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 has been designed to provide a single access point for companies across Liverpool’s six local authority areas to offer specialised advice and support that they need to expand.
Robert Hough, chairman of the LEP, said: “The launch of the local growth hub marks a hugely important milestone for business support across our city region.
“We often hear from businesses that the business support landscape is a real challenge to negotiate. The Local Growth Hub will now provide a support network to deliver long-term economic growth across our region. It has been developed to serve one function – to help businesses grow.”
The new service is supported by: Liverpool City Region LEP, Liverpool Vision, Halton Borough Council, Knowsley Chamber of Commerce, The Women’s Organisation, Invest Sefton, St Helens Chamber and Wirral Chamber of Commerce.
The Local Growth Hub aims to streamline business support by linking small- to medium-sized enterprises with growth businesses. More than 300 specialist advisers from a range of professional and commercial disciplines will be available within the hub which could drive economic growth.
Councillor Eddie Jones, executive borough member at Halton Borough Council, added: “Together the chamber and the council are best placed to understand and support the local business community to grow and prosper. They are already the go to organisations for business support and advice locally and so access to a wider portfolio of local, regional and national business support services through the growth hub can only be a positive thing.”
Source: Insider Media Limited