Places being snapped up for InvestSefton’s Summer Economic Forum

16 May 2023 3 min read

Places are being snapped up for InvestSefton’s Summer Economic Forum, which takes place in June, but there is still time and space to book a place.

Taking place between 9am and 12.30pm at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa on Thursday, 15th June, the free Forum is open to any Sefton business of any size in any sector.

Support for businesses

Subjects covered will include forthcoming infrastructure developments in Sefton, the outlook for the NW economy, and support for businesses via Innovate UK Edge, the Government’s innovation agency.

Speakers for the event will be economist Christian Spence, Senior Innovation and Growth Specialist at Innovate UK Edge Michael Hadfield and Sefton Council’s Assistant Director of Economic Growth and Housing Stuart Barnes. The event will be chaired by Cara Leach, Commercial Manager at Marine FC.

After a networking breakfast from 8.15am, the Economic Forum take place between 9am and 11am. After that there will be the Growth Hub Marketplace until the 12.30pm close.

Relaxed and informal

InvestSefton’s Forums are relaxed and informal events, with opportunities to network with business owners, leaders and support providers from across Sefton and the region. At the Sefton Growth Hub Business Marketplace and learn about funded business support, including skills development, digital marketing and more.

To book a place, Sefton businesses should call Dom or Sharon on 0151 934 3452 or email

Over 120 business delegates attended Invest Sefton’s previous Economic Forum event in December. Feedback was very positive with delegates describing the event as informative and interesting, and praising the guest speakers. One also remarked how impressed they were with how well Sefton helps its businesses.

Positive feedback

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Cabinet Member for Skills and Regeneration said: “These InvestSefton events are always very popular and we receive some very positive feedback after them.

“I would urge all Sefton-based businesses to contact the team now, book a free place and join us in June to find out what is going on in Sefton from some excellent speakers.”

Free information and advice

InvestSefton is Sefton Council’s enterprise, business support and inward investment service.  It offers free information and advice and access to a wide range of services. It is there to help any business, of any size, in any sector.

People wanting to find out more about how the InvestSefton can help support their business, can visit or contact the team on 0151 934 3452 or

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