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Liverpool names “cluster boards” to drive growth

Liverpool City Region has named set up 3 specialist “cluster boards” across Advanced Manufacturing, Digital and Creative, and Health and Life Sciences.

The aim is to “influence policy, stimulate economic growth, productivity and competitiveness” in each of the sectors.

They will report into the Combined Authority’s Business and Enterprise Board, which was set up last year – taking over the role of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

“We have genuine strengths in our city region in the fields of Advanced Manufacturing, Digital and Creative, and Health and Life Sciences, and establishing these boards is a vital step to ensuring that we can maximise their contribution to the city region economy,” said Councillor Mike Wharton, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Business. 

“I’m excited that so many talented and busy people have made the commitment to work together for the common good and can’t wait for them to get started.”

The cluster boards are made up of…

Digital and Creative 

  • Chair – Rachel McLean, LJMU
  • Enda Carey Studio school
  • Nicola Triscott FACT 
  • Peter Denby Hyperfinity
  • Alison Lacy Avalanche Studios Group 
  • Rachel McLean Liverpool John Moores University 
  • Dean Ward Evoke Creative 
  • Zoe Wallace Agent Academy 
  • Alison James Make CIC 
  • Becky Ayres Sound City
  • Nigel Jones CGI
  • Anna Heyes Active Profile
  • Rob March Gigmate 
  • Lindsey Moore Agnes Marketing 
  • Alex Frech Black & Ginger 
  • James Bedford STFC Digital Tech Cluster 
  • James Brayshaw Adaptive Comms

Advanced Manufacturing 

  • Chair – Trevor Leeks, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Paul Tallon – Lyva Labs
  • Neil Syder NSG Pilkington
  • Lyn Pit DT & G 
  • Lee Meyers Ford Motor Company 
  • Dawn Huntrod Make UK 
  • Michael Hughes Jaguar Land Rover 
  • Lorraine Hughes Inovus Medical
  • Jonathan Turner Siemens
  • Andy Pennington Arup
  • Kate Black University of Liverpool
  • Susan Patterson MTC
  • Jen Fenner Defproc Engineering
  • Trevor Leeks Jaguar Land Rover
  • Joanne Beighton Seqirus

Health and Life Sciences  

  • Chair – Lindsay Sharples, Health Innovation North West Coast (formerly the Innovation Agency)
  • Alison Pountney University of Liverpool  
  • Hannah Randles Lyva Labs
  •  Leanne Katsande Sciontec 
  • Renatta Clerice-Ologbosere Everpresent 
  • Fergus Watson 5D Health Protection  
  • Ray Kent The Pandemic Institute 
  • Andrew Sisson AstraZeneca  
  • David Cosgrove TriRX  
  • Natalie Kenny Biograd  
  • Claire Eyers UoL 
  • Philip Carvil STFC
  •  Lindsay Sharples Health Innovation North West Coast 
  • Damian Mohammed CPI 
  • Steve Molyneux Bells Healthcare
  •  Anna Owens Associates of Cape Cod International 
  • Iain Pritchard Bachem

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