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L - R: Christian Carden, CEO Bill Addy & Samantha McCauley

Liverpool BID Company is expanding its team by hiring two new apprentices.

With more than 1,500 businesses to support across two business improvement districts and more than 120 acres of Liverpool city centre to oversee, the company has employed two new apprentices to enhance its communications.

Samantha McCauley, 17 from Greasby, Wirral and Christian Carden, also 17, from West Derby, both started their new jobs at BID this week on a 12-month apprenticeship, with support from the Chamber of Commerce and Liverpool City Council Apprenticeship team who manage the Mayoral Initiative Youth Contract Wage Subsidy Grant.

The main role of the apprentices will be informing businesses of what the BID can do for them, gaining information and expressing ideas on how to further improve the city centre.

Before joining the BID team, Samantha was working in a café, full-time for two years, but as a frequent visitor to Liverpool city centre she jumped at the chance to help promote its offer.

On joining the BID Company, the former Upton Hall FCJ pupil said: ”To be given a chance to work with so many businesses to help further improve the city centre is an exciting challenge and one I’m going to relish.”

Christian studied an Accountancy and Business admin course at Liverpool Community College and then volunteered for four months at BID, supporting the team across several campaigns and events.

Asked why he wanted to join the BID team, the former Cardinal Heenan pupil said: ”I want to help make Liverpool city centre an even more attractive place to visit and enjoy. I’m a scouser and I’m really proud to have a chance to help my city.”

Bill Addy, Chief Executive of Liverpool BID Company, said: “The recruitment of these two new members to the BID team is a further sign of our commitment to the businesses we represent.

”They will be a great asset to the team, playing an important role in liaising with members, learning what makes the city centre tick for both businesses and visitors whilst developing their own skills.”

Liverpool BID Company is also recruiting a Member Liaison Officer as the city gears up for a blockbuster summer, with events such as the International Festival for Business, Liverpool Biennial, River Festival, Brazilica and many others.

The company, which encompasses City Central BID and Commercial District BID, is also in the process of developing an App for the city centre with the design company to be appointed in early-June.