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Lancashire Showcase at MIPIM UK

Lancashire’s political and business leaders were out in force last week at major property conference MIPIM UK. Focussing on investment opportunities, particularly around Lancashire’s Enterprise Zones, over 50 partners spoke to thousands of delegates to promote the county at the two-day London event. Downtown boss Frank McKenna chaired Lancashire’s keynote ...

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Downtown boss calls for a Lancashire Assembly

A Lancashire business leader is calling for the establishment of an Assembly for the County involving local authorities, business organisations, Trade Unions, Further and Higher education, and the voluntary, cultural and community sector. The chief executive of Downtown in Business, Frank McKenna, is urging the move following the failure of ...

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Recruit, Train, Retain

Lancashire is well equipped to lead the way in Recruiting, Training and Retaining. At least this was the outcome from the session hosted by Downtown Lancashire in Business at The Samlesbury Hotel last week. UCLan provided an overarching sense of education and setting the standard in partnerships/innovation and Entrepreneurship – ...

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Downtown in Business presents a blockbuster Autumn events programme

Featuring, Andy Burnham, Esther McVey, Chris Grayling, Steve Rotheram, Sajid Javid, Judith Blake, Sir Richard Leese, Michael Finnigan, Nisha Katona, Andy Bounds, Susan Hinchcliffe, David Taylor, Eamon Boylan, Ruth Connor, Gary Neville, Tom Riordan, Sir Howard Bernstein, & Jo Leah Top DIB Events for Autumn 2017 LIVERPOOL: A Tale of ...

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Time for the North to speak with one voice

Words by: Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester The recent transport summit in Leeds, organised by Downtown in Business, was unprecedented. In fact, I think the last time the North met under one roof like that we created Rugby League. I believe that last Wednesday’s meeting has also led to ...

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Members News

Social business awarded for its Impact on Society

A unique business using commercial success to create social impact has been honoured with another national award. Recycling Lives was commended at the British Institute for Facilities Management (BIFM) annual awards - celebrated in London on October 9 - winning the Impact on Society category. The organisation’s submission to the ...

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Rovers announce social media deal

Blackburn Rovers is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Energy Check, who have signed a deal to become the club’s official social media sponsor. The independent consultancy firm, which provides expert an

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Recycling firm continues national growth with site takeover

A fast-growing recycling firm has continued its national expansion with a site takeover on the Wirral. Recycling Lives has acquired the former McCoy Brothers Ltd, saving and creating a number of jobs at its site in Rock Ferry. It is the recycling and waste management business’ fourth new facility opened ...

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