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Lawrence Kenwright – Company founder and chairman of Signature Living

Lawrence Kenwright began a career in retail at the age of seventeen and founded the retail clothing company Yes & Co six years later the company had 32 locations and eleven million pounds in annual turnover.

After selling the company, he became involved in real estate and development. Working mostly in apartment buildings. Kenwright founded Signature Living in 2008, a developer that restores historic buildings in Liverpool, Belfast, Cardiff, and other UK regions.

Lawrence Kenwright purchased a single apartment on Victoria Street in Liverpool’s city centre back in 2004, with a vision to offer guests an unforgettable experience.

Since then the company has grown from strength to strength and is now one of the most exciting and largest luxury accommodation providers in Liverpool, offering guests truly unique stays.

Today Signature Living operate four hugely successful city centre hotels in Liverpool The Shankly and Titanic-themed 30 James Street hotels, The Arthouse and Signature Hotel. Other hotels include the historic Coal Exchange Hotel in Cardiff the forthcoming George Best Hotel in Belfast, the Dixie Dean Hotel in Liverpool, and the second Shankly Hotel in Preston.

My Schools:

I attended Gwladys Street Primary and Nursery School in Everton and Alsop High School, Walton, which celebrates its centenary this year #Alsop100

My Favourite Teacher:

My favourite had to be Phillip Jamieson, Alsop High School. He was a great teacher.

My Favourite Subject at School:

I loved maths at school.

Were you streetwise or a bit of a geek?

I was definitely a streetwise guy.

My Favourite Childhood Singer/Band:

The Doors.

My Favourite Extra-Curricular Activity:

I only ever played football or table tennis.

Do you remember your first school crush?

No! I went to an all boys school.

My Favourite Book:

Titans, which talks about the business leaders of a bygone era.

School Dinners:

They were the best meals of the day, I had to cook for myself at home so I really looked forward to them

My Ambitions at School:

I always wanted to be a policeman.

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