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1985 - BTec HND in Computer and Business Studies

2012 - Institute for Leadership Management Level 5

2015 - Fellow of Hope University Hopkins Hall

2016 - Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University (their highest award)


Gary Millar is an experienced entrepreneur, business adviser, presenter, public speaker and politician. In his professional capacity Gary:

  • created and designed Parr Street boutique HOTEL, PodZzz & STUDIO2 (Independent Magazine's UK top 50 best bar)
  • co-created, co-funded and organised major events including Aintree Festival of Motorsport, bringing 300 historic cars worth £70 million to Liverpool's historic Grand Prix track
  • has invented two building products
  • has produced 4 music albums
  • broadcasts on radio.


As a politician, Gary is a former Lord Mayor of Liverpool. He is currently Vice Mayor of Liverpool, Mayoral Lead for Business & International Trade and Liverpool’s Business Ambassador at home and overseas, in which role he leads Liverpool’s investment, trade and business relationships with China. He is also Chair of the Liverpool Commonwealth Association.