Liverpool Chamber announces host of new patrons and SPs

Mon, March 8th, 2021

We plan ahead for a bright future with new Patrons, SPs and 16 new members...

Liverpool Chamber has announced a host of new patrons to its ever growing portfolio, as the company continues to invest in the future of the city region’s business economy as its major pledge.

Wates, Rutherford Health, Liverpool Hope University, BT, Sutcliffe and RSM all join the Chamber at top level - with a host of other big businesses also set to come on board in Q2.

Working closely with the Chamber in its efforts to champion and guide the city region’s business community, Liverpool Hope University’s patronage will include helping to facilitate employer engagement and the employability of students, as it aims to inspire and engage the future generation of academics in the city.

Chamber’s patrons will help beat the drum for the city region business community as it overcomes the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, and in return receive representation at the Chamber’s most prominent events, regular engagement on policy activity and features in all of the Chamber’s communications channels all on the agenda.

Paul Cherpeau, chief executive of Liverpool Chamber, said:

“The strength of the Chamber relies on the strength of its members and partners - and I’m thrilled to welcome our new patrons, partners and members into the Chamber family. They each bring with them their own sector-specific expertise, and together I think we will do great things. They are all incredibly successful and ambitious businesses in their own right and fantastic ambassadors for the Chamber and the city region.”

Sean Keyes, director at Sutcliffe, said:

“The Chamber’s knowledge, expertise and passion for the city region business community is second to none, and I have always said that a successful Chamber means for a more successful regional economy. Only by working together as a team will we exit the pandemic with confidence as we build to a brighter future.”

Ian McKenna, interim head at Liverpool Hope University said:

"We are delighted to become Patron level members of the Chamber, with whom we share a vision of supporting the business interests of local organisations and ensuring that our great city prospers.

“Through our research, professional expertise and our extensive resource of highly skilled, tech-savvy and energetic students and graduates, we know we can make a real difference to companies from all sectors of the economy.

“We also know that we have a lot to gain from the expertise of the Chamber and its membership network, not least in ensuring that our degree programmes and our research agenda address the needs of the local economy."

Dave Saville, business unit director at Wates Construction said:

“We are thrilled to be extending our commitment to Liverpool as patrons of the Chamber and very much looking forward to working together to encourage the right long-term growth for the city and the wider city region.

“With a proud track record in the city and a large part of our regional workforce based in the City Region, we are excited to continue our work with the Chamber as the country opens up again post-Covid.”

Jane Slinger-Brennan, head of comms at Rutherford Health said:

“Rutherford Health believes in supporting the infrastructure and places it works in - Becoming patrons allows us to further support the Chamber, in the process ensuring that they can continue to be the voice of members across all sectors, whilst championing innovative and accessible healthcare for all.”

Also welcoming Morgan Sindall, Clatterbridge Private Clinic, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and MSIF as strategic partners and 16 new members to its membership roll-call, including The Brain Charity, Peel Ports, Top Property Lettings and energy-tech firm Baker Hughes, the Chamber is already on course for a record year of new membership sign-ups.

Restructuring its membership scheme to reflect the current economic climate, Liverpool Chamber’s priority has continued to make its scheme affordable to every business in the city, whether that be SMEs or firms with multi-million pound turnover.

For more information on how to become a Chamber member visit www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk or on Facebook / Twitter

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