iSH Story

iSH focuses on three key areas of our future economic health – Community, Business and Capability

iSH (Industrial Solutions Hub) is an industrial cluster initiative of regional, national and international significance which will create jobs, opportunities for businesses and organisations to collaborate, enhance skills, provide business support, and bring a range of economic and social benefits to the community through projects which will have a positive impact on people, the economy, and the environment.

Through collaboration iSH will deliver solutions to industry challenges which can then be exported around the globe, helping organisations expand and create further job opportunities. 

The iSH Enterprise Campus (iEC) at Cleator Moor, Cumbria will include a solutions hub where businesses in the region will be able to collaborate and work with other specialist companies from around the UK and the rest of the world. 

Prospective tenants interested in finding out more about opportunities to be part of the iSH Enterprise Campus (iEC) are invited to contact Barbara Vernon barbara.vernon@copeland.gov.uk

The hub building will provide a focal point for innovation and diversification and will bring businesses, organisations and the community together to collaborate in a physical space with relevant equipment and facilities, increasing capability, and creating jobs and opportunities for people living in the area, benefiting our communities and the environment.

This hub will become an important, and complimentary addition to the locations and facilities that already exist in the region.

An enterprise social value initiative improving social outlooks and outcomes through strong employment prospects driven by a strong and resilient economy.

Workforce ICON

Bringing together industry, SMEs, academia, national bodies, research facilities, and community stakeholders into a business cluster.

Creating an ecosystem to encourage and foster successful business start-ups and nurture SME development. Strengthening the resilience of the Cumbrian economy.

iSH is supported by Copeland Borough Council, Sellafield Ltd, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership.

Our Vision

An international centre of ideas, intelligence and innovation harnessing the unique skills of our people and place.

Our Mission

Facilitating a diverse commercial cluster that harnesses the unique skills of the region and creates sustainable opportunities for the direct benefit of the people of Cumbria and the UK economy.

Our Promise

Community – Deliver community access to multi-purpose facilities and world-leading training/support that will develop local talent, maximise employment opportunities and improve socio-economic outcomes.

Business – Provide an investment climate that drives networking, fuels collaboration and promotes innovation which acts as a catalyst for sustained business growth.

Economy – Expanding the breadth of the regional economy, anchoring diversification towards new markets, sectors and industries in order to become increasingly resilient in the face of change.

Customer – Matching organisations to the appropriate customer base that can efficiently solve their most complex business challenges.