Management School hosts Liverpool City Region insight event

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On Wednesday 24th January, the Management School hosted a business breakfast event organised in partnership with the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and Professional Liverpool. The event took place in the Brett Building and followed the theme of ‘Future Proofing: The Impact on Professional and Business Services’.

Attendees included colleagues from the Management School along with guests from the local business sector, LEP partners and members from Professional Liverpool and Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce.

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor Liverpool City Region, spoke at the event to express his vision for the future of Liverpool City Region professional and business services.  He talked about the need to, develop, entice and retain talent as well as the, “need to give our people the best opportunities to achieve their potential.”  After discussing how devolution was helping to achieving this vision through initiatives like the single investment fund, Mr Rotheram concluded about the city, “I’m proud of the entrepreneurial culture and spirit that made us who we are.”

Professor Gilly Salmon, University of the Liverpool Management School, also gave a presentation which looked at how the idea of lifelong learning is changing due to increasing life expectancy.  Gilly discussed how innovation is about “turning ideas into value” and how innovation is needed to respond to changing needs to ensure that the economy is ready for the learners and workers of the future. 

The event also included a panel of speakers from the local business community including:

  • Jennifer Lee – Tax Director, KMPG
  • John Moffat – Developer, Capital & Centric
  • Paul Billingham – Founder, Knight Corporate Finance

The guest speakers spoke about their own views on how the city should adapt to ensure it is ready for the future before concluding with a question and answer session chaired by Professor Gilly Salmon.