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Starting or moving a business to Cumbria

Looking to start or move a business in Cumbria? You'll be hard pressed to find a better place to do so.

There is a huge amount of support out there for entrepreneurs from all industry sectors.

Cumbria Business Growth Hub provides a comprehensive package of support for business start-ups.

The Growth Hub can link businesspeople to both locally and national backed support, training and funding, including the Business Start-Up Support Scheme (BSUS) and New Enterprise Allowance Scheme (NEA).

Starting up in Cumbria is a 'Revelation'

Award-winning former BBC TV producer Caroline Page set up her PR company Chilli Communications with support from Invest in South Lakeland and the MintWorks business centre in Kendal, where she is based.

"Moving to Cumbria has been a revelation. The strength of the business community, wealth of talent, vibrant arts scene and, impressive communications companies, means that I am excited about what the future holds. I’m particularly grateful to for the fantastic support I received.”"

Caroline Page, founder, Chilli Communications.