Steve Pays Parliamentary Tribute to Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Liverpool

(April 19, 2012)


Liverpool Walton MP, Steve Rotheram, has paid tribute to the City of Liverpool after the success of the first ever Global Entrepreneurship Congress was held across the City in March.

Steve put down the following Early Day Motion in Parliament, on Wednesday:

“That this House recognises the success of the greatest-ever gathering of start up champions and entrepreneurs in Liverpool as the first European city to hold the Global Entrepreneurship Congress; congratulates all involved for securing this prestigious event for the UK, during which more than 5,000 delegates from more than 120 countries enjoyed a week-long Festival of Entrepreneurship, discussing policy, sharing best practice and seeing the city’s enterprise activity in action; notes this event will create a real legacy for the city, especially for its young people; and applauds Liverpool’s ambition to be an enterprise hub for the UK.”

Steve explained, “The Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Liverpool, was a resounding success. World-leading figures from the business world came to our city to enjoy a festival of business and to inspire a new generation of Liverpool entrepreneurs.

“I believe that in the bleakest of economic times, we need the brightest of ideas. It is no secret that right now Liverpool faces a jobs crisis. My constituency (Walton) has the 5th highest unemployment rate in the country – something that will only change if businesses are able to operate in a climate conducive to growth and that young people and those with entrepreneurial flair are able to flourish.

“Of course, there are mitigating circumstances; many businesses claim they cannot find the employees with the right skill sets that they require in Liverpool, but there are massive opportunities for them to work with colleges and to influence how training is delivered to suit their individual needs.

“Inviting the world’s biggest and best businesses to Liverpool for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress was, however, an extremely good start. I would like to congratulate all who were involved.”

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