• Enabling pupils to make the link between what they are learning and the world of work

About Us

About Us

Learn about what we do

at the Primary Business Partnership

The Primary Business Partnership provides a brokerage (or ‘matchmaking’) service between primary schools and businesses in the Allerdale and Copeland areas. A dedicated team with specialised local knowledge works with the schools and business to understand their requirements and create suitable partnerships for maximum mutual benefit. Our brokerage service is fully funded so we don’t charge primary schools or businesses for the service.

Mission Statement

Vision Statement

About our Partners

OneAIM is a joint venture between Jacobs and Interserve. The joint venture is responsible for delivering the Operations Site Works (OSW) Framework for Sellafield Ltd.

“OneAIM is committed to having a Social Impact in the local area. With our investment and support, we believe the Primary Business Partnership can remove barriers, create a platform for schools and businesses to work together and ultimately raise the aspirations of local children.”
Luke Richardson, Social Impact Manager for Jacobs.

Sellafield Ltd is responsible for the safe operation and ultimate clean-up of the Sellafield site in West Cumbria. It is committed to ensuring that its work has a positive social impact upon the communities in which it operates. Sellafield Ltd is a funder of the Primary Business Partnership and works collaboratively with its supply chain partners to deliver positive programmes such as this one — recognising the importance of young people having both the skills and aspirations that will see them thrive.

Centre for Leadership Performance (CforLP) is a not-for-profit leadership development company working to develop Cumbria’s leaders for today and tomorrow. CfLP are the delivery partner for the day to day operations of the Primary Business Partnership.

MB Associates works to support people and partnerships to make a difference. MB Associates has been contracted to evaluate the programme. Their work will be to establish measures to determine the distance travelled and in due course measure the impact of the Primary Business Partnership.