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New maritime board wanted

LEADERS and specialists from across the Liverpool City Region maritime and logistics industry are being asked to step forward to form a new board and help respond to the economic challenges and opportunities for the sector.

Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LCR LEP) manage and support a range of advisory boards across growth sectors and will establish the new Maritime and Logistics Board, which will be developed in partnership with Mersey Maritime addressing industry challenges and opportunities in the region.

The board will play a fundamental role in helping raise the profile of this sector at a national and international level and play a pivotal role in attracting investment into the region.

One of their first tasks will be to help guide recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. They will provide the industry across the region with a strong collaborative approach through identifying key issues, priorities and expert insight which will inform the LCR LEP and Combined Authority.

Asif Hamid MBE, Chair of Liverpool City Region LEP, said: “This is a new and exciting opportunity for anyone within this industry to help shape its future. We are looking for people with extensive experience and deep understanding of the maritime and logistics industry as well as having a passion and commitment to develop and grow this sector across the city region.”

“Mersey Maritime is the largest maritime cluster organisations in the UK, representing over 200 members. To create this board in partnership with them is an added strength and will ensure the board is fully informed in their decision making.”

Chris Shirling-Rooke, CEO of Mersey Maritime said, “This maritime and logistics sector plays a vital role in our daily lives – keeping things moving 24/7 and helping the economy thrive. For maritime industry alone, Liverpool City Region is estimated to have driven more than £4 billion to the economy in 2017/18, supporting more than 52,000 jobs across the greater North West. To build on this success we welcome the opportunity to develop a strong relationship with the LCR LEP and industry to help the sector flourish.”

For further information, including details on how to apply, please click here.

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