Enterprise Hub just launched a second phase

Posted on: 28/11/2019

Thousands of entrepreneurs across the Liverpool City Region are set to benefit as Enterprise Hub launches a second phase.

Enterprise Hub coordinates and simplifies the business start-up and growth support available across the Liverpool City Region by bringing together partners to deliver business support, advice and training.


Since launching its first phase in December 2015, Enterprise Hub support has helped to create over 1,060 new businesses so far.  Thousands of budding and early-stage entrepreneurs have benefited from the programme over the last four years, with nearly 6,000 individuals registering for support.


The launch event for the second phase took place on the 26th of November, in a special celebration at The Women’s Organisation, which is the lead and accountable body for the Enterprise Hub.


It was attended by special guest speaker Julia Sweeney, Director of European Programmes and Local Growth at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), along with the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Anna Rothery, and Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Mr Steve Rotheram. Other guests included Enterprise Hub partner organisations, along with business support providers, funding specialists and some of the region’s leading figures in enterprise.


In a change to the first programme, this second phase of support now includes the provision of business growth support for those in their first three years of trade. This move comes in response to the successful first phase of the programme which showed that there was real entrepreneurial spirit across the region, resulting in the creation of over 1,000 new enterprises. This second phase is now able to ensure the sustainability of those businesses through an ongoing programme of support.


Fully-funded support is available to residents from all corners of the Liverpool City Region, with delivery partners working in Sefton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Wirral and Halton.


Enterprise Hub brings together a network of eight partner organisations to deliver business advice, training and support; The Women‚Äôs Organisation, Everton Development Trust, Granby Toxteth Development Trust, Merseyside Expanding Horizons, Wirral Chamber, St Helens Chamber, The Prince’s Trust, SAFE Regeneration.


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