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We are delighted to announce that our December Face-2-Face will be a Members Forum.

For our last Face-2-Face of 2021, Mersey Maritime will provide an update and share our plans for 2022, as well as hearing from a fantastic selection of our members – SCH Operations, Unicourse and NYAS.

To mark the occasion and spread some festive cheer, we will be running an extended event to allow our members plenty of time to catch up and network at our first fully in-person Face-2-Face.

Timings (please note later arrival time)

  • Arrival from 8:30am (drinks and breakfast available)
  • 9am – Presentations and Q&A
  • 10am – Networking and mince pies
  • 11am – Event close



Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) are part of the Independent Port Handling Group (IPH) and offer stevedoring services across the UK, including Southampton and Liverpool.

Operating for more than 30 years, SCH has expertise across a full range of port services, including rope handling, discharging and loading cargoes and port terminal management which includes receiving and distributing cargoes.

Joseph Loyden, Liverpool Operations Manager for SCH will provide an overview of the company and the work they do in Liverpool.


UniCourse provide flexible distance learning courses for those looking to develop and expand their knowledge and education to obtain higher level qualifications in engineering, business, and leadership and management. They are Edexcel and Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) approved.

Geraint Phylip-Jones (Engineering Tutor) and Paul Lopez (Marketing & Sales Manager) will provide further details as to the courses and opportunities that Unicourse have available.


The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a rights based charity which operates across England and Wales for children, young people and adults.

Paula Hanford, Head of Income Generation and Fundraising will give an update on their Side by Side project, a pioneering support service for young people leaving care on Wirral. Recently featured on BBC Newsnight, the project aims to help young people take their first steps towards independence by matching them with a volunteer mentor to help them navigate adulthood. When a child in care turns 18, they can often feel that the rug has been pulled from under them as support is rapidly withdrawn now that they are considered ‘adults.

Event Details

Venue Details

Titanic Hotel Liverpool, Regent Road, Liverpool L3 0AN
60 Oxford St, Liverpool L7 3NY
Hargreaves Buildings, 5 Chapel St, Liverpool L3 9AG
The Engineering College, Monks Ferry, Birkenhead CH41 5LH
The Danny, Canning Dock Liverpool L3 4AQ
House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
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Invitation to 12 Face-2-Face breakfast events
Opportunity to attend workshops, forums and meet the buyers’ events (priority access dependant on membership level and business relevance)
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