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Sefton businesses encouraged to sign up for a free digital masterclass with Google

Experts from Google come to Maghull Town Council on the 28th April from 1-3pm to give local businesses a masterclass in using the internet to turbo-charge their growth. The Digital Garage on tour will be co-hosted by local MP Bill Esterson. Local businesses can sign up to attend here. On 28th April the Google Digital Garage on tour will arrive in Sefton to give local businesses and individuals the chance to attend a free masterclass and learn crucial skills for the digital age. Experts from Google will run a seminar and one-to-one mentoring sessions that offer advice and tips to local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs on making the Internet a growth engine for their business. The tour is part of Google’s Digital Garage project – and reflects Google’s wider commitment to providing five hours of free digital skills training to everyone in the UK. Government research shows that SMEs with a strong web presence grow more than twice as...Read More >

The Future for Business is Digital- Friday 19th May

Investsefton would like to invite you to the next Sefton Economic Forum, where will be looking at how the future for business is digital…. The Forum will start at 8am, with breakfast and networking from 7.30am. The forum will conclude at 9.15, with further opportunities for networking, including the Growth Hub Marketplace, giving you the opportunity to browse what funded business support is available across the Liverpool City Region. Visit our events calendar for more details and to book your place.

Kura selects Netherton for its first contact centre outside of Scotland

• Creating up to 200 new jobs for the area and adding 400 seats to their portfolio • Kura’s first contact centre in England will cover over 34,000 sq ft of office space Outsourced contact centre and software specialist Kura has selected Sefton for a major new site and its first outside of Scotland. The Glasgow-based company will occupy Caspian House at Atlantic Park, which is expected to house over 400 employees. The move comes after Kura was selected as a strategic partner of Scottish Power for the next 5 years to become the utility giant’s largest outsource customer services provider. Following the highly competitive tender process which started in January 2016, Kura will provide Telephony handling services in the United Kingdom from 1st April 2017 onwards. The new telephony contracts meet Scottish Power’s promise of delivering all call handling services from UK based contact centres. The new contracts will also support current service teams and local communities by focusing...Read More >

What is the LCR4.0 project and what can it do for your business?

What is LCR 4.0? Launched in November 2016, LCR 4.0 is a partly ERDF funded collaborative project which aims to help local SMEs adopt 4.0 technologies to their current processes in order to improve their supply chains, develop existing and new products not only to their company, but to the market, maintaining a key competitive strength. In the first of a series of Liverpool City Region road shows, the LCR 4.0 project is coming to Aintree this April. Wed 26 April 2017, 07:30 – 09:30 CNC Robotics Limited 3b Olympic Way Aintree Liverpool L30 1RD Why you should attend: – Find out what 4IR (Industry 4.0) means for local manufacturing businesses; – Hear what business support is available from the region’s world-class assets to support your 4IR journey; – Network and share insights with other local SMEs; – Participate in a guided tour of the CNC Robotics facility. Schedule – 7:30am – coffee and registration – 8am – Welcome and introduction –...Read More >

Cash Boost For Southport Pier

The Pier in Southport is set to benefit from a significant cash boost to make improvements to the popular tourist attraction.   Sefton Council has secured an additional £2 million, thanks to an award from the coastal community fund, to carry out important repairs and maintenance on the oldest cast iron pier in the country.   Planned works will include extensive structural repairs, improvements to the end pavilion, the creation of new retail units, easier access to the beach, and improvements to the railings on Marine Lake.    The overall project will deliver over £2.9 million worth of improvements creating additional jobs, increasing visitor numbers and securing Southport Pier as a valued asset for many years to come.    Phil Cresswell, Head of Regeneration and Housing, said: ‘We are delighted to have received this funding from the coastal community fund. The grant will allow us to deliver significant improvements with added features and attractions, along with better accessibility for more people to...Read More >