BTR Liverpool Run for the 96 launched

A new 5k running event in memory of the 96 Liverpool football fans lost in the Hillsborough tragedy was launched yesterday (Sunday, 13 April).


Liverpool in London members’ event

It’s Liverpool in London next event in the popular Member to Member series will take place on Thursday 17thApril.

Global growth through M&A predicted over the next three years

Results of the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) have revealed that global M&A activity has noteably increased from this time last year. 

The data demonstrates that 31 per cent of businesses globally predict growth through M&A over the next three years, which is up from 28 per cent in 2012.

The report also confirms that leaders of the world's most progressive enterprises view acquisitions as an important means to supplement and boost their ventures and exisiting operations. 

NUS conference to boost local economy by nearly £2m

Last week over 1,000 student descended upon Liverpool to attend the National Union of Students (NUS) flagship national conference at Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre.

The event, which ran until Thursday 10 April was expected to generate £1.89m for the city's local economy. 

The high profile conference united student leaders from across the UK to set NUS policy for the coming year and elect new national student representatives.

Toni Pearce (pictured), NUS President commented:

Hotel Indigo Liverpool to Host World Photography Organisation Exhibition


Hotel Indigo Liverpool, on Chapel Street, will proudly host a touring photographic exhibition, showcasing a collection of works from the World Photography Organisation and Hotel Indigo UK-wide student photography competition.


Wirral Farm Feast Festival headline announced

Farm Feast – a fully-fledged festival of food and drink, music and farming fun which takes over Wirral’s Claremont Farm this May Bank Holiday (May 25 and 26 2014) - launched at Liverpool’s Leaf venue last night.

Multi-million pound materials innovation centre to come to Liverpool

Liverpool City Council's planning committee gathered recently as planning officers reccommend the approval of plans to build a Materials Innovations Factory in the city. 

The multi-million pound proposal will see academic scientists and researchers working alongside a team from soaps to food giant Unilever.

Before building can commence, the existing two-storey Muspratt lecture theatre at the University of Liverpool will need to be demolished. The 1960s building in Grove Street will be replaced by a brand new five-storey Materials Innovation Factory of over 100,000 sq ft. 

North West can reach points of the economy that the capital cannot

The International Festival of Business is fast approaching and anticipation in the city is bubbling as the event prepares to aid government ambition to "promote economic growth, rebalance the economy and double UK exports by 2020".

Former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy (pictured) is a festival amabassador and will be standing up to talk at an array of the events. He said:

“It’s about what comes next for Liverpool, which is to portray a starkly different image to the outside world where it is at the centre of a business event, a business discussion.”

Consultancies pool efforts to help forces charity

Two North West PR consultancies, Melville PR and Boxed Off, have joined forces to help raise the profile of a charity which supports injured former services personnel and their families.


Peel Ports to sparkle at international maritime event

Peel Ports has been announced as a Diamond Sponsor for the forthcoming Maritime, Logistics and Energy (MLE) thematic within the International Festival of Business 2014 (IFB) in Liverpool. More than 250,000 business visitors are