Gill takes up advisory role in Liverpool
retired Chief Executive of Liverpool Vision is to take up a
part-time advisory role supporting the city council and its cabinet
on economic development and regeneration.
The two days-a-week post will see Jim Gill working closely with
Council Leader Joe Anderson and Chief Executive David McElhinney
over the next three months on strategic projects, including:-
► City Region Governance
► Proposals for a City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
► Major city regeneration projects
► JESSICA – an EU scheme to provide financing for urban renewal and
► Economic and regeneration policy
Council leader Joe Anderson said:- “Liverpool is going through
an important time with regeneration and we are facing tough economic
conditions which means we need the very best people to help keep up
the momentum. Jim’s guidance and advice will be important and
extremely valued as we start the restructure of the council’s senior
management team. His role will be to give us guidance and
support on more strategic and long term policy, to complement the
day-to-day management role being carried out by the interim Director
of Regeneration, Nick Kavanagh. I’m very grateful to Jim for putting
his retirement on hold for the next few months to help us out.”
The 61 year old was Chief Executive of the country’s first city
centre urban regeneration company – Liverpool Vision – and oversaw a
massive expansion of the Commercial District, the retail and tourism
‘offer’ and the transformation of the world-famous Waterfront.
He went on to take up the same role when the organisation merged
with Business Liverpool and Liverpool Land Development Company in
2008, and retired in July.
Jim Gill said:- “I said when I retired from Liverpool Vision
that I had developed a strong attachment and commitment to
Liverpool. I'm delighted to have the opportunity to continue my
relationship with the City and to contribute what I can to its
Gill, who was awarded the OBE for services to regeneration in 2006,
previously held senior roles with English Partnerships, including
those of Commercial Director and North West Regional Director.
It followed a long period working in senior roles for the government
and for AMEC, a major engineering, building and development group.
It is the latest in a series of interim appointments made in
Liverpool ahead of a major restructure of the city council.
Knowsley’s Executive Director of Regeneration, Economy and Skills,
Nick Kavanagh, is to work for Liverpool three days a week in a
unique sharing arrangement.
And John McHale – who was formerly Director of Housing at Knowsley
Council and went on to become Chief Executive of Knowsley Housing
Trust - has been appointed Interim Director of Housing and
WAYFARERS ARCADE GETS UNWRAPPED FOR CHARITY
prestigious shopping arcade is hosting an exclusive preview of the
hottest autumn looks from the catwalk and the must-have styles for
interiors – all in the name of charity.
The event will take place in Wayfarers Shopping Arcade on Thursday,
30 September 2010, and will raise money for Clatterbridge Cancer
Research which funds research to help prevent, diagnose and treat
cancer for the people of Merseyside and Cheshire.
Wayfarers Unwrapped will feature a fashion show revealing the coming
season’s key looks and include a showcase of the exclusive range of
gift and home items from the 30 specialist and independent boutiques
in the Arcade. Guests will also be treated to a drinks reception and
canapés, plus a charity auction and raffle with a selection of
prizes on offer.
Yvonne Burns, Wayfarers Shopping Arcade manager, said:-
"People from the North West have a fantastic sense of style, and we
have launched Wayfarers Unwrapped to celebrate this unique touch of
class. The last couple of years have seen Wayfarers Arcade evolve
into a diverse and upmarket shopping centre, which now houses a
wealth of new fashion, home, gift and accessory shops. We wanted to
show that discerning shoppers can browse designer handbags and the
latest Matthew Williamson collection under the same roof as vintage
homewares and quality gifts – and of course help to raise money for
a worthy cause. Most of the shops and boutiques now in the arcade
are independent businesses that are run by local people for local
people, so shoppers who haven’t been in for a while are always
pleasantly surprised by how much it has changed and the range of
goods on offer."
Fashion show guests will receive an exclusive goody bag, which will
include special discount vouchers for various shops in Wayfarers
Tickets cost £15 and
doors open at 7pm. For further information or to purchase tickets
please call:- 01704 539077 or go