25 February 2013
In what has now become an annual tradition, WYG recently took over an entire Chinese restaurant in Liverpool city centre to celebrate Chinese New Year with more than 100 of its key clients and contractors.
The event, to see in the year of the ‘’Water Snake’, was held on the 12th day of the 15 days of Chinese New Year celebrations, which traditionally sees friends invited to dinner to celebrate the year that has gone and the year that is to come.
WYG's Chief Operating Officer, Graham Olver, joined clients and the WYG team for the evening.
With its Liverpool office located in the Cavern Quarter, “birth place” of the Beatles and the heart of the city, WYG has a strong presence in the Merseyside region.
The city has the longest established Chinese community in Europe, and was twinned with Shanghai shortly before its World Expo in 2010 which WYG sponsored.
Looking forward, for 61 days throughout June and July in 2014, Liverpool will host the UK’s first ever international festival for business, a global gathering where companies of all sizes will be able to network in new international markets and make global deals. The festival will attract over 250,000 international business leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, city leaders and policy makers.
The event is fully supported by the coalition government and is set to elevate ambitious companies in the UK to centre stage when competing for jobs and investment in international markets.
Having been based in Liverpool for more than 60 years, the festival will provide an excellent oportunity for the international multi-disciplinary consultant to further promote itself on the world stage. WYG is already involved in a number of transformational projects in Liverpool including Peel Holdings’ Mersey Waters and Neptune’s various regeneration schemes currently being delivered in the Merseyside region.
Notes to Editors
One of the top-ranking global consultancies employing around 1,400 people, WYG is behind some of the world’s most challenging projects. Our specialists provide expert advice and project management support services that are helping to shape landscapes, infrastructure, society and culture in the developed and developing world.
We advise on planning and transport, provide engineering and environmental services, consult on waste and resource management, and deliver support to enable economic and social reform.
By engaging with clients at an early stage we ensure that decisions are made which will maximise a project’s potential and deliver our client’s strategic objectives. In turn, this builds strong and lasting relationships with clients in each of our seven core sectors:
WYG has an international presence with offices throughout the UK, and in Eastern Europe, the Middle East & North Africa, and South Africa.
For more information please contact:
Louise Gardner, PR & Communications Executive
WYG GROUP LTD
Arndale Court, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2UJ
Tel: : +44 (0)113 278 7111