Total number of scaleups

No. by employee growth

No. by turnover growth

No. by employee and turnover growth

Total employees

Total turnover

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
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
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
Russell Armer operates a home construction and property development company.

Totalpost Services
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
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.

Scaleup Views

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
  • Visas
  • DIT

The LEP has been developing a Recovery Plan for Cumbria that responds to needs identified by the sectors . The Recovery Plan titled ‘Restart, Reboot, Rethink: A Plan for Cumbria’s Economic Recovery highlights six key themes for the county's path back to growth based on existing strengths: Clean Energy Production, Diversify to Thrive, The New Visitor Experience,The Future of Food, Cumbria – the UK’s Natural Capital, The Way We Live, The Way We Work Now In addition to these major themes, the LEP will be delivering direct support to businesses through its business support programme, Peer Networks and Cumbria Growth Catalyst, with the focus on helping them at grow and scale.