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Ahoy! Shortlist nomination for Global accolade - Take a Bow Kate

LIVERPOOL Cruise Terminal has its very own oar inspiring, industry leading member of staff. A new initiative was launched earlier this summer to find 20 under 40 year olds from the global cruise industry who have shown either great initiative, an exceptionally hardworking culture or demonstrated strong leadership.

Our very own Kate Green is the Passenger Operations Manager at Cruise Liverpool. Her role is to provide high level port operational management whilst cruise ships are alongside. Those who know and work with Kate, already know how extremely hardworking, dynamic and enthusiastic she is. But her consistent pursuit for excellence and focus on customer service has been recognised at a global level.

Kate is 1 of 40 young professionals, shortlisted for the 'Seatrade 20 under 40' initiative which showcases and recognises young individuals who are leading the way. Sponsored by TVG Travel, Seatrade Cruise News 20 under 40 is cruising's answer to Forbes 30 under 30, highlighting the brightest of minds who show initiative, commitment to a hardworking culture and outstanding leadership.

Kate has been recognised as an inspiration to the cruise industry. Having worked at Cruise Liverpool for 6 years Kate is a supreme example of a talented young person with a passion and enthusiasm for her role and the wider cruise industry; a definite 'next generation' industry star.

Kate is, amongst other things, responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with partners across the City Region including hotels, visitor attractions, tour operators, catering and retail businesses. In addition, she manages all aspects of marketing, sales and events for Cruise Liverpool whilst promoting the City within the cruise industry.

For such a busy lady you'd think the hard work ends there, but not for Kate, The visitor experience is at the heart of everything she does and her personality allows her with ease to enhance the passenger experience by showcasing Liverpool, exceeding passenger expectations at every stage of their journey, ensuring guests and crew have the best experience Liverpool and the City Region has to offer. She looks to create moments so memorable that visitors simply have to return.

James Stangroom, Chair, Cruise Britain said:- ''It's a proud moment for Cruise Britain to have key people from five of our members short-listed for Seatrade's innovative and strongly contested global award. Such a strong showing demonstrates the strength and depth of upcoming talent that there is in the UK cruise industry. We're also delighted to include Seatrade itself within our membership and applaud this initiative to encourage the leaders of the future. I wish Kate and all our short-listed entrants the very best of luck. ''

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson said:- "We're incredibly proud of Kate and the team at Cruise Liverpool. For Kates work to be recognised at a global level is only right, she is a leader in her field and everybody who makes her acquaintance holds her in very high esteem.  I'm so proud to know Kate and have all of her hard work and commitment recognised by her peers within the Cruise industry."

The City of Liverpool wishes Kate the very best of luck with her nomination, the Top 20 finalists will be announced at Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon on 20 September 2018.

Liverpool is marking Merchant Navy Day with a special service and wreath laying ceremony

MERCHANT Navy Day is the annual celebration of the British Merchant Navy, to recognize and raise awareness of our dependence on our past, present and future Merchant Navy seafarers. It is also a memorial for the 36,000 merchant seafarers who died at sea in World War 2.

The river has always been at the centre of the economy of the Liverpool region, and the Merchant Navy is part of the past and the future of the area. Every year hundreds of people gather at Liverpool Parish Church; the Sailors; Church; to celebrate Merchant Navy Day where the Red Ensign flag will be displayed, as well as at Liverpool Town Hall. Followed by an Act of Remembrance at the Merchant Navy Memorial at the Pier Head. The congregation is led by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool with civic dignitaries from across the City Region, along with current and retired seafarers, as well as others who represent the work of the Merchant Navy today.

A public service will take place at Liverpool Parish Church in the City Centre, at 12 noon. This will be followed by a march to the Pier Head where a wreath will be laid from 1pm.

Lord Mayor, Cllr Christine Banks, said:- "I'm honoured to represent Liverpool as we remember the sacrifices made by seafarers who fought for our freedom. Liverpool played a huge role in the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War, and sadly many thousands of sailors lost their lives. It is incredibly important that we never forget the sacrifices these men made, the event is an important time for reflection for us all."

The Rector of Liverpool, the Revd Dr Crispin Pailing, who will lead the service, said:- "This years' service will contain the tradition elements of celebration and Remembrance, but we are also going to reflect the place which the seafaring community continues to hold in Liverpool today. Much of the food we eat and the goods we buy come to us via the sea, and now, more than ever, we must support all that the Merchant Navy does for us."

Please come and support our seafarers by participating in the service, on Sunday, 2 September 2018.

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