Business of the month

Business of the Month - February 2017 - Reich Insurance

Reich Insurance is Downtown Manchester's Business of the Month for February. Innovative, flexible and committed, Reich Insurance became one of the UK’s leading independent insurance brokers because they look at things differently, approaching a brief from every angle. With over seventy years' experience in the market, they believe it’s what’s behind them, that keeps them ahead. Their customer-centric staff…

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By Invitation Only with Ian Simpson

Ian Simpson is at the top of his game as a remarkable northern architect. This private dinner is strictly for property sector professionals only. Downtown Members will take priority, but we have allocated several spaces for non-members. To register your interest in attending this special by invitation only dinner please…


A Frank 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’s CEO, Frank…


Hospitality Power Panel

We continue our valuable conversations, influencing issues that impact on one of the city’s biggest sectors. Hospitality comes in many guises and adds massively to the city’s economy. Our round table power panels scrutinise the sector, looking at growth, welfare, opportunities, issues and a host of other subject matter that…

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