Liverpool ready to welcome the world at the International Festival for Business

More than 100 delegations including more than 600 businesses from 80 countries will arrive in June for IFB2016 For three weeks in June Liverpool will have the whole world in its hands when the second International Festival for Business (IFB2016) gets under way. IFB2016 chair, Max Steinberg and his team have been “burning the midnight … Continued

Growth Hub Week (16-20 May)

What is Growth Hub Week and why does it matter? Growth Hub Week is a government campaign, running from May 16 to 20, celebrating the country’s network of 39 growth hubs and their work in nurturing local business. What is a Growth Hub? Hubs work across the country with local and national, public and private … Continued

Export on Trial!

In Partnership with EXPORT ON TRIAL! On behalf of ExportSefton and Liverpool Exporters Network, we would like to invite you to participate in putting Export on Trial! The ‘Trial’ will take place on: Tuesday 14 June (4:00pm – 6:00pm) in the spectacular setting of the Council Chambers, Bootle Town Hall. ‘Court’ will be adjourned for … Continued

Funding competition for manufacturing and materials projects

Businesses can apply for funding to support a range of innovation projects that tackle commercial challenges in manufacturing and materials. Innovate UK has up to £15 million to invest in projects that support innovation in manufacturing and materials and lead to improvements in productivity, competitiveness and growth. We are seeking to support feasibility studies, industrial … Continued

Lloyds launches ‘Tooling Finance’ funding package for NW automotive firms

Banking giant Lloyds has launched at ‘Tooling Finance’ loan package aimed at firms in the North West’s automotive supply chain. The region’s supply chain comprises more than 2,000 firms employing 78,000 workers and is essential for major car manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover in Halewood and Vauxhall in Ellesmere Port. Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking … Continued

Event to ‘challenge the role’ of business

An innovative programme to “challenge the role” business plays in everyday life will take place at the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016). Blue Skies sessions have been designed to open up debates on a range of subjects such as the business of science and smart cities. They will run throughout the three-week festival in … Continued

Free sessions to help you get the most from IFB2016

Masterclass sessions on offer for second International Festival for Business being held in the city. Liverpool city region firms taking part in this summer’s International Festival for Business (IFB2016) are to attend masterclass sessions to help them maximise opportunities. IFB2016 is a follow-on from the successful IFB2014 in Liverpool and will see 30,000 business delegates … Continued

International Property Forum line-up unveiled

The chief executives of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Newcastle councils are among the figures set to take part at the International Property Forum, part of the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016). Sir Howard Bernstein (Manchester City Council), Ged Fitzgerald (Liverpool City Council), Tom Riordan (Leeds City Council) and Pat Ritchie (Newcastle City Council) have … Continued

Growth hub launches in Liverpool

A growth hub has been launched in the Liverpool city region to help businesses in the area access commercial advice to aid growth. Liverpool City Region Local Growth Hub has been developed by the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in partnership with the government, local authorities, businesses and support organisations. The web portal … Continued