What We Do2018-10-02T12:13:17+00:00

One team. One point of contact. One vision for success to encourage, enable and support economic growth in Knowsley.

Invest Knowsley offers a range of services and bespoke support to meet the specific needs of businesses, developers and investors.

For all businesses – Invest Knowsley can provide experienced advisors who can support your individual business needs. Our team will build strong working relationships, enable networking and access to the local supply chain and provide expert insight and access to advice on everything from funding to lobbying and legal advice.

For investors and developers, Invest Knowsley provides a dynamic and agile service with a single focus to accelerate your development. Our professionals will help you to de-risk investment, provide links into potential funding sources and provide support to navigate the planning system with success. Our team will be focussed on your scheme and getting your project to delivery as quick as possible.

Invest Knowsley offers a broad range of professional services and solutions to businesses, business people, investors and developers.

For an informal discussion about how Invest Knowsley might be able to help you or your business please get in touch.

Please read on for more information on our services.

Business Growth Programme

Business Growth Programme

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Business Networks

HR Forum, Construction Forum, Manufacturing Network, Visitor Economy Network, Women in Business

Business Networks

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Business Start-up Advice

Business Start-up Advice

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Business Support

Business Support

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Chamber Membership & Benefits

Chamber Membership & Benefits

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Development Management

Development Management

Experienced planning professionals can support you to navigate the planning journey from pre-application enquiries through to full determination. With experience across sectors and all sizes of project, the team are able to provide bespoke advice and solutions to enable projects to progress efficiently into the development stage.

Drainage & Flood Risk Advice

Drainage & Flood Risk Advice

As the Local Lead Flood Authority for Knowsley we have the experience, knowledge and contacts to deliver appropriate drainage solutions and provide flood mitigation advice. With close working relationships with the Environment Agency and United Utilities we are able to streamline processes to ensure workable and appropriate solutions are delivered.

External Funding Support & Guidance

External Funding Support & Guidance

The team have extensive experience in securing external funding sources and supporting the delivery of funded programmes of work.

This includes the preparation of business cases and bid submissions. This extensive retained knowledge and current market awareness, ensures that available funding streams are identified and opportunities on a regional, national and European funding footprint are maximised.

Feasibility Support

Feasibility Support

The multi-disciplinary team are able to provide early feasibility support and advice for all major development projects. For larger schemes, this work at an early stage in the process can provide reassurance, insight and clear guidance to shape deliverable solutions.

This enables us to bring projects to market quicker and in turn realise the benefits swiftly.

Financial Management Advice for Major Developments

Financial Management Advice for Major Developments

Robust and well planned financial management solutions are essential to the delivery of major projects.

Experienced accountants at Invest Knowsley can provide the support to develop financial arrangements that will ensure the smooth delivery of projects, on budget and in line with projected forecasts.

Growth Hub Tender Alerts

Growth Hub Tender Alerts

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Highways & Transport Advice

Highways & Transport Advice

We have a team of experienced professionals and engineers with the specialist skills to provide advice on highways and transport implications for major schemes. Working closely with planners and project managers the team are able to integrate solutions seamlessly and in a timely manner to ensure comprehensive and considered schemes are progressed.

HMRC Support

HMRC Support

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Knowsley Ambassador Programme

Knowsley Ambassador Programme

The Knowsley Ambassador programme brings together the public and private sector to create a powerful alliance of people and businesses, all working together to promote Knowsley as a great place to live, visit, invest and do business.

Working with Invest Knowsley provides you and your organisation with a chance to be part of this movement, making connections, promoting your projects and contributing directly to the long term success of the place.

Land & Property Advice

Land & Property Advice

The Invest Knowsley team can provide up-to-date site and property availability combined with in-depth local market data and intelligence. Assessing your needs they are able to offer appropriate opportunities and guidance on development, acquisition or sales.

Land, Property & Premises Search

Land, Property & Premises Search

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Land, Property & Development Legal Advice

Land, Property & Development Legal Advice

With an in-house legal team, Invest Knowsley can provide bespoke advice on a range of major development issues. This specialist advice can cover matter ranging from land acquisition and disposal to planning and developer contributions.

Local Market Intelligence

Local Market Intelligence

Based on the ground in Knowsley and working closely with the business and development community, Invest Knowsley can provide unrivalled local intelligence. With direct links into the Council’s policy and research functions this knowledge is further backed by local, regional and national data to provide comprehensive information and advice.

Mediation Services

Mediation Services

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Tendering and Selling Your Services Support

Tendering and Selling Your Services Support

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Planning Guidance and Advice

Planning Guidance and Advice

Practical planning advice is readily available from the team at Invest Knowsley. Experienced planners can provide information across a range of areas including strategic policy, land use, masterplanning and site development.

Linking in with the Council’s planning function the team can help to ensure proposals are well informed, are compliant with planning policies and regulations and are ultimately deliverable.

Project Management and Development Support

Project Management and Development Support

Invest Knowsley provides bespoke project management and delivery support from inception right through delivery to completion and occupation.

Our skilled professionals will ensure your project is well planned, risks identified and mitigated, and budgets and timescales determined. We will build and maintain relationships with you, your team and other key stakeholders to support the project as it progresses.