Liverpool City Region LEP

New Markets 2 Business Support Programme

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Eligible busineses can receive a 35% contribution to the cost of commercial advice

Developed by Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), working with local partners, New Markets 2 is a successful support programme for local trading businesses to access high value, commercial business advice, tailored to your business needs and chosen by you.

Eligible businesses can receive a 35% contribution towards the cost of commercial advice that supports business growth, procured though this programme*.  An average minimum spend of £3000 and maximum spend of £10,000 is expected. 

Support is available to growing businesses with fewer than 250 employees and less than €50m (approx £35m) turnover in the Local Authority areas of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral.

Support such as a business needs assessment and brokerage are free of charge.

Subject to your eligibility, you can receive a 35% contribution* to the cost of commercial advice in a broad range of disciplines that can enable your business to grow including (but not limited to):

  • Financial Advice – Investment readiness, Business Planning, Corporate Finance etc

  • Applied R&D

  • Legal Advice – Employment, Contracts, IP, etc

  • Product/Service Development & Diversification

  • Sales & Marketing

  • Developing Quality Management Systems

  • Supply Chain Development

  • Interim Sales and Finance Management

  • Export Development



The LEP's Commercial Broker team will help you competitively procure the commerical advice you need to grow your business from the most appropriate commercial providers available according to the needs of your business.

* please note 35% contribution is claimed back after succesful completion of agreed programme of support.

Contact Liverpool City Region LEP

Business stages:

  • Growth
  • Existing with 2+ years of strong revenue growth
  • Early stage - with revenue
  • Project
  • Established with 2+ years revenue

Specialist areas:

  • Business Strategy and Planning


  • Business Advisory

Top sectors:

  • Advertising / Marketing & PR
  • Charity / Not for Profit
  • Digital, Creative inc Apps
  • Education
  • Energy / Power
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Envtl / Greentech / Cleantech
  • FMCG
  • Facilities Management
  • Financial Services & Insurance
  • Food & Drink
  • Franchising
  • Healthcare
  • IT Hardware
  • Leisure & Travel
  • Life Sciences / Biotech
  • Manufacturing
  • Maritime
  • Printing & Publishing
  • Professional Services
  • Property & Construction
  • Recruitment
  • Social Enterprise
  • Software & Support
  • Storage & Distribution
  • Technology
  • Telecoms & Internet
  • Tourism / Leisure
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Wholesale