Eden, Cumbria, The Lake District – A natural choice for business

Upper Eden Business Support Programme

This project is designed to provide support to businesses, upskill the workforce and develop skills to support growth in the area.

This project provides:

  • 1-2-1 business advice and support
  • Business training
  • Business networking (Upper Eden Network)

We provide one to one business advice at the Invest in Eden Business Hub, Kirkby Stephen Business Park. The Hub is open Thursdays and Fridays where our dedicated Business Advisor will be on hand to help you. To make an appointment call 017683 89132 or email upperedenbusiness@gmail.com

Training is delivered by a partnership of Cumbrian skills and business support providers and will offer funded and part funded training opportunities, focusing on workforce development for small and medium sized businesses in the Upper Eden area.

Upcoming courses:

QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF)
7th February 2017
Course Fee £60 (Upper Eden businesses 50% discount £30)     

Social Media for Business
22 February and 22 March
Session one will cover how to purposefully use the right social media platform/s for your business and explore how best to put together a plan for your social media marketing which will increase your online presence and business growth in 2018. Session two will cover how to create website, blog and video content to build relationships with potential clients and customers, increase the popularity of your website and increase the credibility of your business.

QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)
Wednesday 28th February 2018 – 0930-1630 – Kirkby Stephen
Friday 30th March 2018 – 0930-1630 – Kirkby Stephen
Monday 30th April 2018 – 0930-1630 – Kirkby Stephen
Thursday 31st May 2018 – 0930-1630 – Kirkby Stephen

QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)
Wednesday 11th April – Friday 13th April 2018 – 0930-1630 – Kirkby Stephen

Upper Eden Network:

The next Upper Eden Network meeting will be held on 8 February and will focus on modern and traditional marketing techniques for businesses. Booking essential - email upperedenbusiness@gmail.com to secure your place.

  • Find out about the range of marketing tools available, and what might work best for your business.
  • Consider the pros and cons of online and traditional marketing activity.
  • Develop a marketing mix that will reach the right people for your business.


To enquire about courses, register your interest and to book a place email econ.dev@eden.gov.uk or call 01768 212147