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Whether you are taking your first steps towards setting up in business or have been trading for years, here you will find a wealth of information, advice and guidance to help your business flourish. 

Do business with the council

Councils in Cumbria use online business portal The Chest, a single point for councils in the North West to advertise contracts.

The system brings buyers and suppliers together and allows registered suppliers to receive automatic notification of tender opportunities. It is completely free to all suppliers and available 24/7.

For a list of land and property currently listed for sale or rent by Copeland Council, click here.

For a list of land and property that are potential Community Asset Transfer options, click here.

For further information on our grounds maintenance service, click here.

Things you need to know if you are running a business


Non domestic rates (business rates)


 Tourism businesses can now access free three-hour diagnostic sessions to help strengthen their business before March 2020. Email for more information.