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Business of the Month - August 2016 - Fazenda

Fazenda are Downtown Manchester's Business of the Month for August. Gaúchos pierced large pieces of meat and slowly grilled them over open flamed pits. At Fazenda, we want to keep this tradition alive. Our gaúcho chefs roast succulent cuts of meat in the way it has been done for centuries, preserving the individual taste of each…

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Rise & Grind

We return after the Summer break to the spiritual home of Downtown’s Rise & Grind early morning breakfast events in Manchester. Our guest speaker is Ric Moylan, Ric runs a mentor programme teaching younger trainers how to achieve success and results with their clients from average joe, to weekend warrior…

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Pre-MIPIM UK, Downtown Manchester is now putting together a panel of key players from the region’s property sector for this important breakfast seminar, where we will look at opportunities in the city, issues that arise from such ambitious future plans, the value of MIPIM UK to Manchester... And more. We…

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DIB's Inbetweeners: Secret Networking

A call out to all the 21 to 35-year-old business savvy in Manchester. Secret Networking has arrived, but only for the most special crowd in this city… ‘Our Inbetweeners’. We’re all grown up now and need to be meeting with the other bright stars of the future. The Inbetweeners is…

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