August 2018

Celebs to open coffee shop/bar in redeveloped Crosby village centre

A former star of The Apprentice and an Irish Master Chef winner are launching a new coffee shop and cocktail bar in Crosby village, following developer St Modwen’s multi-million pound investment in the village centre. Crosby-born Kurt Wilson, who appeared on The Apprentice in 2014, and Harry Marquart, who won Head Chef in 2011, will be opening their latest venture Frankie’s in the Sefton town this summer. Frankie’s will open in the newly-refurbished Glenn Buildings South and has signed a new 10-year lease with St Modwen, which paid £2.6m for a number of properties in the village before beginning renovations last June. The venue will serve bagels, sandwiches and light bites and will have an extensive cocktail menu. The highly-experienced team behind Frankie’s own Japanese sushi bar Izakaya in Liverpool and also includes Jack Doran, the former manager of The Alchemist in Liverpool. Named in memory of Jack’s father, Frankie’s will operate as a coffee shop in the day, before...Read More >

Businesses booming thanks to InvestSefton!

Two Sefton businesses that have benefited from European funding and Local Growth Hub support along with assistance from ourselves and our sister organisation Sefton@Work were recently visited. Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, along with InvestSefton staff dropped in to Morgan Hope Industries Ltd and Immersive Interactive Ltd to see how both businesses are booming. Morgan Hope Industries Ltd, based at the Blowick Industrial Park, Southport manufactures, supplies and installs lighting and electronic energy control systems, which reduce energy consumption. We have assisted the business by helping them tender for public sector contracts, and linking them to support and commercial opportunities through the Liverpool City Region. Also on the agenda was a trip to Immersive Interactive Ltd who are based on Princes Street in the town centre. The company offers futuristic learning spaces which can be used in both mainstream and special needs education establishments and simulation training for the emergency services. We supported this...Read More >

LOVEmyBEACH Campaign

LOVEmyBEACH is a campaign to work together to keep our local beaches and bathing waters clean. To become a LOVEmyBEACH business simply complete the checklist to assess if your business operations are beach friendly. Once complete, return the form and you will be sent any feedback plus any resources you may need to become beach friendly! If you qualify, you’ll also receive a window sticker and certificate to display proudly, so everyone knows you’re a LOVEmyBEACH business. Further information, all contact details and the checklist can be found here. Alternatively, please contact   enquiries@@