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Downtown Awards the best in the Business

The fabulous Principal Hotel in Manchester played host to the 2017 City of Manchester Business Awards on Thursday 22nd June 2017. The eighth annual Downtown in Business awards gala dinner was attended by over 300 of the city’s most influential business leaders, to celebrate the success of companies from across ...

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#LBA17 rewards the best in the business

Over 230 members from Lancashire’s business communities gathered at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton -le-Moors this week to celebrate the 2017 Lancashire Business Awards. The Lancashire Business Awards reward successful businesses and individuals across all corporate sectors, with accolades including Employer of the Year, Best Newcomer, Property Firm of ...

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Downtown shortlisted for national award

Downtown in Business has been nominated for an award at the forthcoming English SME Business Awards, hosted in Birmingham later this month. Alongside four other companies, Downtown is a finalist in the ‘Unique Business’ category. Chief executive Frank McKenna said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for such a ...

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Downtown Boss named as UK CEO of the Month

Leading business publication Corporate Vision has named Downtown chief executive Frank McKenna as the CEO of the month (UK) for May. The award comes following Downtown’s success in gaining a £250,000 investment from Funding Circle at the back end of last year; and a first quarter performance in 2017 that ...

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Northern Powerhouse Unwrapped

Partnerships are at the core of the Northern Powerhouse initiative. This was the message from Katherine Fletcher, the Business Strategy and Operational Change Leader with the Northern Powerhouse Partnership at an exclusive Downtown in Business event this week. Katherine was Downtown Lancashire’s guest speaker at this week’s Northern Powerhouse Unwrapped ...

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Members News

Safeguard service launched by Napthens

Regional law firm Napthens has launched a specialist service aimed at its clients in the children’s nursery sector. Safeguard by Napthens will see the firm combine its experience in the education sector, advising schools and nurseries on a variety of legal issues, with its

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Hotfoot Design reaches final stage at the BIBAs

Lancaster-based Hotfoot Design has reached the final stage at this year’s Be Inspired Business Awards. This is the second time the agency has made it to the final stages in the creative agency category. Creative Director Charlie Haywood comments: “Entering an award like this is a great opportunity to look ...

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Planning for the summer holidays

A family law expert has warned that separated parents planning to take their children on holiday should ensure that they have all the consent they need before heading overseas. Helen Lucking, partner and head of the Family team at regional law firm Napthens, warns that parent

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Christmas comes early for Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel

Traditional Christmas festivities are coming early to the Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel. To celebrate National Half Way to Christmas Month the hotel on Preston New Road, which is part of Squires Hotels, will be decked out in all things Christmas to raise early awareness of the festive season. The ...

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Introduction to Equity Investment

Lancashire's Investment Readiness Programme is a coherent, structured programme of investor-led input, investment readiness guidance and support activities with the objective of supporting potentially high growth, Lancashire-based business. Upcoming workshops - Introduction to Equity Investment Lancaster House Hotel, Lancaster - June 29th, from 12pm to 4.30pm. 

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