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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@lovemybeach.org   enquiries@@      

Maritime Minister tours Liverpool2 container base

Peel Ports welcomed Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani to its flagship container terminal Liverpool2 on Wednesday July 25. The visit comes as the terminal prepares to welcome its largest regular caller to date when 2M (Maersk and MSC alliance) introduces a new transatlantic container service to the port. The Minister met with chief operating officer Patrick Walters and received a tour of the port, as well as meeting with workers from varying roles across the container terminal. Mr Walters said: “Workforce diversity is very important to us, blending attributes and skills enables our people and our business to perform to their true potential. “We are committed to increasing diversity, and this includes attracting more women to the industry and supporting their development into senior roles. “We’re pleased that the Minister has been able to see what we are doing to support skills development, employment and international trade at this exciting time for our business.” Ms Ghani said: “It was fantastic to see...Read More >

National Clean Air Strategy 2018

The UK government is making changes to its approach to tackling air pollution and has launched a public consultation on the draft national Clean Air Strategy. This is a great opportunity for Sefton businesses to input their views on how they feel air pollution is being tackled at a national level. The proposed Clean Air Strategy 2018 sets out actions to improve air quality by reducing pollution from a wide range of sources.  The themes making up the strategy are: understanding the problem; protecting the nation’s health; protecting the environment; securing clean growth and innovation; reducing emissions from transport; reducing emissions from farming; reducing emissions from industry; and leadership.  The consultation also asks for views on the strategy as a whole.  Respondents can feedback on as many or as few of the consultation questions as they want. Sefton Council is working with internal stakeholders and community representatives to develop its response.  If you are  interested in providing feedback from your organisation...Read More >

Fusion21 Announces the launch of its Reactive Repairs & Maintenance Framework

Procurement organisation Fusion21 has announced the launch of its Reactive Repairs & Maintenance Framework and Empty Buildings Refurbishment & Security Framework – with a combined worth of up to £300 Million, over a four year period. Operating nationally, these frameworks are specifically designed to support housing associations and local authorities with a wide range of reactive works and services and upon launch will become the leading framework in the housing sector for reactive maintenance works. The Reactive Repairs & Maintenance Framework is set to provide a comprehensive service for all general building trades and includes: out-of-hours reactive emergency repairs; void property repairs and major improvements and call handling services on a 24/7 or out-of-hours basis. Separately, the Empty Property Refurbishment & Security Framework will provide repairs, improvements and security measures to empty properties covering all building trades. A single supply partner is being sought to provide a variety of empty building security services including alarm and monitoring service provision; cleaning...Read More >