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Liverpool BID Company and Liverpool Biennial set out ambitious five-year art strategy for Commercial District BID area

13th February 2018 | By Tammi Murphy

Launched today (February 13, 2018), Liverpool BID Company has commissioned Liverpool Biennial to develop and deliver an ambitious, five-year art strategy for the public spaces in Liverpool’s Commercial District BID area (in and around Castle Street, Old Hall Street and St Paul’s Square). Commissioning international public art is all part of the BID’s aim to … Continued..

The story behind A Few Home Truths

9th February 2018 | By Sam Brighton

Meet Claire Osborne, a creative entrepreneur who has turned her hobby of delving into history into a thriving business producing personalised gifting solutions. A Few Home Truths specialises in creating personalised gifts that tell the story of who you are and where you’re from. As a proud member of the Mayoral 100 Club, A Few … Continued..

Shanghai lights up to welcome May’s visit

2nd February 2018 | By Sam Martin

The iconic Shanghai waterfront lights up to welcome Theresa May’s visit. The building in blue translates to ‘sister city with Liverpool since 1999’. Theresa May discussed with Chinese President Xi Jinping the importance of removing barriers to commerce, especially for British food, drink and financial services, as the two countries move toward a future trading … Continued..

The Mayoral 100 Club: Culture means business

29th January 2018 | By Sam Brighton

In the latest issue of the Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce magazine, Well Connected, The Mayoral 100 Club discusses the importance of sustaining arts and culture through public-private sector relationships which can (and do) create ecosystems to foster regeneration. You can read the article here. 

European culture anniversary is a capital celebration!

11th January 2018 | By Tammi Murphy

Get ready for a bumper year as Liverpool celebrates being a cultural capital. Ten years since the game-changing year as European Capital of Culture, Liverpool is marking the milestone with a programme of exciting, inspirational and thought-provoking projects which will shine an international spotlight onto the incredible cultural hub this city has become. Bringing together … Continued..

Changing the face of security services in Liverpool

8th January 2018 | By Sam Brighton

GSTS is aiming to rewrite the narrative of security in Liverpool. We speak to owner Dave Potts about his vision for his business, the industry and the city. After 15 years in the police force and 23 years in private security, Dave Potts doesn’t just want to be a part of the industry – he … Continued..

Liverpool 2017: More Than 1m Visitors and £36.4m Economic Impact

21st December 2017 | By Tammi Murphy

As we embark into the next decade of culture, it is also a time to reflect on the city’s journey. Liverpool is ever changing, and it is quite remarkable to reminisce on where we once were, to how far we have come, and where it will take us in the future. “Wind the clock back … Continued..

Liverpool 2018 – Ten Years in the Making

30th November 2017 | By Tammi Murphy

Final plans are being put in place for Liverpool to stage an ambitious and forward looking culture programme to mark the tenth anniversary of its reign as European Capital of Culture.   Details of Liverpool 2018 – the year-long celebration of the city’s thriving creative scene – will be announced in January. This will be … Continued..

Liverpool’s Unique Approach to Sustaining the Cultural Agenda

24th November 2017 | By Tammi Murphy

The importance of culture to a city’s economy, wellbeing and regeneration is something Liverpool is intimately aware of, and as illustrated in the Culture White Paper (2016), is an understanding the government shares. Indeed, in 2014 Arts Council England reported that high school students who engage in arts are twice as likely to volunteer as … Continued..

Global Entrepreneurship Week: 174 Law

23rd November 2017 | By Tammi Murphy

“Be brave, worry less and enjoy the journey!” – David Hayhurst, Managing Director, 174 Law. The Mayoral 100 Club, founded by Mayor Joe Anderson, is an exclusive business initiative that opens doors within the city and contributes to the growth of the local economy. Throughout their membership, large companies and SMEs showcase their business to international markets, … Continued..