1985 – Cleator Moor Workspace was created after the Cooperative Society sold their Dairy, Butchers and Flour Mill complex to Copeland Borough Council.
1987 – John Mann was appointed as the onsite Rural Project Officer and worked tirelessly for the Company until his retirement in 2003.
1988 – The Complex was further boosted when Cumbria County Council completed a simple refurbishment of the Old Mill, and they became the 1st tenant.
1995 – Bob Metcalfe took over the reins as Chairman, and Cleator Moor Workspace changed its name to Cleator Moor Business Centre.
1996 – Phase 3 was added to the property portfolio after European Funding was accessed to refurbish the old abattoir.
2003 – A new Operations Manager, Joanne Crowe, was appointed, and at the same time a new 15 year Lease Agreement for Phoenix Court was signed between CBC and Cleator Moor Business Centre.
2006 – Cleator Moor Business Centre changed its name and Legal Status to Phoenix Enterprise Centre Community Interest Company. The Cooperative Supermarket, which had stood empty for 10 years, underwent a £1.6 Million refurbishment to create new Office accommodation and meeting space. Phoenix Enterprise Centre was the ideal organisation to manage this facility, and this building was named Phoenix House.
New Advice and Guidance Projects to support the unemployed started. PEC Staff were upskilled and new services delivered. A new computer drop in Centre was opened – shared between PEC and Adult Education
2009 – Phoenix Enterprise Centre purchased and refurbished St Kevin’s Hall, creating much needed office space in the town whilst preserving original features.
2010 -The Old Mill underwent a further £1Million refurbishment. High quality office accommodation was created.
2014 – PEC and CBC further cemented their relationship through the agreement of a new 25 year Lease Agreement.
Today – Phoenix Enterprise Centre is thriving. Demand for office accommodation and workshops are buoyant. New opportunities exist to develop new office accommodation in the Town and these are being progressed.