online marketplace & Directory

About Us

The Power of Community

Cumbria is not only one of the most beautiful counties in the UK but is also home to the most fabulous businesses and talented craftspeople. Cumbria has amazing community spirit, we love to support local businesses but aren’t always aware of wonderful businesses right on our own doorsteps.

We love our community and the goal of this website is to connect Cumbria residents to the business community and help local businesses grow and thrive.

Online Marketplace for Cumbrian creatives and businesses to showcase and sell their products

Directory and helpful guide to connect customers and businesses

Community Resource

We aim to help you discover the best of Cumbria, encourage you to shop local and to support Cumbrian based businesses and organisations.

Cumbria Thrive About Us Page - Community The Power Of Community

We built this website to give back to our local communities, to showcase local businesses and help customers find them easier.
We hope you discover many hidden gems and find Cumbria Thrive a useful community resource.

Cumbria Thrive Brief History

Brief History

Cumbria is a place we’re proud to call home, we feel so lucky to live here. Born in Cumbria, it is a place we hold close to our hearts. Our careers took us throughout the UK and overseas but home is definitely where the heart is. We returned home when we started our family as we wanted to raise our children here. Fast forward several years and whilst on a day trip to explore the Cumbrian West Coast (which included a whistle stop tour of six different towns), we were not only stunned by the beauty of the area but delighted to discover fantastic shops, things to do and places to eat.

As small business owners ourselves, we wanted to do something to help celebrate the many diverse, unique and wonderful things to see and do throughout Cumbria and to help other business owners showcase and promote their businesses to the rest of Cumbria. With this in mind and as a result of seeing many businesses struggle with lockdown, Cumbria Thrive was created.

Cumbria Thrive was born from a passion for Cumbria and a desire to help others.