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Business of the Month - August 2017 - The Printed Cup Company

The Printed Cup Company are Downtown Lancashire's Business of the Month for August. The Printed Cup Company is a family business founded in 2005 specialising in printed cups. We manufactures bespoke printed cups in Clitheroe, Lancashire. At the Printed Cup Company, we do not do things normally. The harlequin, which represents our company’s diversity, echoes this…

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Rise & Grind: The Cyber Session

Downtown returns after the summer break with a Rise & Grind Special. Our guest speakers are Jeremy Coates CEO of Magma Digital and Liz Hardwick, Co-Founder of DigiEnable. As part of Cyber Resilience Week, Downtown Lancashire in association with Magma Digital and DigiEnable presents Rise & Grind: The Cyber Session. If you…


Property Dinner with Ruth Connor & David Taylor CBE

As Lancashire prepares to attend MIPIM UK in October, Downtown hosts a special property dinner, sponsored by The Barton Grange Hotel, with Ruth Connor, CEO of Marketing Lancashire, and David Taylor CBE, Executive Chairman DT Partnership. Although this is private By Invitation Only dinner, we have allocated a number of places for business…


Lancashire Skill Summit

Without doubt, Lancashire's business communities, across the board, need to recognise the serious consequences the current skills shortage, and how recent apprentice reforms can help to redress the balance. Lancashire has an ageing workforce, and a limited pool of labour to replace it. This offers alarming prospects, not only to…

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Despite Powerhouse rhetoric the North/South divide is growing

The Northern Powerhouse was launched with bells, whistles, and much optimism by the then chancellor George Osborne. Its intention was clear. For too long, the economic prosperity of the UK had been over-reliant on its capital city. Lack of investment in other parts of the country, and in particular our great northern cities, had resulted […]


Significant battle over games

Golden Games Next week business and council chiefs from across the North will meet to demand a fair transport deal for our region. The summit, backed by Downtown in Business, comes in the wake of a watering down of government pledges on connectivity for the Northern Powerhouse (NP) and the simultaneous approval of Crossrail 2 […]


Business & Political leaders join forces to back Cross Rail North

Business and political leaders from across the Northern Powerhouse will meet next week to debate Cross Rail North – and discuss how they can work together to convince the government to get serious about infrastructure investment in the region. The special Transport Summit, hosted by Downtown in Business, will take place on Wednesday 23rd August […]

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