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The Ultimate Business Advice Clinic

Date: October 28th, 14:00-15:00

Where do Cumbria’s businesses go for support?

Want to start a new business, learn a new skill, grow, network, establish a new product or service? Want some specialist support related to your sector, or to find out about subsidies and free support in marketing, communications or IT? Is the COVID pandemic causing you to need to pivot, change your client-base or change your operating model?

Join this clinic to find out about all the support available for Cumbria’s businesses, help that’s out there ‘as standard’ and some of the support that exists to help you navigate the mechanisms and guidance being provided by Government to mitigate from the impacts of COVID?

We have a very special and important CLEP ‘Business Advice Clinic’ that we thought would be really useful for our businesses in Cumbria. We will be providing an overview of the business support ‘ecosystem’ in Cumbria. CLEP will share an overview of the journey that a business can take as it seeks support to start up, grow, innovate and remain resilient in these tricky times and we have invited some of our partners, support providers and membership organisations in Cumbria to be part of a clinic that introduces the business community to the business support that exists for different types of support around the county.


  • Miranda Kirschel, Head of Business and Innovation, CLEP
  • Suzanne Caldwell, Deputy Chief Executive, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce
  • Gill Haigh, Managing Director, Cumbria Tourism
  • John Grainger, Executive Director, BECBC (Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster)
  • Sue Howorth, Founder and Co-Director, Family Business Network
  • Paul Foster, Development Manager, FSB (Federation for Small Businesses)
  • Adam Day, Managing Director, Farmers Network (TBC)

Find out more about the support that these and other organisations in Cumbria provide and ask the panel questions about the specific support you need.


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