Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Merseyside Business Support Programme


Liverpool Vision has been delivering fully-funded business advice, guidance and support to the local business community under the Merseyside Business Support Programme (MBSP) since March 2012. This Programme is still going strong and is available for SMEs that are looking to grow their business.

Currently this support is delivered on our behalf by a number of specialist business advisers and is available for eligible SME businesses that can demonstrate the ability to grow both in turnover and employee size.

Support is available in areas such as:
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Business Planning
  • Tendering & Procurement
  • Financial Management.
The programme has helped numerous companies including PPL Group, a print, signage and event company based on the Brunswick Dock whose clients include Wimbledon, Rugby Football Union and the R & A who they worked with for The 2014 Open golf championship.

Sales and Marketing Director, Paul Kimberley, had this to say about the support he received through Liverpool Vision:


“The team at Liverpool Vision has been a great help. Along with being approachable and easy to deal with, they have a great way of helping you to help yourself and we have found the services invaluable in helping us acquire clarity and direction in achieving our recent business development goals.

Signposting and information that we have received has played a big part in significantly increasing our productivity through developing our team. Support and funding for implementing a strategic and nimble recruitment strategy has allowed us to tap into the fantastic pool of talent that is available from the university graduates in the city.

We also know too well that a robust supply chain is integral to our success and the team helped us to make links, numerous valuable contacts and identify potential new suppliers and businesses who we can work collaboratively with in order to add value to our service delivery.”



The aim of the consultants is to transfer their skills and knowledge into your business, enabling you and your staff to move your business forward into a period of sustainable growth.

To connect with one of our specialist business advisers and discuss the FREE support available please visit the Liverpool Vision website for details on each provider.




IFB Business Brokerage Service

A Business Brokerage Service was available over IFB 2014 providing specialist business support in order to maximise companies’ time at the Festival. As part of the legacy of IFB 2014 and in preparation for IFB 2016, we are offering support to high growth companies to help them reach new markets.

This support is available for SMEs across Merseyside who have experienced growth over the last few years and turned over >£500k last year. Businesses must be looking for new markets & opportunities, looking for continued high growth and looking to employ more staff over the next couple of years. We offer professional support & mentoring, specialist micro workshops and bespoke research to create connectivity and business opportunities. 

To access this support, please contact one of our team through our website