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Business Support Services

St Helens Chamber offer a range of Business Support services designed to help your business grow and develop, no matter what stage you are at.

Our dedicated Business Support team have a wealth of experience in helping businesses to access funding, training, mentoring and much more.

Our services are free of charge, depending on eligibility, and the team are happy to discuss your individual requirements – simply register for a call back at businesssupport@sthelenschamber.com.

Business Support Programmes

Business Growth Grant

If you have plans to grow your business but need external specialist advice to make it happen, St Helens Chamber can provide grants of up to 35% of your investment.

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Business Growth Programme

Through our Business Growth Programme St Helens businesses can take advantage of 12 hours fully-funded support from our experienced business advisers and consultants.

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Capital Grant Fund

The new Capital Grant Fund is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is open to SMEs based in the Liverpool City Region, with the exception of Halton, that are looking to develop their business with capital investments.

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Net Zero

St Helens Chamber is here to support your business to develop a clear action plan to reach Net Zero and help achieve the UK’s ambitious goal and help you cut those carbon emissions in half by 2030 and to reach ‘Net Zero’ by 2050.


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How to Start a Business

Our ‘How to Start a Business’ events are designed to give you the information you need to make a decision whether starting and running a business is for you.

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Business Information Services

Whether you need help finding a new supplier or information on new legislation, our knowledgeable team is on hand to provide the answers.

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Local Growth Hub

Support can range from a simple referral to a comprehensive Business Health Check, to pin point areas where you can make the most of the wide range of services, funding and support available.

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Export Services

St Helens Chamber can provide a range of services to help you export successfully – from export documentation to export readiness services and finance services.


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Business and Financial Planning

St Helens Chamber offers free, confidential support to help make your business more resilient and help you to set realistic growth targets and forecasts.

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Who are the Business Support Team?

Geoff Bates
Business Support Manager
John Woods
Business Support Adviser
Janet Fairclough
Business Information Adviser
Cath Hickey
Business Start Up Adviser
Henry Deluce
Administrator
Connor Tutty
Business Information Co-Ordinator
Jan Corby
Business Start Up Adviser
Mick Gallagher
Investment Readiness Advisor

Success stories

Funky Timber

The Business Growth Programme provided Funky Timber with 12 hours of fully funded marketing support.

See how they benefitted from the support

JW Products 

The Business Growth Programme provided JW Products with the expert tendering consultancy it needed.

See how they benefitted from Business Support

Adlib Audio

Adlib Audio used their Capital Grant Funding to purchase the equipment they need to grow and develop their business and create new jobs in the Region.

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Want to know more about our Business Support Services?

If you’d like support for your business, please get in touch for a discussion on your needs on businesssupport@sthelenschamber.com or call on 01744 742000 for more information.

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