that can only benefit from being advertised on the world stage.  I would continue to encourage everyone to pay us a visit.  You won’t be disappointed.”