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

Welcome toFurness Economic Development Forum

Read More

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.

Image

Welcome To Furness Economic Development Forum (FEDF)

FEDF is a public – private sector partnership operating throughout the Barrow and Furness  Parliamentary Constituency Area. FEDF’s Delivery Plan 2018-23 sets out our vision and priorities for infrastructure improvements, education, employment and skills, business support and quality of life improvements. FEDF Board ‘s 10 members meet 4 to 6 times a year.

You can contact us in person usually form 08.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday, at Unit 4, Trinity Enterprise Centre, Furness Business Park, Barrow-in-Furness, LA142PN. FEDF’s office is on the same floor as partner organisations Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and Cumbria Growth Hub.

Our telephone and email links are Stuart Klosinski, Tel: 01229314039  and 07836254721, Email stuart@fedf.co.uk or calling Rowena Sherratt Tel:01229314100, Email: Rowena@Fedf.co.uk  with twitter @fedfsupplychain.

FEDF will help your company to find new supply chain opportunities, sites premises, skills,funding options, innovation resources for your expansion.  Its Accommodation Hub service helps firms find accommodation for incoming workforces in apartments, flats, houses or other facilities locally.

FEDF supports the work of Furness Education and Skills Partnership (FESP) in a joint initiative involving Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Orsted Community Fund.

An advanced manufacturing innovation district is being championed, along with development of the Lancaster and South Cumbria Economic Region (LSCER) initiative, plus inputs are being provided to the emerging Cumbria Local industrial strategy and FEDF is also supporting investment at GSK site Ulverston,Waterfront Business Park and Marina Village Barrow




Read More

Image

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...

Read More
Image

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...

Read More
Image

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...

Read More
Image

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 ...

Read More
Image

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 ...

Read More
Image

Discover Furness

Discover everything the Furness and surrounding areas has to offer.

Read More
Image

South Lakes Travel Hub

Checkout the local travel facilities in the surrounding areas.

Read More
Image

Accommodation Hub

Find out all the accommodation stats for Furness.

Read More
Image

Things to do

Find out things to do in Furness and surrounding areas.

Read More
Image

Great Local Suppliers

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

Read More

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