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Business leader to address exclusive Downtown audience

Downtown Manchester will host a special lunchtime event with Sir Howard Bernstein next Monday. Join us as we discuss Powerhouse Progress, the state of the nation, Brexit, Manchester City​ FC, and much more besides, with the man who was one of the most influential chief executives in the UK. For ...

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Business leader backs calls to give TfN rail powers

The Chief Executive of private sector lobby group and business club Downtown in Business, Frank McKenna, is backing calls for Transport for the North to be given control over the management of rail services in the region. Following weeks of disruption and misery for Northern Rail passengers, McKenna, who organised ...

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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 ...

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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 growth capital, ...

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Nominations now open for City of Manchester Business Awards 2018

Downtown Manchester in Business will host the eighth annual City of Manchester Business Awards gala dinner at the magnificent Midland Hotel on the evening of Thursday 29th November 2018. It will be a spectacular night of celebrating all our city’s finest businesses, business leaders, entrepreneurs and decision makers and we ...

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Tast Cuina Catalana to open in Manchester on Friday 20th July

An authentic celebration of Catalan food and wine will launch on 20th July on King Street, Manchester, with the opening of Tast Cuina Catalana, roughly translated as ‘Taste from the Catalan Kitchen.’ Tast Cuina Catalana will bring worldwide interest to the growing links between Manchester and Catalonia, bringing the talent ...

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The Office Summer Party of 2018 you dont want to miss out on!

Disco Classical are offering all DIB members a summer night out to remember at their highly anticipated disco concert of 2018 on 13th July at Victoria Warehouse Manchester! Grab your work colleagues together to hear the most iconic disco hits like you've never seen and heard before in this spectacular production performed ...

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Recycling Lives handed Sunday Times’ One To Watch award

Recycling Lives’ impressive growth and unique business model has seen it named by The Sunday Times as the One to Watch. The recycling and waste management business was handed the One to Watch award by the newspaper at a celebration of fast-growing firms in London on June 7. It had ...

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