Organiser: Forum for the Built Environment
Location: The Noble House, 5 Brunswick Street, Liverpool, L2 0UU
Phone: 0161 653 9310
GUEST SPEAKER: JACK STOPFORTH – CEO LIVERPOOL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CIC
Jack has been CEO of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Group since March 2005. Liverpool Chamber CIC represents some 1500 companies in and around Liverpool, and has two commercial subsidiaries – Liverpool Chamber Commercial and Liverpool Chamber Training (formerly Trident Training Limited). The group turns over approximately £9 million and employs around 60 staff. Jack has extensive business experience both as an executive and as a non-executive director/Chairman in a range of companies and public agencies. After working as a development economist in London he served as Chief Economic Adviser to Merseyside County Council and then spent eleven years as owner-manager of two successful businesses in Liverpool – SBA Limited, a public Affairs consulting firm and West Cast Agency Limited, a design and advertising agency. In 1997 he sold his Liverpool businesses and became Managing Director of Cumbria Inward Investment Agency, whose principal shareholders included BNFL, BAE Systems and Eddie Stobart. He was also Chairman of the Learning and Skills Council in Cumbria, overseeing a budget of£80m for Further Education and work-based training.
Jack has a passion for education and training and spent seven years as a Non-Executive Director of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) as well as serving as a board member of Kendal College. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Liverpool Management School. Other non executive directorships include Merseyside Special Investment Fund, Liverpool Central Business Improvement District Company and The Mersey Partnership. Jack is also a Trustee of The Merseyside Chief Constable's and High Sheriff's Charitable Trust.
Jack is married to Carolyn, a journalist, and has homes in the Lake District and Liverpool. He enjoys music, reading modern fiction, theatre, walking and supporting Liverpool Football Club.
Price: £25.00 non members, FREE for members.
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