Investing in Britain: Liverpool & Sefton Chambers Transport Forum

Posted by Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce

Tue 29th, May

The Chamber Transport Forum met on Friday 18 May, kindly hosted by Mott McDonald at their offices in the Liver Buildings. One of the aims of the Forum is to provide a wider social and economic context to the transport agenda and we were delighted to welcome Simon Rawlinson, Partner and Head of Strategic Research and Insight at Arcadis, who gave an excellent presentation on the recently published Arcadis report, Investing in Britain. The report looks at issues which impact on the wider investability challenge, recognising the UK’s growth potential and identifying key levers for enhancing growth. Simon gave a fascinating insight on the findings of the report specifically tailored to the city region.
 
Richard Perry, Area Lead for the Department for Transport, picked up on the wider economic theme as part of his update on government policy, outlining the department’s key priorities which include the recognition of the importance to the economy of local and regional transport as well as transformational schemes like Heathrow expansion and HS2. Robin Tudor from Liverpool John Lennon Airport rounded off the session with a short presentation on the Airport’s longer term proposals for growth (Our Journey to 2030) which sets out the potential for how it can further enhance its economic and social impact across the region. We were also delighted to be joined by local MP Louise Ellman, who continues to be a champion for transport policy. Louise gave her usual insider insight as well as taking questions from the Forum.
 
If you would like more information on the Transport Forum please contact policy@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

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