Liverpool China Partnership has ended the year on a high after announcing three new members to the organisation – global firm Allseas Global Logistics Ltd, The University of Liverpool Confucius Institute (LCI) and The Liverpool Institute of Performing Art (LIPA).
Liverpool China Partnership is a pioneering membership organisation that facilitates purpose-driven relationships between China and the UK for civic and business people and partnerships, opening up doors of opportunities for its members.
Allseas Global Logistics Ltd currently operate several containerised and breakbulk cargo routes from Shanghai, Shenzhen and Ningbo in China to Liverpool, and is already bringing huge logistical benefits to existing LCP members and the wider Liverpool City Region business community. The addition of Liverpool Confucius Institute and LIPA further amplifies the partnership’s track record of harnessing leading providers of education in the city region. With these two world-renowned education providers joining, the partnership will be able to expand its reach across Chinese related education as well as the performing arts.
Paul Kallee-Grover MBE, chair of Liverpool China Partnership, said:
“As a business, Liverpool China Partnership has had to evolve over the last few years to meet the challenges of Covid-19, Brexit and the ongoing fuel and truck driver shortages head on. As a result, we have employed a renewed focus on the growing logistics network within the city region and identified potential partners with existing relationships with China.
“This is why we are really pleased to welcome the likes of Allseas Global Logistics Ltd as one of our new members as it will be a fantastic asset to our other members who are exporters. It also means we can open up access and dialogue with our other key players across the city region, including the combined authority, local government and the port. Together we have a much stronger voice to make things happen on behalf of our members.”
Looking ahead to 2022, Kallee-Grover added:
“Covid-19 and the unlocking of travel remains the biggest challenge for businesses exporting, but I am confident this will improve. We are expecting to see big growth in the development sector but it is difficult to fully capitalise on this when you haven’t got the ability to travel. This will improve and we are already starting to see very early discussions around events and the movement of people, and businesses connecting and working together which is a huge positive.
“Liverpool China Partnership is all about business, friendships and relationships. That has always been our focus and will continue to be so throughout 2022.”