Liverpool 5G Ltd.

Pioneering connectivity solutions for civic good

Liverpool 5G Ltd. is a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to bringing the right people together to enhance connectivity for public services, people and businesses.

With our proven track record for practical solutions, we have a beneficial impact on the services offered in local areas, and subsequently on the residents and organisations in those areas.

We work with organisations from the public, private and third sectors to realise the benefits of better cost-efficient networks for all.

Liverpool 5G bring together and facilitate unique and innovative consortia of public sector health and social care suppliers, the NHS, university researchers, third sector organisations, agile local SMEs and a leading UK 5G technology vendors. We work with consortium partners to project manage a range of government funded research and innovation infrastructure projects, with an emphasis on improving public services.

We were incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in January 2021, to continue the legacy of the Liverpool 5G Consortium

Our Successes

With our partners we have:

Our recent projects:

Liverpool City Region HDD  Connecting Health and Social Care  Health and Social Care Testbed

Who We are:

Ann Williams

Ann Williams
Director; Programme Director, Liverpool City Region HDD

For over ten years, Ann has championed the introduction of innovative technology in the Social Care sector, where she worked as Commissioning and Contracts Manager for Adult Social services at Liverpool City Council, digitalising domiciliary care services, introducing IoT sensors to homes, and providing low or no-cost 5G connections for care homes.

In 2018 Ann was named an Inside Housing Digital Leader, was nominated as a Digital Leader of the Year, and in 2022 she won “Best individual contribution to 5G industry deployment” at the UK’s 5G Showcase Awards.

Earlier in her career, Ann was a Citizen Advice Bureau manager at both local and regional level.
She is also a member of FSA Advisory Committee on Microbiological Safety of Food, the NICE Public Health Advisory Group, and is a Vice-Chair of the Liverpool Central Local Research Ethics Committee.

She is also a member of FSA Advisory Committee on Microbiological Safety of Food, the NICE Public Health Advisory Group, and is a Vice-Chair of the Liverpool Central Local Research Ethics Committee.

Emma Malpeli
Director; Project Director, Liverpool City Region HDD

As Project Manager, Emma has worked with many partners and stakeholders on the Liverpool 5G Create government funded project, to create a 5G private network for public services in Liverpool.

She also worked for over 14 years on regional and national health innovation programmes in the UK, working with SMEs, regional UK organisations, hospitals and dedicated innovation services.

Most recently she worked for Telet Research (N.I.) Limited, as Head of Operational Process.

Emma has qualifications in management and leadership, as well as being PRINCE2® 2017 certified. She is also qualified in Nursing.

Frank Manning
Director; Security Authority & PMO Network Deployment Advisor, Liverpool City Region HDD

A freelance customer and business focused IT professional, Frank has over 20 years experience specifying, implementing, supporting, maintaining and managing systems for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.

He specializes in system selection and implementation, data protection and cyber security (including Cyber Essentials and ISO27001)

Frank also works with F&W Networks, who deploy Fibre to the Premises and FWA systems in multiple locations across the UK, and with Carton & Co who supply Technology, Operations & Business Development Services to help lawyers improve and grow their business.

Rosemary Kay

Rosemary’s career covers 21 years in the private sector and over 10 years working with the VCSE, SME and public sectors, where she has supported local small business and public sector organisations.

Rosemary has worked closely with a wide range of public bodies including Cabinet Office, Defence Procurement Agency, Local Authorities and NHS organisations.

More recently, she was the lead on the Liverpool 5G Health & Social Care and the Liverpool 5G: Create projects, and was shortlisted for the Prolific North Tech Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2022.

She has an MBA Strategy, Marketing and Finance, and a BSc Pure Maths First Class, and has been an Associate Lecturer for the Open University (NHS Leadership, MBA entrepreneurship)

Joe Spencer
Director; Programme Lead, Liverpool City Region HDD

Joe is Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at University of Liverpool.

He’s worked in industry (high voltage and high current engineering) and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution for Engineering and Technology.

Joe’s academic research and papers in electrical power equipment and intelligent monitoring systems have positively impacted the industrial sector.

He has been Programme Lead for the Liverpool 5G Heath and Social Care, and Liverpool 5G Create projects, both overseeing the projects and producing new products as part of their development brief.
Joe is a member of the National Leadership Committee in the UK for Sensors and Instrumentation, and the International Scientific Committee for the State Key Laboratory in Xian Jiaotong University China.

Alex Hunter
Director; Board Chair

With over 30 years experience of public, private and third sector organisations, delivering business management and project support activities, Alex specialises in quality assurance and impact measurement, and has expertise in capacity building and strategic development for SMEs.

She was recently the Benefit Realisation Lead on the Liverpool 5G Health & Social Care and the Liverpool 5G: Create projects.

She has a BSc. in Mathematics & Computing, several management and teaching qualifications, and is a member of Social Value UK and the Society for Education and Training.