2nd April 2020

Commercial real estate services giant and Liverpool MIPIM Partner Avison Young has now joined the Liverpool China Partnership (LCP).

l-r Maggie Zhang – Liverpool City Council’s China Affairs coordinator, Paul Kallee-Grover and Gary Millar

LCP is an organisation set up to strengthen links between Liverpool and China in trade, investment, education, culture, sport and tourism, and resourced through Liverpool City Council.

The announcement was made at a director’s meeting, which was chaired by Avison Young director, Paul Kallee-Grover, at which the Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, Gary Millar was also voted in as the President of the LCP.

The LCP, which has around 30 members, was founded off the back of the International Festival for Business in 2014 and brings together the public, private and higher education sectors in the joint promotion of friendship and trade between China and the Liverpool city region.

As well as covering the city region the partnership also has members from the Isle of Man, Cheshire and Cumbria. It seeks to complement the activities of the Department for International Trade and the China Business Council.

The Partnership recently won the Department for International Trade award for its efforts in China and the outcomes of a five-day business, health and academic mission to Shanghai in April 2019 which resulted in £139m of deals for the Liverpool city region. Paul Kallee-Grover said:

“Joining the LCP is an important step for Avison Young as our business continues its global expansion. We have joined the LCP to support Chinese investment in Liverpool through business, the visitor economy and academia, and vice versa. 

“Through the partnership we are aligning ourselves with Chinese businesses active in the Liverpool city region as well as supporting companies looking to invest in exciting projects linked to the Liverpool Knowledge Quarter, Liverpool Waters and our universities.

Read more about the Liverpool China Partnership and Liverpool at MIPIM.