REGENERATION agency Liverpool Vision has delivered on its promises and is poised to support the city’s continued growth at national and international levels, it says in its annual review.
It said its successes include securing £25.3m from the Regional Growth Fund; hosting the most successful Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) which brought 3,500 delegates from 125 countries to the city; setting up offices in the US and China, as well as its London presence; and helping create more than 400 jobs and 100 new businesses and assisting more than 1,000 businesses.
Its aims for the future include: Supporting the city centre as a leading national and regional location for business; helping to regenerate North Liverpool; enabling the city to become the UK’s top culture and visitor destination outside London; creating an innovative, enterprising and competitive economy; and establish Liverpool as a top international and national investment location.
Vision chair Mike Parker said: “Liverpool Vision has had another outstanding year, both in the way we have faced our challenges and in the way we have showcased the city’s excellence and ambition.”
He said the GEC was one of the highlights of its year when it managed to assemble the world’s largest gathering of ‘start-up champions’.
“The GEC expressed in the most compelling way the city’s ambition in becoming the UK’s leading enterprise city, while inspiring our residents to aim high and showing our international visitors that Liverpool is a great destination for business and tourism,” he added.