Supporting Success

Engaging, responsive and accessible –
the one stop shop for business support in Cumbria.

Addressing an emerging gap, the Growth Hub was set up by Cumbria Chamber of Commerce in 2012 as a one-stop-shop for business support, offering a wealth of information and resources and bringing together in one place the range of support available locally and nationally. Crucially, it also directly delivers a valuable range of practical support to businesses.

To date, the Growth Hub has worked directly with more than 6,800 businesses, with around 2,000 benefiting from intensive assistance. This has created or safeguarded 6,285 jobs and generated an estimated £280m GVA.

Our range of activities includes reviews and diagnostics, action planning, 1-2-1 advice, networks, workshops, training, events, subsidies, online tools and resources, supply chain guidance, start-up support, international trade and specialist programmes plus linkages to other initiatives.

Much is free or subsidised, the rest is offered on a commercial basis.