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Local Business Supporters

We want to encourage our viewers and fans to support these positively worthy organisations; they understand that Torchlight promotes Kendal and take the opportunity to showcase their services, helping to ensure that Kendal Torchlight Carnival continues.

HBN Restaurants t/as McDonald's

HBN Restaurants trading as McDonalds

HBN Restaurants are better known locally as McDonald's as this is the Cumbrian company that runs the McDonald's franchise throughout Cumbria.

In 2014, HBN Restaurants started supporting Kendal Torchlight Carnival by providing a significant proportion of our volunteer marshal force helping Torchlight to capably and safely marshal the Carnival. Our thanks and gratitude go to Carl Brown for initiating this strong community support project.

Again in 2015, HBN Restaurants provided their personnel to help marshal the Torchlight Carnival on 11th September. Torchlight appreciates the significant investment that this delegation represents and value HBN Restaurants support for such a worthwhile and popular community event. The 2015 Torchlight Carnival was especially popular and the safe running of such a large event is in no small way due to the involvement of the HBN Restaurant's team.

Telephone: 01539 733799

Longhorn - Hardware and Trade Tools Supplier

Longhorn - Hardware and Trade Tools Supplier

Website: www.longhornonline.co.uk

Telephone: 01539 734311

Longhorn is one of the UK's largest direct and online suppliers of trade tools, accessories and hardware products. With over 30 years experience in the industry, we despatch thousands of orders every week to tradesmen, handymen and serious DIY enthusiasts all over the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Longhorn is also a very local business with a very welcoming and experienced outlet on the Beezon Road trade estate. Steve and his team support Kendal Torchlight Carnival helping to ensure we continue to support Kendal.

Beezon Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6BW

Email: kendal@longhornonline.co.uk

Kendal Leisure Centre - North Country Leisure

Lakes Leisure Kendal

Website: www.northcountryleisure.org.uk/south-lakeland/kendal-leisure-centre

Telephone: 01539 729777

Kendal Leisure Centre is a fantastic sport & facility centre boasting unrivalled fitness facilities, an impressive 25m swimming pool, indoor sports hall, conference suites and a 900 seat theatre and arts venue.

Our aim is to ensure that whatever your age or ability we have something here for you to keep you active and healthy and, of course, enjoying your leisure time!

Please click above to visit our website and discover what we have on offer. We look forward to seeing you at the centre soon.

Email: kendal@northcountryleisure.org.uk

Torchlight Sponsor - Taylor's Fun Fairs

Taylor's Fun Fair

For over five generations, Kendal business Taylor’s Fun Fairs have been providing family entertainment locally, across the UK and beyond.

As well as their regular engagements in Kendal, Cumbria, the Lake District and the North West of England, they attend major fairs including Kirkcaldy Links Market, Hull Fair and Newcastle Town Moor. They also travel the world, providing rides and attractions from Ireland to New Zealand and many places in between.

Telephone: 01539 552019

Email: info@fun-fairs.com

Website: www.fun-fairs.com

Matthew E. Maddock Photography

I am an official UK Fujifilm X-Photographer and a Getty Images contributor, both of which are invite-only privileges recognising a high standard photography. I run a online magazine called PhotoMadd, all about shooting with the Fujifilm X-Series cameras.

Portrait Photography

I specialise in taking environmental portraits for both private and commercial clients. I prefer to work on-location and have fully portable studio gear that can operate in any environment, including locations without mains power.

I like my portraiture work to tell a story and create a certain context surrounding the face in the image rather than the usual plain studio setting.

Commercial Photography

I pride myself in creating unique high quality images for my customers commercial photography needs, be that simple studio product photographs or more involved lifestyle images for advertising and marketing. Print and digital images can be supplied.

Get in touch with your needs and we can discuss your project.

Telephone: 07749 015 139

Email: matt@memaddock.co.uk

Website: www.mmaddock.co.uk

North West Private Ambulance Liaison Services

North West Private Ambulance Liaison Services

At North West Private Ambulance Liaison Services we excel in meeting our customers needs with well trained staff that are caring, consistent, enthusiastic and proud of the job they do. Each member of our team is fully trained and experienced in their role and aware of the standards of conduct expected of them.

Our private ambulance services include:

  • Patient transport
  • Event cover
  • Long distance transport
  • Medical cover
  • Repatriation
  • Special needs
  • Bariatric services

Telephone: 01524 752 441


Website: www.nwpals.co.uk

Cumbria Kendal Scaffolding

Cumbria Kendal Scaffolding

Cumbria Kendal Scaffolding has been trading since 1982. All Scaffolders are trained to C.I.T.B. standards, and are supplied with all the latest safety equipment whilst on site to comply with the current health and safety standards. The firm is capable of undertaking both large and small contracts in both the private and public sectors.

Supply and erect policy as well as hire equipment including:

  • Youngman boards
  • Acro props
  • Builders trestles
  • Geda hoists
  • Barrow hoists
  • Alloy tower scaffolds
  • Chimney scaffolds etc.

Telephone: 01539 722674

Email: roland@cumbriascaffolding.com

Website: www.lakelandcommercials.wordpress.com/cumbria-kendal-scaffolding/



Website: www.burgundyswinebar.co.uk

Telephone: 01539 733803

Burgundy's is a family run Wine and Beer bar with a very friendly atmosphere serving real ales (including those brewed on the premises by the Kendal Brewing Company), bottled beers including speciality Belgian and German beers, an unbelievable selection of wines and champagnes, as well as coffee and teas.

Burgundy's boasts a particularly relaxing roof terrace, the Brewhouse café bar with the Kendal Brewing Company's micro-brewery, and is a popular live music bar featuring jazz bands and musicians on most Thursday nights

Burgundy's is a strong supporter of Kendal Torchlight Carnival and in 2013 have brewed the first Torchlight beer; the Torchlight CarnivAle, a 4% amber ale brewed with Challenger and Goldings hops.

Select Management and Security Ltd

Select Management and Security Ltd

Website: www.crowdsafety.co.uk

Telephone: 02890 025 035

Select Security Group operates in several specialist areas including;

  • Crowd Management
  • Event Security
  • Community Safety
  • Policing Support Services
  • Accredited Training
  • International Consultancy

Select Security Group aim to provide you with a service that more than meets your expectations, and offers real value for money, with a strong team of staff dedicated to providing a bespoke and effective service to all our clients.

Our success is clearly shown by the satisfaction of our clients and by the amount of new business we generate through personal recommendations by existing customers.

Please contact us for more information on our range of services.

Telephone: 02890 025 035

Email: office.belfast@selectmgt.co.uk

Your Jobs in Cumbria

Your Jobs in Cumbria


If you want to work in Cumbria be sure to ‘like’ our Facebook business page: www.facebook.com/YourJobsinCumbria and please take a moment to share the page with your friends.

You will see all the latest jobs posted in one place throughout the week, usually every day, and often every hour, and we broadcast our very own ‘Your Jobs in’ Radio Show with great music and jobs every Thursday on Eden FM 107.5 between 12 and 1 pm, Saturday at 8 - 9 am, or you can listen anytime here: www.yourjobsin.co.uk/yourjobsin-radio-show

If you are an employer with a current vacancy please contact us. Your vacancy can be published today, and every day, for the next 14 - 21 days and viewed by thousands of our members for under £4 pounds per day.

Website: www.yourjobsin.co.uk

Telephone: : 0750 1022 954 or 077531 63494

Westmorland Shopping Centre

Westmorland Shopping Centre

Website: www.westmorlandshopping.com

Telephone: 01539 740060

Enjoy our Shopping Centre!

Kendal is a picturesque and historic Lakeland market town with a fine reputation for shopping. At the very heart of Kendal is the only covered Shopping Centre in the South Lakes.

We house a variety on national, speciality and independent shops and RMU's. The centre also has its own indoor market where you can buy local food and crafts.

"Shopping is a bright and vibrant experience"

It's easy to spend time shopping in the Westmorland. With over 30 shops to choose from, you can enjoy a coffee in comfort whatever the weather. A great mix of high street brands with some fabulous shops unique to the area, make it well worth the visit

Email: info@westmorlandshopping.com

Tasty Hogs

Tasty Hogs

Website: www.weroasttastyhogs.com/

Telephone: 0871 234 3456

Mobile: 07901 868 868

Tasty Hogs is a family-run business based in Kendal, which offers free-range, succulent hog roasts at affordable prices. Being family-run, our emphasis is on friendly, reliable service, making sure your event goes exactly to plan. So let our professional staff take care of everything, leaving you to relax and enjoy your event.

At Tasty Hogs, not only do we genuinely want to ensure our hogs have a good life, it is also our aim to be a carbon-neutral company within the next 5 years. We have pre-set packages designed to perfectly suit a wide selection of hog roast events, including self-service and machine hire options for DIY hog roasts. We can even hire out marquees and a keg system.

As well as the hog, we have an extensive selection of salads and desserts, but if there is something you don't see, let us know and we'll do our very best to sort it. We can even cater for the full event with starters and sides available – simply tell us what you want and we'll do our best to make it happen.

We are so confident that our service and price cannot be beaten that we will match any genuine like-for-like quote and beat it by 5%!

Email: tastyhogs@weroasttastyhogs.com

TJS Northern Ltd

TJS Northern Ltd

Website: www.tjsnorthern.co.uk/

Telephone: 01539 739922

Mobile: 07968 310 690


Our areas of expertise include:

Bulk Earthworks


Concrete structures, concrete flooring and associated works

All types of substructure, foundations and groundworks

Drainage and services

Hard and soft landscaping

External works

Road construction to adoption standard including mains drainage

Pipelines, pumping chambers and associated works

Sewer connections within highways

The above is intended to provide a brief overview of the typical works undertake by the company. For more detailed information or for a specific request please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email: enquiries@tjsnorthern.co.uk

Kendal College

Kendal College

Website: www.kendal.ac.uk/

Telephone: 01539 814700

At Kendal College we specialise in Further and Higher Education and Apprenticeships. We have achieved numerous accolades in recent years including:

  • Being judged Outstanding by Ofsted in January 2011
  • Beacon Status for excellence and innovation
  • Matrix Award for Advice and Guidance
  • IQER Confidence Rating for our Higher Education
  • Training Quality Standard (TQS) for our work with employers 

Over the past four years we have spent over £24 million on new buildings and facilities, both at our main site on Milnthorpe Road and at our Arts and Media campus on Beezon Road. This year, on the Arts and Media Campus, we opened The Box, a purpose-built performance and theatre space for performing arts and technical theatre students, and the Castle Dairy, a grade one listed building that functions as a restaurant and art gallery, providing real working experiences for students and apprentices. Our aim is to reach out to our communities, to provide excellence, employability and enterprise.

Email: enquiries@kendal.ac.uk

MTP - Printers and Design Solutions

MTP - Printers and Design Solutions

Website: www.mtp-media.co.uk/

Telephone: 01539 740937

We are a high quality lithographic and digital printers based in Kendal, Cumbria.

At MTP we pride ourselves in offering a total print solution, with a range of services tailored to meet your every need. We offer competitive prices, with a quick turnaround - and yet we will never compromise on quality. We also understand that quality of design and print is nothing without the service to back it up.

MTP works with a wide range of clients across the UK, from Kendal to Carlisle, Lancaster to London. We work with large scale commercial operations right through to smaller scale businesses such as guest houses and small local firms. We will tackle your project - from business cards to large scale posters, from advertising to product brochures, newsletters and magazines - with the same commitment, the same quality, the same service and the same value for money.

The directors of MTP media have in excess of 25 years industry experience, and have built a highly skilled team of workers, who offer a friendly but professional service whatever your print requirements.

Email: info@mtp-media.co.uk

The Creative Branch

The Creative Branch

The Creative Branch has plenty of creative tricks up their sleeves. But put simply, they do clever and creative things with brand, design, software and marketing to make sure their clients stand out from the crowd.

Telephone: 01539 825120

Email: hello@thecreativebranch.com

Website: www.thecreativebranch.com

We support Kendal Torchlight Carnival because...

We love the Torchlight. It's the one night of the year when Kendal comes out to play, and we wouldn't miss it!

Lakeland Radio - the sound of the Lake District

Lakeland Radio

Our very popular community commercial radio station; great music, effective business promotion, news and community announcements for Kendal and the Lake District.

Lakeland Radio are the official Media Partners of Torchlight 2015.

Telephone: 01539 737380

Email: studio@lakelandradio.co.uk

Website: www.lakelandradio.co.uk

The Dance Atikk

The Dance Atikk

Lucy Everett’s immensely popular dance company. Lucy's amazing dancers work incredibly hard to entertain us in the Torchlight Procession and in 2013 Lucy will be choreographing the opening dance extravaganza before the traditional procession arrives in Kendal Town centre. Thanks Lucy x

Telephone: 07834 035443

Email: Email The Dance Atikk

Website: The Dance Atikk on Facebook

Kendal Town Council

Kendal Town Council

Kendal Town Council is our superbly supportive and hard-working Local Government representative body for Kendal.

Telephone: 01539 797597

Email: office@kendaltowncouncil.gov.uk

Website: www.kendaltowncouncil.gov.uk

Key Adventures - Team Building Events

Key Adventures - Team Building and Experiential Development Events

Key Adventures designs and delivers team building events, leadership development experiences, outdoor adventure activities and conference energisers.

Telephone: 01539 730890

Email: events@keyadventures.co.uk

Website: www.keyadventures.co.uk

We support Kendal Torchlight Carnival because...

Torchlight brings together and promotes the best of Kendal. We believe in the strength of the community; in working together for the benefit of all.

Moore and Smalley - Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors

Moore and Smalley - Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors

Moore and Smalley has been in business for over 140 years and is a shining example of a successful independent, progressive firm of accountants which continues to go from strength to strength. We have 6 offices, 18 partners and over 200 staff who have excellent longstanding relationships with clients. We are an award-winning provider of accountancy and business advisory services to commercial and private clients. From offices in Preston, Blackpool, Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancaster and the East Midlands, Moore and Smalley’s experts help businesses – and people in business – realise their ambitions.

Telephone: Kendal Office - 01539 729727

Email: Via Contact Form

Website: www.mooreandsmalley.co.uk

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Sponsored by

Lakeland Radio

Telephone: 01539 737380

Taylors Funfairs

Telephone: 01539 552019

The Westmorland Shopping Centre

Kendal Caravans