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Business Growth Programme

Business Growth Programme ERDF and Northern Powerhouse logos

Helping businesses to grow across the Liverpool City Region

Fully funded business support available. The Business Growth Programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is a successful project designed to build confidence and capacity in local SMEs by providing direct advice, guidance and information to give a clear route to growth and sustainability.

From January 2016 to December 2021 the programme supported over 1,700 businesses in Liverpool City Region across a variety of areas, which subsequently aided in the creation of over 1,150 jobs.

What support is available?

Your local business advisors offer fully-funded dedicated face to face guidance to help you develop your business. Advice is impartial, confidential and tailored to meet your needs, in areas such as:

  • Business Development
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resources
  • International Trade
  • Operational Review
  • Sales & Marketing


If your business is based in Liverpool City Region, trading already and employs less than 250 people, you could access this free support which includes a full business diagnostic and action plan. The Business Growth Programme is not sector specific and is open to supporting SMEs in Liverpool City Region who have previously been reluctant to seek business support.

Find out more

This project is led by the Combined Authority and delivered by participating Local Authorities and Chambers of Commerce. For more information on how to access business support, please contact your local team:


0151 511 8038


0151 477 4000

Liverpool City Council
Twitter: @LpoolBizGrowth

Liverpool Chamber

0151 227 1234


0151 934 3452


The programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by Liverpool City Region Local Authorities and Chambers of Commerce through the LCRIBS (Liverpool City Region Integrated Business Support) programme.