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Business of the Month - May 2017 - Beever and Struthers

Beever and Struthers are Downtown Lancashire's Business of the Month for May. Beever and Struthers is an award-winning firm of chartered accountants and business advisors with offices in Blackburn, Manchester and London. Our ambition is to help businesses across Lancashire access the right professional advice and support in order for them to grow.  We build…

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A Town Like Burnley with Pam Smith

When Pam Smith talks about Burnley, everyone listens. Her passion is infectious, which is why she is perfect to hold the office of Chief Executive of Burnley Borough Council. What does it take to secure the badge of “Friendliest Town”, what are Burnley’s untapped opportunities and ambitions, and how can…


LBA 17 Nominees Celebration Bash

​​Pre the BIG night, Downtown Lancashire is hosting a celebration evening for ALL nominees of the 2017 Lancashire Business Awards. A great evening to celebrate your nomination, meet your fellow nominees and network with some of the County's best in business. Please feel free to invite your clients and colleagues…


The Lancashire Business Awards 2017

The Lancashire Business Awards returns to the fabulous Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel 2017. Our theme this year is Game of Thrones. Many will lose their heads and some will breath fire, but who will reign supreme in the battle to the top. With 20 awards as voted for by you, and…

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Downtown Boss named as UK CEO of the Month

Leading business publication Corporate Vision has named Downtown chief executive Frank McKenna as the CEO of the month (UK) for May. The award comes following Downtown’s success in gaining a £250,000 investment from Funding Circle at the back end of last year; and a first quarter performance in 2017 that has seen the business secure […]


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If, as seems increasingly likely, Theresa May comfortably wins the General Election next month; and then Jeremy Corbyn and his cronies, led by Trade Union cheerleader Len McCluskey, continue to control the Labour Party, where will a credible opposition to the government come from? Whatever your political viewpoint, it is indisputable that a weak opposition […]

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