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Business of the Month - May 2018 - Acentic

Acentic is Downtown Manchester's Business of the Month for May 2018. Acentic has created a global technology template which forges High-Speed Internet Access (HSIA) with property-wide connectivity and state of the art in-room entertainment. This allows feature-rich technology to be deployed on a global scale, whilst data can be communicated back and forth between the…

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FT UK Business Conference

Opportunities for future growth in the North 24th May 2018 The Principal Hotel, Manchester The success of UK companies must come from their ability to innovate, export, expand, garner government support and to build recognisable brands that will one day become world renowned. This success does not come without its challenges as companies search for…

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In Conversation with Chris Oglesby

Strong core values are at the heart of the Bruntwood brand, a family run property developer, owner and manager with a heart, and a commitment to the communities and businesses they work with. Chris Oglesby is the main man behind Bruntwood’s current success. He talks openly to Downtown about his…


Skills Power Panel with Henri Murison and Sean Anstee

​Downtown Manchester in Business would like to invite you to an exclusive lunch with the Northern Powerhouse Partnership's inaugural Director Henri Murison and Councillor Sean Anstee. Both Anstee and Murison are playing an integral role in promoting growth for the North, by addressing key issues including skills, education and training.…


Leaders Lunch with Sir Howard Bernstein

The man who became the most influential chief executive in the UK and helped to shape the Northern Powerhouse initiative with former Chancellor George Osborne will join Manchester business leaders to discuss Powerhouse Progress, the state of the nation, Brexit, Manchester City​ FC, and much more besides. Join Sir Howard…

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Football – A Business that has no Customer Care policy

We are increasingly told by the ‘experts’ who report on the beautiful game of football that it is, in modern times, more of a business than a sport. The introduction of huge sums of money from television franchises and sponsors; the agents who hawk their clients’ wares around the globe; and the professional and profitable […]


Downtown celebrates 15 year anniversary

Downtown in Business will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary at an exclusive party hosted by the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Liverpool later today. Over 100 business leaders will enjoy cocktails and lunch at the Dale Street venue, before the ‘after show’ event featuring a DJ and live entertainment. The founder and Chief Executive of Downtown, Frank […]


Manchester, a young city

First, congratulations to all my colleagues, past and present, who have contributed to 15 years of success for Downtown in Business. In the run up to the International Festival of Business in Liverpool, I’m going to be taking an in-depth look at the business prospects of our three great cities, Liverpool, Preston and Manchester. My […]

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