The Local Growth Hub service is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Let’s start your business growth journey together
If you’re looking for support and advice to help you grow your business in Liverpool City Region, our Local Growth Hub Service provides a single point of access to a wide range of local and national support and funding.
Here you can find information on programmes, funding and services for start-up and early-stage businesses, as well as high growth established businesses.
to see available funding and programmes
Here you can find a wealth of information on funding and support available for businesses in the Liverpool City Region including: business mentoring services, support on developing new products and to help up-skill your team.
to start a new business in Liverpool City Region
If you’re thinking about starting your own business the Enterprise Hub offers early stage business growth support.
to access external funding for my business
The LCR Finance Hub is a free gateway for SMEs wishing to access external funding, with the aim of making the whole process less confusing.
Programmes and Funding for your business
Here you can access a range of programmes, funding and services to support your business growth:
Flexible Growth Fund
The £20m Flexible Growth Fund is designed to enable new economic growth in the Liverpool City Region by removing barriers to investment for ambitious businesses.Find out more
New Markets 2 ERDF: Growth Platform
Eligible businesses in Liverpool City Region can receive a 35% contribution to the cost of commercial advice through Growth Platform’s New Markets 2 ERDF Programme.
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Health Matters – Liverpool City Region
Eligible businesses in Liverpool City Region can receive support and advice to help them develop and deploy products and services into the health and care sector.
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Resources for your business
Net Zero Hub
Growth Platform are committed to supporting businesses within Liverpool City Region to adapt business processes and ways of working to protect the future of our planet and bring around opportunities to grow, in a greener and more efficient way.
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Good Mental Health in the Workplace
Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram is working with Growth Platform and other partners to encourage everyone in the City Region to recognise that mental health at work is a big issue, and that we all need to do more to address it. We have gathered some resources to help with this, and links to further information.
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Exporting for Business
Growth Platform – Liverpool City Region Growth Company is here to help businesses in the region to start, grow and sustain. Export is a key component in many businesses’ growth journey which we is why we have gathered these resources to assist you.Find out more
Want to speak with someone about your business? Or are you just starting up? Our team of Local Growth Hub Brokers are here to help you.
Local Growth Hub Halton is run by Halton Chamber of Commerce & Enterprise. Halton Chamber serves businesses of all sizes in all sectors, providing its members with access to business contacts and information, as well as additional services, events, activities, cost-saving initiatives and networking opportunities.
Local Growth Hub Knowsley is run by Knowsley Chamber of Commerce. It supports businesses to realise their ambitions, providing companies in Knowsley with access to trusted business advisors, investment advice, events and specialist networks.
Local Growth Hub Liverpool is run by Liverpool Chamber. They offer public programmes to Liverpool City Region businesses to support growth, providing access to business advisers, mentoring and funding.
Local Growth Hub Sefton is run by InvestSefton, the enterprise, business support and inward investment service of Sefton Council. InvestSefton leads on and supports economic growth in the borough, helping businesses to develop business plans, find sites and premises and identify funding.
St Helens Chamber offers strong and dynamic services that provide businesses with the support they need to start, grow, survive and succeed. Offering business support, expert business training, apprenticeships and advice for new business start-ups.
Local Growth Hub Wirral is run by Wirral Chamber of Commerce, the UK’s fastest growing Chamber. Among Wirral Chamber’s activities are providing guidance, running workshops and events, supporting business development and developing networks for business interaction.
The Women’s Organisation on behalf of Enterprise Hub works to simplify access to early stage business support. Enterprise Hub delivers face to face advice and training to enhance enterprise skills and support business growth.