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Downtown acquires London events brand

Private sector lobby organisation and business networking club Downtown in Business has acquired a new event brand ‘The Last Thursday Construction Club’ (LTCC). The monthly event is hosted in London and Manchester, and since being established four years ago, over 1,500 property companies have registered as LTCC stakeholders. Originally the ...

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Business leaders crowned at LBA18

Downtown Lancashire in Business celebrated the very best of the Red Rose county at the 10th annual Lancashire Business Awards sponsored by Liverpool John Lennon Airport on Thursday 21 June 2018. The gala dinner which took place at the spectacular Stanley House Hotel & Spa, attracted over 200 business leaders ...

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Business leader backs calls to give TfN rail powers

The Chief Executive of private sector lobby group and business club Downtown in Business, Frank McKenna, is backing calls for Transport for the North to be given control over the management of rail services in the region. Following weeks of disruption and misery for Northern Rail passengers, McKenna, who organised ...

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Members News

Vincents supports St Annes church fundraiser

Vincents Solicitors’ Lytham office came out in support of an epic fundraiser by a St Annes church. Led by Reverend Stephen Heath of the Church Road Methodist Church, the Six Counties Bike Ride took nine intrepid cyclists and their four-strong support crew on a 360-mile journey via Carlisle, Durham, York ...

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Business structure warning for farmers

An expert in rural legal matters is reminding farmers of the different ways to structure their businesses. Melissa Taylor, associate solicitor in the Rural team at regional law firm Napthens in Kendal, points out that there are three common business structures which farmers are likely to utilise. She warns that ...

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Lancashire’s most profitable SMEs

Lancashire Business View’s annual survey of the health of the county’s SMEs has revealed continued confidence within the sector – despite Brexit and global and domestic political uncertainty. The independent business magazine’s much anticipated Hot 100 list of the county’s most profitable SMEs was revealed before an invited audience at ...

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Vincents grows workplace injury team

Vincents’ growing personal injury department has recruited yet again to help deal with an increasing number of workplace accident claims. Senior Litigation Executive Tracy Stanbridge brings to the team almost 15 years’ experience working on Employer and Public Liability cases. She joins Vincents from Scott Rees in Skelmersdale, prior to ...

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Napthens welcomes new hire to Blackpool & Fylde

Regional law firm Napthens is continuing its growth with the appointment of a residential property specialist at its Blackpool & Fylde office. Solicitor Rebecca Hardee specialises in residential property conveyancing, handling a full range of property transactions. Before taking up her new role with Napthens, she trained as a solicitor ...

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