Project Name: Business Growth Programme (LCRIBS)
Lead Organisation: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
ERDF value: £2,560,228
Duration: Nov 2015 – Mar 2019
Contact: Alex Eslick email@example.com
The Business Growth Programme aims to build the capacity and confidence of SMEs in Liverpool City Region who are otherwise reluctant to engage with existing business support providers due to lack of awareness or understanding, or simply reluctance to pay for commercial provision currently available.
The project offers a dedicated business advisor, an intensive business diagnostic, a managed brokerage service to complement the Local Growth Hub and support to maximise export and trade opportunities.
It provides participating SMEs with direct advice, guidance and information that gives a clear route to growth and sustainability. Dedicated face to face interaction, coupled with a range of support, is offered to help businesses to begin their journey to growth.
The range of advice on offer covers core business functions such as finance, business planning, sales and marketing, operations and HR – individual needs are drawn out at the diagnostic stage.
Project activity is directly linked to that of the LCR Local Growth Hub and, sitting between the Enterprise Hub and New Markets 2 ERDF projects, serves as a bridge between start-up support and the more bespoke, intensive or specialist support typically provided by the private sector.
The project is led by the Combined Authority, delivered by a partnership between LCR LEP, Liverpool Vision, participating Local Authorities (Knowsley, Sefton & Halton) and Chambers of Commerce (Liverpool & Sefton, Wirral and St Helens).
Key Outputs / Results
923 Businesses supported
553 Jobs created