Liverpool advisor deal activity ‘declined in 2016’

Deal activity among Liverpool-based professional advisors declined in 2016, according to a report.Figures from Professional Liverpool and financial information specialist Experian Corpfin show that transactions in the sector reached £342 million combined, a downturn of 13% compared to the year before.Liverpool advisors working both across the UK and globally are said to have ... Read More...

Northern Powerhouse Conference: Manufacturing needs to deal with ‘Brexit uncertainty’

The North’s manufacturing industry must learn to deal with the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, according to the commercial director of British Steel.Peter Hogg said leaving the EU means opportunities for the sector but admits it also creates a number of complexities which must be addressed.Hogg, who was speaking during a panel ... Read More...

Prof Janet Beer: We must avoid ‘unnecessary barriers’ when leaving EU

“Unnecessary barriers” must be avoided to maintain science and research success as Britain exits the European Union, according to the University of Liverpool’s vice-chancellor.Professor Janet Beer says European funding and the ability to collaborate and work internationally on projects has helped attract experts in the growth sectors to the city.Speaking to ... Read More...

New council chief ‘must support development beyond central Manchester’

Manchester City Council’s incoming chief executive must “support development and investment beyond the city centre” when she takes the helm, according to an industry expert.Looking ahead to what 2017 holds for the city, Shoosmiths’ commercial property partner Andrew Pattinson says there are still “high levels of deprivation” to be addressed ... Read More...

Prof Janet Beer welcomes government commitment to EU students

The University of Liverpool’s vice-chancellor has welcomed the government’s commitment to EU postgraduate student funding post-Brexit.Universities and science minister Jo Johnson has confirmed EU nationals starting courses between 2017 and 2018 will remain eligible for training support, even if their studies conclude after the UK’s exit from the EU.The news ... Read More...