In an environment where there is an increasing need for public and private sectors to work together, Downtown Liverpool in Business has done a great job in helping to forge closer relationships between the two in the city. The team has consistently shown the proactivity and expertise which are necessary to make a real difference, from organising events with influential speakers to helping businesses work together using their extensive network of contacts.
This summer, the city region will be host to the International Festival for Business 2014. This is the biggest event of its kind to be held in the UK for more than 60 years and is backed by UK Government, which sees it as a catalyst for doubling exports by 2020. Downtown Liverpool in Business quickly recognised the scale and opportunity presented by IFB, and has been a huge supporter from the very beginning.
Indeed, DLIB is hosting the Liverpool Business Week as part of IFB. This week will include a series of events that celebrate the achievements of Liverpool businesses across different sectors, while looking to project these successes on to a global scale.
As well as the work DLIB does in the city, it has always looked to build positive relationships with other parts of the country. When Liverpool Vision launched Liverpool in London as the city’s base in the capital to attract investment, DLIB got behind the initiative and encouraged its members to do the same. At a time when different regions, particularly in the north, are benefitting from working in tandem, this knowledge of the business landscape in other cities is one of the organisation’s greatest strengths.