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The InvestSefton team are absolutely aware of the devastating impact that the COVID-19 outbreak is having on businesses in the borough. We are here to help your business. Please call us on 0151 934 3452 or email

COVID-19 Advice

This website will be updated regularly, as and when further information and guidance is released.

COVID-19 – Financial Support

More and more financial options are being made available to businesses struggling as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19 - Useful Information & Guides

A range of online resources are being made available to businesses to help them during the COVID-19 crisis. We have compiled the best of them here.

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Covid-19 - Business Advice & Training

We have collated information and advice to help businesses get through the current crisis.

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Covid-19 - Reopening Businesses

As businesses are encouraged to start opening again, we have collated advice and guidance to help you as much as we can.

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COVID-19 - Upcoming Events

View upcoming events that we think will be of use to your business at this time, delivered by the Invest Sefton team or our partner organisations


Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

Sefton Council Business Rates Team will be issuing a letter to businesses in the borough who are potentially eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund and/or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. You can see a copy of the letter here (opens in a new window). The letter clearly explains the next steps and the information that you must provide for the grant to be issued to your business. If you think you are eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund, then click here to complete and submit the online form.

Email Updates

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COVID-19 - News

  • 22/09/2021- InvestSefton face to face HR workshop

    On Tuesday 28th September InvestSefton are holding our first face to face workshop since March 2020. The workplace has changed dramatically since then with the introduction of more remote and agile working. Come and join us to reflect and consider... More
  • 17/09/21- Robotics firm takes last unit at Mersey Reach

    A Merseyside firm pioneering the use of industrial robots has become the latest occupier to sign up for the Mersey Reach development in Aintree.  CNC Robotics is to establish an advanced manufacturing facility in the last remaining unit in phase... More
  • 14/09/2021- Growth Platform provides £840k in grants to Liverpool City Region businesses

    More than 240 businesses within the Liverpool City Region have so far benefited from the Growth Platform’s New Markets 2 ERDF Programme with support totalling in excess of £840,000 for local commercial services. Local businesses are now being urged to... More
  • 09/09/21- Help to Grow Programme for businesses

    The Help to Grow Programme will support senior managers of small and medium sized businesses to boost business’s performance, resilience, and long-term growth.   Accredited by the Small Business Charter, the Management School at the University of Liverpool is offering... More
  • 08/09/21- Business Climate Leaders Toolkit

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has produced a toolkit for small and medium sized businesses to support the Business Climate Leaders campaign. The Business Climate Leaders campaign is the latest phase of the government’s UK-wide Together... More
  • 19/08/2021- UK-India FTA Roundtable

    Calling all existing or aspirational exporters to India… The UK and India have recently committed to an Enhanced Trade Partnership as part of a 10-year Roadmap that includes the ambition and intent to double trade and negotiate a UK-India FTA.... More