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Business of the Month - May 2015 - Pack & Send

Pack & Send is Downtown Manchester's Business of the Month for May 2015. Less than 10 minutes from Manchester City Centre, PACK & SEND Salford Quays is conveniently situated for customers requiring high quality packing and shipping services who are based in Salford, Media City, Trafford Park and other central Manchester locations. PACK & SEND Salford…

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Downtown Recommends - PAYG Spinning and Wattbikes comes to MCR on an industrial scale

The Spin Factory (designed by Pro Spin) is coming to Manchester on an industrial scale. Over 60 bikes are wheeling their way in to town creating Europe's largest Spinning facility, adjacent to Spinningfields - where else! Pro Spin, the recently opened Indoor Cycling centre near Manchester Airport, known for its trendy Spinning and gruelling Wattbike…

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Leaders Lunch with Sir Richard Leese

It has been a significant year for Manchester's leadership, history in the making some may say, with both newly devolved powers and real cash! The Leader of Manchester, Sir Richard Leese returns as our guest speaker for Downtown's next Leaders Lunch at the fabulous Abode Hotel. As one of the…

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Women in Business Awards 2015

The 2015 Women in Business Awards returns to the Lowry Hotel on Friday 10th July. There is still a huge distance to travel before the number of Women at executive level is where it should be, but that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the accomplishments of those who have already…

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Totally Frank

Want Devolution? Then get an Elected Mayor!

So, it couldn’t be clearer. If city regions and county’s want what Manchester has in terms of devolved powers and additional resources, then they will have to adopt a governance model that includes an elected mayor. George Osborne has thrown down the gauntlet to the likes of Leeds and Liverpool, who had indicated outright opposition […]

Totally Frank

Politics just got Interesting

As the old saying goes a week is a long time in politics, but it will take longer than seven days for political pundits and commentators to get over the shock General Election result witnessed on May 7th – and it will take the Labour Party much, much longer than that. It was a devastating […]

Just Jim

Long march back for the left

Early Moves Despite the smorgasbord of left wing parties on offer at the General Election, the Conservatives sail serenely into total control. It could well be a ten year journey for Labour. Their banker seats in Scotland have been wiped out and the Tories will put through boundary changes that will cost Labour twenty seats. […]

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