Business Support

Invest Sefton is at the forefront of economic growth in Sefton, supporting new and existing local businesses and helping to attract new investment and jobs to the borough. Our objective is simple – to make Sefton an attractive and easy place for you to start, operate and grow your business.

The Invest Sefton team offers a wide range of services, from help with finding a new property to identifying potential sources of funding. But that’s not the whole package. Aftercare support for all business, regardless of size or sector. is also available from a team of highly-experienced staff, providing quality signposting, general business advice and individually-tailored assistance.

We want Sefton to lead the way amongst local authorities in dealing with and supporting businesses so they achieve their business aims, growing and flourishing while creating excellent employment opportunities. We exist to ensure our businesses succeed.

InvestSefton is the enterprise, business support and inward investment service of Sefton Council. Part of the Department of Built Environment’s Economy and Tourism Divison, it leads on and supports economic growth in the borough.

Our objective is simple – to make Sefton an attractive and easy place for businesses to start, operate, grow and thrive.

A team of highly experienced business support specialists are here to provide the help and advice you need to achieve this, developing solutions tailored to your business needs.

The support can take many forms, including:

  • Free business events and workshops to meet your business needs
  • Providing business advice and guidance
  • Helping your business access finance
  • Dealing with Sefton Council easily and effectively
  • Quality signposting to partners
  • Recruitment of new staff through Sefton@Work
  • Finding premises and helping you to relocate your business in Sefton
  • Supporting your business to access new markets, including export
  • Developing supply chain opportunities in public/private procurement
  • Signposting new business start-ups through one of our many partners

Your business success is our priority and we want businesses in the borough to consider us to be part of their team, treating us as a first port of call whenever support or assistance is required.

InvestSefton will seek to support all Sefton businesses with a special focus on the following key growth sectors:

  • Superport
  • Knowledge economy
  • Low carbon
  • Visitor economy

In addition, InvestSefton has a long track record of working with construction businesses through Build Sefton, and will continue to help develop other sectors in which the borough has its own unique strengths.

InvestSefton also works with Sefton’s largest businesses to maximise new investment and employment opportunities and encourage the development of local supply chains.

As in all things, communication is the key to making this work. We want you to be able to maximise your opportunities and make sure you are connected to Sefton Council and your business community. InvestSefton has a range of established business networks to provide you with the opportunity to do this. These include Sefton Economic Forum, the premier business consultation and networking event in Sefton, which gives every business – large and small – a voice in the economic development of Sefton.

InvestSefton also continues to work closely with Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce and has long-standing links with the Federation of Small Businesses.