Tuesday, 15 March 2011

David Wade-Smith-Carping On, With The Same Old Bullshit.

"City has never looked shinier, brighter" sums him up really, my opinion is he is a professional bullshiter and I told him that outside the so called exhibition for the plans for Mann Island that he supported.
Yes, he was right behind the scheme to destroy Liverpool's World Heritage Site. The only person in the city it seemed at the time, I wondered what his motives were.
A failed Connoisseur of trackies and trainers in the failed Wade-Smith retail empire.
A wanker, that is not my words but the words of his own brother, a planning specialist lawyer, who I had told about how I had to fight him for public opinion in Bill Gleesons Business pages of the Liverpool Daily Ghost, on the local radio, TV and on the Pier Head itself.
At the time I did not realise how readily he had access to the press through Jon Egan and October Communications who had been PR for Liverpool Vision, Liverpool Museums, the city council and the NWDA, Egan who would sell his kids for a fee in my opinion masterminded it all while Wade-Smith fronted the campaign to destroy Liverpool's World Heritage Site.
 Joe Anderson was on Liverpool Vision and now has made the failed ex Room Store Director his business advisor. You couldn't make this up.

He was then the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce a post Neil Scales now unfortunatly holds. 

The Chamber of Commerce lost £750,000 last year, yes they cant even do their own books.
Here is the actual Neptune press release.

I thought I was working with Larry Neild the Daily Ghost City editor at the time.............he now works for Jon Egan, who are now Aurora PR, and has sold himself out really, all that work he did wiped away, showing exactly who he is, a little man of little stature.

News Release
For Immediate Use
Monday, 9th October, 2006
Business Backing for Mann Island Vision
One of Liverpool’s most influential business leaders is today backing development plans for Mann Island as a “key link” in the vision for the transformation of Liverpool’s waterfront.

David Wade-Smith, Chairman of Liverpool’s Chamber of Commerce and founding member of the Liverpool Vision board, believes that the £113 million mixed-use development - which is due to be considered by The City Council’s Planning Committee later this month - will complement plans for The New Museum of Liverpool and The Pier Head Canal Link as well as providing a major commercial boost for the wider waterfront.

He explained: “Neptune and Countryside’s development on Mann Island is an eloquent statement about Liverpool’s future ambition and its commercial resurgence. It is also a vital component in the big picture vision for the City Centre.”
Mr Wade-Smith believes the restaurants, shops and exhibition venue proposed at Mann Island will also be good news for existing waterfront businesses. He commented:
“The Mann Island development will create a vibrant new leisure and cultural destination that will link with The Albert Dock, Kings Waterfront and the new Pier Head. Our waterfront is our greatest usp.”
“We have fabulous architecture and breathtaking views, but we also need a critical mass of commercial and cultural activity if we are to create a successful and sustainable destination.

“I believe the Mann Island site is the most important development site in the North West with a pivotal location at the heart of our Waterfront, and also forming a crucial link between the commercial district around Old Hall Street and the new retail district offered by Grosvenor and Liverpool One. It is excellent news for Liverpool and Merseyside to see these proposals move towards reality.”

Neptune Managing Director Steve Parry commented: “We welcome the support of David Wade-Smith and other business and regeneration leaders who recognise the importance of this key site. Our twin aims are to deliver a scheme that respects and enhances the setting of Mann Island, but also brings life, activity and prosperity back to this once thriving maritime hub.”

Subsidiary Managing Director for Countryside Properties, Ian Kelley, added: “We are delighted to receive such an endorsement from David Wade-Smith and are hopeful that the City’s Planning Committee will approve our joint proposals to enable Neptune and Countryside Properties to deliver this exciting development.”


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  1. Steve Parry said his Neptune Development monstrosity "...respects and enhances the setting of Mann Island..."

    Black coffins now obstructing views of the once gracious Pier Head. Thank you very much Mr Parry. Your "development" is about as welcome as a turd in a swimming pool .

  2. Which completes the term Liverpools World Heritage S*ite.