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Cumbria Business Growth Hub – your one-stop-shop for business support

For around 25 years Cumbria Chamber of Commerce has delivered business support to aspiring entrepreneurs, young businesses and established businesses – Cumbria Business Growth Hub is the brand for all of our business support activity and is the go to place for anyone looking for help and guidance.

We thought it would be timely to remind you of all of the services on offer – you’re not alone and we’re ready and waiting to help!

  • Tailored and flexible one to one support from our team of experienced and knowledgeable business advisers
  • Access to Finance service (the only service available in Cumbria)
  • Commercial and fully funded training courses/programmes to help you and your employees upskill
  • Business decarbonisation/low carbon support
  • Mentoring programmes supporting new entrepreneurs, young businesses and established businesses
  • Supply Chain support including business advice, meet the buyer webinars, training and a pilot supply chain programme (we have 2 fully funded places currently available in Cumberland)
  • Grants and funding – including £500 voucher scheme for farming and land-based businesses, £500 start-up grant, and coming soon capital, revenue and tourism grants for Cumberland
  • Food & drink sector support including advice, training, site tours, monthly newsletter and we’re just bidding for funds to deliver a specific programme in Cumberland
  • Farming & land-based support – one to one adviser support and workshops delivered by The Farmer Network
  • Site tours
  • Events including Women in Business Network, Conference Cumbria, International Women’s Day, National Manufacturing Day, Global Entrepreneurship Week and in planning a joint event with North & West Lancs Chamber and a sustainability conference
  • Peer network support
  • Signposting
  • Online resources & newsletters

The great thing about the Growth Hub is we don’t just sit on our laurels we’re constantly looking at new programmes and support options to help our entrepreneurs and businesses develop, grow and prosper. If we didn’t know our stuff we wouldn’t have been doing what we do for so long so if you’ve been supported before reach out again to see how we can help, if you’ve not accessed our services before give us a shout and see how we can help – it’s what we’re here to do!

You can email or call 0844 257 8450.