Business support and advice

Business Support Service

The Business and Economic Support Team at Liverpool City Council help foster a strong and inclusive economy. Driving innovation and boosting productivity is key to facilitating economic success in all of our communities, and we are keen to support local businesses and new start-ups to grow and create employment opportunities in the city.

  • Funded by UK Government
  • Powered by Levelling Up
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What we offer

We deliver the Business Support Service in Liverpool which helps provide potential entrepreneurs and existing businesses with support to assist their growth, which could include: 

  • advice for residents thinking of starting a business
  • support workshops for early-stage entrepreneurs 
  • specialist advice for existing businesses looking to grow
  • signposting to additional support and referrals into relevant programmes
  • help finding sites and premises to start, expand or relocate businesses
  • development of key business clusters and sectors
  • inward investment support and investor development

We can also connect you with additional services such as:

  • recruitment, skills and training support
  • funding opportunities
  • advice around net zero 
  • innovation support
  • leadership and management programmes
  • help to access new business markets and export
  • support for socially trading organisations

Contact us to request support

Potential entrepreneurs and existing businesses can contact our service using the enquiry form below to find out more about accessing the range of support that is available. You will then be contacted by our team at Liverpool City Council or by Liverpool Chamber of Commerce who are our contracted business support partner for this service.  

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Contact the Business Support Service

This service is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as the lead authority. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund: prospectus on GOV.UK