Mersey Maritime - A driving force for the maritime industry on merseysideMersey Maritime - A driving force for the maritime industry on merseyside

Why Liverpool City Region?

There is so much opportunity still to be realised in the Liverpool City Region. Our economy is one of the fastest growing in the UK – creating a dynamic and enterprising environment, for all sorts of businesses.

Moving Your Business To Merseyside

Liverpool has undergone an amazing transformation in recent years. Merseyside is now attracting new investment and new people drawn by this exciting renaissance which makes the Liverpool City Region one of the most attractive UK inward investment locations in which to do business.

Key activity includes:

  • Over £3bn of construction and infrastructure projects planned throughout Merseyside over the next five years
  • Home to one of the largest city centre regeneration projects in Europe – the £800m Grosvenor retail redevelopment
  • Over £60m investment in Liverpool John Lennon Airport to provide outstanding cargo and passenger facilities
  • Over £60m investment at the Port of Liverpool including a new roll-on roll-off freight and passenger terminal at Twelve Quays
  • 2008 European Capital of Culture
  • UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Sustained jobs growth of three times the national average

Discover how you can join maritime companies such as Atlantic Container Line, Maersk, CMA CGM, CSAV, Hapag Lloyd, Associated British Ports, Peel Ports, Cammell Laird and a growing range of other companies such as Jaguar, Coutts, Unilever, Alliance & Leicester, US Airways, Bosch, IBM, The Bank of New York, Bank of Scotland, JP Morgan and O2 in succeeding in Merseyside.

Liverpool is Back!


Mersey Maritime is doing so much for the community and its succession planning for business is vitally important. It’s great to see Liverpool coming back as a global player – all power to your elbow!
Simon Reynish, Chairman, CILT North West
Mersey Maritime provides excellent networking opportunities, allowing people to meet people, and they do exceptionally well on training and skills. My only criticism is that companies want more!
James Douglas, ContainerPort
As a founding member, Hill Dickinson is proud to support Mersey Maritime. Mersey Maritime creates and facilitates business opportunities for both its members and the wider maritime and business communities through regular networking events, lobbying and industry awards while addressing the skills gap in the maritime sector by integrating local academic resources with businesses to ensure focused training and development. Mersey Maritime has achieved so much since its inception in 2003 and continues to strive with members to ensure Merseyside’s place as the leading maritime hub.
Colin Lavelle, Legal Director, Hill Dickinson LLP
Mersey Maritime is unique, there’s nothing else like it!
Phil James, Weightmans LLP
Back in 2008, the average age profile of the workforce at Cammell Laird was 47; so we recognised the need to address a potential skills gap up ahead. As a result of close collaboration with Mersey Maritime we‘ve committed to a long-term training programme that has seen our apprentice numbers rise from zero to more than 100. It’s put us in a much stronger position. We’re in better shape to plan for growth, we’re fulfilling a commitment to provide jobs for young people in this region and we’re revitalising the way we run our business.
John Syvret, CEO, Cammell Laird Group
As a fledgling business with big aspirations for success, joining Mersey Maritime has been absolutely the right move for us. It’s meant we haven’t had to start from scratch, knocking on doors and trying to get access to the right people. Through Mersey Maritime, we’ve attended business events like Face-2-Face and have already been able to meet everyone who’s anyone in this region. It’s the best investment we have made this year!
John Bean, Managing Director, Geo Data Systems
Royal HaskoningDHV is a global engineering and project design consultancy with 6500 staff working in 150 companies, but we’ve been something of a sleeping giant in Liverpool. We’re proud to be sponsors of Mersey Maritime. It enables us to be fully engaged in the cluster, with a place at the table and positioned as first choice company for new business opportunities within our areas of expertise.
Jamie Gray, Associate Director, Royal HaskoningDHV
I come out of Mersey Maritime’s meetings with a bit of a buzz. Lots of people with the same energy and we can see what’s ahead and we want to be ready for it, be a part of it.
Tom Coyle, Managing Director, DT Engineering Limited
Mersey Maritime has brought the community together tremendously well.
Colin Kershaw, Brookes Bell