Philanthropist and housing developer Steve Morgan addressed a packed audience at the latest in the series of Institute of Directors’ (IoD) events sponsored by DSG Chartered Accountants (DSG).

Over the course of the year, DSG is a lead sponsor at events across the region, including breakfast meetings, debates, and the organisation’s regional conference in Liverpool in November.

DSG will host its own event later in the year, with details to be confirmed in due course.

The event with Mr Morgan was the second since DSG took on the sponsorship, having previously welcomed Metro Mayors Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham for a question-and-answer session at ACC Liverpool.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers FC owner and Redrow chairman gave delegates an overview of his career, outlining his journey from founding the housebuilding firm to his decision to step away in 2000.

He returned to the company in 2009 and changed the fortunes of Redrow, moving it away from dramatic losses and staff cuts to pre-tax profits and a rejuvenated headcount.

In a question-and-answer session with IoD chair David Wafer, Mr Morgan outlined his most admired entrepreneurs, love for Liverpool FC and how the Steve Morgan Foundation – established in 2001 – has supported thousands of people across the UK.

The IoD is the representative body of business leaders across the UK. Established in 1903, the group holds a series of networking and discussion events throughout the year.

Mark Kearsley, tax partner at DSG and IoD member, said: “It was great to hear from Steve Morgan at this excellent event held by the IoD.

“Steve’s contribution to our city is second to none and it was an excellent opportunity to recognise his achievements.

“The IoD is a prestigious organisation within the business community and we’re delighted to be partnered with them throughout the next year as one of the region’s largest independent advisory practices.”