Three businesses in Cumbria will be representing the county at a prestigious regional awards show.

The final shortlist for Insider's 'Made in the North West' awards for 2024 was announced on Friday.

Hawkshead Relish Company is up for the Export Award, whilst Grasmere Gingerbread and Lakeland Artisan will battle it out for the food and drink title.

The awards will be presented on Thursday May 23 at Manchester Central.

They are designed to acknowledge and celebrate the great manufacturers of the northwest, as well as recognising digital engineering, apprenticeship training schemes and sectors like the food and automotive industries.

Competing against Hawkshead Relish Company will be Fabulosa, Metamark, KBF Enterprises, and MattressTek.

Spice Kitchen, based in Altrincham, will be the sole competitor for Grasmere Gingerbread and Lakeland Artisan.

You can see the full shortlist here.