Liverpool Skills Summit

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The Contact Company

Kingsgate

1 Tower Wharf

Birkenhead

CH41 1LH

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Tackling Liverpool’s growing skills gap is the subject of BusinessCloud’s latest exclusive breakfast event.

Leading figures from the worlds of business, education, local authority and politics will be coming together to discuss the scale of the problem and what can be done to tackle it.

Maritime; manufacturing; visitor economy; health; and energy have all been identified as key growth sectors for Liverpool City Region but what’s being done to ensure the conveyor belt of new recruits is keeping up with demand?

Staff recruitment and retention are the top priorities for business but whose job is it to make sure the universities are producing work-ready graduates and that the schools and colleges are encouraging apprenticeships?

BusinessCloud has joined forces with Progress to Excellence Group and Peel Ports Group to look at how Liverpool City Region can support the business sector’s skills needs.

The event will also hear about the positive influence apprentices can have on their businesses.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Dean Ward, founder & chief technical officer, Evoke Creative

  • Asif Hamid MBE, CEO, The Contact Company

  • Robyn Dooley, founder, OH

  • Jo Whittingham, senior professional tutor in accounting and finance, Liverpool Hope University

  • Sandra Kirkham, group MD, Progress to Excellence Group

  • Dr Edward Harcourt, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of External Engagement, Liverpool John Moores University

  • Amanda Willis, group head of HR, Peel Ports

  • Sally Shah, Lead Commissioner: Place and Investment, Wirral Council

  • Lewis Wooding-Smith, apprentice, Peel Ports

  • Rechelle Davis, founder/creative & operational director, Energy Fairies

  • Rob Tabb, head of service, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

AGENDA

Registration: 7.30am-8am

8am: Opening remarks from Chris Maguire, editor, BusinessCloud

Panel 1: 8.05am-8.40am

  • Asif Hamid MBE, CEO, The Contact Company

  • Dean Ward, founder & chief technical officer, Evoke Creative

  • Robyn Dooley, founder, OH

  • Dr Edward Harcourt, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of External Engagement, Liverpool John Moores University

  • Amanda Willis, group head of HR, Peel Ports

Audience questions

Q&A with an apprentice: 8.40am – 8.45am

  • Lewis Wooding-Smith, apprentice, Peel Ports

Panel 2: 8.40am-9.10am

  • Sandra Kirkham, group MD, Progress to Excellence Group

  • Rechelle Davis, founder/creative & operational director, Energy Fairies

  • Jo Whittingham, senior professional tutor in accounting and finance, Liverpool Hope University

  • Sally Shah, Lead Commissioner: Place and Investment, Wirral Council

  • Rob Tabb, head of service, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Audience questions

9.10am-9.15am: Closing remarks from Chris Maguire followed by networking

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The Contact Company

Kingsgate

1 Tower Wharf

Birkenhead

CH41 1LH

United Kingdom

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