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Help for your Business

Help making businesses in Cumbria successful and resilient is at the top of our agenda. The aim is to ensure that the county’s business community has access to a co-ordinated programme across all sectors that includes a wide range of business support facilities, including national products and schemes.

Business support is playing a vital role in enabling Cumbria’s businesses to grow, create more jobs and maximise their potential. It is also designed to foster a stronger culture of business start-up in the county, as well as helping local firms to diversify, offer new products and services and grow sales and exports. The multi-layered programme of business support is underpinned by a series of key objectives:

  • Foster business growth with tailored access to finance to facilitate investment in intellectual property.
  • Ensure start-ups and SMEs can access appropriate support for entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Promote Cumbria to encourage more investors and businesses to locate to or invest in the county.
  • Support innovation and development of technology-based products and services and their associated commercialisation.
  • Help businesses invest in activities to improve productivity and increase export growth potential.


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