Business of the month

Business of the Month - September 2017 - Future Energy Solutions

Future Energy Solutions are Downtown Lancashire's Business of the Month for September 2017. Increasingly a variety of Homeowners & Businesses are turning to Future Energy Solutions to help them understand how renewable technologies can reduce their energy demands, and meet their requirements to obtain their required Codes of Sustainability. The recent surge in Solar Pv &…

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Recruit, Train, Retain

When a business makes investments in training, they are rightfully taking on the responsibility for future-proofing sustainability within their own sector, transferring their gained knowledge and experience to a new labour market. Lancashire has an ageing workforce and a concerning lack of a newly skilled labour market picking up the…


Women in Business Awards 2017

The 2017 Lancashire Women in Business Awards returns to the fabulous Villa Hotel, Wrea Green in November, but this year we are delighted to announce we are moving to an evening event. Lancashire is a hotbed for female business talent, but all too often they slip under the radar. The…

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Transport Minister to meet business leaders today

The Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, will meet with fifty business leaders in Leeds this afternoon. The meeting comes on the back of the Transport Summit organised by Downtown in Business last month. Grayling will discuss Crossrail North, the Northern Powerhouse, and wider strategic transport issues with Downtown chief executive Frank McKenna. Mr […]


The Power of Sport

Last week Downtown in Business worked with our partners VSI to host a Global Sports Leadership Summit at Salford University. The Summit brought together political and business leaders, alongside personalities from the world of sport, among them Olympic champions Beth Tweddle and Diane Modahl. Throughout the day, contributors such as Gary Cooke, the former chief […]


Single market challenge to Corbyn

NO ENEMIES TO THE LEFT. Jeremy Corbyn does not take easily to adulation. This weekend he would probably prefer to be tending his allotment than hearing “Oh! Jeremy Corbyn”, ringing out from the Brighton conference centre. But Labour’s surprisingly good performance (they failed to win for the third time by the way) in June’s General […]

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