Blogs from Downtown in Business

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 […]

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Anywhere but London

Bids for the Commonwealth Games have been coming in thick and fast from English cities. Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, and London have all expressed an interest in hosting the 2022 event, as Durban conceded that it could not afford to go ahead with its commitment to play host city as planned. There is some talk of […]

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This unhappy land

May fighting on multiple fronts “Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night. Comets importing change of times and states brandish your crystal tresses in the sky” Henry VI Part I. It seems an appropriate quote for the week when most opposition MPs stood by whilst the government gained parliamentary authority for a […]

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Getting away with it

This week the government has sacked one of the most respected politicians in the UK. During prime minister’s question time, Theresa May was happily caught on camera laughing like a hyena as Jeremy Corbyn asked her about the alleged ‘sweetheart’ deal with Surrey County Council. Shortly afterwards, chancellor Phillip Hammond produced a budget that reneged […]

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Lab Rats in the Brexit Experiment

I remember learning about the deadly virus, smallpox whilst in primary school. Thankfully it was a history lesson and not the school nurse triggering a mass panic. A cure was discovered by Edward Jenner in 1796. Jenner became aware milkmaids exposed to cowpox never contracted smallpox. The scientist injected cowpox into the arm of an […]

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