Evoke’s CTO joins the panel at this Business Cloud event in June to look at how Liverpool City Region can support the business sector’s skills needs.

Recruitment and retention are a top priority for evoke as we invest and grow at our new Wirral HQ, and staff development and training are high on our agenda. In our experience, there still exists a gap between the skills that school and university leavers have, and what we need to help our business continue to grow. We know that tackling the skills gap and securing a talent pipeline is critical for future success.

Through our existing partnerships with Liverpool, Chester and Staffordshire universities, we have been developing our own pipeline of hardware design talent for a number of years, but as evoke grows and develops there are other areas of expertise where we need to recruit the best talent.

But whose job is it to make sure the universities are producing work-ready graduates and that the schools and colleges are encouraging apprenticeships?

Join evoke’s Dean Ward and a panel of business leaders and training providers from across the region at this event on Tuesday 19 June 2018. The event will provide a unique opportunity for budget holders and decision makers in businesses to hear about Liverpool City Region’s Skills Strategy and the positive influence apprentices can have on their businesses.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Sandra Kirkham, group managing director, Progress to Excellence Group
  • Asif Hamid MBE, chairman of Liverpool City Region LEP
  • Amanda Willis , group head of HR, Peel Ports
  • Robyn Dooley , founder OH
  • Dean Ward, founder & chief technical officer, Evoke Creative
  • Jo Whittingham, senior professional tutor in accounting and finance, Liverpool Hope University
  • Lewis Wooding, apprentice, Peel Ports
  • Dr Edward Harcourt, pro vice-chancellor external engagement, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Sally Shah, lead commissioner: place and investment, Wirral Council