"As entrepreneurs across the UK have been grappling with a rapidly shifting business landscape the Carlisle Ambassadors team has been busy mobilising to help you and your business get through Covid-19."
Michelle Masters, Carlisle Ambassadors,
In these unprecedented times, Carlisle Ambassadors is here to support you.
As entrepreneurs across the UK have been grappling with a rapidly shifting business landscape the Carlisle Ambassadors team has been busy mobilising to help you and your business get through Covid-19.
Working with the support of Carlisle City Council, we will do our best to provide you with support and advice to help you through these trying times.
Our aim is to get the information you need to help you navigate the fluid and ever-changing business landscape and in the coming weeks we will also deliver the resources to help you make informed business decisions.
All relevant information will be uploaded onto the Carlisle Ambassadors website on a regular basis and will be regularly circulated through our e-newsletter, social media platforms, webinars, blog posts and weekly Zoom virtual gatherings.
We’re all in this together, so let's work together to ride out the storm. At Carlisle Ambassadors we're focusing on the things we can control right now, and how we can help you get through this.
Alongside this we will also continue to promote local businesses and work on plans and projects to enable us to quickly return to normal as soon as a sense of normality returns in the face of Covid-19.
Weekly Zoom (initially for members only) will take place on Friday mornings at 10am for 40 minutes with a weekly discussion theme, facilitated by suitably qualified members. Members please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an access link.
Mentor and Mentee programme.
We have taken steps to resurrect our mentor and mentee programme to enable businesses to share knowledge and help others
To become a Carlisle Ambassador business mentor (criteria apply) visit:
Are you bewildered by what’s going on and feel you need some guidance from an expert then sign up as Mentee and we’ll try to put you in touch with a relevant business expert (please note priority will be given to Carlisle Ambassador members) to apply visit:
Webinars and Blogs
We are asking businesses and industry experts to share their blogs and webinars with us on all aspects of business continuity, financial planning and assistant and business recovery during these challenging times. We will make these freely available through our website and our social media platforms to enable as many businesses as possible to benefit. (Please no promotional materials)
#cumbriahour on Twitter
Michelle Masters #cumbriahour facilitator, who has been voluntarily running the hour for the last seven years, has decided to refresh #cumbriahour to enable individuals / businesses across Cumbria to share their experiences, learning and information around a range of weekly themes and ultimately help each other out.
#cumbriahour will reconvene on tonight (Monday 30th March) and will run at a new time of 8pm, following feedback from participants.
Regular News Updates
We will post links and relevant available information to grants to help your business. Please note we are unable to answer questions relating to the information contained in the links – please contact the relevant organisation.
Carlisle City Council Business Continuity Information
The City Council has put in place a number of measures to help which can be found by visiting: www.carlisle.gov.uk/news-and-events/coronavirus-9
Funding advice can also be found by visiting: www.carlisle.gov.uk/Residents/Grants-and-Funding