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Maritime firms urged to consider apprenticeships to plug skills gap

Pictured, Gerry Diver – LJMU Superskills

Merseyside’s maritime sector is missing out on the benefits of apprenticeships when it comes to plugging their skills gap.

That is the view of Gerry Diver, employer engagement officer for the Maritime Superskills project, who claims companies are lagging behind other business sectors when it comes to developing high-end skills.

Mr Diver was one of four speakers addressing a packed audience at the monthly breakfast Face-2-Face networking session held for members of Mersey Maritime at the Maritime Knowledge Hub in Birkenhead.

Partly funded by the European Social Fund, the Superskills project is led by Mersey Maritime member, Liverpool John Moores University, and supported by Mersey Maritime, Port Academy Liverpool at Hugh Baird College, Wirral Met College, the Engineering College and the Northern Logistics Academy.

It enables employers in the maritime sector to “identify, map and develop” apprenticeship standards in maritime, logistics and advanced manufacturing,
Despite a recognised gap in high-end skills in the Liverpool city region, Mr Diver said not enough firms were exploring the benefits of  apprenticeships. He explained: “We are playing catch-up with other sectors and we need to get on top of this.

 

“We need more employers in the maritime sector to get involved in this and become part of our Trailblazer groups. Apprenticeships and Degree Apprenticeships are a win-win for both the employer and the person being trained.

Mr Diver added the project funding was due to run out in July but that they had applied to extend it by another year.

Sensor City

Also speaking at the Face-2-Face was Dr Joanne Phoenix, business development manager at Sensor City, a £15m collaboration between Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool.

Based in Liverpool city centre, Sensor City is a world-leading research centre for sensor technology. Dr Phoenix said: “We are an innovation centre but we are not just about space.

“We are creating a community working across a range of business sectors. We have everything under one roof to allow people to do rapid prototyping.
“SMEs are keen to access the corporate market and the corporates want to get access to new technologies that are being developed – and we are bringing them together.”

Accu-Right Engineering Ltd
Members at the event also heard about a great start-up success story. Unhappy in their jobs, engineers David Morley and Stuart Smith decided to take the plunge and set up Accu-Right Engineering in Liverpool four years ago.

Pictured, David Morely, Accu-Right Engineering Ltd

Starting with just three people the business has now expanded to employ 15 people and works with a whole array of clients, including blue chip companies such as Peel Ports.

Addressing the members, Mr Morley said the main focus of the business was on the maintenance of pumps, gear boxes and fans in industrial facilities, both in the UK and overseas.

“We are available to our customers 24 hours a days, 365 days a year,” he said. “Our clients are in industries such as food production and chemicals so, because they operate around the clock, we have to also.

“Often in a large factory companies don’t know exactly how many pumps, gear boxes and fans they may have – or their condition. As part of our service we visit the site and catalogue each one and track their repair history. This helps them to get the cost of maintenance down.

“We are growing and there is a bright future ahead for us.”

Clear Cloud
Kelvin Wright, from IT specialist Clear Cloud, also addressed the event. He spoke about the benefits for companies of moving their IT systems off local services an onto the Microsoft cloud.

He explained: “There is a real value in making the move onto the cloud. It saves SMEs from having to spend a lot of money on expensive hardware and allows their people to easily work from multiple locations.

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Staybridge Suites offers 15% off for Mersey Maritime Members

Staybridge Suites are offering a 15% discount, exclusively for Mersey Maritime Members.

The recently refurbished hotel is conveniently located less than 5 minutes walk from the Albert Dock and BT Convention Centre, making it the perfect place for business visitors to stay and get a taste of some of the best our city has to offer!

To take advantage of this offer please contact Michelle, Sales Manager, Staybridge Suites, michelle@liverpool.staybridge.com 

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Former FBI expert offers fascinating insight into global threat of cyber crime

Pictured: Leo Taddeo, Cyxtera Technologies

Cyber security is one of the hot issues for companies of all shapes and sizes in the 21st century – yet too many firms pay little attention to the issue.

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show business cyber crime in the UK soared by 63%, many involving either computer misuse or malware.

The rise in business-related computer misuse to 21,745 offences was largely due to a 145% rise in computer malware attacks the past year to 8,292 offences.

The issue of protecting sensitive data is about to become even bigger with the introduction of wide-ranging new data protection laws in May, General Data Protection Regulation replaces all existing data protection regulation and applies to all companies in the EU, no matter how small, that process and hold personal data.

Leading authority
It was against this backdrop that members of Mersey Maritime heard from on one the world’s leading cyber security experts at a Face-2-Face event at the offices of Tilney in Liverpool, organised in partnership with DONMAC DATA.

Don MacMillan, Chairman of Stellamar Employment Solutions, was excited to introduce Cyxtera to the membership through DONMAC DATA, its partner in the UK and Europe (a DONMAC Group company with Stellamar), to bring “paradigm-shifting” world-leading technologies to the region and also to blaze a trail for the country.

Leo Taddeo, chief information security officer of Cyxtera Technologies, worked for the FBI for 20 years where he was special agent responsible for New York’s cyber and special operations division. He is now regarded as an expert within the field and sits on a number of important cyber security boards in the US.

Now working with Cyxtera Technologies, Leo is on a mission to stop people applying yesterday’s security to today’s IT.

New approach
In his talk to members he talked about his experience and best practice as well as Cyxtera’s new approach to cyber security. He related tales of how large companies and their IT infrastructure were not immune to cyber attack and some had suffered losses in the hundreds of millions.

Mr Taddeo said: “We can’t protect modern IT infrastructures, such as cloud and complex hybrid environments, with yesterday’s security tools. Leaders in government and private enterprise need to think ahead.

“Now is the time to implement dynamic user access controls, such as software-defined perimeter technology, and advanced analytics to protect against today’s threats.”

According to Cyxtera, while infrastructure technology has advanced at breakneck speed, infrastructure security has stayed “unevolved, static and slow moving”.

It urges companies to adopt a new way of thinking about security so it is “resilient, intelligent and integrated”.

Cyxtera claims to deliver that new way with software-defined automation and agility, advanced analytics, and experienced threat response—in the cloud, on-premises or from a global footprint of world-class data centres.

 

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Liverpool Airport to invest £100m over the next decade and support 12,000 city region jobs

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is to invest £100m between now and 2030, almost trebling it economic contribution to the city region and doubling the number of jobs it supports.

Currently, the airport, a member of Mersey Maritime, handles just under 5m passengers a year, contributes around £250m to the city region GVA and supports 6,000 jobs across Merseyside.

Its new strategic plan, which it presented to business leaders on Friday morning, aims to grow passenger numbers to 8m by 2030, pushing up GVA contribution to £625m and support 12,000 jobs.

Projects in the pipeline include a proposed expansion of the terminal building, additional car parking, passenger facilities including hotels, retail, food and drink services and a potential extension of the runway to accommodate long-haul routes.

New CEO
LJLA also unveiled its new chief executive – John Irving – who takes the helm following the resignation of Andrew Cornish last year.

Airport chairman Robert Hough also spoke at the event and both men told the audience that one of the key objectives was to establish a hub link with a major airport. In recent years there were two attempts at a hub link via Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport with KLM and Flybe, but both were eventually stopped.

Irish carrier Are Lingus also offered connecting flights to North American destinations, such as New York and San Francisco via Dublin, but this too didn’t survive.

If London Heathrow gets the go-ahead for a third runway it has promised a £10m development fund to establish regional air links. However, with that project still in the balance both Mr Hough and Mr Irvine stressed LJLA was not putting all its eggs into one basket.

“We need to look elsewhere for a hub link with a big flag carrier,” said Mr Hough. “And we need to push on with that independently of what might happen with Heathrow.”

And Mr Irvine, a Geordie who took up his post two weeks ago, added: “Our focus is certainly not just on Heathrow. The connectivity we are looking for can come from anywhere.”

Senior roles

A qualified management accountant, Mr Irvine joins LJLA from Newcastle Airport where he was chief commercial officer. He also also held senior roles at Newcastle United FC and Procter and Gamble.

He said: “One of the things I have discovered since I have arrived is how proud everyone here is of this airport everyone is aware of the role it plays in regional development. I have only been here for two weeks but I have visited a few times prior to starting and what I have noticed is the friendliness.

“Liverpool is operating in a very competitive market and connectivity is the key to our growth and success. We want to help businesses here connect with different parts of Europe and the world.

“We will attract people who have never used the airport before and people who may have used it in the past but haven’t been here for a few years. When they come through they will see that this is an absolutely brilliant place – and they will keep coming back.”

Customer experience
In 2017 LJLA completed the latest phase of development work aimed at further improving the customer experience for departing passengers with the introduction of a number of new retail brands.

These included Dixons and Accessorize, new shops, bars and restaurants and more than £4.5m invested in the refurbishment and upgrade of approximately 20,000 sq ft of the upper floor of the departure lounge.

The airport’s strategy director Mark Povall also spoke at the event and outlined the strategic plan to those assembled. He talked about how 38% of LJLA passengers were flying into the airport – higher than the average for regional airports.

He said much of the future investment would continue to focus on improving the customer experience. He said the airport was keen to see an increase in the number of business passengers and a growth in freight volumes, which had fallen significantly in recent years.

By Mersey Maritime

New £12m student living complex will support the Maritime Knowledge Hub

Council planners in Wirral have given the go-ahead to a £12m student accommodation scheme that will support Mersey Maritime’s new Maritime Knowledge Hub.

A summer start is being planned for the £25m hub in Wirral Waters which will include a maritime training facility, research and business incubation and will also be the home for an Offshore Survival Training Centre.

Now developer YPG has secured planning consent for Hamilton Hub, a 200-bed complex will be located in a currently disused Wirral Council building, adjacent to the Grade I-listed Hamilton Square. on the corner of Cleveland Street and Lord Street.

Plans will see the existing building expanded to 70,000 sq ft and refurbished to feature key amenities, including a gym and laundry facilities. There will also be a communal secret garden and rooftop extension, which will take the complex from two and three storeys to between three and five storeys.

Hamilton Hub will be a key supporting resource for the Maritime Knowledge Hub project, which is being led by Mersey Maritime with partners Liverpool John Moores University, Wirral Council and Peel Group.

Work on the student accommodation will start on site shortly. YPG Projex has designed the building and YPG Developments will be building the complex itself.

Construction work is expected to provide around 100 employment opportunities, with YPG committed to supporting the local supply chain wherever possible, and working with the Wirral Chamber of Commerce to this end.

Ming Yeung, managing director of YPG, said: “Knowledge-intensive sectors and higher-education establishments are vital regeneration catalysts for both Wirral and the wider Liverpool city region.

“At YPG we’re well versed in providing student accommodation to support these industries. We listen closely to our customers’ feedback, and the green space afforded by the secret garden and the rooftop extension at Hamilton Hub are based on this.”

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PR outfit Polaris secures new maritime clients in the UK and overseas

Merseyside PR firm Polaris Media has secured a number of new maritime industry clients at home and overseas.
The company, run by journalist brothers Ben and Sam Pinnington, has been appointed by its first Portuguese client the port and logistics park, Blue Atlantic based in Setubal near Lisbon.

And two Polish maritime engineering companies have also come on board, Baltec Marine based in Gdansk and Gdynia-headquartered Intermarine which has just opened a new engineering facility in the Port of Portland in Dorset following a six-figure investment.

Closer to home Polaris has won a deal with Liverpool Seafarers Centre to promote the charity’s work supporting the 50,000 seamen who travel through the city each year.

The firm will undertake this work at pro-bono rates. Elsewhere, Polaris has won new orders from existing client Oman Shipping, one of the biggest shipping lines in the Gulf to help promote its fleet of 51 ships.

Polaris managing director Ben Pinnington: “Polaris has worked hard in recent years to diversify and grow into new markets overseas.

“We saw a gap in the market to help foreign companies tackle the difficulty of writing in English. The language of the international maritime industry is English but writing in English can be a pain if it is not your native language.

“We help companies solve that problem by editing their press releases and marketing materials to a professional journalistic standard of English.”

Mr Pinnington said Polaris is gearing up for a busy year supporting its long standing client shipyard Cammell Laird with numerous campaigns including the launch of the Sir David Attenborough polar ship, and its campaign to win the contract to build five new Type 31e warships for the Ministry of Defence.

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Cable-maker Tratos shows how UK is still a hotspot for specialist manufacturing

Although the UK may have lost much of its volume manufacturing over the past few decades we are still world leaders in making high quality, high spec products – with Tratos being an excellent example.

Formerly North West Cables, the Prescot-based business operated from a small factory in Knowsley Business Park. In 2009 it was take over by Tratos, an Italian family firm which has overseen a £17m investment and quadrupled the footprint of the plant.

New forklifts
As the company’s previous name suggests, it manufactures electrical cables – not so much the type that connects your bedside lamp to the wall but more on a large industrial scale.

According to finance director Kevin Martin, some of the reels of cable the firm produces are now so big they have had to invest in a new fleet of forklift trucks capable of lifting them.

Mr Martin joined from the social housing sector in 2014 and quickly realised he face a bit of a learning curve. He said: “When I first came here I asked for a product list and people looked at me a little funny and I quickly realised – there are thousands of different electric cables, many bespoke, we can produce.”

Customer base
Employing 60 people, Tratos deals with an array of customers from many business sectors including rail, road, telecommunications, oil and gas and aviation (cables for airfield lighting).

Tratos is also a major supplier to the maritime sector, supplying wiring for ships and demonstrates how varied the maritime supply chain is.

“We also have a strong relationship with Peel Ports, supply them with products for their sites across the UK,” Mr Martin added.

Tratos has its own testing facilities which include the standard test for voltage, spark test and resistance as well as more in-depth tests for elongation, heat shock, shrink back and vertical flame tests.

Major confidence
Mr Martin says Brexit is obviously something the company will need to look at in terms of logistics but says the Italian owners have demonstrated huge confidence in the site with their investment.

He added: “Tratos committed to a five-year investment plan in early 2014 and three lots of funding have been brought together, totalling £17m.

“It has been a major commitment to the site by the Italian owners, despite the prospect of
Brexit which could be a logistics headache. Around 90% of the raw materials, such as the copper, comes from Italy so that is something we will need to look at.”

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Liverpool city region could grab a slice of a £48bn investment into UK offshore wind

Pictured: Matthew Wright, UK managing director at Ørsted

Liverpool city region could reap the benefit of a massive expansion in the UK offshore wind sector between now an 2030.

In partnership with the Government the UK offshore wind industry has unveiled plans for a £48bn investment into offshore wind, creating an extra 16,000 skilled jobs with the aim of supply one-third of the country’s electricity needs.

This scaled up ambition, coupled with the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, means the industry will more than double its capacity from 13GW deployed or contracted today, to 30GW by 2030.

Mersey presence
The announcement was welcomed by Danish renewable energy giant Ørsted, which operates a huge wind farm in Liverpool Bay as well as a recently completed onshore operations centre in Wirral Waters and is a member of local industry body, Mersey Maritime.

Its recently completed Burbo Bank extension, 7km off the coast, can generate enough electricity to power 230,000 homes utilising the most powerful commercial turbines in the world. This rises to 310,000 homes when the output of the original Burbo Bank wind farm is added.

Liverpool city region has now established considerable know-how and expertise in offshore wind and its supply chain is well-placed to take advantage of extra investment over the next decade.

Breakthrough moment
Last year the offshore wind sector hailed the approach of a “breakthrough” moment when it was revealed the cost of subsiding the industry had fallen to to 57.50 per megawatt-hour, far exceeding Government expectations and well below the price of £92.50 awarded in 2016 to the Hinkley nuclear power station.

The sector is now offering to make a number of new commitments from the industry to support the objectives of the Government’s Industrial Strategy – prioritising innovation, creating new business opportunities, generating high-quality jobs, helping communities to prosper and upgrading UK infrastructure.

For example it has identified the potential to invest a further £48bn in essential energy infrastructure by 2030, which could reduce overall electricity system costs by 9%.

Sector analysis also shows how the growing global offshore wind market, expected to reach over £30bn per annum by 2030, presents huge export opportunities for the UK. If a deal is agreed, the industry believes it can grow its export value five-fold by 2030.

Economic growth
Matthew Wright, UK managing director at Ørsted, said: “The UK is the global leader in offshore wind and to date the industry has attracted huge amounts of investment in the UK, whilst reducing costs and producing clean renewable energy.

“We are proud to have played our part in this; we have nine operational wind farms in the UK which, combined, provide enough green electricity to power over 2m UK homes each year.

“With the industry’s ambitious 2030 target of 30GW we can expect to see yet more economic growth, more jobs and more opportunities for UK supply chain companies.

“By collaborating with academic institutions and other businesses, we will continue to lead the world in offshore wind and support the Government with its Clean Growth ambitions.”

Ørsted’s operations centre at Kings Wharf, which employs 45 people, brings its total investment into the North West since 2005 to £5.4bn.The company has also committed to a Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund worth approximately £225,000 each year for the lifetime of the project.

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Mersey Maritime members give their backing to major Wirral youth project, The Hive

Members of Mersey Maritime are renowned for their business excellence and also their commitment to do as much to help the communities around them.

It is not surprise to learn, then, that no less than six of our members have given their backing to a Wirral youth facility that will soon celebrate its first birthday with more than 6,000 young people from across the borough signed up as members.

Based in Birkenhead, the Hive is a purpose-built centre designed to provide young people with a safe and positive environment where they can enjoy a wide range of activities, learn new skills, raise their aspirations and realise their full potential and is open seven-days-a-week.

There are 38,900 10-19-year olds living in Wirral and just over 24.6% of young people in the area are living in poverty, significantly higher than the national average so the facility is much-needed.

The Hive costs £1m a year to run and it relies on the backing of local businesses to provide 50% of that total and that list of backers includes six Mersey Maritime members – Cammell Laird, The Bibby Family (Bibby Line Group), Peel Land & Property, Hill Dickinson, Wirral Council and Wirral Chamber of Commerce.

Over the past week, the Hive has secured a new patron – Birkenhead Business Improvement District, a partnership between Wirral Council and the chamber.

Paula Basnett, chief executive of Wirral Chamber, said: “The work which both The Hive and Birkenhead BID carry out is very important for the future of the area.

“Birkenhead BID has undertaken a number of key initiatives since its formation and there are clear indications that it has made a positive impact in making Birkenhead a better place, particularly in helping future generations who will be tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and will have pride in the town.”

As part of the OnSide Youth Zones network, The Hive is designed to ensure its young members have ‘something to do, somewhere to go and someone to talk to’.

The centre offers an extensive array of activities and first-class facilities including a 4G football pitch, four-court sports hall, iconic climbing wall, fully fitted gym, skate park, music room, media room, arts and crafts areas, dance studio, boxing gym and recording studio.

It has already been credited by the local police with having a positive impact on the level of youth offending.

The Hive opened last April and had already surpassed its first year membership target by November. Chief executive Stuart Barnes, said: “This success wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for the continued hard work of The Hive team, the ongoing support of our patrons, the input of our young members and, of course our ever-growing army of volunteers

By Mersey Maritime

Sensor City looks to transform lives in UK-wide 5G technology project

Pictured, Alison Mitchell, executive director at Sensor City

Sensor City in Liverpool has secured a £3.5m Government grant to investigate how 5G technology can boost the health and social care sector.

As part of its new digital infrastructure drive, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced six 5G testbeds led by SMEs, universities and local authorities.

They will test 5G across a range of applications, including smart farming with drones, using the ‘Internet of Things’ to improve healthcare in the home, increasing manufacturing productivity and maximising the future benefits of self-driving cars.

Consortiums across the country receive between £2m and £5m government grants of a £25 million competition, as part of a total investment of £41m from private and public sector funding.

Sensor City, a member of Mersey Maritime is a £15m collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University (also a member) which aims to establish a world class business and research hub around sensor technology.

It will lead a consortium made up of public sector health suppliers, the NHS, university researchers, local SMEs and a leading UK 5G technology vendor to explore fifth generation mobile communications technologies.

Funded for one year in the first instance, the project will see high value technologies including low-cost open source 5G networks, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and the Internet of Things deployed across deprived communities in the Liverpool city region test bed.

The consortium will use this technology to reduce the digital divide, while measuring the impact on patient monitoring and support, management of loneliness in older adults, aid to independents living in the home and the facilitation of communication between hospitals and the community.

Alison Mitchell, executive director at Sensor City, said: “The Government’s 5G strategy for the UK presents a fantastic opportunity to transform the lives of many, especially through health and social care, so I think I speak for all partners when I say we’re excited to see this work unfold over the next five years.”

By Mersey Maritime

Liverpool Airport agrees commercial partnership with Widnes Vikings

From left, LJLA’s Paul Winfield, Vikings co-captain Joe Mellor and head coach Denis Betts at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has secured a new commercial partnership with rugby league side Widnes Vikings.

The deal will see LJLA, a Mersey Maritime member, branding across the Super League club’s stadium, print and digital channels. This includes featuring on the home and away dugouts, as well as prime TV advertising positions within the arena.

The airport will also have an unmissable branding presence in Denis Betts’ press conferences and player video interviews.

The partnership was formally launched with a visit to the airport by Denis Betts and Vikings co-captain, Joe Mellor. The pair met with senior airport management and heard all about the airport’s latest developments.

Richard Munson, commercial and community director at Widnes Vikings, said: “The airport is an illustrious brand that is well recognised for its quality, so we are proud to welcome them to our commercial family.

“We are excited to be have this opportunity to promote the airport to the rugby league community through our matchday, print and digital output this season.”

Paul Winfield, director of aviation development at LJLA, added, “This is a great opportunity to support and work with our nearest rugby league team and to highlight to supporters the great range of holidays and city breaks available direct from Liverpool.

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Business finance specialist Bathgate secures funding for wedding venue

 Tyn Dwr Hall, near Llangollen and in the shadow of the Berwyn Mountains

Wirral business support specialist and Mersey Maritime member Bathgate Business Finance helped secure vital funding towards the expansion of a well-known wedding venue.

Tyn Dwr Hall, near Llangollen and in the shadow of the Berwyn Mountains, wants to add more accommodation space, which will lead to a new wave of recruitment at the Grade II-listed mansion.

The historic site was built for ironmaster John Dickin in 1866 and more recently was used as a youth hostel and educational facility.

But in 2014 it was sold by the University of Central Lancashire for £1m to Matt Jones, managing director of Wrexham-based Knights Construction, which currently employs more than 70 staff on construction and demolition contracts.

Mr Jones has converted the mansion into an exclusive boutique wedding venue following a £750,000 eight month refurbishment scheme, including landscaping.

The hall can now cater for up to 150 guests, offering accommodation for around 65 people in 27 bedrooms, including three wedding suites, guest rooms, as well as a coach house, a game keeper’s cottage in the grounds, and four luxury yurts.

Mr Jones, who grew up in the area, said Tyn Dwr Hall has rapidly established a reputation in its own right as far afield as Dubai and America, with bookings stretching into 2019.

So far the development has created 60 jobs, but Mr Jones said more are in the pipeline with his plans to create an accommodation annexe.

He said: “We are now one of the top exclusive wedding destinations in the UK and we are looking to extend our accommodation opportunities in a new spin-off venture which will create more employment opportunities.”

Mr Jones was introduced by his accountants RSM to West Kirby-based Bathgate which provided finance options for the construction firm, which was experiencing significant growth, and also helped bridge a funding gap in the purchase of Tyn Dwr Hall.

He said Bathgate offered an appealing alternative to conventional funding streams and confirmed they will work together again to deliver his latest expansion plans for the hall.

Bathgate business development manager Ian Adams said: “It was great to have the opportunity to work with Matt, helping with the finance for both Knights Construction and Tyn Dwr Hall and experiencing the transformation of the hall from the original purchase to the exceptional refurbished venue seen today.”

Maritime firms urged to consider apprenticeships to plug skills gap
Staybridge Suites offers 15% off for Mersey Maritime Members
Former FBI expert offers fascinating insight into global threat of cyber crime
Liverpool Airport to invest £100m over the next decade and support 12,000 city region jobs
New £12m student living complex will support the Maritime Knowledge Hub
PR outfit Polaris secures new maritime clients in the UK and overseas
Cable-maker Tratos shows how UK is still a hotspot for specialist manufacturing
Liverpool city region could grab a slice of a £48bn investment into UK offshore wind
Mersey Maritime members give their backing to major Wirral youth project, The Hive
Sensor City looks to transform lives in UK-wide 5G technology project
Liverpool Airport agrees commercial partnership with Widnes Vikings
Business finance specialist Bathgate secures funding for wedding venue