Downtown News

Labour selects Sheffield City Region mayoral candidate

The current MP for Barnsley Central, Dan Jarvis, has been selected to represent the Labour Party in the upcoming Sheffield City Region Mayoral election. Labour members in the Yorkshire and Humber CLP were invited to vote for their preferred candidate.

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Downtown partners with Financial Times for major conference

Downtown in Business has been selected by the Financial Times as the media partner for the forthcoming FT UK Business conference in Manchester. The event is taking place on 24th May at the Principal Hotel, and confirmed speakers include Jurgen Maier of Seamans, Bridgette Rosewell of Volterra Partners, and Northern Powerhouse ...

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Elected Mayors call first Convention of the North

Historic gathering in Newcastle will provide focal point for Northern Powerhouse Rail Campaign which launches this week Elected Mayors Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram have proposed that the first-ever Convention of the North be held in late June this year in Newcastle. Major decisions are looming this year on rail investment and Brexit ...

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Love Brands guru to address Downtown event

VSI and strategic partner Downtown in Business is delighted to welcome Kevin Roberts, the former Chief Executive of global media and marketing giant Saatchi and Saatchi, to the University of Salford for a master class in cutting-edge leadership in the world of sport and business. The former Lancaster Grammar School ...

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Members News

Over half of employers don't meet basic mental health support standards

Coinciding with Stress Awareness Month, workplace health and wellbeing expert, Health@Work, has revealed that 57% of UK employers do not meet the basic standards when it comes to supporting their staff with mental health. The research follows a recent study by the NHS, which found that one in three ‘sick ...

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B&M Waste Pledges Support of National homeless charity Crisis

Family-run waste management company, B&M Waste Services has pledged its support for Crisis, the national charity for homeless people. Crisis help people directly out of homelessness and campaign for the changes needed to solve it altogether. Supporting the charity, B&M Waste hope to further raise awareness of the dangers of ...

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