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the CX Project - Providing Business Support

If you are a business based in the Annandale or Eskdale area of Dumfries & Galloway or are thinking of relocating your business here, then the finances and resources available through the CX project maybe just what your business needs.


You may have a great business idea. You may want to be your own boss.

Making the jump from a great idea to a sustainable profitable business can be exciting but also challenging. If you are thinking of starting a business then find out how the CX Project can help you.

Business Startup


Your business may be doing really well and you want to take it to the next level.

If you would appreciate some help or support in thinking through your business strategy and the implications of growth for your business, the CX Project can facilitate such support.

Business Growth



The CX Project is committed to supporting the delivery of Master plan projects within Gretna, Lockerbie and Annan.

These are long term, high level, strategic plans and the delivery of projects will be spread across a number of years and the availability of funding.

Community Regeneration

  • CX Project Case Studies

    See how James Ewart Racing developed business benefits from CX PROJECT support to help grow the business and create new jobs >>>>

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  • Training Opportunities

    Business Gateway are delivering a new series of business workshops in Annandale and Eskdale, to find out more about these free workshops click here.

    For further information or to book your place visit the Business Gateway Website or our phone the Business Gateway office on 01387 808738.


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  • Sign up for this year's Dumfries & Galloway tourism conference

    This year's annual Dumfries & Galloway regional tourism conference will bring together businesses from across the region to celebrate and galvanise the region's tourism industry and to focus on opportunities presented in Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015.

    VisitScotland and Dumfries & Galloway Council invite you to attend this year's industry conference on Tuesday 28 April 2015 at the Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries, running 9.30am - 2pm.

    This event will welcome Stephen Jardine as our keynote speaker, a well-known face from Scottish media and now head of Taste Communications, which champions Scottish produce. Barry Graham of Loch Arthur will give a first-hand account of industry engagement in this themed year and VisitScotland's Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead will share an overview of the VisitScotland strategy in 2015 and beyond.

    Come along and be inspired to take advantage of the opportunities Year of Food and Drink presents to you, network with new and existing colleagues and make connections with local producers in a mini food and drink showcase, delivered in partnership with DG Food and Drink.

    Last year over 150 delegates came along to this event, and 95% of those who attended said that they would recommend the event to their colleagues - it's a day you won't want to miss.

    This FREE event is open to all tourism businesses and event organisers in Dumfries & Galloway.

    Register now at

boost local economy

What is the CX Project?

The CX Project was launched in 2011 with funding from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Socio-Economic Fund and Dumfries and Galloway Council to provide area-specific and intensified business support, aimed at start up and existing businesses, to boost the local economy in the Annandale and Eskdale area of Dumfries & Galloway.

The object is to mitigate the impact of the de-commissioning at Chapelcross Nuclear Power Station and regenerate the wider community of Annandale and Eskdale. As 80% of the workforce live within 9 miles of the site and 97% within 20 miles, it became clear that a large proportion of the 30 million payroll currently flows into the local economy each year.

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