Several different forms of support are available to all businesses. Support includes business planning, recruitment and marketing amongst other options.
Cumbria Business Growth Hub
Cumbria Business Growth Hub aims to help your business unleash its potential. A focal point for businesses looking to increase their Competitiveness and grow, it offers a great choice of advice, training networking and more, all tailored to your needs.
Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership
Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership provides a strategic lead in all activities contributing to the growth and vibrancy of the county’s economy and where appropriate takes positive action, using the skills, capability and networks of its partners.
Business is great
Business is Great is the official UK Government website to make it easier for small businesses to get reliable access to the right information and support in all aspects of your business.
Cumbria Chamber of Commerce
Cumbria Chamber of Commerce describe themselves as being the voice of Cumbrian business representing both small to medium enterprises and larger corporate organisations. Membership of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce opens up a wealth of free essential business information and advice, a busy events diary with great networking opportunities, International Trade support, and discounts on a whole range of services.
University of Cumbria
The University of Cumbria Business Services provide support and guidance from helping businesses to set up, through to their successful sustainability and growth.
A peer network and business growth programme designed specifically for growth orientated small and medium sized businesses in Cumbria run by Lancaster University.The Forum is a six-month programme for owner-managers, MDs, and senior decision makers of SMEs with a growth aspiration.
Find out more by visiting www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/business/business-growth/programmes/cumbria-forum/
The helpline offers an initial first stage telephone diagnostic, which would then lead to signposting to support the requirements of the business such as finance, export, trade etc. It will also provide an additional referral service for the Cumbria Growth hub, where businesses can go on to receive face to face advisor support.