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Create Your Future.
The Preview.

The Lakes and Dales need diverse, dynamic young people with new ideas living in these protected landscapes. With the help of creative young people the culture, economy and character of the area will thrive.

There are challenges to living in such beautiful landscapes but there are also great opportunities. The economy is interesting. There are big businesses but the majority of people here work for small or micro businesses, with many being self-employed

Our research shows that young people are not aware of all the career models and opportunities open to them, particularly in the creative and cultural sectors so we are creating an online web resource and toolkit, Create Your Future. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the inspirational stories it will feature.

Create Your Future is a resource that highlights some of the hidden career models that work in the area.

Young people, business owners, working in creative, cultural and rural settings share their inspirational stories.

Each story illustrates a different way of working and comes with information, advice and guidance for young people starting on their career path or looking for a change.

Simon McElligott

Co Founder of Knotted Project

Ian Read

Windermere Jetty

Matthew & Giuseppe

Film On The Brain

Annette Ritson

We are Net

Zanna Dennis

Co Creative Director of Blue Moose Dance

Rachel Thornton

Artist at Studio 42

Emily Knight

Founder of Studio Vault

Chloë Hampson Ward

Founder of Comms Kick