Blogs from Downtown in Business

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 […]

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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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The International Business Festival: Come and Join In

On the 12th June, a three-week Business jamboree will kick-off at the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool. It is the biggest business event that will take place in the UK in 2018 – and yet, largely because it is taking place outside of the capital, awareness of the event appears to be limited, which is a […]

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Political Stalemate

After years of political turbulence, the local election results seem to tell us that deadlock has been reached in the nation’s politics. The Conservatives are seen as the party of Brexit and are gaining support in Leave areas, particularly in the Midlands. Their Brexit credentials have helped protect them from the normal loss of seats […]

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Osborne: I was right about Brexit impact

Brexit I first met George Osborne on Knutsford Heath 20 years ago when he had just been selected as the Tory candidate for Tatton. Who was this unknown who was tasked with restoring Tory fortunes in this constituency after the defeat of Neil Hamilton? We found out after he won the seat back for the […]

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