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T: 01768 867118
E: [email protected]

Mardale Road
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 9EH

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Who We Are

Who are Enterprise Answers?

We believe it is important to fill the funding gap for those businesses and entrepreneurs who are unable to draw on the main sources of finance for one reason or another.

If no one is prepared to take a risk with those businesses who present a marginal proposition to banks or who may lack the security required, then we lose the potential and diversity that creative and talented individuals and businesses bring to the region.

Enterprise Answers is Cumbria’s only Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) and the only rural CDFI in the north of England. We are a sustainable, independent organisation providing financial services across the region with the aim of creating social improvement and business development returns.

We will support you.

Enterprise Answers is the trading name of Cumbria Community Asset & Reinvestment Trust Limited, registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, number 29830R and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, reference number 722385.

Cumbria Community Asset & Reinvestment Trust Limited is a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise, controlled by its members. If you would like further information about becoming a member please contact us on 01768 867118 or email [email protected]

Enterprise Answers adheres to the Code of Practice laid down by our industry body the Community Development Finance Association (CDFA). We endeavour at all times to comply with this code, to be fair and transparent in all our dealings with customers and to handle complaints honestly and efficiently. A copy of the Code of Practice is available upon request.

If you have a complaint, in the first instance you should contact Enterprise Answers on 01768 867118 or email us at [email protected] .

“We needed to get out of our old base and into the new premises with equipment which would increase our capabilities. None of this would have been possible without Grahame at Enterprise Answers.”

“We have worked with Enterprise Answers on a number of occasions since we took the business over. Dealing with them is so simple and pleasant – it’s a completely different experience to dealing with high street banks.”

“The support and advice from we have received from Enterprise Answers is second to none”

What do these logos mean?

They are more than just acreditations, we proudly display these logos as a sign of our partnership with each of these bodies and a sign of our status as an approved british business bank finance lender. Read more >

Meet the Team

The Enterprise Answers team have a wealth of experience in the financial industry and possess the necessary expertise to help you grow your business.

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