Downtown in Business have collated some of our favourite tweets from the past seven days.
Here is what we liked this week!
Downtown friend, Jacey Norman pays her respects to Sir Ken Dodd.
Very sad to hear about the death of comedy legend, Sir Ken Dodd. I interviewed him a few years ago and he gave me a tickling stick, which I’ve always kept 🙁 pic.twitter.com/XFPlcd3JSY
— Jacey Normand (@jaceynormand) March 12, 2018
Because the office you work in, is your #homefromhome
Still in the office but the difference is I’m sitting in a comfy armchair listening to great tunes 🎶 as I work and watching the sunset. @avenuehq is the best move we’ve ever made #officelife #homefromhome
— Frances Molloy (@MolloyFrances) March 13, 2018
Great listening to @MarkMillsTweets today about his journey from taking a business idea through to growth and then exit. Thank you @DIBBirmingham for a fantastic networking event. Met some great people too 👍🏻 and thanks for the hospitality @Bank_Birmingham pic.twitter.com/8Y3TR57eaB
— VivColes (@vivcoles) March 14, 2018
— SportMedia (@SportMediaTM) March 13, 2018
Last but not least, the incredible Women in Business Awards 2018, trending nationally in the United Kingdom. Thank you to our guests and sponsors for making it the most memorable #WIBA18 yet.
— Revs De Cuba Liverpool (@DeCubaLiverpool) March 9, 2018
— MSB Solicitors (@MSBSolicitors) March 9, 2018
— Anthony Camm (@DIB_Ant) March 9, 2018
— Downtown Liverpool in Business (@DIBLiv) March 13, 2018
— Teleri Davies (@DIBTeleri) March 6, 2018
We agree Tara, an amazing piece.
Only @EllaCunningham6 could link to @DUALIPA to @LoveBrumUK – great piece and a fantastic project by @smartworksbhm. Thanks for covering @DIBBirmingham https://t.co/nmm8ARnIpO pic.twitter.com/SSG8j7qpre
— Tara Tomes (@taratomes) March 2, 2018
This week we celebrated International Women’s Day!
— Charlotte Davies (@DIB_Charlotte) March 8, 2018
To all the beautiful, inspiring women I am privileged to know – too many to mention. Have an amazing #IWD2018. Never be a Typical Girl; always create; always rebel & always #PressForChange https://t.co/ccv1qEZHXd pic.twitter.com/VTfZYdED21
— Barbara Spicer (@BarbaraSpicer15) March 8, 2018
— Jennie Lewis (@Jen_Lewis1) March 8, 2018
— Chris Wilcox (@ChrisWilcoxDIB) March 8, 2018
Downtown was lucky enough to be involved in a special event with former Saatchi & Saatchi chief executive, Kevin Roberts, hosted by DIB partners VSI.
— Chris McKenna (@DIB_Chris) March 7, 2018
— VSI Executive Education (@MasterSportDir) March 7, 2018
— Dr Jonathan Lord (@drjdlord) March 7, 2018
Downtown Lancashire were delighted to welcome Geoff Driver to a devolution event this week.
Belting event @Hol_Inn_Preston Great hospitality and turnout. Leader of LCC Geoff Driver talking devolution but all in agreement it should be evolution! 😁Excellent hosting by @JimHancockUK @DIB_Chris. Subscribe to our bulletins for the write up this Friday! pic.twitter.com/vSBVWBpNRf
— Anthony Camm (@DIB_Ant) March 7, 2018
Downtown Manchester hosted an exclusive event with Metro Mayors Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram earlier this week.
— Mark Alexander (@Preston_Lawyer) March 6, 2018
— Frances Molloy (@MolloyFrances) March 6, 2018
— Sally Hardiman (@S_Hardiman) March 6, 2018
— Robyn Van Jaarsveldt (@DIB_Robyn) March 6, 2018
— Mia Finegan (@DIB_Mia) March 6, 2018
And Downtown Manchester welcomed Manchester City Council CEO Joanne Roney to a special evening event.
Proud that @healthatworkUK was a joint sponsor this evening for @DIBManc. One of the most heartfelt talks I’ve heard from a city council CEO tonight. @joanneroney is a truly inspirational leader. Thanks to @DowntownFrank, @DIB_Charlotte and @DIB_Chris for such a great evening.
— Frances Molloy (@MolloyFrances) March 7, 2018
— Charlotte Davies (@DIB_Charlotte) March 7, 2018
And the busy week a Downtown Manchester continued with a Manchester @ MIPIM event.
Manchester @ MIPIM- Big Black Book Launch, is off to a superb start. Thank you to @JimHancockUK for chairing and @simonjbedford of Deloitte and Tom Higgins of @Laing_ORourke for speaking on the panel. @Bruntwood_UK @DIBManc #MIPIM18 #DowntownEvents ✔️ pic.twitter.com/NohUY2svWL
— Charlotte Davies (@DIB_Charlotte) March 8, 2018
Lots of topics expertly covered including the advance of modular build, the need for Councils to be proactive, addressing affordability and of course MIPIM. Thanks for a great start to the day @DIBManc #bigblackbook18 #MIPIM2018 pic.twitter.com/O3EWguCYUl
— Justin Cove (@justin_cove) March 8, 2018
— John Jones (@BandSCorporate) March 8, 2018
Great to be back at @Bruntwood_UK ‘s #NEObuilding for this morning’s @DIBManc pre-MIPIM breakfast talk and #bigblackbook18 launch with @JimHancockUK, Simon Bedford (@DeloitteUK), and Tom Higgins (@Laing_ORourke). Good to catch up with old connections, and gain some new ones, too.
— ReallyMrFeeley (@ReallyMrFeeley) March 8, 2018
A great move by McDonalds? People can’t make their minds up.
We couldn’t agree more Michael, but it is hilarious.
KFC’s chicken shortage has caused what is probably the most unnecessarily over-dramatic moment in TV history pic.twitter.com/RicWFIpkPj
— Michael Martin (@__MichaelMartin) February 20, 2018
The KFC crisis really was big news this week.
— B.D. Dalton (@GrowSellRetire) February 27, 2018
After a chicken shortage led hundreds of KFC outlets to close last week, the fast food chain has now admitted it is running low on gravy https://t.co/IhlnSoTjph
— BBC News England (@BBCEngland) February 28, 2018
But KFC, did do some amazing community management in response.
You always want what you can’t have… but now you can 🙌
— KFC UK & Ireland (@KFC_UKI) February 26, 2018
The Colonel has an update…🐓🛣🚦
— KFC UK & Ireland (@KFC_UKI) February 19, 2018
Everyone at Downtown in Business would like to wish the amazing @Paulsbibby a happy retirement. All the best.
— emma carey (@EmmacareyEmma) March 1, 2018
I have never worked for any other firm in my legal career. I was Paul’s trainee and he had guided me through my career to equity partner level not only as a mentor but as a good friend. I will desperately miss him but wish him a fabulous retirement. #1wordPaul @MSBSolicitors pic.twitter.com/duMvafPOSU
— Tracey Quirk (@TraceyQuirkMSB) March 1, 2018
There was a special arrival in DIB HQ this week, and one Downtown staff member was particularly excited. Well done @DIBDesign_Jayne on a fantastic #TBBB
— Jayne Curran (@DIBDesign_Jayne) February 19, 2018
And we featured a special launch event in Liverpool with the inspirational @mfinnigani2i to celebrate.
— Michael Finnigan (@mfinnigani2i) February 22, 2018
Amazing news for Downtown sponsor Regenda.
The Magnificent 7! Amazing result for us to be named 7th in the @thesundaytimes 100 Best Not For Profit organisations. A huge testament to the happiness and engagement of our staff right across the Group! #BestCompanies2018 https://t.co/uWOV7p68af
— Regenda (@TheRegendaGroup) February 21, 2018
Thanks for the tip Thom, we will have to check this out.
— Thom Hetherington (@ThomHetheringto) February 21, 2018
Brilliant, just brilliant.
Everyone should have a bucket list. Here’s mine. pic.twitter.com/bQUCFrmNFf
— Chris Hewitt (@ChrisHewitt) February 22, 2018
It was a busy week for Downtown Birmingham in Business
— Matt Barnsley (@DIBMatthew) February 13, 2018
— Chris McKenna (@DIB_Chris) February 13, 2018
Absolutely brilliant @DIBBirmingham event talking about the hospitality industry, chaired by man of the hour @TonyElv. Some great thoughts, from terrorism to TripAdvisor. Such a great selection of people around the table! Thanks @DIBMatthew @DIB_Chris
— Tara Tomes (@taratomes) February 13, 2018
— Robyn Van Jaarsveldt (@DIB_Robyn) February 14, 2018
— Ruth Turner (@RuthTurner) February 14, 2018
— Charlotte Davies (@DIB_Charlotte) February 15, 2018
So crucial to understand new GDPR legislation and who better to deliver it than @HPC_HRservices & @ilicommTech with @DIBBirmingham massive thanks to @ClaytonHotels for hosting us! pic.twitter.com/vxB3IfjGmq
— Matt Barnsley (@DIBMatthew) February 15, 2018
— High Performance (@HPC_HRservices) February 15, 2018
Downtown’s Teleri Davies enjoyed the hospitality of Wreckfish Bistro and MSB Solicitors this week.
— Teleri Davies (@DIBTeleri) February 13, 2018
Liverpool BID Company launched the Public Art Strategy for Liverpool’s Commercial District this week.
Our CEO, Bill Addy, and Sally Tallant from @Biennial launching our Public Art Strategy for the Commercial District BID at @FazendaGroup. Exciting times ahead! #itsliverpool #Liverpool2018 pic.twitter.com/VOgi4sQAcE
— Liverpool BID Co. (@LpoolBIDcompany) February 13, 2018
Alex Roy reminds us that NASA did that whole space exploration thing first…
REMINDER: @NASA sent a car into space in 1969.
Then it landed. On the moon.
— Alex Roy (@AlexRoy144) February 8, 2018
What a lovely story.
This time last week I got the train to my Grandma's and shared part of my journey with 2 lovely men. They'd never met before but instantly hit it off and laughed like they'd been best friends for years.
I scribbled a note to them as I got off the train…and I got a reply!!😍🤗 pic.twitter.com/eWA7hiNEim
— Hannah Thornton (@hannah_shef) February 9, 2018
I’m crying 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/9QWaI7bkqO
— Debbie 💋 (@debbiecarr82) February 12, 2018
This week marked 100 years since women were given the vote.
#100years ago in the UK, certain women became eligible to vote, & women were given the right to stand for Parliament. Amidst the celebrations, let's not forget those women that were excluded from voting for another ten years, & the women still denied a political voice even today.
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) February 6, 2018
Those who fought for "my right, every woman's right" to vote did so in the face of fierce opposition, but persevered because "they knew their cause was right," Theresa May says #100years pic.twitter.com/lpmfxUilQ7
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) February 6, 2018
It’s been a busy week for #DowntownEvents, starting off with ‘In Conversation with Sir Richard Leese’.
— Charlotte Davies (@DIB_Charlotte) February 6, 2018
Next up was the first in a series of three power panels in association with High Performance Consultancy.
— High Performance (@HPC_HRservices) February 6, 2018
Downtown members were then treated to an insight into this year’s International Business Festival.
Enjoyable discussion today @MarriottLpool @DIBLiv . Taking about the great events of #Businessfest @BusinessFest . Exciting few months ahead . Great to talk over the @BusinessFest @DWF_Law @LiverpoolVision . 2018 International Festival of Business #Liverpool
— Zoot Recruit (@zootrecruit) February 7, 2018
Proud to see @RSBekkenutte from @DWF_Law speaking about our involvement with #BusinessFest at the Downtown in Liverpool event today. See the full programme for the event in June @ https://t.co/RgsY4o4Dup @DIBLiv @TheBusinessFest #DowntownEvents pic.twitter.com/Oaxe497SO5
— DWF Law (@DWF_Law) February 7, 2018
.@MarriottLpool this morning for an update on the #IBF2018 thanks to @LpoolBIDcompany Bill Addy for chairing with panelists Max @LiverpoolVision & Rebecca @DWF_Law ✔️ #InternationalBusinessFestival #onyourdoorstep pic.twitter.com/oZdNEhGnJY
— Teleri Davies (@DIBTeleri) February 7, 2018
— TheBusinessFest (@TheBusinessFest) February 7, 2018
Downtown Lancashire in Business also had the honour of meeting Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.
Belting meeting with LLB, Richard and the rest of the team from the illuminations depot – lovely cups 😂 and excited to work with them!! pic.twitter.com/4Do5upUlKh
— Anthony Camm (@DIB_Ant) February 8, 2018
Downtown Manchester hosted #Mancoolian18 last week. Here are some of our favourite tweets.
— Downtown Manchester in Business (@DIBManc) January 29, 2018
Downtown Birmingham’s @DIBMatthew sure gets around.
Had the absolute pleasure of catching up with @ImpactHubBrum today. Such an awesome place for businesses to work, share ideas and help make a real difference to Birmingham. There’s even a place to sleep and for your own personal mug! Thanks so much for the sweater! @Dan_Zastawny pic.twitter.com/nTcGLUIocy
— Matt Barnsley (@DIBMatthew) January 30, 2018
— Charlotte Davies (@DIB_Charlotte) January 30, 2018
So was @DIB_Chris
— Chris McKenna (@DIB_Chris) January 30, 2018
Mayor of Greater Manchester @AndyBurnhamGM is confused by the media.
Not entirely sure why the media sees the Editor of the London Evening Standard as the best person to talk about education in the North.
— Andy Burnham (@AndyBurnhamGM) February 1, 2018
When a Big Bang Theory sketch goes too far…
“Human Uber,” developed in Japan, provides a way to attend events remotely using another person’s body. “It’s surprisingly natural” says its inventor, Jin Rekimoto of Sony #emtechasia pic.twitter.com/WZHPVcZ6M0
— will knight (@willknight) January 30, 2018
Not all heroes wear capes.
To the teacher who said I'll never amount to anything pic.twitter.com/9L9P28LnkF
— Paul_Ed (@eddo75) January 26, 2018
Congratulations to DIB’s Matt. We know you will be an amazing Chairman for @TAGnetworkmids
Absolutely delighted to be the new Chairman of TAG young professionals board. Can't wait to help 18-35 year old professionals network & develop skills to make them excellent future leaders! Next event on the 31st & would love to see you there! to register: https://t.co/nww63usKnQ pic.twitter.com/FNK6eltkIb
— Matt Barnsley (@DIBMatthew) January 22, 2018
Downtown Birmingham was delighted to host it’s first event of 2018 with the always impressive @mfinnigani2i
— Clive Read (@Cliveread4) January 23, 2018
Fab event from @DIBBirmingham – Rise&Grind with @mfinnigani2i exploring hilariously the fundamentals of high performing company culture, hosted by lovely @BirminghamMal Thanks @DIBMatthew & @DIB_Chris for arranging! P.s Hope I'm a ReAllY good person!? Eeek! #teamplayer #motivated
— Beth Sadler (@Beth__Sadler) January 23, 2018
— Tara Tomes (@taratomes) January 23, 2018
Looking forward to hearing what @mfinnigani2i has to say at this morning’s @DIBBirmingham Rise & Grind @BirminghamMal I’m in need of some inspiration today 😳 #Motivation #riseandgrind #networking #inspiration #leadership
— Kathryn Small (@KathrynSBusDev) January 23, 2018
Downtown Liverpool hosted a special round table discussion with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss this week.
— Teleri Davies (@DIBTeleri) January 24, 2018
— Gareth Abbott (@DIB_Gareth) January 24, 2018
Downtown Liverpool and @PeelLivWaters hosted a special event about Cannes 2018 earlier this month.
— Liverpool Waters (@PeelLivWaters) January 15, 2018
Downtown Manchester hosted a fantastic event with Scott Fletcher this week.
Best 3 pieces of advice I took away:
1. Invest in crypto currency
2. No often doesn’t mean no, it means not now
3. JFDI – Just [ ] do it!
Thanks all 👍 pic.twitter.com/y8nRfWqnSR
— Adam Posner (@AdamPosner1) January 24, 2018
— Victoria Brown (@vbrownhpc) January 24, 2018
— Elliot Hall (@gmcc_elliot) January 24, 2018
— Frank McKenna (@DowntownFrank) January 24, 2018
Still honoured that our CEO and Founder @LukeMassie has made the @Forbes #ForbesU30Europe list in the Retail & eCommerce category. Our vision is changing the resale market for good – find out more by clicking the link: https://t.co/AXlymD470r
— Vibe Tickets (@VibeTickets) January 24, 2018
Farewell to former DIB employee Chris Witterick, you will be missed. Best of luck in your next adventure.
The always jolly, Chris Witterick, is taking on a new career adventure. After a whirlwind few years, Chris will be missed by the Downtown in Business family. Good Luck, Chris ⛳️ pic.twitter.com/kPX23agUbO
— Downtown in Business (@DowntownBusines) January 18, 2018
We need more Twitter users to be like Gazza.
I’ll donate a £1000 now towards a new one for ya, get it touch wiv us Love GAZZA xxxx https://t.co/XgUKRL2NZU
— Paul Gascoigne (@Paul_Gascoigne8) January 11, 2018
Quite a misleading tweet this… it was an EU Directive that forced this law change…
you know the EU that we’re leaving…
whose Directive will save consumers estimated £166m a year…
Yeah, that one! https://t.co/afr4XjseHb
— Phillip Rowntree (@PhillipRowntree) January 13, 2018
Downtown kicked off its 2018 calendar of events.
Great turnout for this morning’s @DIBLiv @MIPIMWorld briefing for Liverpool City Region hosted by @PeelLivWaters. Lots of exciting opportunities on the horizon that must be tapped into, says @MetroMayorSteve 👌🏽 pic.twitter.com/OCHiA0y2xY
— Paul Corcoran (@paulycorc) January 15, 2018
— Teleri Davies (@DIBTeleri) January 16, 2018
— Chris McKenna (@DIB_Chris) January 16, 2018
First in a series of Devo Discussions by DIB with council leaders, asking what devolution & formation of a Combined Authority would mean for business in Lancashire. pic.twitter.com/lSUsh7k5V8
— lovelocalnetworking (@elancsnetworkin) January 16, 2018
Transport was a major topic of discussion this week.
Working in London tomorrow. Return ticket from Manchester on Virgin Trains is £338. To be honest, I’d rather have a proper debate about that. £338. Standard Class. I can buy any newspaper in the station, but I have no choice but to get that train.
— Daniel Hewitt (@DanielHewittITV) January 15, 2018
— Bruntwood (@Bruntwood_UK) January 16, 2018
So pleased to see a fundable plan for radical improvements needed to link Northern cities from @Transport4North. Leeds to Manchester in 30 mins and Bradford now rightly recognised as key to North’s economy.
— Tom Riordan (@tomriordan) January 16, 2018
No Words, Just sit back, watch and enjoy.
a little icy this morning pic.twitter.com/g9MzYW3gsp
— Payton Besecker (@payton_besecker) January 9, 2018
We have all been there PJ. Actually no, we haven’t. Best of luck with the fitness regime
— PJ Ellis (@BRUMMIE_PJ) January 8, 2018
December is an indulgent month, so we're focusing on giving in January. If you can spare a few £s then check out this momentous fundraising challenge that our @C_Leaver has taken on to raise £3K for @PPWH – an org who help in excess of 1.2K ppl every yr!https://t.co/xCeeaaP2az
— After Digital (@AfterDigitalUK) January 9, 2018
Paul McCartney certainly knows how to #MakeASongLessInteresting
Live and Let's Diet #MakeASongLessInteresting
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) January 5, 2018
Andrew Adonis wrote a letter to the Prime Minister.
“If Brexit happens, taking us back into Europe will become the mission of our children’s generation, who will marvel at your acts of destruction” – my letter to the PM.
— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) December 29, 2017
KFC UK did it’s best Donald Trump impression.
McDonald’s leader Ronald just stated he has a “burger on his desk at all times”. Will someone from his big shoed, red nosed regime inform him that I too have a burger on my desk, but mine is a box meal which is bigger and more powerful than his, and mine has gravy! #nuclearbutton
— KFC UK & Ireland (@KFC_UKI) January 3, 2018
Well done Iceland after announcing plans to eradicate the gender pay gap by 2022.
BREAKING: Iceland makes it illegal to pay men more than women and pledges to eradicate gender pay gap by 2022, becoming the first in the world to do so 👏 🙌 pic.twitter.com/AQsAJtPXa3
— Dazed (@Dazed) January 3, 2018