Downtown News

Downtown acquires London events brand

Private sector lobby organisation and business networking club Downtown in Business has acquired a new event brand ‘The Last Thursday Construction Club’ (LTCC). The monthly event is hosted in London and Manchester, and since being established four years ago, over 1,500 property companies have registered as LTCC stakeholders. Originally the ...

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Downtown discusses how to recruit, train and retain

Downtown in Business hosted a very special lunchtime event at the superb Colmore Club, situated at the heart of Birmingham on Colmore. The event discussed how to become leaders in recruiting, training and retaining staff in an increasingly competitive business world. David Hillian of Grant Thornton kicked off proceedings by ...

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Olympian addresses Downtown audience

Downtown Birmingham in Business recently hosted a special lunch event at Bank. The event entitled ’In Conversation with Diane Modahl’ discussed Diane’s commonwealth games achievements, her life after competitive sports and starting The Diane Modahl Sports Foundation. Downtown CEO Frank McKenna chaired the discussion which started at the first point ...

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Downtown celebrates 15 year anniversary

Downtown in Business will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary at an exclusive party hosted by the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Liverpool later today. Over 100 business leaders will enjoy cocktails and lunch at the Dale Street venue, before the ‘after show’ event featuring a DJ and live entertainment. The founder and ...

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Members News

DIB Member to Launch Book Here in Birmingham

One of our very own DIB members has chosen Birmingham as the location to launch his critically acclaimed book later this month. Craig McVoy has chosen to launch his book ‘Beyond Brand: Why It’s The Experience That Causes People To Fall In Love With Your Brand’ in Birmingham on July ...

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Growhouse launches knowledge sharing network in Birmingham

On September 11th Growhouse will host the first People Matters Lunch at Opus Restaurant in Birmingham’s business district. Robert Heed of Growhouse said: “We wanted to create a sales free environment in which business leaders in businesses of 50+ employees could meet to build connections and share ideas about getting ...

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B&M Waste Services - Supporting the Circular Economy

To help minimise waste and safeguard finite resources, B&M Waste Services have taken two important steps to further improve their sustainability commitment. The family-run business has ordered their first batch of reusable coffee cups and also teamed up with a new supplier of plastic recycling bags. The B&M branded coffee ...

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The Government Ban on Credit Card Charges - are you owed a refund?

The Payment Services Regulations 2017 came into effect on 13 January 2018, and brought  into force the requirements of the Second EU Payment Services Directive (“the Directive”).  This means it is now classed as unlawful for retailers to apply surcharges when a consumer is making a payment via a debit ...

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