I have fond memories of being thrust from university life into my first graduate role in 2007, where I was introduced to the team at Downtown Liverpool. Academic expectations of corporate humdrum were quickly dashed and replaced by bright opportunities to engage with the vibrancy of the Liverpool business community through unique events, valuable introductions and the occasional networking party or two!
Reflecting upon the 10th Anniversary, it’s been a real pleasure to have witnessed the growth of the Downtown revolution, share ideas with business peers and demonstrate the value achieved through collaboration with like-minded members.
It is an important part of my current role to develop connections with local businesses and the strength of Downtown Liverpool membership provides excellent access to this.
My own personal highlights include our ACC Liverpool team celebrating when we achieved the ‘Services to Liverpool Award’ at the City of Liverpool Business Awards; it is by far the business event of the summer. Then, who can forget the comedic mastermind of John Bishop and his appearance at the 2008 Livercool Awards, with his embellished eulogy on the true value of Mr McKenna to our great city.
Congratulations to the entire Downtown team across Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire and Leeds – thank you for your continued support. Here’s to the next ten years!