Business support and investment



InvestSefton is Sefton Council’s business support and inward investment service, which leads on and supports business growth and inward investment in Sefton. The service helps Sefton Council in support of its economic growth objectives under the Sefton 2030 vision and Sefton Economic Strategy.

Our objective is simple- to make Sefton an attractive and easy place for businesses to start, operate and grow.

We do this by offering a FREE business support service to businesses based in Sefton.  In the first instance, we provide a single point of contact for any business, any size and any sector- no enquiry is too small.

We  have an experienced team and can provide advice and support in a wide range of areas that include (but are not limited to):

  • Access to finance
  • Marketing
  • Tendering
  • Business planning
  • Website reviews

We will also advise you about other help and support that is available to your business from other publicly funded business support providers such as programmes delivered by the Liverpool City Region Growth Platform, Universities, HE Colleges  and a wide range of  other funded organisations.  We also work closely with other Sefton Council services covering areas such as  planning, business rates,  health and well-being, employment and learning and regeneration to name a few.

For businesses who are looking to grow we can also offer a 360 diagnostic along with an action plan to help you realise your growth ambitions and identify any issues that may be standing in your way.

In addition to this we also run a series of regular workshops and events in different venues and locations across the borough:

  • Sefton Economic Forum-  this is held twice a year and is our key business event providing a great opportunity to hear about what is happening for businesses in Sefton and to network with other business owners. Following each forum is the business support marketplace where businesses can see what help and support is available across the Liverpool City Region.
  • Financial & Professional Networking Group- this is held twice a year and gives businesses in the financial and professional sectors an opportunity to network with other similar businesses
  • Sefton Huddle – the networking group for digital, creative & tech (DCT) businesses, this is held three times a year and gives DCT businesses a chance to network and work more collaboratively with other DCT businesses.

We also run topical workshops which are demand led, based on feedback from businesses who tell us what topics they are interested in.

Inward Investment

Sefton is undergoing a period of transformation with major new developments at Atlantic Park and Maghull Health Park and the redevelopments of Bootle and Southport town centres. For developers, investors and large businesses operating in Sefton or considering doing so in the future, we provide dedicated inward investment support.

Through key account management, site knowledge and advice, specialist sector support (Advanced Manufacturing, Digital & Creative and Health & Life Science sectors) and our relationships with other Sefton Council departments and external partners in the private and public sector, we are able to provide developers, investors and large businesses with access to all available business support resources and opportunities in the Liverpool City Region.   

For more information please visit the Investsefton website or call 0151 934 3452

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Last Updated on Thursday, March 21, 2024

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