He has since kept busy as a tireless promoter of the city and its region as chairman of The Mersey Partnership.
Last November the Times Magazine looked ahead to Liverpool's Culture year by featuring Abi on its cover alongside fellow Liverpudlian singers Cilla Black and Candie Payne.After a failed attempt to take over the shipyard he formed NSL in 2001.Mike Deane, festival organiser Liverpool Music Week, founded by Mike Deane in 2003, is the UKs largest indoor winter festival event.Moyes men qualified for Europe once again this year, with a 100 record in the uefa Cup group stages.Richard Wilson, artist The internationally renowned creator of 20/50 in the Saatchi Collection has transformed the derelict Yates Wine Lodge and quite literally turned the place inside out.There's always next year.She was appointed Financial Secretary to the Treasury last June and has strategic oversight of taxation as a whole, including overall responsibility for the Finance Bill, HM Revenue and Customs, and European and international tax issues.The former bricklayer and milkman recently switched from mid-mornings to take over the breakfast show following the departure of Simon OBrien.Jayne Casey, PR supremo Jayne Casey was a principal mover for Liverpools Culture bid and is one of the artistic directors for both the January 11 Peoples Opening show outside St Georges Hall and the January 12 opening in the echo Arena.He is a regular on LFC TV and Radio Merseyside giving his views on football and has recently contributed chapters for a book about Liverpools seven European Cup Finals called Here We Go Gathering Cups in May.
He was born in Lancashire, grew up in Cheshire and has served as a councillor on Merseyside and as an MP in Greater Manchester.Each day throughout 08 we'll be speaking to one of the Scouserati and getting their 'Thought for the Day' which we'll publish in the echo and online.Joe Royle, charity patron The former player, manager and supporter of Everton recently took over as patron of the Everton Collection Charitable Trust from the Blues legend Alan Ball who died last April.Colin Eldridge, politician Cllr Eldridge is Liverpool City Councils member of leisure and community safety, and he represents the Church ward.The event has attracted around 65,000 people and involved the cities breaking artists such as The Wombats, Hot Club de Paris and Eugene McGuiness alongside household names such as The Kooks, Ian McCulloch and The Las to name but a few.His career started with George Wimpey Plc in 1955 as a junior engineer, and progressed through to his retirement in June 1999 as group chairman.
He is deeply involved in urban regeneration, and for four years chaired the Kensington New Deal for Communities programme.
Martin has teamed up with Korova director Jon Ritchie to create Liverpool The Number Ones Album, featuring Liverpool artists including Elvis Costello, Atomic Kitten and The Real Thing, to be released on February.
The Duke is to stand down as chairman this May, but he will continue as chairman of the Grosvenor Trustees.