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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 Business Awards and Celebration

    To mark the fifth and final year of the success of the CX Project, we held the CX Project Business Awards on Wednesday 22nd June 2016. Entries were invited in five categories.

    Details of the winners can be found here>>>

  • CX Project improves grants scheme to reflect needs of ambitious businesses

    The success and positive impact the CX Project Grants have made to those businesses that have accessed funding to date has been recognised by funders, and improvements have been made to offer greater flexibility and provide more opportunities aimed at businesses with growth potential. These changes include raising the maximum grant limit to 25,000.
    Could your business be part of that success?

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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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