The Growth Company is an award-winning social enterprise with a mission to enable growth, create jobs and improve lives. With over 30 years’ experience, we have honed our expertise to deliver employment, skills, investment and enterprise services that support thriving businesses, creating well-paid jobs for talented individuals across many diverse communities.

To read our full brochure of services available in Liverpool, click here.

(Please note that our Positive Directions offer is not currently available.)

We’re proud of the positive difference we make across the Liverpool City Region (including Knowsley, St. Helens, Sefton, Wirral and Halton), and the following are a number of contracts we carry out across the region, offering support to those looking for employment:

Intensive Personalised Employment Support (IPES) 

IPES is a bespoke programme tailored to the needs of the participant. The aim is to support them into employment focusing on their strengths, skills and abilities. The programme is designed to support individuals with disability; as well as other complex barriers. We will provide support via consistent contact and intensive support throughout the participant’s journey. IPES offers a holistic approach, with robust in-work support planning too.

For more information about the programme, please contact us on 0151 556 9250 / 07901239515 or email

Recovery Works

Recovery Works is a charity which helps to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in society. We offer personalised support to over 1000 people per year, helping them to recover from addiction, improve their physical and mental wellbeing as well as secure sustainable employment.

In Liverpool City Region, we have staff based within CGL treatment services in Halton, Knowsley and Wirral working with people with multiple complex barriers such as addiction, mental health, homelessness. Our staff work in partnership with substance misuse services to help people retrain, study, volunteer or find work as a foundation of their recovery.

For more information or to find support, please contact us on 0161 228 1111, or email us at

Fully funded adult courses

We have a variety of adult courses available to Liverpool City Region residents aged 19+ across a range of industry sectors to help address skills gaps.

We deliver courses in the following sectors:

  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Care
  • Facilities
  • Warehousing & Storage
  • Contact Centre

Restart Scheme

We deliver the Restart Scheme across the North of England on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. It is a government Scheme providing up to 12 months of enhanced support to help you find a job in your local area. It's designed to break down any employment barriers that could be holding you back from finding work.

Pre-recruitment Training

We deliver sustainable employment that saves your business time and money by connecting you to pre-trained individuals who can help the business grow



IAG in Custody

IAG in Custody provides IAG supporting offenders to take steps towards employment in their chosen sectors, as well as providing resettlement support as the offenders move towards release and reintegration into the community.


DWP Peer Mentoring Programme

The DWP peer mentoring programme is part of the UK government’s 10-year drugs strategy. Its aim is to help people with substance dependency issues recover and move closer to employment. The Growth Company is responsible for delivering the programme across the Liverpool City Region through nine peer mentors who have experience of addiction.

For more information, you can contact Sian or Michelle at:

Tel: 07741381710

Tel: 07741057035