A project to support businesses in Cumbria has had its funding extended from Europe.
Cumbria Growth Hub said its European Regional Development Fund project will run until June 30 2023.
The project offers a minimum of 12 hours intensive support, including one-to-one time from a qualified and experienced business advisers, access to free training, a part-funded subsidy to be used for specialist consultancy support, specific supply chain support and introductions to new and untapped supply chain channels as well as signposting to other business support services on offer.
Cumbria Business Growth Hub also offers further business support programmes including an intensive programme for anyone interested in exploring self-employment and young businesses in the first three years of trading, a 360 business review/diagnostic, peer networks, referrals into export support.
It has also just launched the Cumbria Chamber Enterprise Network – a network for new entrepreneurs and young businesses specifically designed to enable sharing of experiences, seminars on relevant business topics, member only access website area, and access to small business grants.
Suzanne Caldwell, managing director of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, said: “This is just the tip of the iceberg, we’ve got lots of activity planned and in the pipeline, offering real added value to businesses and giving them access to intensive support programmes – all of which I may add is free support.”