Cumbriashare is the hub for Cumbria businesses.
Cumbriashare is an online resource for Cumbria businesses. Our aim is to offer a single online portal for business owners and managers to find support for their organisation. Whether you are thinking of starting or growing your business, extending or training your workforce, winning awards, finding events or increasing sales, being part of the ‘Cumbriashare’ online community will make the journey easier for you!
With up to 50,000 businesses in Cumbria, it makes sense for us to work together to bring prosperity to the county and support to one another. We save you time by bringing you the latest business funding opportunities, details of networking groups and local events all in one place. Our business directory is free to access* and brings you details of Cumbria based companies by sector so you can search for what you need with ease. Furthermore, companies listed in the directory offer you exclusive discounts to ensure you save money on the products and services you need.
A Message from our Founder Lisa Edge
Welcome to Cumbriashare – a new way of doing business in Cumbria!
Having worked in both the private and public sector for over 20 years, I engaged a lot with the business community of Cumbria. On a personal and a professional level I aimed to support as many organisations and individuals as possible by matching difficulties with resolutions. At a young age, I took to studying and gained a host of qualifications, in a way, you can say education changed my life. And so, working for the education sector, was my opportunity to give back and make a difference to someone else’s. I spent a wonderful 16 years in College positions where I was able to do just that!
As my work with employers increased, as did my passion to support them, moreover, I wanted to help Cumbria to be the best it could be. I travelled across the county for many years, to ‘listen’, with the view of building long term relationships and supporting businesses. Local employers were clearly voicing a hunger to grow, to develop and work collaboratively, yet barriers to this remained firmly in place. As I listened and better understood what employers needed, I could also see solutions and wanted to find a way to put the two together. Cumbriashare was born from the voice of employers and allows our wonderful county to break down barriers, work together, get people into jobs, buy and sell locally, win local contracts and celebrate our successes. It’s clear from the response across Cumbria, that it’s long overdue and it has been both a humbling and exhilarating feeling to be involved!
Cumbria was the flagship county as we aimed to be the glue that businesses so desperately lacked. However, news of our platform soon spread and, purely in response to demand, we are expanding our portfolio to neighbouring counties and beyond! Our sole aim is to ensure every single one of our members get a return from their membership, that’s why we make their page statistics available at any time, so members can see exactly what the return on investment is!
- Promote your business to thousands locally
- Help our County to prosper
- Advertise your vacancies for low cost recruitment
- Drive sales to your business
- Access exclusive online discounts
- Expand your supply chain
- Let your supply chain come to you
- Find funding opportunities to help your business grow
- Find tender opportunities
- Save your procurement teams time and money by promoting your purchases on line
- Find out about local business events
- Find out which networking organisation best suits your business
- Nominate your business for one of the many local business awards
- Advertise or find a business or property for sale
- Find and share advice on our online forums
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