AP co-director Tim Slack delivered a presentation to the Royal College of Defence Studies last week, in his role as non executive director for Liverpool Vision – Liverpool’s private/public sector regeneration company. Tim presented work on the economic development work of Vision and its developments in supporting the creation of the city’s ‘It’s Liverpool‘ campaign. The college’s North West study group visited Liverpool as part of a series of recces of north west organisations, learning about economic development and the public sector. Participants came from the armed forces and related defence industries in UK, Germany, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Chile, India, Bosnia, and Georgia.
Tim reports that the presentation was well received, with particular interest in the work of Appreciating People, and looked at whether successful regeneration must move away from short term simple solutions and understand the complexity and longevity of change.
Tim said: ‘They were an amazing group of people destined for senior and powerful roles in their respective countries. I hope to have the chance again to work with them.’
Liverpool Vision is the city’s economic development company, established at a critical stage in Liverpool’s urban and economic renaissance. Having overseen many changes in Liverpool over the past ten years, Vision is enabling Liverpool to complete and accelerate its considerable economic recovery and growth, focusing on building a strong, sustainable economy which competes more effectively in international markets than ever before.