Chris Waine featured in the latest My City column in the Liverpool Echo speaking of his Liverpool roots and commitment to business and investments within the Liverpool City Region. 

Commenting on his relationship with the city, Chris said:

“I’m proud to fly the flag for my city”

“Whether it’s music, football, culture or history – the rivalry between Manchester and my home city of Liverpool is something that divides the masses, but when it comes to business this ‘divide’ unites many, with both cities fantastic places to live, work and invest in. 

“Graduating from LJMU back in 2003, I always saw my career progressing in Liverpool, but circumstances and opportunities have since brought me to other side of the M62, and with Hive Projects HQ located in the heart of Manchester, I currently find myself as the sole Liverpudlian in the senior team at the company. 

“Proudly flying the flag for the city of Liverpool and Everton FC (for my sins) in Manchester, I have never forgotten my roots, and having worked first-hand on a host of huge Liverpool City Region projects including The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, I am proud to have played my own small part in Liverpool’s evolution as a key Northern Powerhouse location over the last two decades.

“As a board member of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce promoting all things skills, regeneration and innovation in the city, it’s now fantastic to see Hive Projects’ ongoing work with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and as we grow as a company, I have no doubt there will be further opportunities to work on more Liverpool-based projects, in the process helping to give back to my home city. 

“Liverpool is thriving at the moment with the Knowledge Quarter, Liverpool Waters development and various other multi-million pound projects on the go, and with over 17,000 SME’s currently working within the city centre boundaries, it’s safe to say that as a new SME, there has never been a better time to work or invest in the Liverpool City Region”.