18 Dec 16:30 - 18:30

Adding Value Financial Consultancy are offering a free drop-in service for financial advice to companies who wish to review and improve their financial and business planning or have specific finance questions.

This could cover how to raise funds and investment, pricing strategies, cost control, taxation worries, bookkeeping, payroll and pension issues, cash flow management, and business planning.

45 minute sessions on held a monthly basis and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Interested companies should contact Matthew Brown quoting reference SC8:
07432 727 232

Adding Value are a leading Liverpool-based firm of management consultants with a financial focus. Using their many years of experience as finance directors, they work with companies to improve their financial strength and sustainability. They have added hundreds of thousands of pounds to the profits of their clients over the years.

20 Dec 08:00 - 12:00

Sensor City is providing the opportunity for companies and entrepreneurs interested in sensor developments to chat these through with an engineering expert in sensor developments.

Professor Joe Spencer from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics will be on hand to answer technical queries around sensors and sensor systems to identify critical technical issues and knowledge gaps, allowing rapid identification of suitable and appropriate expertise within the network and subsequent signposting.

Who should attend?

Businesses and entrepreneurs who have a need to fill a knowledge gap in their organisation, or are interested in the LCR 4.0 programme.

Expected outcome?

Connection to experts who have relevant knowledge and know-how to assist in the development of an appropriate solution.  Free advice will be provided and there is the opportunity to apply for funding which could enable greater support.


Surgery slots are offered on a first come, first served basis between 8am and 12 noon. Please book your slot by emailing Rebekah.Martin@liverpool.ac.uk quoting reference SC05


Meetings will be held in Sensor City, 31 Russell Street, Liverpool, L3 5LJ

20 Dec 09:30 - 17:00

So what is Jelly about?

Jelly Liverpool offers those who work independently or remotely an environment where they can broaden their network whilst continuing with work.

It’s also been described as a pop-up office.

Jelly Liverpool enables you to escape your normal working environment, be that the spare room, rented desk space or usual café and join in what has become the co-working event that enables people to make new contacts in an informal way, whilst still allowing them to work on their deadlines and maintain productivity.

Come & join us in Liverpool for a day of co-working.

Newcomers made very welcome, so if this is your first time at Jelly Liverpool then ask for Lydia, Dan or Neil your hosts.

No matter what you do or what you create, you’re welcome to come to Jelly Liverpool.

Mingle with like-minded creative & digital people. It’s a great way to put faces to those you follow on Twitter and more importantly it’s free…Free wifi, Free desk space, Free coffee.

Bring your own laptop and a friendly disposition. Pop in for an hour or 2 or come work for the full day. New faces made very welcome.

20 Dec Atrium, Sensor City 09:00 - 12:00

Grant Thornton are delighted to partner with Sensor City to offer no-fee meetings to explore the opportunity for businesses to claim R&D tax credits, or answer queries regarding the operation of the relief for businesses that are already claiming.

Matt Foddy, a Senior Innovation Tax Manager with Grant Thornton’s Innovation Group, will be conducting a monthly drop-in surgery, and sessions can be pre-booked by contacting Erin Taylor on the details below.

Alternatively, if you’re in Sensor City on the day, Matt will be hot-desking on the ground floor and will be happy to field questions or queries on an impromptu basis.

Interested companies should contact Erin Taylor on:
Phone: 0161 214 6351
Email: erin.taylor@uk.gt.com


Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of one of the world’s leading organisations of independent advisory, tax and audit firms. We help dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward looking advice. In the UK, we are led by more than 185 partners and employ 4,500 of the profession’s brightest minds. We provide assurance, tax and specialist advisory services to over 20,000 privately held businesses, public interest entities and individuals nationwide. Find out more here.

G by Grant Thornton is our tailored offering aimed at start-ups and SMEs, covering basic accountancy, tax and business advisory needs within a competitive pricing structure. G works with dynamic leaders of small businesses to support them in achieving their business growth ambitions, driving results and creating space for them to share, connect and grow. Find out more here.

In addition to talking about R&D tax credits and other incentives for innovation offered through the UK tax system, Matt will be happy to plug you in to the right people at GT who can assist with wider business advisory needs.

All initial meetings or calls are conducted on a no-fee basis.

23 Jan Sensor City 17:30 - 19:30

Officially opened in November 2017, Sensor City is a global innovation hub which offers start-ups and existing companies the technical expertise, business support and international platform needed to collaborate, fund and promote sensor solutions and IoT to a global market.

This technical visit will enable participants to see first-hand how Sensor City is helping partners to capitalise on the growing sensor revolution and to hear directly from SMEs who have been able to develop concepts into prototypes with speed and accuracy.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Ahmed Al-Shamma’a, Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Dr. John Marsland, Head of Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Dr. Magomed Muradov, Industrial Software Specialist
  • Local SMEs

IET Sector: Design and Production / Information and Communications

CPD: 2 hours

Planning an event?

The Sensor City venue exceeded my expectations and everything was handled in a super professional way.

Alex Stewart, The Bessemer Society

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