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Business of the Month - June 2016 - VSI

VSI are Downtown Manchester's Business of the Month for June. Visionary Sports Investment (VSI) are a group of people who focus on this smart thinking. As global sport continues to grow at a furious pace, organisations, strategies and the people involved have to adapt and change to harness opportunities arising. Sporting achievement and personal development…

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In Conversation with Ivan Lewis MP

As part of Downtown’s “In Conversation” series of events with Manchester’s Elected Mayor candidates, we are delighted to announce Ivan Lewis MP as our next guest speaker at this in-depth discussion. Ivan is the Member of Parliament for Bury South, a position he has held since 1997. He was the…

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The UK has decided to end its membership of the European Union in a history making referendum last week. Already the implications of that decision have been far reaching, with the Prime Minister resigning and the leader of the Opposition facing a challenge to his position. But what next post…

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City of Manchester Business Awards 2016

Incorporating the ‘Mancoolian’ awards Downtown Manchester in Business will host the sixth annual City of Manchester Business Awards gala dinner at the magnificent Manchester Cathedral on the evening of Thursday 14th July 2016. It will be a spectacular night of celebrating all our city’s finest businesses, business leaders, entrepreneurs and…

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It’s not Me – it’s EU

The immortal line that I have used on a number of occasions when deciding to walk away from a relationship was articulated by the not so great British public in a dramatic referendum that has resulted in the UK deciding to exit from the European Union. The immediate economic fallout was as predicted by those […]

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Cameron: So right to quit

David Cameron is right up there with Lord North who lost America and Neville Chamberlain who waved his pathetic piece of paper after meeting Hitler, as a contender for the worst Prime Minister in our nation’s history. His achievement in reviving the British economy is completely overshadowed by his reckless gamble with not only this […]

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Downtown members overwhelmingly in favour staying in EU

A recent poll conducted by Downtown in Business has found that over 70% of our members want to ‘remain’ in the EU. With the EU referendum set to take place later this week, it remains to be seen whether or not the country will vote to stay or not. But the message is clear from […]

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