About Us

This website has been developed by South Lakeland District Council’s Economic Development Group. The Economic Development Group is a small, dedicated team that provides advice and support to local businesses and to those considering relocating to South Lakeland. Please take this opportunity to Meet the Team behind the website!

The Group also works on projects with partners to deliver regeneration schemes and works closely with the Council’s Planning and Planning Strategy teams to help businesses and developers deliver quality, high-value schemes across the District.

Some of the services we offer include:

Free Commercial Land and Premises Directory

We provide a free commercial property search at
www.southlakeland.gov.uk/premises where you can find land, industrial units and warehousing, office space and development opportunities on the market.

Free B2B Working Lunches and Seminars

We run a programme of working lunches and seminars for local businesses that take place throughout the year covering a broad range of topics such as marketing, business crime and business finance. Past events have included talks from industry experts including Google Juice and Insider magazine. These events are an ideal opportunity to network with other businesses.

We welcome businesses to our events from all sectors and locations and they are free! For further information, or to be added to our mailing list, email [email protected].

Free Business Directory

Local businesses can advertise on our business website ‘Invest In South Lakeland’ completely free of charge. Simply visit www.investinsouthlakeland.co.uk/directory to sign up. Looking for a web designer or someone to help with marketing? Have a look on our business directory.

Shop Front Grants

There are shop front improvement schemes operating in a wide range of our towns and villages. Thanks to grants from South Lakeland District Council, local parish councils are administrating these schemes. The grants will help enhance our market towns and ensure
our shops are enticing to customers. Grants are available for up to a maximum of 40% of the work to be undertaken.
For further information please visit http://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/business-and-economy/shop-front-improvement-grants/ and contact the relevant parish council.

Before  Shop Front Grant                               After Shop Front Grant

Linen Stop - Before           Linen Stop - After

To talk to somebody in the team, call the Economic Development Group on 01539 793280 or e mail [email protected].