Local Authorities and Business

Cumbria County Council

How Cumbria County Council Supports Local Businesses

Cumbria County Council offers a wide range of business support options as well as a number of direct opportunities for local businesses.

It is one of the largest buyers within Cumbria and therefore offers a wide range of possibilities to local suppliers through its procurement of goods, works and services.

Trading Standards provides trade advice, the ability to get licences, new-start information and many other services to inform and support businesses across the county.

The aim of the County Council’s Economic Development Team is to support the strategic development of Cumbria’s economy and exploit opportunities for economic growth and this  is achieved by working in partnership with the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership.

The council also offers support with grants and business rates.

You can find out more, and access the County Councils’s business support services, using the direct web links below.

The vision is for Cumbria to have one of the fastest growing economies in the UK.

Essential web links

Cumbria County Council’s business section can be found here.

Business Growth

This covers doing business with the council, creating and supporting businesses, trading standards, economic development, tenders and procurement and business rates.

You can find out more about Cumbria County Council’s procurement strategy here.

Doing business with Cumbria County Council

Find out how do business with Cumbria County Council here.

MarketsCreating and supporting businesses

Access information about support and grants here.

Trading Standards

Find advice for consumers, businesses and farmers here.

Access the Growth Hub’s page for Cumbria Trading Standards, where you will be able to download several useful guides here

Economic Development

Rad more about economic development in Cumbria here.

Tenders and procurement

Read all about Cumbria County Council’s procurement process here.

Business rates

Find Essential information about business rates here.

Business advice

Cumbria County Council offers a comprehensive source of business contacts and web links here.

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