About us


We help businesses in the Liverpool City Region identify and find the support and funding they need to grow.

The Local Growth Hub provides advice, support and funding for businesses across Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral. We have teams in each of the boroughs who help businesses at the thinking, starting, scaling and unlocking stages of growth. Our vision is a successful city region built through successful local businesses. We believe that when local businesses grow, the local economy grows.

The Local Growth Hub is managed by Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the region’s primary economic development company, and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). We’re backed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and run in collaboration with local public and private sector partners.

In our first full year

the Local Growth Hub delivered...

1 support website
50 support partners
£68m to support LCR SMEs
170 tender promotions
850 jobs in the LCR
4,000 SME engagements
4,000 support referrals
6,000 business enquiries

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