LAST week saw the launch of two new services, both enhancing the support available to Cumbria’s businesses through Cumbria Business Growth Hub.

Cumbria Business Growth Hub now offers an Access to Finance and a Workforce Development service. Through the Access to Finance service, the hub are offering flexible support, signposting to products and providers that will unlock business growth.​ The Workforce Development service offers support to review skills and access relevant training more effectively. 

Lesley Robinson, Business Support Manager with Cumbria Chamber of Commerce says, “I’m really pleased to welcome Maria Ramsdale of Maria Ramsdale Finance Ltd and Ray McCreadie of LEAN TeamGB to the team. Both bring to the table many years of experience and knowledge and they can’t wait to work with SMEs in Cumbria.”

Maria Ramsdale, Maria Ramsdale Finance Ltd says, “I’m delighted to be working with Cumbria Business Growth Hub delivering their access to finance programme. I have a wealth of experience dealing with start-ups to larger SME's and a breadth of knowledge across all finance products covering the North West."

Ray McCreadie of LEAN TeamGB says, “Having previously worked in a number of business sectors helping organisations to achieve their strategic objectives through employee engagement, I’m looking forward to working with Cumbrian SMEs to devise people development strategies to support the success of their business”.

To find out more and access either service please email.