A FLEDGLING Windermere business which helps companies develop has seen its own turnover triple in a year.

Coulson Associates Ltd says its performance has been boosted thanks to free business support provided by Cumbria Business Growth Hub.

Director Sue Coulson said turnover had risen by 144.7 per cent in the second year of trading.

The company provides business development solutions for a range of clients, from sole traders to larger global organisations, including telemarketing, account management and business research.

When Coulson Associates first contacted the Growth Hub, the enterprise was just 18 months old, employing two staff and working with a number of associates.

With hub assistance, the enterprise set on two more full-time staff, one of them an apprentice, enabling it to take on more work.

Ms Coulson said: “Being a small business and having the resources to draw on expertise to assist with future growth and development has been invaluable and it is also very rewarding to see my growth plans become a reality.”

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