LOCAL AREA SUMARY:
Total number of scaleups
No. by employee growth
No. by turnover growth
No. by employee and turnover growth
Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Employee Growth
Lloyd Motor Group
The Lloyd Motor Group operates a number of car dealerships throughout the UK that sell new and used vehicles, and provide repair services.
The Edinburgh Woollen Mill
The Edinburgh Woollen Mill operates a number of clothing stores, specialising in knitwear products.
Story Contracting offers construction and civil engineering services, specialising in transport infrastructure projects.
Point on Trackwork
Point on Trackwork provides railway maintenance services.
Westmorland Family operates a number of motorway service stations with farm shops and kitchens, small hotels and caravan parks.
Top 5 Visible Scaleups by Turnover Growth
Russell Armer operates a home construction and property development company.
Totalpost Services manufactures and supplies mailroom equipment and consumables.
The Trout Hotel
The Trout Hotel operates a hotel which features a restaurant and bar, and caters for a range of events including weddings and corporate functions.
Lakeland Leisure Estates
Lakeland Leisure Estates operates a chain of holiday parks.
Murrays Pharmacies operates a number of pharmacies and an online store that sells a variety of pharmaceuticals, supplements and healthcare products.
Local LEP ScaleUp Programmes
Cumbrian scaleups can obtain diagnostic and expert support through Growth Catalyst, delivered by the LEP’s local partner, the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce. This package provides a 1:1 health check, specialist tailored advice and business workshops to help businesses identify ways of growing and becoming more productive.
Two new no-cost programmes have been introduced to support SMEs with up to 250 employees to develop and grow their businesses and are now recruiting participants. The Business Support and Advice Programme (BSAP) provides up to 3 hours of advice and support, specifically targeted at the needs of the business and covering issues from sources of funding and international trade to sales and marketing as well as skills and leadership development.
The national Peer Networks programme will be delivered locally by a number of advisory organisations bringing together a wide range of business leaders to work on real issues facing today’s businesses and building leadership capabilities as well as offering networking opportunities to strengthen relationships across the business community.
The key barriers to growth are Markets in the UK, Leadership development, Procurement/Supply chains and Equity finance/Growth capital. They are looking for support through public sector funding for innovation/R&D, Innovate UK, local or national government, Visas and DIT.
Top barriers to growth
- Markets in the UK
- Leadership development
- Procurement/Supply chains
- Equity finance/Growth capital
want TO SEE more of:
- Public sector funding for innovation/R&D
- Innovate UK
- Local or national government