Footfall up for Liverpool’s high street – representing three years of consecutive growth

14th January 2019 | By Sam Martin

Despite a national slump, Liverpool’s high street is bucking trends, with footfall in 2018 up by 2.4% on the previous year, representing three years of consecutive growth. Liverpool BID Company, which represents and champions the voice of retailers in the city and who compiled the figures, believe the diverse and evolving nature of the city’s … Continued..

Work begins at new Rutherford Diagnostics headquarters in Liverpool

11th January 2019 | By Sam Martin

Work has begun on one of the most advanced healthcare diagnostic centres to be built in the UK. Liverpool is to be the site of the flagship HQ of Rutherford Diagnostics, located in Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool) at Liverpool City Council’s £1 billion Paddington Village Development. The centre, which will be the first in … Continued..

Temporary car park opens at ACC Liverpool for next 18 months

10th January 2019 | By Sam Martin

Four-floor, 550-space facility will support events at the waterfront venues for the next 18 months while a new permanent car park is built at nearby Monarch’s Quay. Almost exactly a year after the ACC Liverpool car park was destroyed by a devastating fire a temporary faculty with space for 550 vehicles has opened to the … Continued..

Bus operator Stagecoach adds to its Merseyside ‘luxury’ fleet

| By Sam Martin

From January 13, Stagecoach Gold buses will now operate on the 38 bus service between West Kirby and Eastham Ferry, offering spacious legroom, comfortable e-leather seats, CCTV and wifi. Stagecoach Merseyside has expanded its luxury brand bus fleet in Wirral due to increasing demand. From January 13, Stagecoach Gold buses will now operate on the 38 … Continued..

Wild Thang returns as a category sponsor for Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2019

| By Sam Martin

Liverpool-based business has supported the event for several years and will present the the category winner with the award at the ceremony which takes place at Liverpool Cathedral on Thursday, May 16. Brand marketing specialist Wild Thang is to be the official sponsor of the Bar Of The Year category award sponsor at the Liverpool City … Continued..

Liverpool’s newest tourist attraction takes shape as city Mayor visits to check on progress

| By Sam Martin

The Mayor of Liverpool has visited the Royal Liver Building to check on progress at the city’s newest tourist attraction, following a £1m investment. With work underway to redevelop parts of the building into a major visitor experience, Mayor Joe Anderson met with Heritage Great Britain, who will be opening Royal Liver Building 360 in … Continued..

It’s a wrap for busiest filming year EVER in Liverpool

| By Sam Martin

IT’S been a bumper year for filming in Liverpool – as figures reveal it is officially the busiest year in the Film Office’s 30 year history. Since January, 366 different film and TV projects have chosen to film in Liverpool and the wider city region – the largest recorded in a single year since records … Continued..

UNESCO Music Head Appointed

| By Sam Martin

A leading figure in Liverpool’s music industry has been named Head of UNESCO City of Music. Kevin McManus has been appointed to the role which will see him deliver music development activities to support, promote and enhance the city’s music sector. The role involves working alongside local and national industry figures to develop a music … Continued..

Liverpool’s waterfront arena officially becomes M&S Bank Arena

| By Sam Martin

A full rebrand of the arena, part of the ACC Liverpool complex, is now under way. The complex also includes the Convention Centre, Exhibition Centre Liverpool and the Pullman Hotel. Liverpool’s waterfront arena officially became the M&S Bank Arena on Monday – after a decade being know as the Echo Arena. A full rebrand of … Continued..

Liverpool BID Company announce new board members

17th December 2018 | By Sam Martin

Several new faces are set to join Liverpool BID Company’s Commercial District BID operating board, it has been announced. Stepping up to their new role are Matthew Ashton, director and chartered architect, MgMaStudio Ltd; Mark Blankstone, owner, Blankstone Opticians; Emma Carey, managing director, MSB Solicitors; Teleri Davies, head of events, Downtown in Business; Andrew Kingsley, … Continued..