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MYP was formed by representatives of the various professional bodies in the city including, Chartered Accountants, Law Society, Bankers, Insurers and included the then Liverpool Junior Chamber of Commerce. Its original aim was to organise an annual charity ball to raise money for a deserving local charity.
In 1999 the group formed an independent organisation to promote stronger links between young people in different professions and in particular to facilitate networking. As the name MYP was already well known in the city this name was used to promote monthly events to compliment the already successful annual ball and Merseyside Young Professionals.
We often get asked who MYP is aimed at and whether there is an age limit. Traditionally MYP is designed to suit people starting out in their careers, taking their first networking steps. However, MYP is a frame of mind and if you feel you would be comfortable at our events then you are welcome. We would encourage you to view details of past events and if still in doubt why not come along and try an event out to see if it suits you?
Phil joined Langtons Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers in 2006, starting his career in audit and accounting services.
Phil qualified as an ACA with Langtons in 2009, and he now continues to assist a range of owner-managed businesses in Merseyside and throughout the North-West, offering practical business advice alongside his primary focus on accounting and compliance services.
In addition to this, he has recently started studying to become a Chartered Tax Adviser in order to assist clients with their tax matters.
In his free time, Phil enjoys the Arts, football, mountain biking and heavy-duty socialising.
Emma is an Associate in the Commercial Litigation team at DLA Piper's Liverpool office, qualifying in 2014 having completed her training contract at the firm.
The team which Emma works in specialises in advising on commercial disputes between parties across a number of different sectors from construction to manufacturing to technology. Emma's practice has so far seen her travel to various locations around the UK, Europe and Northern America all from her Liverpool base.
Emma joined the MYP committee in the summer of 2015 having previously been a keen attendee at various MYP events, carrying on a proud tradition of MYP committee members from DLA Piper. Emma is also a member of DLA Piper's internal social committee, charity committee and has various input into numerous sector group initiatives.
Outside of work Emma enjoys travelling (including to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro!), socialising with friends (usually involving prosecco) and is a member of a gym (though you would be unlikely to see her there!).
Gary is the New Business Development Executive for Oval Liverpool. Oval is a commercial Insurance Broker based outside the city centre. Gary’s role is to open and develop relationships with potential new clients, through a number of different avenues, from networking to direct sales.
Gary has worked in the Insurance sector for over 12 years, starting at General Accident as an underwriter before moving to deal with Third Party Injury claims for Norwich Union. From here he moved to Loss Adjusting where he spent 5 years, before moving to his current role with Oval Insurance Brokers.
ary has committed to roles on both the MYP Membership and Ball committees.
Out of work Gary spends plenty of time on the golf course, he enjoys all sports and spending time with his young family.
Louisa is a Tax Senior at Moors Andrew Thomas (Private Client) Ltd. She previously worked at H M Revenue and Customs and has 11 years experience, including 6 in practice. Louisa qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2011.
LLouisa deals with both the compliance and planning issues for Corporation, Personal, and Inheritance Tax for a wide range of clients including large landed estates. Louisa also deals with a number of trusts.
LLouisa was asked to join the committee in January 2011 having been attending events for many years.
LOutside of work Louisa likes socialising with friends, travelling and trying to go the gym.
David joined Grant Thornton in September 2012 after completing his A-Levels as a 'School Leaver' in the audit department, and over the next two years completed the AAT qualification. He has since started studying towards his ACA alongside his work and drinking commitments.
In work he spends time working on clients based primarily in the North-West of England, of a wide variety of different industries and sizes, as well as rounding up the troops for the many social events that seem to come our way.
Outside of work, he is a dedicated alcohol enthusiast, and enjoys football and golf despite having very little talent at either activity.
Jennifer works for Quilter Cheviot Investment Management which specialises in providing and managing bespoke investment portfolios for private clients, trusts, charities, pension funds or professional intermediaries.
Jennifer began her career at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management in 2010 after graduating from University with a BA (Hons) degree in Business Economics. Jennifer joined Quilter Cheviot in May 2011 and is responsible for assisting the Directors in the management of portfolios on behalf of individuals, trusts, charities and pensions. Jennifer is currently studying for the Masters in Wealth Management.
In her spare time Jennifer enjoys reading, theatre, running and all things MYP!
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