Mon 27 November 2017
Professional Liverpool, the organisation which promotes professional excellence in the Liverpool City Region, marked a hugely successful year at its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 23rd November.
Since its last AGM, Professional Liverpool membership rose by 125 to 405, which exceeded the organisation’s projections. Chief executive, John Hall, told attendees that this upward trend looks set to continue into the new year and beyond.
Liverpool City Region professionals gathered in the council chambers at Liverpool Town Hall to hear the progress made in 2016/17. John Hall, chairman Jim Gill, and company secretary, Andrew Lovelady, led the review.
With member numbers at a record high, the trio discussed how Professional Liverpool is taking steps forward into the future, recognising the importance of digital communication, with a new website and team additions.
The organisation has taken on Emma Rittenberg as marketing and events assistant, who will be managing its social media channels.
Improvements to Professional Liverpool’s digital output has already been felt, with the group’s Twitter page gaining 1488 new followers in 2017.
The past year has also seen the organisation welcome former Lord Mayor of the City of London, Dr Andrew Parmley, to the city, with the party visiting Sensor City, Liverpool’s unique hub for sensor technology development and growth, as well as other leading facilities.
John Hall, Professional Liverpool chief executive, said: "Our Liverpool City Region focus has become even more streamlined this year, with the creation of the financial and professional services board through the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership. It's crucial that we continue to work collaboratively, so that we can continue to grow and make a difference for more businesses and employees in the region.
"I and everyone at Professional Liverpool would like to thank our members for another successful year, and we look forward to seeing you all at more events in 2018.”
In 2017, Professional Liverpool held 83 events, up 33 from last year. These included the sold-out Cannes Do event in March, which was attended by around 600 professionals.
Following the AGM, the annual members’ lunch took place in the Town Hall’s ballroom, with around 200 in attendance.
Professional Liverpool is an exciting organisation with a clear objective – to promote professional excellence in Liverpool and the City Region and to enhance its reputation as a financial and professional centre of excellence.
This is achieved through its members – the organisation facilitates the development of business and personal relationships among its members and enables access to support services to achieve improved business performance in the city.
Liverpool is brimming with qualified professionals, from accountants, stockbrokers and solicitors to architects, media and digital professionals and surveyors, all of whom contribute to the thriving economy. Professional Liverpool represents all of these skillsets and sectors, and creates business networks for them to interact with on every level and in doing so, assists in the economic development of the region.
The Board, Chaired by Jim Gill, is made up of a team of professionals from Liverpool’s thriving business community, movers and shakers with the experience and foresight to guide its members in the appropriate direction for their business.