Crisis talks at The Mersey Partnership as CEO leaves

The Mersey Partnership’s (TMP)
Chief Executive, Lorraine Rogers has decided to leave the organisation
following recent “inaccurate and unhelpful press speculation” according
to its Chair Rod Holmes.

Merseyside’s tourism and investment body faces an uncertain future following budget cuts, according to a report in the Liverpool Daily Post.

The
report said TMP was plunged into crisis after weeks of drawn-out,
behind-the-scenes negotiations to merge with the yet-to-launch Liverpool
Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) ended in failure.

It
said the fundamental reason for the collapse in the deal was a
disagreement on how many of the 55 staff from TMP would transfer to the
new organisation

Holmes told CN:
“It’s business as usual and TMP will not be engaging in speculation or
public discussion about the confidential discussions with the LEP.“

The
board wishes to put on record its sincere thanks to Lorraine for her
valuable contribution to the organisation since she joined in 2007 at a
time when TMP was in far less sound health than it is today. A recent
independent report found TMP to be well run and financially robust.”

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Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

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