Category : News

04 Feb 2021
An exterior shot showing the Chicago Buildings on Whitechapel, Liverpool

ArchiPhonic Chicago Buildings project receives planning approval

Plans to transform a former commercial space in Liverpool into a stylish new city centre accommodation scheme have been approved. The Chicago Buildings on Whitechapel, which have remained vacant since Blacks’ Liverpool store surrendered its lease in May 2019, will be converted into 24 self-contained apartments in the approximately 17,000 sq ft scheme, designed by Liverpool-based architectural design firm, ArchiPhonic. Situated in the heart of the city’s retail quarter and bordering the heritage area of Matthew Street and Castle Street […]

14 Jan 2021

Sport Liverpool Plots Major Events Tactics

A NEW independent board of senior executives has been created to plan and oversee a decade of major international sports events in Liverpool. The Sport Liverpool Board is a UK first and includes people from the world of international sport, business and events. It is chaired by Brian Barwick OBE – the former controller of ITV Sport, Chair of the Rugby Football League and Chief Executive of the Football Association. The city has created the board, with the aim of […]

14 Jan 2021

Covid-19 Lockdown: An Open Letter to Liverpool Businesses

On behalf of Liverpool’s business community we are determined and focused on enabling the city to recover quickly and successfully from the economic exhaustion of Covid-19. We entered 2021 with hope and optimism that the vaccination programme would lead to a recovery and a potential return to normality within the early months of the year. However, the exponential rise of Covid-19 – fuelled by a strain that is almost twice as infectious – and the necessary national lockdown to protect […]

11 Jan 2021


The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series 2021 has been postponed. Please see a statement from the event organisers below: While our team had continued its preparations for a great Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool event in May, the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK has resulted in increased national restrictions and guidelines being announced by the UK Government over the past days. In light of these UK Government guidelines and following discussions with Liverpool City Council, we regret to […]

05 Jan 2021

New top-up grants announced

Today, the Chancellor has announced a series of one-off top-up grants for businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure. This is designed to help support businesses which will have to close until at least February half-term, as announced by the Prime Minister last night. The one-off top-ups will be granted to closed businesses as follows: – £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under – £6,000 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000 – £9,000 […]

11 Dec 2020
The Three Graces on Liverpool Waterfront

A Q&A with ADM Executive Travel

This week we’re catching up with Andy from ADM Executive Travel; specialists in business and chauffeur travel across the city of Liverpool.  Please can you tell us who you are and what you do? We are ADM Executive Travel & Tours and we are specialists in business & chauffeur travel, and offer luxury event transport, private tours and day trips in and around the city of Liverpool. How has Covid-19 changed the way you work? Have you had to adapt […]

11 Dec 2020
The exterior of staycity aparthotel. A glass frontage and black staycity sign

A Q&A with Marian Cotter StayCity Aparthotels

This week we’re catching up with Marian from StayCity Aparthotels. A modern and stylish aparthotel in Liverpool City Centre.  Please can you tell us who you are and what you do? Marian Cotter – Sales Manager for Staycity Aparthotels in Liverpool. How has covid-19 changed the way you work? Have you had to adapt your business model? Yes, for me personally after spending 27 years in hospitality it’s the first time I’ve had to work from home, which is quite […]

04 Dec 2020

Liverpool shoppers say they’re confident to return as the city centre opens up

Health and safety measures put into place during the coronavirus pandemic are making people feel safer when they’re out and about in Liverpool city centre, according to the results of a Mystery Shopper survey carried out by Liverpool BID Company in October 2020. An increased number of people wearing face masks, adhering to guidelines, and the measures stores and restaurants have put in place make people feel confident about returning to shops and restaurants as Liverpool enters Tier 2 at […]

03 Dec 2020

Marketing Liverpool Launches Christmas Campaign to Encourage People to Safely Enjoy Festive Season in the City

Marketing Liverpool, the city region’s destination marketing organisation, have today launched a new Christmas campaign to encourage people to safely enjoy the city again in the run up to Christmas. Love Your Liverpool Christmas is an update on the successful Love Your Liverpool recovery campaign the organisation ran over the summer as Liverpool emerged from the initial lockdown restrictions. Now with a festive makeover, Love Your Liverpool Christmas encourages local and regional residents to safely enjoy the city’s restaurants, shops […]

02 Dec 2020

Liverpool Businesses Invited to Take Part in COVID-19 Testing Incentive Scheme

Businesses across Liverpool City Region are invited to come forward to take part in a testing incentive scheme for residents. As part of the smart testing pilot currently underway, businesses are invited to put forward an incentive, such as a discount or other offer, for those who can produce a negative Coronavirus test result. The incentive scheme has two aims, to continue to encourage people across the region to get regular Coronavirus tests as part of the smart testing pilot […]