On Wednesday, January 24, the North West Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association, the organisation is hosting a Liverpool Chamber of Commerce business lunch at the Liverpool War Museum
Liverpool business leaders will gather for lunch in a more unusual setting in the next few days – Liverpool War Museum.
On Wednesday, January 24, the North West Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association, the organisation is hosting a Liverpool Chamber of Commerce business lunch at Liverpool War Museum.
The museum is based in the historic city centre bunker which housed the headquarters to the Western Approaches during the Second World War, coordinating the Battle of the Atlantic which proved vital to the allied victory.
Guests at the lunch will be hosted by representatives of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force – the first time since 1945 that all three Services have been present in the building.
Last summer the selection of Liverpool as the nation’s host for Armed Forces Day celebrated the city’s proud history of support to the Armed Forces.
This support comprises not only the role that the city played during the Second World War and the Battle of the Atlantic, but also the support local businesses give to serving men and women, the cadet organisations and veterans.
During the lunch representatives of local businesses will hear talks from the museum and from Liverpool City Council, who were recently presented a Gold Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award for their support to the Armed Forces Community in Liverpool.
The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme was launched to recognise those employers who support Defence objectives and encourage others to do the same.
Commodore Phil Waterhouse, Commander Naval Regional Headquarters Northern England, said: “Liverpool has such close bonds, both past and present, with the armed forces, and the city continues to provide great support to our wider community of serving men and women, veterans and the cadet organisations.”
Paul Cherpeau, chief executive of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, said: “The chamber in Liverpool played a key role during both World Wars for the recruitment of volunteers to the war effort and the provision of business intelligence and information to ensure the wheels of commerce continued to turn.”