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Business Support Service

Halton Borough Council, Knowsley Council, Liverpool City Council, Sefton Council, St Helens MBC and Wirral Council logos

Through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) you can access free advice and guidance through your Local Authority Business Support teams.

Contact your Local Authority using the links below:


Halton Business Support Service, is aimed at helping Halton businesses with a range of solutions, including:

  • Strategic Management, Strategy & Business Planning
  • Digital Marketing
  • Environmental Performance
  • HR Support
  • Manufacturing Process & Efficiency
  • Strategic Marketing & Sales
  • Tendering & Bid Writing
  • Financial Management
Visit Halton Business Support Service


For all businesses – Invest Knowsley can provide experienced advisors who can support your individual business needs.

Services include:

  • Business support advice and guidance
  • Moving your business to Knowsley
  • Expanding your business
  • Land and property services
  • Investment and development
  • Tendering and selling your services
  • Access to finance
  • Starting your own business
  • Recruitment needs and apprenticeships via Knowsley Works
  • Funding for training via Skills for Growth
Visit Invest Knowsley


The Business and Economic Support Team at Liverpool City Council help foster a strong and inclusive economy.

Support includes

  • advice for residents thinking of starting a business
  • support workshops for early-stage entrepreneurs
  • specialist advice for existing businesses looking to grow
  • signposting to additional support and referrals into relevant programmes
  • help finding sites and premises to start, expand or relocate businesses
  • development of key business clusters and sectors
  • inward investment support and investor development
Visit the Liverpool Business Support Service


The Invest Sefton team offers a wide range of services, from help with finding a new property to identifying potential sources of funding.

The support can take many forms, including:

  • Free business events and workshops to meet your business needs
  • Providing business advice and guidance
  • Helping your business access finance
  • Dealing with Sefton Council easily and effectively
  • Quality signposting to partners
  • Recruitment of new staff through Sefton@Work
  • Finding premises and helping you to relocate your business in Sefton
  • Supporting your business to access new markets, including export
  • Developing supply chain opportunities in public/private procurement
  • Signposting new business start-ups through one of our many partners
Visit Invest Sefton

St Helens

The business support service for St Helens is currently being developed.

For general business enquiries including business rates, environmental health & food hygiene and trading standards visit the St Helens Borough Council website

To keep up to date with the latest business support news in St Helens sign up to our newsletter if you have an enquiry about business support contact


The Wirral Business Support Services Contract is fully funded Business Support for all Wirral based businesses funded by Wirral Council and delivered by Wirral Chamber of Commerce.

Some typical examples of support are:

  • HR – Processes and Templates
  • Marketing – Strategy, digital marketing, website
  • Training – Strategy & Planning
  • Finance – Cashflow, business plans
Visit the Wirral Business Support Service

Funded by UK Government, Powered by Levelling Up, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Metro Mayor and Growth Platform logos

This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared
Prosperity Fund with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as the lead

For more information, visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund: prospectus – GOV.UK