Case Study - Growth Platform Stakeholder Engagement Events - Matchstick Creative

Growth Platform Stakeholder Engagement Events

Engaging groups of diverse stakeholders to generate big, creative ideas


  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Insights reporting

Their Impact

  • Enabling Liverpool City Region (LCR) business growth
  • Encouraging purpose-driven business across the region
  • Giving a platform to important voices
  • Offering strategic business support and insights

Meet The Client

Growth Platform is the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s (LCRCA) business support service designed to support business leaders to grow and develop. Through the Local Growth Hub, cluster development as well as programme delivery and development the aim is to simplify the business support landscape across the Liverpool City Region creating a sustainable economy that reflects the needs of our community.

The Challenge At Hand

Off the back of the success of Growth for Good, Growth Platform wanted to engage a diverse group of stakeholders to gather key insights and better understand what the purpose-driven community needed next. We were asked to plan, facilitate and deliver a series of workshops as well as create an insightful and practical insights report.

Our response

Identifying and engaging diverse stakeholders from across Liverpool City Region

The success of the sessions hung on its participants, so we focused our efforts on securing relevant and engaged people who would add depth and knowledge to the wider conversation. We needed the breadth and depth of the purpose-driven community and as such called on key contacts and networks within:

By securing the right people for the conversation at hand, we were able to create a melting pot of ideas that helped Growth Platform to plan business support activity over the next year. 

Designing and delivering repeatable workshop sessions

To ensure we were having meaningful conversations and capturing ideas effectively, we created a repeatable structure that we delivered over three different sessions. 

Each session covered:

By repeating the same session three times we were able to deliver consistent experiences for all participants, regardless of which session they joined. The real magic in our events comes from the diverse and interesting people within our Firestarters network. By placing them at the heart of the conversation, we’re able to generate original ideas, hear diverse perspectives and open up conversations across sectors. 

Reporting with valuable insights and clear next steps

Once the sessions were complete, we created an insights report that helped to capture all of the ideas over the three sessions. Over 20 pages, we were able to help Growth Platform understand:

The report aligned with the Plan for Prosperity and helped them to think in a joined-up way about their activity as well as the Combined Authority’s vision for a fairer, stronger, cleaner city region. 


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