New drive for financial and professional sector

One of the key growth sectors across the Liverpool city region –  Financial and Professional Services (FPS), has a new board to help drive its future.

Liverpool has a long history and wealth of experience in providing high-quality business and financial services and has been trading globally for more than 200 years.

FPS has been identified as a key growth sector in the city region’s growth strategy and regarded as pivotal in driving the sustained growth of the economy over the coming decades.

The board is being led by chair, Steve Stuart, who has a strong background in corporate finance and has been established by the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership on behalf of the city region.

Steve is joined by board members from a cross-sector of the city’s business community, including accountants, law firms, wealth management, property experts, financial services and local universities.

The objective of the board is to engage the wider business community to share knowledge, experiences and information and hear what they think needs to be done to create a more effective and dynamic environment for professional services organisations operating in the city region.

Steve Stuart, chair of the Financial and Professional Services Board, said: “We are passionate about driving change and want to set our ambitions around making a difference for the benefit of businesses and employees in the region.

“The board has a wealth of experience and expertise and we are hoping to create a community where we can interact, listen to thoughts and ideas, work with Professional Liverpool, and connect people better.”

Asif Hamid MBE, Chair of Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The development of this board and the drive behind this sector will support the ambitions of the Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, in creating a leading international investment destination with a financial and professional services base. Strong specialisms across the region also supports the Northern Powerhouse message and help push the strategy.”

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