Improving Your Business

Improving Your Business

Cumbria Manufacturing Service

Cumbria Manufacturing Service offers eligible SMEs an initial review to help identify barriers to growth, and then works with you to identify a suitable consultant to deliver a solution, with grant support for that solution to enable growth.

The service offers an initial review to help identify barriers to growth, provides recommendations for business improvement, and then works with you to identify somebody to deliver a solution and offers grant support for that solution.

36% grants are available of up to £5,400 for an expected project cost of £15,000. Grants can be used to cover a wide range of topics such as patents & intellectual property, design, quality & standards, finance, IT/software, sales & marketing strategy and operational efficiency.

To find out more listen to our podcast with manufacturing adviser Steve Wilkinson of Cumbria Manufacturing Service:


Download the Project Scope Criteria (PDF).

Find out more here (PDF).

Please note ERDF eligibility restrictions apply, most notably for this initiative around nuclear – contact us to check your eligibility.

More information

If you would like to know more please contact Cumbria Business Growth Hub on 0844 257 84 50.


  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Business Growth Hub
  • Cumbria Business Growth Hub

Get in Touch

Contact us today for help and advice on starting or growing your business.

Tel: 0844 257 8450