The European Regional Development Fund
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is making a real difference to people and businesses in the Northwest. With €755 million to invest between 2007 and 2013, ERDF is enhancing the competitiveness of the region’s economy by supporting growth in enterprise and employment.
For further information please visit www.communities.gov.uk/erdf
ERDF's Maritime Sector Development Programme has been extended to 2015. It aims to support productivity, business growth and job creation among small to medium sized enterprises on Merseyside, helping to enhance the competitiveness of the sub-region both nationally and internationally.
Maritime Sector Development Programme
Supporting SME's On Merseyside
Mersey Maritime is a private sector led organisation that acts on behalf of the region’s 1700 maritime sector companies, with a vision to develop a world class cluster of maritime businesses.
We work closely with companies of all sizes, providing business support across four broad themes: business growth, communications, education and skills and infrastructure. We also run a wide number of business networks that link companies together to strengthen local supply chains and encourage increased trade within the region.
Our work is backed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), both of which have helped support our work with Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) since 2009 - with measurable results in terms of business growth. The case studies in this brochure represent only a fraction of the businesses we have assisted during this period.
In April 2012 Mersey Maritime was awarded a further three year contract by ERDF to continue to assist maritime sector and related SMEs on Merseyside to grow their businesses.
How Can I Access this Support?
To find out how your business could benefit from ERDF funding through the Maritime Sector Development Programme, call Mersey Maritime on 0151 647 4747 or email Tim Morgan on: firstname.lastname@example.org
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