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Business Growth Package

One of the fastest growing city regions in the UK, LCR stands ready to capitalise on growth opportunities in key sectors.

A central part of our business support landscape is the £75m Business Growth Package which has been established to drive growth and to create and sustain high-value jobs.

With tailored business support programmes and funds designed to unlock investment, the Business Growth Package will also help to produce a pipeline of talented people ready to take advantage of new opportunities in the digital, creative and tech sector.

The Business Growth Package is the first part of the LCR Metro Mayor’s long-term plan to deliver inclusive growth in the City Region and supports businesses and individuals at critical moments in their development.


The Business Growth Package includes:

Flexible Growth Fund

A £20m loan fund for local businesses to invest in creating jobs and boosting productivity

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Inward investment facilitation fund

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Gather is a new community for digital, creative and tech leaders in the Liverpool City Region.

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Agent Academy

Employer-led creative and digital employability skills training for up to 325 young people

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The new online course to help take your business to the next level. Shift will help you grow with purpose, sell more and increase productivity.

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Future Innovation Fund Pilot

The Pilot aims to incentivise SMEs to innovate, adapt and diversify in response to or in spite of the challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated impacts on the economy and society.

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