South Lakeland business to business events

We hold regular free working lunches and networking events throughout the year across South Lakeland. These events help us engage with businesses in South Lakeland and provide a forum for businesses to discuss issues that directly affect them. They also provide a ideal opportunity to network with other businesses and make new contacts.   

Free window dressing workshop

Following the success of the recent Revive and Thrive event at Kendal Town Hall. We have a unique opportunity to invite some independent retailers from our high streets to attend a free 3 hour, hands on workshop, in the art of window dressing.

Our window dressing guru, Helen Gooding from Made You Look will be running two sessions on Thursday 18 June. Fully funded by Invest In South Lakeland, the workshop will focus on the basic principles of visual display training which breaks down the art of window dressing into simple steps.

Helen will deliver an insight into the science of window dressing and divulge the secret of making our town centre shops busy. By following a few simple steps it is possible to turn passers by into buyers!

The event will take place at Kendal Town Hall and is limited to 20 places. If your shop could benefit from a makeover masterclass then please email econ.dev@southlakeland.gov.uk to register for the event.

Morning session: 09.00 registration, 09.30 start, duration 3 Hours.

Afternoon session: 13.00 registration, 13.30 start, duration 3 hours.


Previous events

Previous topics have covered:

  • Google Juice

  • The Future High Street

  • Marketing your business effectively online and social medial for business

  • Business Crime, minimising the risks

  • Business Skills for Growth: Retail special

  • Reduce your Business Costs and Business Rates Update

  • Green Deal Opportunities

  • Improving Your Business Retail Revitalisation

  • Employment sites and how these can be brought forward

  • Environmental advice and waste management for businesses

  • Advice and help available to South Lakeland businesses

  • Help with finding and accessing finance

  • Superfast Broadband and Connected Cumbria - to keep up to date visit Connecting Cumbria 

  • Business Skills for Growth: Higher Education Special

You can view the presentations from our previous events at Invest in South Lakeland.

Future events

Please visit Invest in South Lakeland for full details of up and coming events.  

If you would like to receive details of our events and be kept up-to-date with news, opportunities, grants and business advice please visit Invest in South Lakeland and complete our very short online registration form. We provide a free listing of business events taking place in and around South Lakeland.  

Your details will only be used by our Economic Development Team and are not passed onto third parties without your consent.


  • Phone 01539 733 333
  • Fax 01539 740 300