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Growth Platform is Liverpool City Region's growth company designed to generate growth and opportunities to support people and business.

Here we will bring you the latest news from Growth Platform and across Liverpool City Region.


Help to Grow: Management
Due to popular demand the University of Liverpool’s management School are putting on and additional cohort for 15 SME businesses in the Liverpool City region. Programme starts 23 November.

Don’t miss your chance to join this transformational business growth programme.

  • 90% Government Funded
  • Cost is £750
  • 50 hours over 12 weeks
  • 1-2-1 mentoring
  • Peer learning and support

Find out more here


Nominate your Liverpool City Region Hidden Gem
There are many ‘must see’ things across the Liverpool City Region – the most popular attractions, the top restaurants and the well-known hotels. Everyone also has a favourite ‘Hidden Gem’ – something off the beaten track – and this is a chance to shout about them.

We want to hear what people think is the best gem in the Liverpool City Region, whether that be in Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens or Wirral. Gems may be attractions, bars, restaurants, tours or natural assets which are off the main tourism trail. What is the city region’s best kept secret?

By nominating a ‘Hidden Gem,’ they could be catapulted into the Tourism Awards spotlight.

Find out more here


JLR reports another strong quarter with best first half revenue and cashflow on record
JLR has continued its strong performance of recent quarters with another set of positive results for the second quarter of FY24, as supply constraints continue to ease, enabling more vehicles to be delivered to clients. Find out more here


SupplyWell Receives £1m Investment
SupplyWell has announced a significant milestone with a recent investment of £1m. This achievement comes at a time when investment in tech business has seen unprecedented challenges, demonstrating the resilience and potential of SupplyWell’s innovative approach to supply. Find out more here


Going for Growth Women in Business Event
This event will help you to expand your network with trailblazers and decision-makers; women who share your aspirations to aim high. You’ll gain actionable strategies, optimisation techniques and valuable advice. Find out more here


Product Builder Programme
Powered by Barclays Eagle Labs funded by UK Government this programme is designed to fit around the busy lives of idea-stage entrepreneurs. The programme will teach you how to validate your digital product idea and then develop, test and evolve it using feedback. Find out more here


International Trade Week 
Building on last year’s success, which saw thousands of businesses from around the UK take part, International Trade Week 2023 is set to be the biggest yet. Register now to attend events in-person across the UK or online with experts from around the world. Find out more here


The Business Show 2023
Europe’s largest business show is back for 2023, returning to London’s ExCeL on the 22 & 23 of November. Helping SMEs and startups grow and develop, the show will focus on getting Britain back to business by revealing the secrets of business adaptation and innovation. Find out more here


Help Kindred to shape the Social Investment Pathfinder
Kindred are looking for community-led organisations to help them and their partners shape the offer. They've created a short survey please take a look and let them know what you need, to help make sure the offer is right for your STO. Find out more here


Liverpool City Region’s tech sector in the spotlight as Tech Climbers returns
Tech Climbers is back in the Liverpool City Region for a fourth year, following successful campaigns in the Yorkshire and Greater Manchester regions earlier in the year. Entries are open now until 1 December. Find out more here


Mersey Maritime celebrate Liverpool City Region maritime excellence
In a spectacular event hosted at the iconic Liverpool Cathedral Mersey Maritime celebrated its 9th Annual Industry Awards. The awards marked a significant highlight in the maritime sector’s calendar, with over 550 distinguished guests from across the United Kingdom and beyond. Find out more here


easyJet launches new route and holidays from Liverpool to Enfidha
easyJet has today announced it will launch a new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Enfidha in Tunisia, which will take off for the first time next Summer. Find out more here


Financing your journey to innovation
9 November, The Bluecoat
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Liverpool City Region Finance Hub

The LCR Finance Hub is a free gateway for SMEs wishing to access external funding, with the aim of making the whole process less confusing.

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Promote your business events

If you have an upcoming event you would like to be listed on our website please submit details and our team will review and publish if appropriate. 

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Government Updates



Government calls on business expertise to boost trade with Turkey
The UK is seeking views from businesses and the wider public on UK negotiation objectives for a new trade agreement with Turkey.

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