London Event sees business leaders stress the benefits of moving to Liverpool

Today, October 7th, a range of business leaders who have successfully invested in Liverpool will address an audience at the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London to demonstrate the viability of relocation to Liverpool.

Held at Mansion House, London, the event is being hoted by Professional Liverpool, in conjunction with Liverpool Vision and the Liverpool city region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

John Hall, PL Chief Executive, will give an opening address which will be followed by speeches from Catherine Kelly, vice president of selling services at ServiceSource; Peter Norman, managing director of Pershing BNY Mellon; and Graham Leech, executive commercial director of Virgin trains.

These business leaders will demonstrate that financial services businesses setting up a base in Liverpool can benefit from the city’s deep talent pool, much lower land and property costs, and salaries that are in some cases as little as 50% of their South East equivalents.

Mr Hall said:

“There has never been a better time to move to Liverpool as the city is undergoing a remarkable renaissance and this summer hosted the International Festival for Business on behalf of the whole of the UK.

“The festival showcased Liverpool’s success in capturing significant national and international investment in professional and financial services, advanced manufacturing, offshore energy, the creative and digital industries, the Port of Liverpool, the visitor economy and the growth of our four universities.”

Established blue-chip businesses with back office bases in Liverpool include Rathbone, Investec, Pershing (Bank of New York Mellon), Santander, and Barclaycard.

PL has estimated that more than £135 billion in funds are administered in the Liverpool city region, which strengthens the case for the city as the number one place outside of London according to the Compeer report. Outsourcing companies, such as Tata Consulting Services, Serco, Capita, and Arvato have also established themselves in Liverpool.

Catherine Kelly, vice president of selling services at ServiceSources’ Liverpool sales centre, said:

“We are proud of the growth and tremendous progress from our Liverpool sales centre. We have found a tremendous talent pool in the city from which to develop our teams of highly skilled and motivated sales professionals.

“The combination of state-of-the-art business infrastructure coupled with a talented pool of multi lingual speakers makes this an ideal location.”


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Words: Peter Cribley


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