Wirral Chamber named delivery partner for the Enterprise Hub
The ‘Ignite’ project will be based in the Pacific Road Enterprise Hub in Birkenhead - one of the Chamber’s 3 managed business workspaces in the town - which is itself a disadvantaged area - and will deliver start-up support for Wirral people of any age, with priority given to residents from the Borough’s lower super output areas.
This innovative programme will support start-ups over a 2 year period. Furthermore, it will work to ensure a strong job creation rate and inspiration for an area known for its entrepreneurial spirit. This project will take a fresh, creative and collaborative approach to address business support. In essence ripping up the rulebook and learning from the experts.
Blending peer support and mentoring with ‘all you can eat’ business support delivered 21st Century style from a unique base with flexible space set up to maximise entrepreneurs’ access to new knowledge, expertise and accelerate their learning amongst each other.
Wirral Chamber of Commerce is the LCR Local Growth Hub for the borough and is uniquely placed to deliver this project in Wirral: entrepreneurs will be based in a Chamber-managed hub with access to all of our added value services; they’ll interact with our veteran business start-up and business growth advisers with experience across all sectors, including social enterprises; they will also be supported by independent business mentors; and new start-ups will be recruited in cohorts. This will provide a solid network that start-ups can leverage as they evolve their business.