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Windermere and Carlisle family businesses are awards finalists

These innovative family businesses enhance their local areas and the lives of people living there. Meet your finalists for the Cumbria Family Business Awards Property and Construction category sponsored by Progression Solicitors


Britican Master Builders is a friendly family firm with over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry led by Michael Perris along with his wife Robin.

Specialising mainly in new build projects ranging from ‘one off’ houses, new hotels and commercial buildings using the latest materials, innovative design and eco-friendly solutions, working with the best local architects.

Design and Build services from concept to completion is their main area of work although they are very happy to provide quotes on schemes that have already been designed.

Britican offers a fresh and modern approach to carrying out major building projects by working together with the client and the design team from the beginning. They provide services in design consultancy, early cost advice and are able to give valuable insight to alternative construction methods leading to delivering projects at great value.


We own and run a portfolio of 25 properties in Carlisle, renting entirely to students at the University of Cumbria.    We provide a homely atmosphere in our spacious, modern and well furnished properties, with 24/7 maintenance service,  giving a high quality of care and attention to our student tenants.  We do not employ any agents, but draw on all our family (two daughters, son in law, and granddaughter), plus fully qualified tradesmen, for help and support, which in turn is passed on to our ‘extended family’ of students, making sure they are well cared for during their  studies in Carlisle.    We provide comfort, safety and protection to students, some of them who are away from home for the first time, in turn giving them a learning curve of how to run and maintain a house.

Happy student tenants make for happy student homes!


Jetties and Moorings is a friendly family run firm based on England’s largest and most loved Lake, Lake Windermere. From 1986 when we first founded Jetties and Moorings our passion, commitment and core values have remainded strong and now run deep within our new leadership with the next generation Billy and Darren.

Our skills that we have developed over 3 decades, along with our in depth knowledge and experience have helped create and establish who we are today. Our expertise range from marine construction, which includes all types of jetties, boathouses, marinas (design and build) as well as restoration and salvage. With over 600 moorings on Windermere alone we are passionate about maintaining the quality of these and committed to safety and security for both public and commercial use.

Good luck to all three finalists! See you on the night! #CFBA2017 #WeAreCumbria

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A huge thank you to all our sponsors for the Cumbria Family Business Awards 2018