About Us

KENDAL FUTURES

Our Role & Purpose

To make Kendal the UK’s best market town to live, work, invest and visit by:

  • Putting Kendal the Place at the heart of everything we do
  • Raising aspirations and making a more exciting case for investment
  • Creating the conditions for prosperity and growth where innovation and creativity can flourish

UNITING PARTNERS

Bringing together and supporting partners, stakeholders and the community to achieve our common purpose.

CREATING AN AMBITIOUS AGENDA

Providing leadership, setting direction, leading by example and influencing others.

INJECTING CREATIVITY

Embracing the need for change and inspiring others to consider new, creative and innovative solutions to bring about that change.

CHAMPIONING KENDAL

Kendal is a great town to live in, work in and visit. Tell everyone!

Board Members

Representing

Mark Cropper

Chairman

Cath Purdy

Housing

John Haley

Professional Services

Rhian Harris

Culture, events & festivals

Derek Armstrong

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

Miriam Randall

Creative Industries & Innovation

Jamie Allison

Young Professionals Group

Kelvin Nash

Kendal College

Graham Booth

Board Observer for Cumbria LEP

Jim Bland

NFU

Brian Harrison

Kendal BID

Mandy Dixon

Visitor economy/private rented sector

Cllr Robin Ashcroft

South Lakeland District Council

Cllr Geoff Cook

South Lakeland Local Committee
Cumbria County Council

Cllr Susanne Long

Kendal Town Council

In Support

Paula Scott

Project Manager
Kendal Futures

Matt Williams

South Lakeland District Council

DOWNLOADS

Publications & Documents

MEETING MINUTES

We publish our meeting minutes for the Kendal Futures Board
and Kendal Futures CIC.

ANNUAL REPORTS

We also publish a brief annual report to share with funding partners.

STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS

The Vision was preceded and informed by two earlier action plans which identified Kendal's challenges.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Find links to other strategies and research studies, published by Kendal Futures and other partners and organisations here.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Funding & Finance

SOUTH LAKELAND DISTRICT COUNCIL

SLDC part fund the role of our Project Manager and provide a desk and admin support. They also fund some of our projects.

KENDAL TOWN COUNCIL

The Town Council part fund the role of our Project Manager as well as several projects to benefit the town.

SOUTH LAKELAND LOCAL COMMITTEE

Cumbria County Council's Local Committee part fund the role of our Project Manager.

PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERS

The Kendal Vision was funded by several of the town's private sector businesses and employers. Read the Vision for full details.
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KENDAL FUTURES

Remit & Interests

Securing Kendal’s focus success and prosperity includes:

  • Placemaking and public realm
  • Getting around (roads, bridges, buses, trains, on foot & bike)
  • Housing and land allocations
  • People, skills, education and jobs
  • Research and intelligence

COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY

Investing in Kendal

Formed in March 2019, the Kendal Futures CIC undertakes activities to benefit Kendal, its local community and visitors. Any surplus funds from this not-for-profit company will be reinvested in town projects.  The voluntary CIC Directors are Mark Cropper, Jamie Allison and John Haley.

The CIC Registered office address is The MintWorks, 124 Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4HE.

CONTACT US

Feel free to keep in touch