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.  

Next Event

Google Digital Garage on tour

South Lakeland District Council with Google are holding a free Business Event on Wednesday 13 July at Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal.

Doors will open from 9.45am for networking, refreshments and registration and the event will start at 10am.  

Event Schedule:

09:45   Arrival

10:00   Welcome by Tim Farron MP

10:10   Tell Your Story (session)

The first step towards making the most of the internet is to show off the best of your business online. Make your website shine, on computers and mobile devices, develop rich content, and learn about the importance of measuring success with analytics.

10:45   Questions & Answers

11:00   Reach New Customers (session)

Take the next step and make your business more visible online so that new customers can find you. Understand the cornerstones of digital marketing, and learn how to use online marketing tools to reach prospective customers.

11:45   Questions & Answers

12:00   Finish

This free event is open to any South Lakeland businesses. Please note that places are limited to 2 attendees per company and you need to register prior to the event.

In the meantime please feel free to look at the online resources on the Digital Garage website

Business Event Online Registartion

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

  • Window dressing

  • Exporting your goods around the world


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. To submit your business event visit Invest In South Lakeland event business page.

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.

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