Downtown News

Downtown boss predicts Labour mayoral hat-trick

The Labour Party maybe facing electoral disaster in the General Election next month. However, Downtown in Business chief executive Frank McKenna is predicting a Labour hat-trick in next week’s mayoral elections in the Liverpool city region, Greater Manchester, and the West Midlands. Commenting on the first ever regional mayoral elections ...

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Liverpool should scrap city mayor role says business leader

The chief executive of private sector lobby group Downtown in Business Frank McKenna, has called on Liverpool City Council to scrap the post of elected mayor for the city and revert back to a council leader model. Reacting to the news that Joe Anderson is likely to be the Labour ...

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Business leader backs powerhouse Commonwealth bid

The chief executive of Downtown in Business, Frank McKenna, has backed plans for a Liverpool – led Commonwealth Games bid – supported by Manchester. Following the news that Durban had lost the right to host the 2022 games, the UK is seen by many as the most likely destination for ...

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Downtown to open London office

The move to the UK's capital is part of the organisations expansion plans – but does not signal the establishment of a Downtown London network. Downtown chief executive Frank McKenna explained: “The new space will enable us to organise events in the capital with some of the key national decision ...

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Downtown Wants A Bank of Liverpool Downtown in Business and boutique finance company Currency Matters brought together city mayor Joe Anderson and thirty business leaders this week to launch a debate about the establishment of a Bank of Liverpool. Welcoming the initiative mayor Anderson said: “We need to encourage innovation and investment to create growth ...

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Members News

Marcus Willis to prepare for another Wimbledon venture in Liverpool

Marcus Willis was the toast of Merseyside last summer. The Brit became the story of last year's Wimbledon when he beat Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis to earn a Centre Court showdown with Roger Federer - then refused a £15,000 windfall from The Sun newspaper because he is a Liverpool FC fan. ...

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First Ark Group are recruiting

Are you passionate about marketing, commercially minded and customer focussed? Join the team at First Ark Group. First Ark Group are looking for an experienced marketing manager, to work as part of a dynamic team of marketers, on their homes and development business. You must be enthusiastic, adaptable and committed ...

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World Lyme Day, May 1st "The Ticking Time Bomb"

If you are a dog owner you may have seen signs in your vets lately warning you just how dangerous a tick bite can be for your dog. However, what about tick bites on humans? If left undiagnosed a tick bite can change your life or even prove fatal. The ...

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Albert Dock responds to Heseltine Institute Report

Tuesday 25th April 2017 saw the release of a new report undertaken by the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy and Practice - Albert Dock: What Part in Liverpool’s Continuing Renaissance? The report aims to reflect on the impact that Liverpool’s Albert Dock has played in the reinvention of Liverpool as ...

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