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Santander reveal fantastic £75m investment plan for Bootle

Santander today unveiled plans for a new, state-of-the-art campus, to replace their current offices in Bootle. The new complex will represent a £75 million investment in the area and be home to over 2,500 staff.  It will see Bootle become the contact centre and operations hub for Santander UK. The current site is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month and today’s plans will be the first significant redevelopment since it opened in 1968.  The ambition is to create a building that can become a hub for the local area with retail opportunities, sporting and social facilities and a public park.  The new office space will be designed to encourage collaboration amongst staff and support their well-being. Cllr Ian Maher, Labour Leader at Sefton Council, said: “I am delighted that Santander have shown such a massive commitment to our communities with this major redevelopment. “Since it opened 50 years ago, this site has provided employment, identity, and community and has been a...Read More >

Our Business Clinics are officially OPEN!!!!

Last week saw the launch of our increasingly popular Business Clinic drop in sessions at The Atkinson in Southport. A short video from the launch can be viewed here. The clinic is open to anyone who has any questions about their business- be it an existing business or a new business (or even just a business idea). Cllr Marion Atkinson attended the opening to cut the ribbon and officially declare the clinics open! The clinics are free to attend with no prior booking required. Every Tuesday between 10am and 1pm at The Atkinson on Lord Street Southport. Come along and see us- any business, any size, any sector!

Innovate UK- opportunity for companies looking for investment….

Manufacturing, Materials and Mobility Investment Showcase Register by: 8 October 2018, 12pm Competition closes: 15 October 2018, 12pm Showcase event date: 15 November, 2018 at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre For more information contact: Bruce Colley – Access to Finance manager – bruce.colley@innovateuk.gov.uk Lynne McGregor – Innovation Lead, MMM – lynne.mcgregor@innovateuk.gov.uk Register for the competition here Summary Innovate UK are offering an opportunity to pitch to a closed room of investors all who have expressed an interest in companies with innovation and Intellectual Property in advanced materials, manufacturing processes and mobility solutions for transport. As this showcase is co-located with the Digital Manufacturing Week Smart Factory Expo in Liverpool, we are The process opens on 17 Sept 2018. The deadline for registration is at 12:00pm (midday) on 1 October 2018, and the deadline for final applications to be submitted is at 12:00pm (midday) on 8 October 2018. There is no formal briefing event for this process as it is not a...Read More >

Work Starts on Local Industrial Strategy for the Liverpool City Region

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has started the process of developing a Local Industrial Strategy that will set the course for future economic development across the city region. The strategy will identify the key strengths, challenges, opportunities and threats in relation to the city region’s productivity and future prosperity, and will plot a way forwards that delivers inclusive and sustainable innovation-led growth. Our Local Industrial Strategy will complement the government’s Industrial Strategy and the four Grand Challenges it outlined on artificial Intelligence and data, ageing society, clean growth, future of mobility. Consultants SQW/Amion, are currently undertaking an initial review of the evidence base, including data, existing strategies and a targeted selection of interviews with key stakeholders. The findings from this initial research will inform strategy development and consultation through the autumn with a view to completing the strategy in Spring 2019. Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram said: “The Local Industrial Strategy is our opportunity to shape future...Read More >

InvestSefton moving offices

We are moving to another floor this afternoon and most of the phone lines are not working yet.  If you need to contact us, you can reach us on 0151 934 4672 or investsefton@sefton.gov.uk.