South Lakeland’s Key Business Sectors

South Lakeland's businesses are thriving across the whole economic spectrum and achieving strong growth with rapidly developing business clusters focused around world-class centres of excellence.

Some of the most technically advanced Manufacturing and Engineering companies are developing ground breaking technologies and finding innovative solutions to new challenges. South Lakeland’s built environment is as significant as the natural landscape, our Construction sector assists future generations in adding their own mark to this beautiful corner of Britain.

A region which has for centuries inspired creativity, South Lakeland now boasts a thriving design and new media industry which is achieving national and international recognition within the ICT & Digital and Creative industries sectors.

A strong history of commercial, legal and Financial & Professional services exists in South Lakeland, with many family firms and international practices supporting the business infrastructure in the district.

With Agriculture, the beautiful natural landscape we enjoy is owed in no small part to the work of generations of farmers and the fine animals providing produce directly to the food and hospitality sector as well as being the inspiration for artists and innovative giftware. The rural setting, rich agricultural demographic and the burgeoning hospitality sector of South Lakeland have generated a Food and Drink industry which enjoys a worldwide reputation, both for its quality and diversity.