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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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  • Introduction to Major Contracting

    Dumfries & Galloway Acute Service Redevelopment
    Construction Works - Superstructure, Roofs, finishing's , Fit-out (4th June)

    Laing O'Rourke would like to invite you to our Introduction to Major Contracting event, which is being hosted at Dumfries and Galloway College, on Thursday 4th June at 9.30am.

    At this event you'll be able to talk to our team and hear about upcoming work on the Dumfries and Galloway Hospital. This event will focus around packages such as Superstructure / Frame, Roofs, Finishing, Fit-outs and Plant Hire.

    There will be a further event (date to be confirmed) for the Mechanical and Electrical works.

    On the day, you'll be invited to attend presentations on the project and an opportunity to speak to our various members of our team who will be discussing works packages, ITT documents, project requirements and project logistics.

    Please come along and join us for a coffee, to book a place please contact our project team on

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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