As part of The Good Business Festival 2022, small businesses across Liverpool City Region will have the opportunity to get expert advice and practical tools needed to make a positive impact.

The Good Small Business Programme, will take place in three venues during the festival from 22nd to 24th March. The programme is specifically for local SMEs, offering a mixture of networking sessions, ‘business clinics’ and one-to-ones. 

About the Programme

The Good Small Business Programme, is a partnership between The Good Business Festival and Growth Platform. It follows a pilot scheme in 2021, which saw eight companies work together with the Good Business team to help audit and assess their responsible business practices.

Following the success of the pilot, the Good Small Business Programme has developed a number of in-person sessions across three Hubs – Oh Me, Oh My, Crypt Hall and Dock Leaf.


Among the partners offering advice and support are four city region universities: University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Hope University & Edge Hill University. As well as The Growth Platform and its Local Growth Hub Brokers.

Additional insight will come from Be Ethical Training, Gather (Form), Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) Circular Economy Club, Luma Creations and Baltic Creative. While PoWEr Up Mentoring from the PoWEr Collective will be on hand, too.


Purpose-driven networking group Firestarters will also hold practical workshops, covering a range of topics around “Powering Communities”, “Green Revolution” and “Cultural Inclusion.”

About The Good Business Festival  

The Good Business Festival is a pioneering business gathering taking place in Liverpool City Region. The festival brings together the smartest minds from around the world to think big, galvanise our ambition and drive positive change. There’ll be perspectives from the worlds of arts, culture, science and economics to share the latest thinking, debate the big questions, and explore how business can solve the world’s greatest challenges.  

About Firestarters 

Firestarters is a community of change-makers putting purpose before profit. They get people from the private, public, and third sectors talking so that positive action can happen. They do this through live events, actionable next steps and community accountability. Firestarters is community lighter fuel.