Renewable energy company Enfinity has opened a UK office in Liverpool through a scheme offering free office space for new investors into the region.
Launched last year, The Hello Northwest service was developed in partnership between the North West Development Agency, and the investment agencies for Manchester and the Liverpool city regions, Midas and The Mersey Partnership, plus serviced office providers, Avanta, Bruntwood, Orega, Manchester Science Parks, Liverpool Science Park and Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus.
Enfinity has opened an office in Bruntwood's The Plaza in Old Hall Street, Liverpool city centre, and will get free use of the premises for the first 12 months.
Steven Broomhead, chief executive at the NWDA, said: "The Liverpool city region has undergone an impressive economic renaissance over recent years, attracting major investment to its key business sectors. Hello Northwest builds on this renaissance and offers investors further support, enabling them to test what the region has to offer, helping secure further investment for England's Northwest."
Through its five business units develop, invest, technics, trade and power, the Belgium-based company Enfinity develops, finances, constructs, owns and operates photovoltaic solar and wind energy plants.
Patrick Decuyper, co-founder and chief executive of Enfinity Europe, added: "As part of our ambitious business growth across Europe we have been looking at the UK market to establish viable options for our onshore wind and photovoltaic business. After looking at a number of cities Liverpool ticked all the right boxes for our business needs. Liverpool offers us a high quality skill set, excellent transport links, access to business expertise and exceptional value for money. The Mersey Partnership's help in securing the right office space has been vital for us to be able to get on with our business with the minimum of fuss."
The company employs over 270 employees.