KPMG Enterprise and LEP join forces to launch Growth Catalyst programme

Posted 7th August 2015
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KPMG Enterprise and the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) have joined forces to invest in business growth across the region through the introduction of a business education and development programme for high growth companies.

The Growth Catalyst programme will provide two days of business advice and tools to help established small and medium-sized companies across Merseyside by assessing their current business model and performance, and then helping them to create a targeted growth strategy, backed by a suite of tools and advice to help them achieve it.

The programme, which is partly funded by the Liverpool City Region LEP, is open to just 30 non-competing companies and will provide practical help, advice and insight to help them grow even further. Companies selected to join will receive:

  • Attendance at a two-day ‘Growth Catalyst’ workshop run by KPMG Enterprise, to be held on the 7th and 14th October at the Malmaison Hotel in Liverpool.
  • The opportunity to meet and network with other senior decision makers from high-growth businesses based across Merseyside.
  • One-to-one support from a KPMG consultant
  • The opportunity to tap into KPMG’s vast knowledge centre and network – including the opportunity to pitch to a private equity investment house.

Chris Fry, senior partner, KPMG’s Liverpool office said: “We are really excited to be involved in such a fantastic programme, supporting Liverpool’s growing legion of high-growth businesses.

“Too often, we find that entrepreneurs don’t know where to turn when looking to take their companies to the next level. Should they target new markets, either domestic or overseas? Should they seek external investment? Are there any ‘easy wins’ to help them achieve growth? This programme will equip our local SMEs with the tools and insight to create their own growth roadmap, helping them on this journey and ultimately contributing to the economic success of the Liverpool city region.”