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Business of the Month - October 2016 - Online Ventures Group

Online Ventures Group is Downtown Manchester's Business of the Month for October. Online Ventures Group offer award-winning online marketing services to ensure that people find businesses online. Their talented, in-house team of digital experts are passionate about creating successful and transparent marketing strategies that deliver results. They specialise in building attractive, functional websites, getting people to…

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Downtown Recommends: Celebrate the festive season with a hearty feast at Fazenda

To welcome darker evenings and winter nights, award-winning Brazilian restaurant Fazenda will be offering festive and seasonal treats. The upmarket restaurant, located on The Avenue in Spinningfields, Manchester, offers a unique dining experience – as it blends traditional Brazilian cooking, with a modern and stylish environment. Guests are greeted with a warm and friendly welcome,…

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In Conversation with Andy Burnham MP

Labour’s mayoral candidate for Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, will address a Downtown in Business breakfast forum on Wednesday 26th October. The Leigh MP, and former Minister and shadow minister, will be outlining his vision for the devolved city region, and exploring the opportunities and challenges that face Manchester and the…


Rise & Grind with Robert Nieri

We are delighted to welcome Robert Nieri as our guest speaker at this very special Rise & Grind. Robert is the author of The Lord of Milan, a story based on the life of Nottingham born Herbert Kilpin, founder of Italian football giant, AC Milan. The Lord of Milan is…

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