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Business of the Month - July 2014 - Metronet

Metronet is Downtown Manchester's Business of the Month for July 2014. The management team of Metronet (UK), the internet services provider, has completed a £45m secondary buyout of the business, backed by ISIS Equity Partners. The fast growing firm, which is based at Manchester Science Parks, said the investment from ISIS will support its plan to…

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Bernstein is Totally Frank at Downtown Conference

A hugely successful ‘Northern Revolution’ conference hosted by Downtown in Business last week at Manchester Town Hall featured a fascinating contribution from Sir Howard Bernstein. In an interview with Frank McKenna the Manchester City Council chief executive talked elected mayors, HS2 and 3, airports and much more besides. For a special report on the Frank…

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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…

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Mancoolian 2014

IT’S BACK – ‘MANCOOLIAN AWARDS 2014’ Do you remember the giant, shocking pink lollipops? The crazy photo booth? Captain Manchester and his merry band of followers? The aftershow party at Neighbourhood that went on until the early hours of the morning? Then, of course, there were the award winners; Michael…

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Should cities have their own foreign policy?

Don’t think I’m getting carried away by all this talk of devolution in the air, but couldn’t an extension of city freedom be an independent approach to international relations and a different policy to that of the UK government? Some of the long term thinking by Bruce Katz has been grounded in a global conversation […]

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Scotland: The Game’s Afoot

Alex Salmond will be hoping that the Commonwealth Games now under way in Glasgow will help his flagging campaign for Scottish independence. But just before the sporting contest got started I had a chance to catch up with him on his last foray into England before referendum day. Salmond seems to like Liverpool. Last year […]

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Bernstein is Totally Frank at Downtown Conference

A hugely successful ‘Northern Revolution’ conference hosted by Downtown in Business last week at Manchester Town Hall featured a fascinating contribution from Sir Howard Bernstein. In an interview with Frank McKenna the Manchester City Council chief executive talked elected mayors, HS2 and 3, airports and much more besides. For a special report on the Frank […]

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