Upcoming Free Training Seminars and Sessions

We’ve some great free training/seminars coming up through Cumbria Business Growth Hub and we’ll be looking to add more over the coming months! Full details on the below sessions can be found on our website here.

Green/low carbon introduction with Electricity NW, Eco I NW and Cumbria Action for Sustainability 

17th May 1pm to 2.30pm – online delivery

A joint session to find out more about the green/low carbon support on offer to Cumbrian businesses


Finance training with Dodd & Co

26th May or 25th Oct 9.30am to 12.30pm – online delivery

Gain a basic understanding of the most common financial issues relevant to small business entities and companies. This session will focus discussion on general record keeping and discussion of current MTD regulations, calculating profits and considering allowable expenses, thinking about VAT – why and when to register, taking on employees – additional responsibilities of the business owner, taxing business profits – important dates and deadlines.


Food & Drink Spring Expo

19th May 10am to 4pm – Rheged

Join Cumbria Business Growth Hub for a day of food and drink workshops as well as the chance to hear from those who have taken the plunge and either launched or developed a food & drink business. There’s also space for 8 – 12 stands so if anyone wishes to promote themselves and their products, please let us know.


Top 9.5 employment tips with Burnetts Solicitors

7th June 10am to 11.30am – online delivery

Getting contracts and policies wrong at the first stage can lead to time-consuming problem solving and litigation at a later stage. This session will address issues such as the importance of fitting the right contract to the right job, why policies and procedures in relation to equal opportunities, social media and data protection are key and how to avoid expensive Employment Tribunal claims.


Geoff Ramm Celebrity Service

19th June 12noon to 4pm – Carlisle Racecourse

Geoff Ramm will be returning to Cumbria once again to share the stories, techniques and ideas to inspire you and your business to provide a greater service experience that will help you attract and keep repeat customers. Included in this 3-hour masterclass will be his unique keynote stories alongside the award winning interactive ‘120’ sessions, where you will create the ideas ‘live’ in the room!  From standing out from your competitors in covid times, to responding to enquiries the competition have never thought of, to creating a first impression that will have clients sharing your ideas across social media.


Meet the investors with British Business Bank

13th September 11am to 2pm (lunch provided)  – Barclays Eagle Lab, The Bus Station, Whitehaven

Further details to follow.


Meet the investors with British Business Bank

13th October – 12noon to 3pm (lunch provided) –  Castle Green Hotel, Kendal

Further details to follow.


For further details or to book a place on any of the above please email info@cumbriagrowthhub.co.uk. Eligibility criteria applies.