Project Manager: 01229 314100 | stuart@fedf.co.uk

Welcome toFurness Economic Development Forum

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FEDF's Objectives:

Supporting economic growth in Furness and by its companies, through advocacy, business engagement, action to deliver improved infrastructure, education, skills and quality of life.

Delivery Plan 2017-2022:

A rolling forward list of priorities which has widespread buy-in across the business, local government, voluntary and health sectors. (See Twitter @fedfsupplychain).

Focus

Education, employment and skills.

Business engagement.

Infrastructure.

Education, skills, employment.

Quality of life enhancement.

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Welcome To Furness Economic Development Forum (FEDF)

FEDF is a public – private sector partnership operating throughout the Barrow and Furness  Parliamentary Constituency Area from Unit 4, Trinity Enterprise Centre at Furness Business Park Barrow. Its office is alongside that of Cumbria Growth Hub.

You can contact us by telephoning Stuart Klosinski Tel: 01229314039 by Email at stuart@fedf.co.uk or calling Rowena Sherratt Tel:01229314100 Email:Rowena@Fedf.co.uk and by  using twitter@fedf.co.uk.

Additionally FEDF can help your company to find sites premises for your expansion. It also through its Accommodation Hub service will help firms find accommodation for incoming workforces in available apartments, flats, houses or other facilities locally.

To meet the needs of these investments the Furness area need to grow its own workforce and attract in more skilled people, part of FEDF’s Delivery Plan 2017-22 involves raising awareness of the opportunities to work in Furness in globally operating, state of the art, large and sme sized businesses. It also involves offering bursaries to smes to take on apprentices and supporting the work of Furness Education and Skills Partnership (FESP) in a joint initiative involving Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Dong Energy Community Fund.




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Infrastructure

The new SW Cumbria supply chain programme is based in and can be accessed at The Supply Chain Growth CentreTM on the first floor of Trinity Entgerprise Centre, Ironworks road, Barrow and at a satellite office in Millom Network Centre...

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The supply chain

The new SW Cumbria supply chain programme is based in and can be accessed at The Supply Chain Growth CentreTM on the first floor of Trinity Entgerprise Centre, Ironworks road, Barrow and at a satellite office in Millom Network Centre...

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How to supply to

The Supply Chain Growth Centre, Emlyn Hughes House, Abbey Road, Barrow in Furness LA145PQ is a unique facility which DCLG Coastal Communities Fund is helping to finance as a means of assisting companies in capturing more of the spend...

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Sites for suppliers

FEDF produces a guide called “Sites for Suppliers” which you can access in this section. The current list of sites for suppliers can be viewed here click here There are some really outstanding, sites for suppliers available across ...

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Education, Skills & Employment

FEDF FEDF produces a guide called “Sites for Suppliers” which you can access in this section. The current list of sites for suppliers can be viewed here click here There are some really outstanding, sites for suppliers available across ...

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Discover Furness

Discover everything the Furness and surrounding areas has to offer.

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South Lakes Travel Hub

Checkout the local travel facilities in the surrounding areas.

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Accommodation Hub

Find out all the accommodation stats for Furness.

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Things to do

Find out things to do in Furness and surrounding areas.

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Great Local Suppliers

See our lists of Great Local Suppliers and their contact details.

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7,100 businesses 2,500 in Barrow 4,600 in South Lakeland 41 mutli-nationals 120 leading manufacturers