Business Workshop – Securing Investment Finance

22nd February 2023

Join Cumbria LEP at the LEP Conference Centre, Redhills, Penrith on March 2 for a Business Finance Workshop to find out the latest information Cumbria’s businesses need to know about finance, the funding landscape and proposed changes to the tax system.

The event on March 2, 1.30pm-4pm starts with a networking lunch at before guests will hear from our guest speakers on a range of issues. Our speakers will then discuss how they see finance for business working through 2023 and beyond before taking questions from our business attendees.


  • 1330 – Arrival and networking lunch;
  • 1400 – Welcome and Introductions (Jo Lappin, Cumbria LEP);
  • 1410 – The business view (John Coughlan, CLEP Board Member);
  • 1415 – The economic context (Jo Lappin, Cumbria LEP);
  • 1425 – Funding for businesses strategic overview (Delyth Edwards, British Business Bank & Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund);
  • 1440 – What support is there for Cumbrian businesses? (Alison Powell, Growth Company Finance);
  • 1455 – R&D Tax Credit system proposals & Capital Allowances (Aaron Larvin, Armstrong Watson);
  • 1510 – Supporting our local SMEs (Paul Foster, Cumbria LEP);
  • 1520 – Panel discussion and Q&A;
  • 1600 – Close.