Encounter Eden is a social enterprise that was established in early 2017 to bring new life to the economy of the Upper Eden and south east Cumbria.

A social enterprise has the same disciplines as a normal trading venture but the objectives are focused on building social capital. The founders of Encounter Eden intend to channel profits into the local economy through a charitable foundation.

Encounter Eden’s mission is to sustain, support and develop the economy in south east Cumbria, creating a happy and thriving community.

After much local consultation, taking the local community and strategy plans into account, Encounter Eden is starting to hone its goals through a comprehensive market research and feasibility study.