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Business of the Month - March 2017 - Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is Downtown Birmingham's Business of the Month for March. Grant Thornton have chosen to set their reputation alongside a bold purpose – by unlocking the potential for growth in their people, clients and their communities they believe they can help shape a vibrant economy where businesses and people can flourish. They’ve embedded this purpose through…

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Rise and Grind with Tom Bloxham

Property entrepreneur Tom Bloxham MBE will be our speaker at the forthcoming Downtown in Business' Rise & Grind' event. Recognised as one of the most innovative personalities in the property and regeneration space, the Urban Splash boss has experience of working across the UK, and his development portfolio includes the…

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Birmingham ranks as leading English city outside London for quality of life

Birmingham has been ranked as having the highest quality of life of any English city outside of the capital, by the global Mercer Quality of Living Report 2017. Released on Tuesday 14 March, the survey places Birmingham jointly with Glasgow in 53rd out of 231 global destinations. The city is placed ahead of international hotspots […]


A City’s Ticket to Success

This week’s blog comes live from the Ticketing Professionals Conference here in Birmingham. The two day event for those who sell and provide tickets allows the industry to; exchange best practice, hear from industry leaders and network. The schedule is packed tighter than an FA Cup final before seating was introduced. Birmingham situated at the […]


Mobilising the Midlands Engine at MIPIM

Last week’s launch of the long-awaited Midlands Engine Strategy was described as “roaring ahead with ambitious new strategy” by the Treasury.   It includes “significant” investment in skills, connectivity and local growth, while it sets out how the Government plans to drive the region’s “huge potential” and promote it to the world. It builds on […]

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