Business Expansion

The Economic Development Team at South Lakeland District Council are on hand to work with any organisation looking to establish, relocate or expand within the district and can help direct you to any available funding or financial support, as well as assist you to identify business premises and development sites.Tronic - South Lakeland

  • If you are wanting to expand your business overseas, you should contact UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).  UKTI provides advice and support to UK-based companies wishing to grow their business abroad. It offers a combination of free, grant-aided and subsidised services designed primarily for small and medium sized businesses. Open to Export is also another useful resource for small an medium sized businesses who are looking to export from the UK.

  • To find a new premises in South Lakeland, use our Land and Premises Search Engine.

  • Although grants aren't as available as they may have been historically, our finance pages contain a wealth of information on grants, loans, crowdfunding and other finance schemes.

  • You may decide that you would like your busines to become limited, to do this you will need to register with Companies House.

  • Sign up to our e-newsletter to keep up to date on the latest South Lakeland business news and events. You can also follow us on Twitter @InSouthLakes.

  • If you would like to bid to provide services for local authorities, register your details on The Chest and also on our supplier database to keep up to date with the latest opportunities.

  • Come along and meet some of the other businesses in South Lakeland at one of our networking business lunches.

Businesses can also find contact details for new suppliers (and potential new customers) via the Invest in South Lakeland Business Directory. If you haven't done so already make sure you add your own business details to the directory. Register at: