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Digital and Creative

Creating and coding the region’s future.

Liverpool City Region has always had its sights set on the future. It’s no surprise that it’s home to a thriving hub of digital, creative and tech companies that are creating and coding our region’s future.

Software development across diverse sectors such as health & science tech, education, games and tech for good are just some of the types of businesses we are looking to help nurture and grow.

We provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Connect with specialist business support programmes like LCR Gather
  • Gain our support for skills provision through our work with the Combined Authority and educators in the region
  • Take part in initiatives designed to bring you closer to international markets. We’ll give you access to private sector-led international trade missions
  • Access support from place marketing and inward investment initiatives all accompanied by specialist sector knowledge
  • Take part in specialist initiatives like LCR Tech Climbers and annual events – giving you access to new business and networking opportunities

Business Support and Funding

Liverpool City Region Finance Hub

Finance Hub

Find out how to find finance for your business to enable growth and change

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Gather LCR


A place for the digital, creative and tech community to connect, unite and grow

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River Capital EIS AI Fund (fund:AI)

fund:AI is the North’s first dedicated AI, Machine Learning and Data Science Fund.

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Inspiring Sector Initiatives

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Agent Academy

Supporting the next generation of talent through sector experience, mentoring and upskilling

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LCR Tech Climbers

Discover the fastest growing and most innovative tech businesses in the City Region

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Baltic Ventures

A tech accelerator on a mission to support game-changing founding teams who are building the solutions and businesses of tomorrow

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Liverpool City Region Music Board

The Liverpool City Region Music Board is a panel of experts and influential figures from the world of music.

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Liverpool Film Office

Liverpool Film Office is a one-stop-shop for all filming and photography in the city.

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Immersive Liverpool

Bringing together people interested in Games & Immersive Technology, XR/VR/AR, Interactive Entertainment, Realtime Content Creation, Virtual Production, Immersive Experiences and more.

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Liverpool City Region Games Hub

Here you can find information on success stories in the city region, useful community groups and events, the city regions gaming legacy, skills initiatives as well as information about the LCR Games Board.

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LCR Play

LCR Play is a local, Liverpool City Region digital connectivity network for the Interactive Entertainment & Gaming Industry.

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Join Sector Social Communities

Gather LCR

Join Gather LinkedIn Group

An inspiring helpful community of creative, digital and tech businesses and organisations

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Startup Grind

A local community of founders, programmers, operators and investors committed to supporting each other.

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Join the Games Liverpool slack channel

Sharing information and events for games studios and related industries in Liverpool City Region

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Take part in the latest sector events

Jul 24

LCR Finance Hub – Meet the Advisor

Oct 02

AIMday Civic AI and HealthTech


Key digital, tech & creative hubs

Baltic Triangle

Walk around, connect with peers and get to know the heart of Liverpool’s creative scene

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Sci-Tech Daresbury

An internationally recognised centre for world class science, innovation and enterprise

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Knowledge Quarter

A world leading district encouraging and enabling innovation, creative problem solving and collaboration

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Liverpool City Region Digital & Creative Cluster Board

Made up of leading figures from the sectors, the Digital & Creative Cluster Board’s remit is to influence policy, stimulate economic growth, productivity and competitiveness whilst supporting the city region in its ambitions for inclusive growth and sustainability.

The board reports into the Combined Authority’s Business and Enterprise Board.

  • Alex Frech, Black & Ginger
  • Alison James, Make CIC
  • Alison Lacy, Avalanche Studios Group
  • Anna Heyes, Active Profile
  • Becky Ayres, Sound City
  • Dean Ward, Evoke Creative
  • Enda Carey, Studio school
  • James Bedford, STFC Digital Tech Cluster
  • James Brayshaw, Adaptive Comms
  • Lindsey Moore, Agnes Marketing
  • Nicola Triscott, FACT
  • Nigel Jones, CGI
  • Peter Denby, Hyperfinity
  • Rachel McLean, Liverpool John Moores University (chair)
  • Rob March, Gigmate
  • Zoe Wallace, Agent Academy

Get support for your digital, tech or creative business

Speak to one of our sector experts to see how they can help you to realise your ambitions.

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