We were honoured to have the Royal couple visit our home in The Baltic Triangle this week, with dozens of people crowding the streets to greet HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, as she made her way onto Jamaica Street.
The Duchess was first introduced to street artist Paul Curtis whose famous ‘Wings’ mural has become a must-see for anyone visiting Liverpool. Along with a brief chat, HRH also grabbed a snap with the famous wings.
Our CEO, Paul, was introduced to the Duchess and had the opportunity to give her an overview of the work that we are doing across the Liverpool City Region, as well as introducing her to some of the team.
We caught up with our office manager and executive assistant to the chief executive, George, to find out what he thought of his first meeting with Royalty:
“It was an incredible experience, I’ve never met a member of the royal family before. It was a great opportunity to inform Camilla of the wonderful work we are doing at Agent both for our clients and the wider city region.”
You may be thinking, why did Camilla want to speak to Agent? Specifically, she wanted to find out more about the wonderful work our Agent Academy team does to develop talent in the region.
Agent Academy is an industry-led, intense and effective leadership development programme. Established as a solution to the issue faced by 16-25-year-olds who find themselves, post-higher education, without the skills to begin their careers in the creative and digital industries.
The Academy has achieved a lot. So far there have been nine cohorts, £2.2 million of annual salaries secured and 95% those who have been through the programme are now in full-time, digital industry employment.
We are so proud of the work we do and the progress we continue to make so we grab any opportunity that we get to share it with others with both hands. It was a pleasure to meet Camilla and be recognised for the impact we continue to have on the Liverpool City Region. I wonder who we’ll meet next?!