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Business of the Month - May 2017 - Optimise Management Solutions

Optimise Management Solutions is Downtown Manchester's Business of the Month for May. Optimise delivers changes to improve your business or create new business environments for you to work from. Since 2010, failures in projects has been well published by professional organisations like the Association for Project Management, the Project Management Institute and the National Audit…

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What can the metro-mayor do for us?

Now that Labour's Andy Burnham MP has been elected as the Metro-Mayor for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, let's discuss what he can really do for us. Downtown Manchester in Business is hosting this one-off round table, Power Panel event to discuss the role of the newly elected Metro-Mayor, and what issues…


Business Growth Dinner

Are you a B2B company? Are you based in Greater Manchester? Are you looking for access to knowledge on how to take your business to the next step? Join Downtown Manchester in Business and Excelerate Labs for an exclusive private dinner aimed at Greater Manchester businesses with growth aspirations. This series…


Rise & Grind

Our Early Morning Rise & Grinds are a staple of the Downtown Calendar, with a chance for Businesses in Manchester to grab a breakfast butty, a coffee and also grab some new business contacts for your network. This is the first event we are holding with our New Members Leaf on Portland Street. Leaf…

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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 has seen the business secure […]


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