Liverpool Vision welcomed the 684th Lord Mayor (Elect) of the City of London, David Wootton to ‘Liverpool in London’ - yesterday afternoon.
David Wootton, who will officially become the next Lord Mayor of the City of London on 11 November 2011, taking the title The Right Honourable, visited the London office at Royal Mint Court, yesterday (24 October) to demonstrate his commitment to developing a strong relationship between the two cities.
Mr Wootton, who is originally from Bradford and a partner for Allen & Overy, met with Mike Parker, Chairman of Liverpool Vision; and Guy Wallis, Chair of the steering board and part of the professional services in Liverpool.
Mike Parker, Chairman of Liverpool Vision, said: “David Wootton asked to meet us to discuss ways in which our two great cities might work together in the future as well as to find out more about 21st century Liverpool.
“The meeting was an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate the strength of Liverpool’s financial and professional sectors and showcase Liverpool as a great place to work and invest. Discussions were very positive and he was clearly impressed and we will be exploring opportunities for closer partnerships in the future.”
Liverpool in London is a vital part of The Liverpool Plan which has been established to help promote the city's commercial and business offer and help secure vital investment in the nation’s capital.
David Wootton, said: “I was very impressed by Liverpool in London. Their very presence in London highlights Liverpool as a city that is confident, ambitious, forward-thinking and innovative, and I look forward to continuing to develop our relationship over the coming months.”
Following his visit to the Liverpool in London office, David Wootton will also be visiting Liverpool on 25 January 2012, as part of the Lord Mayor's Northern Regional Visits 2012. It will be one of the first cities he visits during his term as the Lord Mayor of London.
Notes to Editor
• Liverpool Vision is the economic development company charged with the city's physical and economic regeneration and transformation.
• The Liverpool Plan represents an unprecedented collaboration of private and public sector stakeholders to create and resource opportunities to build on Liverpool’s reputation as a great place to visit, invest, study, work and live.
[Photo left to Right:Chris Heyes Head of Liverpool in London, Mike Parker Chair of Liverpool Vision, David Wootton Lord Mayor Elect, Guy Wallis Consultant from DWF and Chair of Liverpool in London Steering Board]