Business Support

Family Business Placement Scheme

Do you want to find out how other businesses do it? Or share with other Cumbrian businesses?

If you are a small or medium sized family business, then don’t miss this opportunity to spend some time in another business learning  a particular topic or focusing more widely.

And whatever your size and whether you are a family business or not, why not open your doors to someone from a family business? You can gain new insight from this experience too!

Placement benefits include the opportunity to:

  • share issues and ideas, gain valuable insights, broaden skills, experience and understanding
  • find out how other businesses operate and gain useful insights to take back to your own business

It’s not only the placement that benefits.  The host business also gains from this cross-pollination of ideas, so its a win-win!

Placements can be as short as a day or as long as you like, it’s up to you to agree between you.

Join the great Cumbrian businesses who have  already signed up including:

  • Armstrong Watson
  • TSP Engineering
  • Thomas Graham
  • Playdale Playgrounds
  • Out of Eden
  • Holker Estates
  • Sealy Ltd
  • Grasmere Chocolate Cottage
  • Ennerdale Brewery
  • Kendal Nutricare
  • Forth Engineering
  • Westmorland Ltd
  • English Lakes Hotels
  • SP Training
  • Story Contracting
  • Ginger Bakers
  • Link Recruitment
  • Lakeland Retreats
  • CJ City Properties
  • Longthwaite House
  • RSP Partnership
  • Construction Risk Consulting

To take part or to find out more please call Michelle on 0845 226 0040 or email