Former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine visits Liverpool Hope

6 12 2010

Covered this event at Liverpool Hope University last Thursday 2.12.10.

Former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine officially opened Liverpool Hope University’s brand new Business Gateway on Thursday 2nd December.

Welcoming Lord Heseltine to Hope, Vice Chancellor Professor Pillay spoke of his “seminal contribution” to the regeneration of Liverpool, saying:”I’m delighted that Lord Heseltine is opening the Business Gateway. This building is a shot in the arm for the University’s ambition.”

During his speech, in which he praised the new building, Lord Heseltine said:”Every time I come  to Liverpool it’s a trip down memory lane. Liverpool today is unrecognisable – it’s pulled itself up from the bottom. I’m very pleased to be associated with Liverpool Hope’s Business Gateway.”

Photo by Alan Edwards

Photo by Alan Edwards


The new Business Gateway is housed within the University’s brand new £8.5m Education and Enterprise (EDEN) building and will become a single point of entry for any business enquiries to Liverpool Hope University for organisations looking to source corporate and professional training, collaborative research, plus educational partnerships.

Further photos from the visit can be found at