An artist's impression of The Enterprise Arcade on Eastbank Street in Southport

People can learn more about the brand new Southport Enterprise Arcade when  the next Sefton Huddle takes place in Southport this February. 

Business people in the digital, creative and tech businesses are invited to attend the event at The Atkinson on Lord Street in Southport from 11am on Thursday, 22nd February 2024. 

It is organised by InvestSefton, Sefton Council’s business support and inward investment service. 

The guest speaker will be Jon Comer, from the River Motion Group, who will provide an update and Q&A on Southport Enterprise Arcade. 

The new arcade is one of the major schemes earmarked as part of the series of Southport Town Deal regeneration projects and being driven by Sefton Council. 

Located on Southport’s Eastbank Street, the Enterprise Arcade will be the town’s second creative and digitally-focused space for start-up and growing businesses and entrepreneurs.

Werksy, on West Street, opened earlier this month, while the Engine Rooms inside Wayfarers Arcade on Lord Street will open later in 2024. 

Guests enjoy the Sefton Huddle at Southport and Birkdale Sports Club

Guests enjoy the Sefton Huddle at Southport and Birkdale Sports Club

Work on Southport Enterprise Arcade is set to begin this month (January 2024) with tenants expected to start moving into the building by the end of the year.

Leading North West digital expert Jon Corner, who helped drive technology sector businesses to Media City in Salford, is part of the Enterprise Arcade project team.

Town Deal funding of £1.5 million has been earmarked for the scheme that will see the Crown Buildings reimagined to create almost 900m2 of space for digital and creative start-ups and scale-ups.


To book your place(s) at the Sefton Huddle call Dom and Sharon on 0151 934 3452 email

Who should attend?

Digital, creative and tech businesses based in Sefton.


11am – Rock up and network with business networking 

11.30pm – Introductions. 

Update on business support initiatives by Julie Swarbrick, InvestSefton

Update and Q&A on Southport Enterprise Arcade – Jon Comer, River Motion Group

‘Meet the Business’ interview – Mike Swift, Coast

12.15 – 1.15pm – Marketplace and Networking. 

Marketplace is a chance to meet other publicly-funded services which offer support to businesses such as the Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC), LCR Connect and the NW Cyber Resilience Centre.


The Atkinson

Lord Street

Southport  PR8 1DB


Eco Centre Park & Ride, Esplanade PR8 1RX. 

On-street (pay and display 2 hours max) and pay car parks nearby.

If you have any dietary, access or other requirements please let organisers know, and they will be happy to assist you.

For more details  


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