who is it for?

We’re here to support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across Cumbria. The project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). We’re able to support tourism, manufacturing, professional services and a wide number of businesses that sell directly to other businesses. You need to have been trading for at least 12 months, be registered in Cumbria and not be owned by a non-SME organisation.

To find out more, fill in our Expression of Interest.

what do i get?

Our Digital Technology Experts work with you to identify how digital technology can support the achievement of your goals. A typical project will cover the following stages:

  • STAGE 1 – Review your current levels of digital adoption and how technology is driving the achievement of your goals and objectives.

  • STAGE 2- Analyse your processes, systems and customer journeys to identify where and how digital technology can enhance performance.

  • STAGE 3 - Define: identify suitable and cost-effective solutions and technology suppliers.

  • STAGE 4 - Implement: develop an implementation plan and support its delivery through:

    • Digital Skills Academy: a range of digital masterclasses and workshops designed to develop digital skills across your business.

    • Exemplar Visits: a series of best practice visits to businesses who have already effectively adopted digital technology and are realising the benefits of doing so.

    • Technology Showcases: showcase events providing you the opportunity to learn about, interact and test-drive a range of digital technologies.

    • Resources, expertise and funding: impartial brokerage to the resources, expertise and funding required to support to implementation of your plan.

All worth £5,000 per business, but totally free of charge to you.

Now what’s not to like about that………………??

am i eligible?

You can find out if you're eligible for FREE support in the following ways:

Online awareness sessions helping you to understand the power of digital in your business, and giving more information about the programme.

Fill in our online expression of interest form to find out if you're eligible.

Drop us a line on 01228 934001 or email