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£160 million Man Mills Talks Business Culture, Exit Strategies and Growth

One of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs, Mark Mills, was the keynote speaker at an exclusive breakfast event in Manchester this week. Mills, who sold cash machine business CardPoint plc for £170million in 2007, shared his fascinating business journey with Downtown Manchester members at the outstanding Albert’s Chop House. From discovering ...

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Downtown partners with Financial Times for major conference

Downtown in Business has been selected by the Financial Times as the media partner for the forthcoming FT UK Business conference in Manchester. The event is taking place on 24th May at the Principal Hotel, and confirmed speakers include Jurgen Maier of Seamans, Bridgette Rosewell of Volterra Partners, and Northern Powerhouse ...

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Metro Mayors spell out vision for future to Downtown members

The city region mayors for Greater Manchester and Liverpool shared a platform at a special event hosted by Downtown in Business at the offices of Deloitte in Manchester earlier this week. Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram addressed a group of 100- strong business leaders on a range of issues, including ...

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Elected Mayors call first Convention of the North

Historic gathering in Newcastle will provide focal point for Northern Powerhouse Rail Campaign which launches this week Elected Mayors Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram have proposed that the first-ever Convention of the North be held in late June this year in Newcastle. Major decisions are looming this year on rail investment and Brexit ...

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Over half of employers don't meet basic mental health support standards

Coinciding with Stress Awareness Month, workplace health and wellbeing expert, Health@Work, has revealed that 57% of UK employers do not meet the basic standards when it comes to supporting their staff with mental health. The research follows a recent study by the NHS, which found that one in three ‘sick ...

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Tomas Maunier, Fazenda Director, on why landlords must think long and hard about the type of food and beverage (F&B) operator to occupy sites left empty by closures of national casual dining chains

CVA seems to have become the abbreviation of choice for a flurry of national restaurateurs seeking respite from a perfect storm of falling customer numbers, rising rent, rates and labour costs and the seemingly relentless rise of online food providers unburdened by the costs of bricks and mortar. Facing the ...

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Recycling Lives rapid growth recognised in national league table

Recycling Lives has been heralded as ‘one to watch’ in a national business league table. The waste and recycling company is named in the annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track Ones To Watch list. It is one of ten companies which have shown a good rise in profits in the past and are ...

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