Liverpool's BeMore Wins Technology Award
The LCR BeMore Portal wins the Technology category at the LGC Awards in London.
04:06 22 June 2023
LCR BeMore, a digital careers solution portal, has won the Technology category at the recently concluded LGC Awards in London.
The portal, which connects young people across the Liverpool City Region with guidance, information, and career opportunities, was launched by Mayor Steve Rotheram in 2019. He said: “I am enormously proud of BeMore, my UCAS style apprenticeship and training portal, for winning at the LGC awards last night. While it’s nice to be recognised, the real reward is the difference we’re making by connecting our residents with the chance to get on in life.
“For far too long, our young people have been held back from fulfilling their full potential, not by a lack of talent, but a lack of opportunity – and I’m on a mission to change that. Like my Young Person’s Guarantee, BeMore is an important tool in ensuring the next generation get the guidance and signposting they need to move into the careers of their dreams.
“Through devolution we are charting our own course and piloting new, innovative projects that Westminster and Whitehall never would have had the capacity or willpower to deliver. The results speak for themselves. We need the government to recognise that by extending devolution and giving us more powers to shape our own destinies.”
Katherine Fairclough, Chief Executive of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, said:“It is testament to the innovative and impactful work taking place right across the Liverpool City Region that we should have three finalists at last night’s LGC awards and I’m very proud of everyone involved.
“The range of projects demonstrates the difference we are making to the people of our city region. From helping people progress in their careers, to creating an ultra-fast digital network, to fitting energy efficiency measures to 10,000 homes, the Combined Authority is creating a fairer, stronger, cleaner city region, where no-one is left behind.”