FREE Family Fun Day at Croxteth Park Farm

On Tuesday the 30th of August 2016 from 10:00 until 16:30 there will be a FREE family fun day at Croxteth Park Farm! The fun day, which has been organised by several local Councillors, will consist of a variety of different family friendly activities that will no doubt keep the kids occupied and entertained!

Activities on the day will include:

  • Face painting
  • Build your own scarecrow
  • Bouncy castles
  • Picnics
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Feed the animals
  • Arts and crafts sessions
  • Storytelling

The kids will also get the chance to meet the farms two local resident scarecrows, Sally and Stu! All activities on the day will be FREE of a charge.

If you have any questions regarding the fun day then you can ask them on the Croxteth Park Farm Facebook Page, or alternatively give the farm a call on 0151 233 6942.


“Nu:Move” into Business for Mike Roxburgh…

Mike Roxburgh first approached AVCT in January 2016 for business start-up advice, having been recommended by a work colleague. At the time Mike was employed and was looking for a career change.

Mike had already had the idea of acquiring an online real estate agency franchise, but without any previous business ownership experience Mike really needed the essential business start-up knowledge and skills to enable him to launch the business. He signed up to the ERDF Enterprise Hub Project that AVCT currently deliver on.

“I had already decided to go down the self-employment option”, says Mike, “but I had never been self-employed before and I needed some pointers to help me get off the ground. I attended sessions at the Alt Valley Community Trust which benefited me enormously.”

Mike added “I also decided to launch a complementary company, MJR Property Management. There were two main reasons for this. Firstly, Nu:Move Liverpool’s services to landlords end at the point of letting. Secondly, ever increasing legislation is being introduced to regulate the private sector letting”

The business start-up workshop that Mike attended at the beginning of the Enterprise Hub programme provided information on setting the business up, business planning, marketing & sales, financing, taxation and keeping information records. The additional support that Mike accessed concentrated on developing essential marketing and selling skills including research, branding, social media, website optimisation and customer management; these sessions were led by the Enterprise Hub advisors John Mathias, Ian Marshall and Roy Meredith.

Mike added “The advice I received from several highly experienced business advisors at Alt Valley was really helpful and really made a difference when I was setting things up. I never felt alone and always had a friendly face or voice at the other end of the line. Just the opportunity to sit down and bounce ideas or thoughts off someone who understood exactly where I was coming from and understood the concerns and anxieties I had was of huge assistance alone.”

Mike’s online Estate Agency Nu-Move Liverpool and his property management company commenced trading on 6th April 2016 and are already showing very promising signs of early success. In the first 6 weeks of trading the companies have sold and let a number of properties across Liverpool with one recent property in the Huyton area being sold subject to contract in just 5 days. There are also a growing number of private tenancy management properties being added to the portfolio with a possible expansion planned as far as Blackpool.

For more information about the Enterprise Hub project and how AVCT can help you; please call the team on 0151 546 5514.

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Kids Summer Drama Group has begun!

On Monday 25th July the Kids Summer Drama Group begun and its proving to be very popular! ALL children are welcome to attend for FREE each Monday and Tuesday 10am till 3pm; with lunch provided. Towards the end of the summer all children have the opportunity to showcase their talents to a packed audience in the Adelphi Hotel. We can assure you that this news has excited our future Benedict Cumberbatch’s and Keira Knightley’s!

If your child is aged 8 – 16 years of age and enjoys drama then please get in touch with Paula Currie on 0151 546 5514.