Core Team Skills
With our ability to deliver support and services unmatched by any other organisation, the Growth Hub has grown into a strong, highly focused and successful operation, widely recognised as a key enabler for business growth in Cumbria.
A major contributor to this success is the quality of our core team of skilled professionals, with considerable commercial and business support knowledge and experience, providing the expertise to win high value contracts, manage complex financial packages and deliver unique solutions to the business community.
“Delivering at this level requires a mix of skills and expertise that’s challenging to pull together – a mix of commercial nous and innovation with the ability to put together and run complex projects incorporating public funding.”— Rob Johnston, MBE FCIM, Chief Executive, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce
This requires a tremendous mix of skills and expertise such as data management and security, CRM development, project implementation and management, bid writing, marketing and communications, quality management, supply chain development and management, financial management, digital communications and service delivery and more. And we’re committed to ongoing continuing professional development, keeping those skills current in a fast changing environment.
With a bid success rate of 85%, in the past five years alone we’ve been responsible for delivering £35 million of projects.
With a bid success rate of 85%, in the past five years alone we’ve been responsible for delivering £35 million of projects specifically designed to support business development and growth, while ensuring best value to businesses and funders. This has created an environment that allows Cumbrian businesses to meet the commercial challenges they face to compete successfully in the global marketplace.