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Business of the Month - February 2017 - Hotfoot Design

Hotfoot Design is Downtown Lancashire's Business of the Month for February. Hotfoot Design is a creative agency, founded in Lancashire over ten years ago, with clients dotted around the UK.  Hotfoot helps clients grow by designing brand identities, developing responsive websites, and delivering marketing and PR campaigns that communicate a clear value proposition to potential…

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A Frank Conversation with Sir Howard Bernstein

As Sir Howard Bernstein bids a fond farewell to his role as Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, he reflects on his passion for the North and his 40 plus years in public office. You are invited to this in-depth insight into what has driven Sir Howard over the past…


The Lancashire Boost Business Growth Conference

The annual Lancashire Boost Business Growth Conference is always a sell-out event. In 2017 we dig deep into the core issues and opportunities that face Lancashire over the coming year. There are a few remaining sponsorship opportunities, or If you would like to take one of our limited exhibition spaces…


Professional Services Dinner

This By Invitation Only business dinner brings together like minded professional to wine and dine at the fantastic Bartle Hall Hotel. For further information or to register your interest in attending please email

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Powerhouse needs local leadership

George Osborne was in New York this week apparently. However, his ghost haunted the UK Northern Powerhouse (NP) conference with some suggesting that without him as Chancellor the NP project was doomed. Well the formidable Lord Kerslake had the answer to that as he challenged business and local politicians to step forward to head up […]


Time for a new political party?

I have long argued that it is only a matter of time before the Labour Party comes to its senses, ditches Jeremy Corbyn, and more importantly the politics he represents; and puts someone in charge who will re-connect with enough of the electorate to make it look like they at least have a chance of […]


Could Labour hold on in by elections?

Labour coping With the NHS at breaking point, our prisons in meltdown and the government’s plan to solve the housing crisis widely criticised, the Tories don’t deserve any success in next week’s by elections. The fact that the seats of Copeland and Stoke Central are in play is due to the literally incredible Labour leader […]

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