InvestSefton run a variety of events throughout the year. 


Forums and Networking Groups



InvestSefton has three main forums and networking groups: 


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 17th April 2024 in Southport, visit the F & P page for more details. 


Sefton Economic Forum 

The Sefton Economic Forum is our key business event held twice a year in summer and winter. The next event will be on Thursday 6th June 2024 at Formby Hall. 

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 22nd February 2024 at The Atkinson in Southport. 

More information can be found on our Sefton Huddle page


Topical workshops by InvestSefton

These 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 

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


Launch event – sustainability business support for accommodation providers

Tuesday 12th March 10.30am-12.00pm

Waterfront Southport Hotel, Promenade, Southport, PR9 0DZ

InvestSefton are working with environmental consultants Groundwork to provide sustainability support to accommodation provider businesses. If you are an accommodation business based in Sefton, come along to this event to find out more about how your business can benefit from this support. 

More info and book your place here 


Cyber Security ‘Lunch & Learn’ Workshop – Improving Digital Resilience for Businesses 

Wednesday 13th March 10.00am – 2.00pm

The Lake House, Crosby Coastal Park, Cambridge Road, Waterloo L22 1RR

InvestSefton working in partnership with AdaptiveComms, a Southport based telecommunications business, would like to invite you to a ‘lunch and learning’ session on cyber security and fibre connectivity.

To book your place call us on 0151 934 3452 or email


Business start up support programme- launch event 

(Choice of 2 dates):

Wednesday 20th March, 12pm-2pm, 30 West Street Southport, PR8 1QN


Tuesday 26th March, 5pm-7pm, Lock & Quay, 2 Irlam Road, Bootle, L20 4AH

In partnership with Merseyside Expanding Horizons and Safe Regeneration, InvestSefton are offering business start up support to anyone thinking of starting a business in Sefton. Come along to one of our launch events to meet the team and find out the free support available to you. 

Book a place by calling us on 0151 934 3452 or email 


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


Active Workforce Health & Wellbeing support for businesses 

A range of support and workshops (both online or face to face) between January and March 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 


Circular Culture Series- 

The Circular Culture series will consist of three events, hosted across different areas of the LCR, bringing together industry leaders and sustainability experts to facilitate important conversations. Each event will focus on a different sector; Manufacturing, Technology and Food and Hospitality. 

Manufacturing- 22nd Feb

Technology- 7th March 

3pm-5pm, Future Yard, 75 Argyle Street Birkenhead CH41 6AB

The Technology event will look at the unique challenges associated with embedding a ‘circular culture’ into the process of designing and developing technology such as electronic equipment and devices, software, scientific instruments, electronic components and other innovations

More info and book your place here 

Food and Hospitality- 21st March 

3pm-5pm, Squash, 112-114 Windsor Street Liverpool L8 8EQ

The Food & Hospitality event and will look at the unique challenges associated with embedding a ‘circular culture’ into feeding, accommodating, transporting and entertaining residents, tourists, and business people. 

More info and book your place here