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South Lakeland Business to Business Events

South Lakeland District Council hold regular free working lunches and networking events throughout the year across South Lakeland.  These events help SLDC 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. 

Our latest business breakfast event, Reduce your Business Costs and Business Rates Update, was held on Thursday 13 March at the Kendal Town Hall

The event included topics on :-

  • How to get your customers to pay you on time - Federation of Small Businesses

  • Debt Recovery - Livingstons Solicitors 

  • Business rates Update including retail relief and flooded business relief - South Lakeland District Council

  • How South Lakeland Citizens Advice Bureau can support your employees - Citizen Advice Bureau 

  • How Lancaster University could help reduce your business costs - Lancaster University Management School

To download the event presentations please visit


Previous Events

Previous topics have covered:

  • Google Juice

  • Marketing your business effectively online and social medial for business

  • Business Crime, minimising the risks

  • 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 please visit

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

Future Events

Please visit  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  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 South Lakeland District Council Economic Development Team and are not passed onto third parties without your consent.

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