Services & Support

Invest Sefton offers a wide range of services for start-ups, existing businesses and inward investors. Our team has a broad spectrum of experience from both the public and private sectors working in partnership with key business and employment support agencies to provide the best possible solutions, support and outcomes for you. Our services include:

  • Dedicated business specialists offering general advice and support
  • Assistance with finding business sites and premises
  • Advice on financial support programmes and, in certain circumstances, access to finance
  • Supporting new inward investment from initial enquiry onwards
  • Quality signposting to other business support services
  • Access to business networks and support with supply chain activity (including public sector procurement)
  • Supporting existing businesses and investors

Business Information Service

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Workforce Recruitment/Development – Sefton@Work

Sefton@Work offers a range of free and confidential job-related service for individuals and businesses in Sefton. Businesses are provided with expert help and advice in all aspects of staff recruitment – much of the support offered by Sefton@Work is free of charge to businesses based in Sefton or those relocating to the borough.

Sefton@Work will help employers to fill their vacancies with local people by offering a highly flexible package of recruitment services. Working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, Reed in Partnership, the Opportunities Shop and Connexions to offer employers a very effective, co-ordinated approach to meet your specific requirements. Vacancies are also distributed throughout community organisations and by doing so; your vacancies reach the widest pool of candidates.

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Specialist Construction Support

Build Sefton is designed to boost local employment within the construction sector as well as supporting the sector itself by:

  • Providing support to local building-related firms of all sizes to help them win a higher proportion of construction contracts
  • Raising awareness amongst developers of the resources and skills available amongst Sefton’s contractors and sub-contractors
  • Spearheading a range of training initiatives to equip local residents with the skills needed to obtain building-related employment

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