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Growing Business


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.

I want

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.

I want

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.

I want

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:

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Business Resilience Programme

Growth Platform’s free Business Resilience Programme, delivered by BDO, provides SME leaders with the opportunity to stabilise, adapt and grow their business.
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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

Liverpool City Region Net Zero Hub

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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LCR Good Mental Health in the Workplace

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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EU Exit Transition Support Hub

Post-EU Transition Support Hub

Our Post-EU Transition Support Hub is a single point of access for the key information you’ll need to get your business EU compliant, including practical guidance & tools

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