Double celebration for Morecrofts partners

Liverpool Waterfront

Two Morecrofts partners have been recognised for their commitment to the Liverpool city region economy.

Business operations partner Julie Johnson has been appointed as the new chair of Liverpool Commercial District BID, while managing partner Alison Lobb received the Spirit of the City award at this year’s Merseyside Women of the Year Awards.

The Commercial District BID is part of the Liverpool BID Company, an independent, non-profit organisation representing the interests of 1,500 businesses in Liverpool city centre. Julie steps up to the lead role after seven years on the BID operating board, being deputy chair for the last year. Julie also holds a position on the Liverpool BID Company executive board.

The purpose of the Merseyside Women of the Year event is to celebrate and reward the achievements of women and leave a legacy of role models for the next generation of women. Alison received the Spirit of the City accolade in honour of her commitment to the region’s independent business community, notably the annual Merseyside Independent Business (MIB) Awards, which is organised and hosted by Morecrofts.

Julie said:

I am incredibly proud to have become chair of the Commercial District BID. We have seen some significant changes across the district over the last seven years and I hope our levy payers will join me in ensuring that we deliver the objectives set out for the remaining three years of the current BID term and beyond.
These are exciting times for the organisation and I look forward to taking up my new role and leading the team as we ensure that the Commercial District remains at the centre of the city’s commercial heartbeat for years to come.

Alison said:

To spend an afternoon in the company of so many incredible women and to be nominated alongside them was a real privilege, so to actually receive an award was a really special moment for me.
Morecrofts is proud to be a member of the regional independent business community. In addition to hosting the MIB Awards, on a daily basis our team delivers a range of seminars, training and mentoring advice to local businesses, so this award is testament to the hard work of the entire Morecrofts team.
Both Julie and I are incredibly proud to be continuing in the long tradition of strong female leadership at Morecrofts. Our cohort of partners, whilst all highly regarded in their own right, also contribute to directing many other organisations within the City Region. We are delighted to be contributing to the development of the next generations of female leaders through mentoring and supporting so many young women within the firm.

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