Business Advice & Training

As and when we hear about any new advice or training available we will update this page.



Sefton@Work is a free Sefton Council recruitment service for Sefton businesses looking for new staff. The service provided includes:

  • A named employer liaison officer who will handle your vacancy and liaise with you throughout the recruitment process
  • Vacancy advertising
  • Managing applications & pre-screening applicants


Skills Brokerage Service

Growth Platform’s Skills Brokerage Service is a free service offering impartial expert advice and support to help businesses access training and funding (where available).

Whether you are self-employed, an SME or large employer, working in any sector, the Skills Brokerage Service can help in a variety of ways, including:

  • Bespoke assessment and advice to produce a custom-made training plan
  • Easy access to funding for training costs
  • Support with recruitment of new apprentices (up to January 2022)
  • Identifying apprenticeship routes for existing employees.

For further information call us on 0151 934 3452 or email


Growth Hub/ BGP:

The Sefton Growth Hub is operated by InvestSefton, giving free advice and support to all Sefton businesses.

We help businesses of any size and in any sector. No query is too small or too big. We are here to help your business.

Our virtual and in person monthly events and workshops cover a range of topics and feature expert speakers and guests.  Previous workshops have included:

  • Employment Law
  • Access to Finance
  • Sales & Marketing

For SME businesses looking to grow we also offer the Business Growth Programme.

The Business Growth Programme provides free 1:1 support from a business adviser. Areas where we can provide 1:1 support include:


  • Advice on different types of finance, where to find it and how to apply for it
  • Business planning and financial forecasting
  • Finding contract opportunities and how to get your business ready to tender
  • Guiding you through the process of applying for other free or subsidised support from partner organisations.


For further information call us on 0151 934 3452 or email