Video: Stonehouse Smokery

Former chef Lee Scrimgeour has a passion for locally-sourced food.

In 2017 he set up Stonehouse Smokery at Moorhouse, near Carlisle, producing fine cured meats and charcuterie. He even keeps his own rare-breed Tamworth and Saddleback pigs.

Find out how he did it and how Cumbria Business Growth Hub helped him through our Business Start-Up Support Scheme (BSUS).

For more information on  BSUS click here.

ERDFThe funding that supports the Growth Hub this comes from a range of sources including Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, the European Regional Development Fund, Allerdale Borough Council (Sellafield Ltd’s Allerdale SIIF, distributed by Allerdale Borough Council), Barrow Borough Council (FEDF Coastal Communities Fund Supply Chain Initiative, the Coastal Communities Fund is funded by the Government with income from the Crown Estates marine assets; it is delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of UK Government), Carlisle City Council, Eden District Council, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria LEP.

The BSUS project is receiving up to £1,112,686 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information, click here.