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Helping you to achieve the business growth you want

We are here to help to develop your business, whether you’re looking to grow, become more resilient or are ready to explore new markets. Our expert advisers can help you to navigate the variety of support available and ensure that you’re connected with the right solution for your business.

Our aim is to help businesses like yours to innovate, be more creative, resilient and adaptable, and to find new ways of accelerating growth, from increased domestic sales through to exporting goods and services across international boundaries.

Useful Links

Contracts Finder
Contracts Finder is free and easy to use and provides information on opportunities valued at £10,000 and above.
Foreign Owned Company Support
The Business Hub has a dedicated Key Account Manager ready to provide dedicated advice and support.
Cumbria Business Growth Hub
The Business Growth Hub works with a wide range of businesses to deliver free and dedicated support.
BSUS
The BSUS programme provides a range of free tailored support to help you realise your business goals.
Better Business for All
BBFA is a partnership between business and regulators promoting business growth and compliance.
Be the Business
A joint venture between government and big business, set up to investigate ways to make improvements in leadership and management capability.
Fit 4 Nuclear
A unique service to help UK manufacturing companies with 10 or more employees and a turnover of £1.6m+ get ready to bid for work in the nuclear supply chain.
Fit for Offshore Renewables
This programme aims to support the development of a competent, capable and competitive UK offshore renewable energy supply chain.
Made Smarter
North West programme created to support manufacturing and engineering SMEs to adopt industrial digital technologies.
Princes Trust Enterprise Programme
The Princes Trust provides a free four stage programme tailored especially for young entrepreneurs.
The Intellectual Property Office
The IPO can help you to identify and protect the intellectual property you own and use in your business.

Business Support Helpline 0800 069 6444

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