Free resilience workshops for city region firms

Growth Platform, the Liverpool city region growth agency, is teaming up with accountancy firm BDO to offer a series of free business resilience workshops for business leaders. Tony McDonough reports

Mark Sykes
Mark Sykes, head of entrepreneurial business and partner at BDO


Entrepreneurs and small firms in the Liverpool city region are being offered free access to a series of business resilience workshops.

Growth Platform, the city region’s growth agency, is teaming up with accountancy firm BDO to offer the workshops to help businesses build resilience and better identify growth opportunities. They will take place from Wednesday, February 2, to Tuesday, April 12.

Hosted by BDO’s head of entrepreneurial business and partner, Mark Sykes, and BDO partner, Laura Stuffins, the free online workshops will provide business leaders with expert strategic support. They will include:

  • A one-to-one with BDO ahead of the workshop to discuss their business.
  • One two-hour online workshop delivered by BDO (in a cohort of six to 10 business leaders).
  • A tailored business diagnostic and personalised report.
  • Support and feedback beyond the workshop.

Mark Sykes said: “These workshops will give some clarity to business leaders looking for advice and support on their opportunities for growth. The sessions. and the additional support each business will receive, will give leaders the tools, insight and guidance to take positive action for themselves and their business.”

Janice Mears, head of business growth at Growth Platform, added: “Our partnership with BDO to deliver these workshops is yet another great addition to the suite of business support offerings Growth Platform is rolling out across the city region.

“Taking part in one of these workshops is an excellent opportunity for any local business who has been trading for a minimum of two years to not only help shape their business plans but get a bespoke action plan to move forward with.”

Click here to register for the workshops

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