Downtown News

Downtown Announces Growth Plans on back of Record Year

Downtown in Business is celebrating a record year as it gears up to establish the brand in two new locations in 2018. The company, which currently operates in Liverpool, Lancashire, Manchester, Leeds, and Birmingham, has hit the £1million turnover mark for the first time. During the year, the company has ...

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Sir Howard urges Lancashire to get it's act together

The former chief executive of Manchester City Council, and one of the key architects of the Northern Powerhouse initiative, Sir Howard Bernstein, addressed Lancashire entrepreneurs on Thursday 30th November 2017 at a special Leaders Lunch hosted by Downtown in Business at the Samlesbury Hotel. Sir Howard spoke at length about ...

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Former PM wows Liverpool crowd as he launches latest book

The former Prime Minister Gordon Brown was in Liverpool this week to launch his new book ‘My Life, Our Times’. Speaking at a packed St George’s Hall, Brown gave a virtuoso performance as he reflected on his time as an MP for thirty-two years, the Chancellor for ten years, and ...

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Tour De Force from CA boss as he outlines Manchester ambition

The chief executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Eamonn Boylan, made a powerful and compelling contribution to a special Downtown Manchester in Business event at city’s the Malmaison hotel earlier this week. Discussing the city-region’s economic strategy and priorities for the future, the CA boss talked transport, planning, housing, ...

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Metro Mayors give Powerhouse performance at Liverpool forum

The metro mayors for Liverpool and Greater Manchester came together for an exclusive Downtown in Business Breakfast forum this week to discuss Transport, Skills, Brexit, Housing, and the economy. Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham shared a platform at a packed Hilton Hotel to explain what their priorities are for the ...

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Members News

Steadying the ship post-Carillion

Following the liquidation of Carillion, which has left many suppliers and sub-contractors facing a difficult future, Graham Bushby, RSM’s head of restructuring, advises affected businesses on their options.

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Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and the ‘big yellow truck’

B&M Waste Services’ nominated charity Children’s Heart Surgery Fund are thrilled with B&M Waste Services who have started to promote the charity on the side of their Leeds-based bin collection vehicle. Children’s Heart Surgery Fund supports children and adults born with congenital heart defects across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire and ...

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Well Met triumphant in third consecutive AIM Gold Accreditation

Well Met is delighted to announce that they have been awarded the prestigious Gold Accredited in Meetings (AIM) certification for the third consecutive time. The conferencing department’s newest venue, the Grade II listed Cloth Hall Court attained an incredible 97% pass rate. Following a rigorous independent assessment of the business, Well Met achieved ...

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