InvestSefton facilitated forums and networking groups.

Sefton Economic Forum 

The Sefton Economic Forum is our key business event held twice a year in summer and winter. Our most recent event took place on 6th June 2024 at Formby Hall. Our next one will take place on 14th November at The Lake House in Waterloo. 

More information can be found on the Sefton Economic Forum page

Sefton Huddle 

This is a networking group for businesses in the digital, creative or technical sectors in Sefton. This is held three times a year in February, June and November. The next meeting will take place on 24th October 2024 at The Lake House in Waterloo. 

More information can be found on our Sefton Huddle page

Financial & Professional (F & P) Networking Group

This is a networking group for businesses in the financial or professional sectors in Sefton. This is held twice a year in April and October. The next meeting will take place on 16th  October at The Lake House in Waterloo, please visit the F & P page for more details. 

Topical workshops by InvestSefton

Workshops are demand led, based on feedback from businesses who tell us what topics they are interested in.  The following topics have previously been covered: 

  • Meet the buyer – for construction businesses
  • Digital Marketing
  • Carbon Reduction
  • Branding 
  • Access to finance 


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Thursday 27th June


Southport & Birkdale Sports Club, Trafalgar Road, Southport, PR8 2HF. 

More information and book your place with us here 


Business Start Up Event 

In partnership with Merseyside Expanding Horizons, Safe Regeneration and InvestSefton , we are offering friendly expert advice for any Sefton resident thinking of starting a business. Meet the team and find out more at one of our upcoming events: 

Wednesday 17th July

3pm to 5.30pm OR 6pm to 8pm 

Maghull Town Hall 

Call InvestSefton for more details or to book a place on 0151 934 3452 or email 


If there are any other topics that you would like to see covered then please get in touch and let us know! Call us on 0151 934 3452 or email

The following is a list of forthcoming events that are being delivered by other business support providers – 


Innervision Account Manager Model Programme

Designed to support and accelerate the growth of businesses owned by individuals from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

Closing date for applications is 30th June. 

For more information please email


Aintree Connect Networking Meet

Date: Thursday 27th June 2024 8.30am – 11.00am

Location: Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, L9 5AS

Register at or ring 0151 522 2922


Exporting and the UK Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)

On the 1st January 2027, the UK Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) will be implemented on imports of certain carbon intensive goods. Book a place at this event to learn about what you need to do if you import or export. 

Wednesday 10th Jul 2024

9:00 am – 10:45 am

The Lake House, Cambridge Rd, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 1RR. 

More information can be found here  or you can email:


‘First Thursday’ Business Club 

Every “First Thursday” of the month, Merseyside Expanding Horizons work together with pre-starters, entrepreneurs, SME’s and those looking to improve their business.

Each Business Club takes place between 11:00 – 12:30 in the Big Onion- The Hexagon, Bootle Strand, Stanley Road Bootle L20 4SZ. 

Upcoming dates: 

Thursday 4th July 2024

Contact Merseyside Expanding Horizons for more details


Active Workforce Health & Wellbeing support for businesses 

A range of support and workshops (both online or face to face) taking place between April and June 2024. 

Please contact Amy or Ruth at Active workforce for more details:

0151 934 2079 or email 


The Business and IP Centre for the Liverpool City Region are holding weekly Entrepreneur in Residence Clinics

Every Thursday, 1pm-4pm 

Central Library, Liverpool 

More info 


Sandgrounders Business Club Monthly Meeting

Southport Football Club, Haig Avenue, Southport PR8 6JZ

More info and book here 


Leading Ladies in Business 

The Lake House, Waterloo – see below link for future dates.

Book your place at one of the largest female entrepreneur networking platforms in the UK. 

More info and book a place 


Well Connected North by Liverpool Chamber

21st June 2024 8.30am – 10.00am

The Lake House, Cambridge Road, Waterloo L22 1RR

Free for Members, £15.00 for non-members.

To find out more and to you book  your place click here 


Doing Business in South Carolina

Date: Wednesday 17th July 2024, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Location: Liverpool Science Park IC1, MTC, 131 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TF

Join officials from South Carolina’s procurement team to discover exciting new opportunities for doing business in SC.

Register here