Specialist Support for Knowsley Businesses

Published on: Wednesday, 30-April-2014

Knowsley Council’s Business Liaison Team is delivering tailored business support to companies in the borough.

Assistance is funded through the European Regional Development Fund and in the past year over 100 businesses in Knowsley have benefited.

Structec (NW) Ltd is one company that has recently received bespoke support. A building and maintenance contractor, the company delivers work and projects for local authorities and housing associations across the North West.

The company has recently embraced modern construction and e-business systems to enable it to meet the real time reporting requirements of its customers and has outperformed many of its competitors because of its up-to-date approach.

Steve Davies, Managing Director of Structec NW Ltd, said “Since 1998 we have established ourselves as a major repair and maintenance provider to the social housing sector across the North West. We’ve improved our business by investing in our workforce, our business systems and ISO accreditations.

“The support we have received from Knowsley’s Business Liaison Team has helped us to keep improving our quality management, customer satisfaction standards and performance targets.”

Dale Milburn, Knowsley’s Director of Business, Investment and Sustainability said “The tailored one to one support that is available is developed specifically to meet the needs of each business. The Business Liaison Team works closely with a number of commercial sector experts who provide a high quality input in areas such as IT, tendering, marketing and finance.”

“If businesses are planning to expand or to develop, I would encourage them to get in touch with the team as we have the funding and specialist support available to help.”

Knowsley’s Business Liaison team can also help organisations to access other council services and can assist with commercial property searches and help to access other grants and funding.

If you’d like to find out how we can help your business, email business@knowsley.gov.uk or call 0151 477 4000.