Meet our Team

Welcome to the Furness Economic Development Forum and the people helping to implement its Delivery Plan.

FEDF can assist you to do this either at your business facilities or in the Supply Chain Growth Centre in Unit 4,Trinity Enterprise Centre, Ironworks Road, Barrow or by telephone 01229 314039 / 07836254721.

The team working together to implement FEDF’s Delivery Plan includes:

Stuart Klosinski – Programme/Project Manager contactable at  E.Mail: Tel: 07836254721 or 01229 314039

Rowena Sherratt – Research & Administration Coordinator E.Mail: Tel: 01229 314039

Our highly experienced virtual team also includes:
Barrow Borough Council’s Steve Solsby
Furness College’s Helen Wharton
Bae Systems’ Tifany Battersby, and Neil Doherty
Adrian Luckham and MartinToomey from Cumbria Chamber of Commerce/Growth Hub from its facility in Unit 1,Trinity Enterprise Centre, Furness Business Park, Barrow LA142PN.

The delivery team are generally available from 08.00 to 17.00 monday to Friday at The Supply Chain Growth CentreTM  in Unit 4,Trinity Enterprise Centre, Ironworks Road, Barrow LA142PN .

The team concentrates upon delivering  FEDF’s vision through its Delivery Plan 2014-2017 which is focused upon: education employment  and skills, infrastructure, business engagement and quality of life priorities. A 2017-2020 Delivery Plan is in preparation. It will also set out longer term objectives and actions to the early 2030s’.These will identify diversification opportunities.

We deliver  1-to-1 detailed advice to enable businesses to grow, operate in supply chains, bring forward new infrastructure schemes and access workforce skills.

At The Supply Chain Growth CentreTM we have facilities to demonstrate emerging business opportunities and resources available to help your business grow its supply chain presence. We provide visiting companies with an overview of emerging pipelines of contract opportunities and the capabilities available within the supply chain.

An added advantage is the co-location of other organisations and our strong partnership with Cumbria Growth Hub which has a useful web portal informing sme sized businesses about supply chain basics, how to set up a new business, how to export through to helpful guidance on supply chain activity and how to prepare to develop your presence in supply chains.

We also assist companies to undertake supply chain growth by briefing them on how to prequalify for, bid for and win work or interact with organisations such as Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, UKTI, Cumbria Growth Hub and Cumbria Chamber of Commerce.

The Team also work with local suppliers, printers and designers to help you access our services.

In addition we support the economic growth work of local authorities, the two Barrow and Ulverston Business Improvement Districts delivery teams, Federation of Small Businesses, Furness College, the local branch of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply,and other organisations such as accountants, banks and other intermediaries.

You can find out more about by contacting or Tel: 01229 314039.
Visit us at The Supply Chain Growth Centre, Unit4, Trinity Enterprise Centre, Furness Business Park, Barrow LA14 2PN


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