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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…

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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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Rise & Grind

It’s not all about the coffee, it’s about the company you keep! Join us for our very first Rise & Grind @ Neighbourhood in Spinningfields. Enjoy a complimentary coffee, bacon butty, excellent opportunity to meet new contacts. And… enjoy the wise words from our special guest mentor, Amanda Duggan (Alongside).

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Recovery threatened by referendum mania

A sure way of destabilising the fragile economic recovery was for David Cameron to back not one but two referenda in the space of three years. Referenda that could reduce the UK, or what’s left of it, to a basket case. I wrote some months ago that by the end of 2017 the United Kingdom […]

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George Osborne, a Labour chancellor in all but name

As Scots build up a wall of fury about which side of the independence debate despises the posh boy Tories the most, the hate figure that emerges most often is the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Tatton MP George Osborne. No wonder he was in Manchester this week, avoiding the eggs and the insults. Yet […]

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Monocle magazine, the Dark Net and the Dark Peak

There’s a bit of a “back to mono” feel about this blog this week. Sometimes we rush enthusiastically towards the inevitable digital nirvana, the internet of everything and the “disruption” of the old at the expense of the new. A couple of things I’ve picked up this week should issue valuable caution in throwing out […]

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