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

Upper Eden Business Support Programme

Meeting of the Upper Eden Network

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 Fire Safety (£60 - Upper Eden Businesses receive 50% discount)


QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) (£60 - Upper Eden Businesses receive 50% discount)
Friday 14th December 2018 - 0930-1630 -  Kirkby Stephen
Monday 28th January 2019 - 0930-1630 -  Kirkby Stephen
Tuesday 28 February 2019 - 0930-1630 -  Kirkby Stephen
Friday 29th March 2019 - 0930-1630 -  Kirkby Stephen
Tuesday 30th April 2019 - 0930-1630 -  Kirkby Stephen
Friday 31st May 2019 - 0930-1630 -  Kirkby Stephen
Friday 28th June 2019 - 0930-1630 -  Kirkby Stephen

QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (£80- Upper Eden Businesses receive 50% discount)
Wednesday 30 and Thursday 30 January 2019 - Kirkby Stephen

Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (£60 - Upper Eden Businesses receive 50% discount)


QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety (£60 - Upper Eden Businesses receive 50% discount)

Monday 7th January 2019 - Kirkby Stephen

Upper Eden Network:

The Upper Eden Network is a programme of quarterly events, hosted at locations across the area, for the benefit of the Upper Eden business community.

The aim of the network is to create cohesion amoungst our diverse and vibrant business community and provide information and advice to businesses in the area, to support the development and growth of the local economy.

Events are organised after business hours from 7pm, hosted by local businesses. Dates for forthcoming events will be published soon

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