A specialist car mechanic is the latest business to move to Cumbria's only enterprise zone.

Underwood’s Auto Repairs has opened premises at Kingmoor Enterprise Zone's multi million-pound N & R development.

The company was started by Scott Underwood in 2011.

Initially he treated it almost like a hobby repairing cars and working part time as a mechanic on Kingstown Industrial Estate.

But in 2012 Scott decided to take it to the next level and became self-employed, renting a unit at High Hesket.

Since then Scott has gone from repairing one to two cars a week to having a a two or three week lead time.

Scott’s speciality is Japanese performance cars and custom performance cars.

Scott said: “We have chosen to move to Kingmoor so that we can continue growing our business.

"In the past few years we have started getting customers from South West Scotland, Lancashire and Preston.

"Being close to junction 44 is key."

Neil McIntyre, Kingmoor Park’s managing director, said: “We created the N & R development of 19 new units of various sizes for business people like Scott so that they can have the space to grow in an ideal location adjacent to the M6.

"This coupled with the financial benefits of being located on our Enterprise Zone provides added support and confidence to take that next step in setting up or growing your company.

“We have seen a surge in interest for these new units. The development has 19 units from 1,550sqft to 4,360sqft. We have four of these now let and a further five under offer."

The new units, which have been funded by Kingmoor Park Properties Ltd and European Regional Development Funding, are situated on Kingmoor Park Central.

Occupiers have access to Enterprise Zone benefits as well as transport links to the A689 west and the M6.

Businesses within the zones benefit from factors including up to 100 per business rate relief worth up to £55,000 per year and a maximum of £275,000 per business over five years.

They can also claim 100 per cent enhanced capital allowance tax relief up to a maximum of £125m when making large investments in plant and machinery in their first year.