Keswick Business Woman Praised for Contribution to the County


Sally Fielding, winner of this year’s Women’s Business Woman of the Year, has been praised for her contribution to the economy of Cumbria, as well as for being an inspiration to other women in business, by judges of the prestigious award run by the Cumbrian Chamber of Commerce.

Owner of Keswick based Sally’s Cottages and mum of three under five, Sally was honoured for the energy with which she has grown her successful business from an original investment of £1,000 in 2003 to having a turnover of £2 million today.

Sally, who was born in Eskdale, set up Sally’s Cottages in eight years ago after a neighbour asked her for help in letting her holiday cottage.  Seeing how successfully Sally did this, other people starting asking her to let their cottages too, and the business has grown at a steady rate to include 160 cottages throughout the Lake District today.   Sally is a member of the Penrith Rural Women's Network Group and will be speaking at their January meeting at Abbot Lodge Ice Cream Farm, Nr Penrith on 25th January at 7.30pm. For further details visit Penrith Networking Group