More and more companies are recognising that supporting their local community and environment is not just a responsibility but is good business practice. Corporate membership ensures customer loyalty, strengthens your brand and demonstrates that your company cares about local issues. Funding from our corporate friends is important to us to ensure that we can continue helping to protect our beautiful Lake District.
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Corporate Membership is at the discretion of Friends of the Lake District. We reserve the right to refuse membership based on our membership criteria.
"As the leading and most experienced cottage holiday agency in the Lake District we are acutely aware of our responsibilities to the local community, the environment and surrounding landscape. We are therefore delighted to be a founding "Corporate Friend" and strongly support the vital work Friends of The Lake District do in protecting the area, ensuring our customers continue to return to this beautiful part of the world for years to come."
"We are a leading wholesale food supplier to the catering industry in the north west and Cumbria with a real commitment to the area. We've teamed up with Friends of the Lake District - (their logo is on our vans!) because they carry out vital work in keeping the landscape as it should be now and in the future. As a small enterprise we are proud to support them."
"Jennings is an iconic brand, just as the Lake District is an iconic landscape. We take our responsibilities to the local community and people very seriously indeed. We are therefore delighted to work alongside Friends of the Lake District and support the vital work they do in looking after this precious landscape for the benefit of future generations."
"As the foremost on-line guide in the Lakes, Stayin are proud to be supporting Friends of the Lake District. Our customers return to this spectacular area over and over again because it has been protected in the way it should be. Long may this continue and our association with the Friends."
"As one of the Lake District's longest established manufacturers, and guardians of one of the finest and most durable stone sources in the world, we are delighted to be working in partnership with the Friends of the Lake District and fully support the important role they play in the community. Everyone associated with Burlington respects the need to preserve the integrity of the Lake District for the enjoyment of future generations, and we look forward to helping the Friends in their work to protect what is a truly unique landscape."
"The Centre for Complementary Care stands on the slopes of Muncaster Fell overlooking the lovely lower reaches of Eskdale. The beautiful natural surroundings are so important to our clients and their families and such an integral part of the healing process that we are delighted, as a small local charity, to have the opportunity to support the Friends of the Lake District in their crucial work."
"The Fuse Creative Marketing is proud to work in partnership with Friends of the Lake District and support them with their marketing, making sure that the message about the invaluable work they do is heard by as many people and companies as possible. It is important that this stunning landscape is managed and protected for people now and generations to come to enjoy, along with the wildlife, fauna and flora and the people who live and work there."
"Spatial Consultants Ltd is delighted to support the Friends of the Lake District in their care of the landscape and communities of our region. As a local IT practice specialising in the binding power of geography we appreciate the Friends' efforts to foster sustainable livelihoods whilst preserving our natural treasure for generations to come".
"Killington Marquees has been supplying a marquee service to various venues around the Lake District since 2004 and are pleased to be supporting Friends of the Lake District. The sustainability of the Lake District is very important for our future generations and we wholly supports the work that is undertaken to protect our beautiful landscape."
"Milburn Grange Holiday Cottages have been providing self-catering cottage accommodation for guests visiting Cumbria - The Lake District for many years. It is important that ourselves and the wider tourism industry work closely with the Friends of the Lake District to protect this important and sensitive area for the future enjoyment of both visitors and residents alike."
"Absolute are an environmentally and ethically aware printers that possess the highest environmental accreditation's within our industry (ISO 14001, FSC and PEFC). We met our new "Friends" when Absolute leant their services free of charge in support of the successful "Save Our Forests" campaign. Absolute have since developed that relationship and given support to the crucial work that the Friends of The Lake District undertake."
"Cumbrian Cottages are very pleased to support Friends of the Lake District. As the Lake District's largest Self Catering provider, we bring over 100,000 people to the Lakes every year and we want them to enjoy everything The Lake District and Cumbria has to offer. For this reason we whole heartedly support all activities to maintain the beauty of the Lakes".
"Friends of the Lake District and Cotswold Outdoor have the same interests at heart. Whilst we provide the necessary equipment and services for our customers to enjoy the great outdoors, The Friends protect the landscape for all to explore now and in the future. It is a relationship we are proud of."
"Alba Travel is proud to support Friends of the Lake District in their quest to protect this fragile and beautiful area in which we operate. We are a bus and coach operator based in the Eden Valley, specialising in day trips and tours of the Lake District. Coach travel is one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transport. We are working hard to reduce the impact of car based travel in the Lake District which the effects are clear for all to see."
"Ellergreen Hydro are delighted to become a corporate member of the Friends. As a company generating green power in the National Parks we fit perfectly with the Friends' policy of supporting small-scale renewable energy in harmony with the landscape."
"Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK's largest independent private client investment managers but our success is founded on providing a service at a local level. Through our Penrith office we are therefore delighted to support Friends of the Lake District in protecting the surrounding countryside which is so important to the well being of the local community."
"Our work is all about maintaining and enhancing sustainable coppice woodlands. These have long been a key element of the lakeland landscape and heritage, and we are really pleased to work with the Friends of the Lake District in managing these treasured and valued woodlands. By keeping ancient crafts and management systems thriving, we are able to provide a huge range of local products and resources (both traditional and contemporary), as well as supporting rural livelihoods and providing benefits to wildlife."
"Dolphin Mobility are an independent lift and hoisting specialist covering all of Cumbria, East and North Yorkshire region. It occurred to us that there aren't better places in the world to call your workplace. With dramatic inspiring scenery around every corner we are proud to be a friend of the Lake District and are delighted to support the economy and national park alike. We will spread the word to customer and supplier alike regarding the good work the FLD do to maintain the landscape."
"Waugh & Musgrave have been synonymous with the legal profession in Cockermouth since about 1770. As a local business we are delighted to be able to support the Friends of the Lake District and their aims to ensure our beautiful landscape stays outstanding for centuries to come."
"United Utilities have an important role to play in ensuring the services we provide are in harmony with the local landscape. We work closely with partners like Friends of the Lake District to ensure this happens and are proud of our association with them."
"Cicerone Press is the UK's leading specialist publisher of walking, trekking, mountaineering, mountain biking and cycling guidebooks, and we have been based in Milnthorpe in south Cumbria for over 40 years. As a local outdoor company, we are delighted to support Friends of the Lake District in their work to not only protect the area, but in encouraging people to enjoy the lakes and fells on foot
"Sykes Cottages are very proud to be supporting the Friends of the Lake District. As the UK's leading holiday cottage rental agency, we understand that the beauty of the Lake District National Park is what attracts many of our customers to take a holiday in the Lake District. We fully support the great work that the Friends of the Lake District does in helping to preserve the area for tourists and for local residents, including our cottage owners."
"Dry stone walling is the core of our business, also how we started out in what we do, so supporting Friends of the Lake District and the work they do to promote walling is a way of giving something back to an age old tradition that we started our business in."
"Ramblegames is delighted to have made a financial contribution to The Friends of the Lake District over the last two years. We share the same values and aspirations: that the beauty, charm and integrity of the Lakes is to be preserved at all costs, at the same time, promoting the area as a wonderful tourist destination."
"We run events all over the UK, however the Lake District is always the number one place our members want to visit. Friends of the Lake District is a great charity who are doing some amazing work to not only protect the Lake District but to also teach people about the true value of the environment around them. We look forward to a long and productive friendship."
"Lake District guided walks, climbing, scrambling and mountain skills courses are what we do, so it's easy to imagine why we think it's important for us to support the work of the Friends of the Lake District. Without their continual work to protect our stunning local environment we wouldn't have the landscape for the outdoor activities we love. We all share a responsibility for looking after our beautiful Lake District so future generations can continue to enjoy the stunning walking, scrambling and climbing as much as we do."
"Ulverston is a fine place to visit, with it's main cobbled street and traditional shops, complemented by weekly open-air markets. Visit Ulverston shares many values with Friends of the Lake District, and is pleased to contribute towards the organisation's efforts to protect Cumbria's outstanding landscapes and rich heritage."