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Liverpool Solicitors duo salute the power of female leadership

Two female partners at Morecrofts Solicitors have been recognised for their commitment to the Liverpool city region economy.

Julie Johnson and Alison Lobb hope their latest achievements demonstrate the growing strength of women at the top of the local business community and signal a brighter path for the next generation of female leaders.

Business operations partner Julie Johnson was recently appointed as the new chair of Liverpool Commercial District BID, while managing partner Alison Lobb received the Spirit of the City award at this year’s Merseyside Women of the Year Awards.

The Commercial District BID is part of the Liverpool BID Company, an independent, non-profit organisation representing the interests of 1,500 businesses in Liverpool city centre. Julie steps up to the lead role after seven years on the BID operating board, being deputy chair for the last year, and she also holds a position on the Liverpool BID Company executive board.

The Merseyside Women of the Year event seeks to celebrate and reward the achievements of women and leave a legacy of role models for the next generation. Alison received the Spirit of the City accolade in honour of her commitment to the region’s independent business community, notably the annual Merseyside Independent Business (MIB) Awards, which is organised and hosted by Morecrofts.

Julie said: “Of our 13 partners, ten are women, which is a rarity in itself, and we have long been seen as somewhere that female lawyers choose to come and pursue their careers. That gives us a unique position from which to inspire and support the female leaders of the future, and we are delighted to continue having that opportunity.

“I am incredibly proud to have become chair of the Commercial District BID. We have seen some significant changes across the district over the last seven years and I hope our levy payers will join me in ensuring that we not only deliver our objectives for three years of the current BID term and beyond, but also ensure the Commercial District remains the city’s economic heartbeat for years to come.”

Alison said: “To spend an afternoon in the company of so many incredible women and to be nominated alongside them was a real privilege, so to actually receive an award was a really special moment for me. In addition to hosting the MIB Awards, on a daily basis our team delivers a range of seminars, training and mentoring advice to local businesses, so this award is testament to the hard work of the entire Morecrofts team.

“Both Julie and I are incredibly proud to be continuing the long tradition of strong female leadership at Morecrofts. Our cohort of partners, all highly regarded in their own right, also provide their time and expertise to many other organisations within the city region, whether sitting on boards and committees, or serving as directors of professional organisations. We are delighted to be contributing to the development of the next generations of female leaders through mentoring and supporting so many young women both within and outside the firm.”