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We are delighted to be working alongside MHA Moore & Smalley, River Capital, Metro Bank and GSG Hospitality to host:

Resilience and Growth Panel Discussion

on Wednesday 24th May 2023


at Mezzanine, 

Duke Street Market, 

Liverpool, L1 5AS

The panel will discuss key challenges facing businesses and outline growth strategies, planning for the future opportunities, exit and succession planning.

The panel is chaired by:

Richard Harris is a Partner at DTM Legal in the Dispute Resolution Team and advises clients on contract disputes, shareholder disagreements and finance litigation. He works across the board to advise companies and individuals in both claimant and defendant positions.

The panel includes:

Phil Whitehurst, Partner at DTM Legal in the Corporate and Commercial Team. He specialises in corporate transactional work, advising on business acquisitions and disposals, private equity and venture capital as well as helping businesses ‘scale-up’

Stephen Gregson, Director at MHA Corporate Finance and has advised clients across a range of sectors on fundraising, buying and selling, valuations and strategic planning.

Jeff Cummins, Investment Manager at River Capital, a Fund Management company which helps ambitious small and medium sized businesses to accelerate their growth and achieve their full potential. Jeff works with business owners and advisors to identify funding needs and deliver the most suitable solutions.

Gary Owens, Local Director at Metro Bank. Gary has worked in banking  for 25 years and has a strong background in Commercial, Private and Retail banking. Gary joined Metro Bank in 2019 is passionate about providing a much needed alternative in the world of banking and wants to ensure that Metro Bank’s objective of being the UK’s number one community bank is met across the Liverpool City Region.

Matt Farrell, Co-founder and Executive Director of GSG Hospitality. Matt has worked in the food and drink industry for over 20 years and has a strong restaurant background. He is the co-founder and manages the culinary and business aspects of Graffiti Spirits Group. Matt is passionate about new trends, local produce, and offering locals and visitors the perfect balance between quality and cool.

For further details or to book onto the event please contact Richard Harris at or Georgia Morris at



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