Support for existing businesses in Copeland

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Here we look at what support is available for existing businesses in Copeland.

There is plenty of support available to help you improve and grow your business in the borough of Copeland.

Britain's Energy Coast Cumbria's business support team offer a free and confidential business support and advisory service to local existing businesses through their Backing Business project. [There is a grant associated with this project]. is the Government’s on-line resource for all businesses and has easy step by step advice and information.

Local member organisations such as the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses are also a useful contact for existing businesses.

Cumbria Rural Enterprise Agency supports farmers and rural businesses producing distinctive Cumbria products.

Cumbria Tourism offer advice, business support grants and marketing opportunities specifically for tourism related businesses.
Get Safe Online helps you protect yourself against internet threats. The site is sponsored by government and leading businesses working together to provide a free, public service.
Inland Revenue can give you advice and information on topics such as tax returns, VAT and pension schemes.

Invest in Cumbria is responsible for marketing Cumbria as an investment “destination” and provides services to companies looking to relocate or expand their business into Cumbria, in addition to supporting large businesses already trading in Cumbria.

Millom Network Centre in South Copeland is the place for business support and advice, education, training, networking and knowledge.

Specific information on local public sector contract opportunities is managed through the web portal, The Chest.

Phoenix Enterprise Centre located in mid Copeland offers advice and guidance, managed workspace and office accommodation.

The University of Cumbria can help your businesses take on a graduate for short term projects to help improve performance and productivity. [There is a grant associated with the Business Placements Service].

Funding is available from:

Enterprise Answers provides finance to existing businesses in Cumbria at competitive rates and seeks to assist businesses who are experiencing difficulty accessing finance from conventional sources, such as banks.  Additional services include business plan writing and business advice.



If you are looking for business premises, take a look at our business support pages and property search database.

Published: 23 May 2012 - 9:32am