Business of the month

Business of the Month - August 2014 - Altrad NSG

Altrad NSG is Downtown Manchester's Business of the Month for August 2014. Altrad NSG Limited is a leading supplier of non-mechanical industrial services across a wide range of market sectors. Their range of services include scaffolding access systems, insulation, painting, coatings, blasting, and industrial cleaning and can be deployed throughout the life cycle of a project…

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Brunch at the Venue Expo website

Brunch at the Venue Expo

Chester Racecourse and Downtown in Business would like to invite you to a complimentary brunch on Tuesday 2nd September in a VIP networking area at the Venue Expo. Downtown in Business guests will have the opportunity to peruse up to 200 exhibitors and take advantage of show features such as…

Leaders Lunch with Sir Richard Leese

Leaders Lunch with Sir Richard Leese

Join us for this very special Leaders Lunch with the leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese. This is your opportunity to hear first-hand, future plans for the city that will impact on the regions business community and, have the opportunity to put your questions to the leader of…

Sexy Networking

Sexy Networking

Meeting like-minded business people face to face is regarded as the most effective way to grow your network. Downtown return’s to the fabulous Casino 235 for our third legendary Sexy Networking in 2014. Guests will be treated to a complimentary drink on arrival and, some celebrity inspired canapés by James…

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What to do with the growing self-employed – a taxing question

There will soon be more people working for themselves than working for the government. The self-employed are the fastest group in the labour market and possibly the most misunderstood. Britain has the highest proportion of self-employed people of any modern western economy at 15 per cent. 83 per cent of all new employment created since […]

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To Frack or not to Frack

The Energy Gap Is the extraction of shale gas part of the answer to our looming energy gap, or a potential environmental disaster in our crowded island? Opposition to fracking is rising as demonstrations from Blackpool in Lancashire to Balcombe in Sussex have shown. The government meanwhile seems determined to press ahead with exploratory licensing […]


Remembering Tony Wilson

Our friend Tony Wilson left us 7 years ago last Sunday. On the anniversary of his death the tributes came thick and fast again. Terry Christian was particularly enthusiastic and his efforts ensured that #tonywilson was trending on Sunday, once folk got bored of talking about City’s dismal showing in the Community Shield. Oh how he would […]

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