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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 ...

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Business backing transport summit

Over 100 business leaders from across the Northern Powerhouse have registered to attend a special transport summit that is being organised by Downtown in Business. The event takes place in Leeds on the morning of Wednesday 23rd August, and discussion will focus on the issue of the Cross Rail North ...

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WIBA17 gains support from up and coming creative digital agency

The Lancashire business community have really got behind this year’s Women in Business Awards. Downtown asked you to nominate those who you think should make the shortlist, and in our first week, smashing all previous records, over 160 individuals have been nominated. With 6 weeks to go till the online ...

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A Good Week for Ambulance Chasers

Words by: Victoria Brown, High Performance Consultancy Fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims have been ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court this week. It is estimated the government will have to pay up to £32 million to claimants that have paid the fees introduced in 2013. The trade union, ...

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Downtown backs VSI Sporting Directors Summit

Downtown Manchester in Business is excited to announce their latest supportive partnership backing the VSI Sporting Directors Summit. Chief Executive of Downtown, Frank McKenna, will be sharing the stage with the likes of Richard Arnold, Director of Manchester United F.C, Great Britain Cycling Programme Director Andy Harrison, Metro Mayor Andy ...

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Members News

Logma's OneFit Software continues to grow in fresh produce sector

With the UK expecting a bumper crop of strawberries this year, Logma Systems Design Ltd are delighted that Strawberry Catering Ltd has chosen their OneFit Caterer software for their ordering and processing system. As well as strawberries, Strawberry Catering Ltd provides a whole range of fresh produce to a variety ...

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Vibe recruits content specialist as it cements its presence in London

Transparent social marketplace app, Vibe Tickets, has appointed Chris Cummins as head of content strategy as it opens its new office in London. Chris joins Vibe Tickets armed with experience from his time at ticketing giant Ticketmaster, where he built and launched its lifestyle blog. His previous roles include Content ...

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Local Firms Score £5,000 from Charity Football Match

Eric Wright Facilities Management and its supply chain partners from across the North West laced up their boots to help raise £5,000 for charity. Seventeen teams took part in the 6-a-side tournament at Bamber Bridge Football Club, with Eric Wright Water being crowned the win

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Superb Collaboration between Simpsons SKODA and Blackburn College

A Lancashire motor dealer has re-signed an agreement with Blackburn College to ensure that future mechanics have the skills the changing motor industry needs. Simpsons SKODA will continue to work with Blackburn College to run a scholarship programme which includes valuable on the job training at Blackburn College’s £5.5m Regional ...

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Miralis Data Reveals New Brand and Website by Hotfoot Design

Miralis Data, a Lancaster-based data analytics consultancy specialising in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), has unveiled a new brand and website produced by Hotfoot Design. Miralis work with leading companies including Europcar, VPS and Route Monkey using algorithms, machine learning and AI to find efficiencies, improve planning and deli

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