BDO LLP – Business Resilience Support for SMEs

Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LCR LEP) via Growth Platform, working closely with BEIS, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Local Authorities, other partners in the City Region, is extending the current business support available.

In order to respond to the economic challenges our City Region businesses are facing, BDO LLP has been contracted to deliver a pro-active programme of engagement, advice and support with SMEs across Liverpool City Region during April, focusing primarily on COVID-19 related issues.

The aim of this work is to ensure that businesses across Liverpool City Region have access to professional advisory support to aid them through the challenges they are facing due to COVID-19.

Eligibility: SMEs in all sectors.
Estimated Size of Business: £1m – 45m Turnover
Estimated Employee Numbers: 10+ Staff
N.B – SMEs outside of these parameters can still be considered following discussion with BDO LLP.

The service will include:

1. Professional Advisory support
2. All businesses referred will get an initial focused diagnostic, which triages to the BDO service, to assess if they need further help in identifying next steps.
3. Where a need is identified the provision of 1 to 1 support will be agreed, looking at a critical business plan and options available.
5. Where appropriate and specific action is needed BDO LLP will refer to professional services
6. A series of webinars will also be provided as part of the service
7. Service will run until 30th April 2020
8. No cost to SME