Liverpool works

Liverpool has always been a shrewd city to invest in. It’s what made us. And we’re still at the heart of a thriving North West economy – worth £150bn billion – bigger than many EU countries, including Denmark and Finland!

Our financial services sector employs over 35,000 people, with many leading names such as Coutts, Barclays Wealth, and Investec choosing to do business here. Our £12bn wealth management industry is the largest outside London.

Shipping put us on the map – and we’re still the largest Freeport Zone in the UK: the busiest port for trade with the Americas (and the UK’s third largest – and still growing). But we’ve adapted too, and now, you’re as likely to see Liverpool-produced goods leaving the city as imports coming in.

Take our round-the-clock production line at Jaguar/Land Rover, producing the world’s most in-demand car, the Evoque. Or our world-class biomedical products, fighting many of the world’s most serious diseases: our life sciences and biomanufacturing sector is a member of the ‘European Super League’ of biotech cities, attracting world class companies such as Novartis, Unilever and Eli Lilly.

Befitting a city that’s always looked forward, our creative and digital sector is powering the city’s next generation of entrepreneurs and technicians – creating award winning computer games, 3D animation and digital imagery for global brands and the entertainment industry.

And we can do all this because we have a workforce that’s skilled, passionate and adaptable. The city has a young population with 15.2% of residents in the 15-24 age group. And our universities have real strength in computer science, engineering and life sciences – with a graduate retention of 44%.

As we know, Liverpool is a very hard city to leave.

Liverpool is a great place to do business.  For more information visit invest-liverpool.com

Published: 11/05/2014

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