Downtown News

Minister urges Lancashire to get devo deal done

Lancashire is in danger of falling behind Manchester and Liverpool if it doesn’t get its act together on devolution. That was the stark warning given to county politicians by Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry at a special ‘Devo Lancs’ event hosted by Downtown Lancashire in Business. Talking to an audience ...

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Preston chief warns 'Lancashire being left behind'

The chief executive of Preston City Council, Lorraine Norris, has warned that Lancashire is “being left behind” as political leaders across the county struggle to agree on the establishment of a Combined Authority. Speaking at a Downtown members private dinner, the Preston chief explained: “It was clear from the last ...

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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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Love Brands guru to address Downtown event

VSI and strategic partner Downtown in Business is delighted to welcome Kevin Roberts, the former Chief Executive of global media and marketing giant Saatchi and Saatchi, to the University of Salford for a master class in cutting-edge leadership in the world of sport and business. The former Lancaster Grammar School ...

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Members News

Spring Statement Reaction

Jane Parry – tax partner at PM+M, the Blackburn, Burnley and Bury based chartered accountancy, business advisory and wealth management group. As expected, the Sp

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Students win Young Enterprise Award

Six final year, BA (Hons) Retail Management students have been awarded the title of ‘Best Business Proposal’ in the Young Enterprise regional finals, held in Bolton. Their company Readlings created a ‘Story Jar’ that offers an educational aspect as well as the opportunity for adults to spend quality time with children.

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Top accolade for hotel results

Bosses at a Lancaster-based digital marketing agency are celebrating after scooping yet another top accolade. Adestra, one of Europe’s leading companies for email marketing software chose Fat Media’s work with The Daffodil Hotel & Spa as their campaign of the month, and, following a public vote of the monthly winners, ...

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Lancashire Legal Experts Make it a Hat-Trick with Top Business Award

Lancashire law firm Farleys Solicitors has been named as the best law firm in the region at one of the county’s leading business events. The firm won Legal Business of the Year at the Red Rose Awards, a spectacular awards dinner which brought together businesses from across Lancashire to celebrate ...

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Winners unveiled at Lancashire’s premier celebration of business excellence

Skelmersdale’s UPS Building & Maintenance was crowned a triple-winner at Lancashire Business View’s Red Rose Awards, which returned for its eighth year on Thursday 8 March, 2018. The awards ceremony honoured the most ambitious, most innovative and most successful businesses in Lancashire, and played out in the transformed space Olympia ...

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