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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 ...

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Downtown boss predicts Labour mayoral hat-trick

The Labour Party maybe facing electoral disaster in the General Election next month. However, Downtown in Business chief executive Frank McKenna is predicting a Labour hat-trick in next week’s mayoral elections in the Liverpool city region, Greater Manchester, and the West Midlands. Commenting on the first ever regional mayoral elections ...

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Liverpool should scrap city mayor role says business leader

The chief executive of private sector lobby group Downtown in Business Frank McKenna, has called on Liverpool City Council to scrap the post of elected mayor for the city and revert back to a council leader model. Reacting to the news that Joe Anderson is likely to be the Labour ...

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Business leader backs powerhouse Commonwealth bid

The chief executive of Downtown in Business, Frank McKenna, has backed plans for a Liverpool – led Commonwealth Games bid – supported by Manchester. Following the news that Durban had lost the right to host the 2022 games, the UK is seen by many as the most likely destination for ...

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Downtown to open London office

The move to the UK's capital is part of the organisations expansion plans – but does not signal the establishment of a Downtown London network. Downtown chief executive Frank McKenna explained: “The new space will enable us to organise events in the capital with some of the key national decision ...

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Transport for the North

Transport for the North, supported by KPMG, are undertaking a broad review of the transport skills available through its stakeholder base to understand future skills requirements and potential gaps through to 2050. This work is vital to the delivery of their Strategic Transport Plan. They're inviting you, through this survey, ...

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Crowd turn out making it biggest run for the 96

Runners include Margaret Aspinall, Michael Starke, Steve Rotheram The third annual Run For The 96 in Liverpool’s Stanley Park attracted 1,800 Reds and Blues on Sunday (14 May) to run in the 5K and new 1 Mile fun runs – making it the biggest

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