Downtown News

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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Downtown Announces Growth Plans on back of Record Year

Downtown in Business is celebrating a record year as it gears up to establish the brand in two new locations in 2018. The company, which currently operates in Liverpool, Lancashire, Manchester, Leeds, and Birmingham, has hit the £1million turnover mark for the first time. During the year, the company has ...

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Sir Howard urges Lancashire to get it's act together

The former chief executive of Manchester City Council, and one of the key architects of the Northern Powerhouse initiative, Sir Howard Bernstein, addressed Lancashire entrepreneurs on Thursday 30th November 2017 at a special Leaders Lunch hosted by Downtown in Business at the Samlesbury Hotel. Sir Howard spoke at length about ...

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Members News

Preparing Businesses for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018 and businesses failing to comply may face a large fine – up to 4% of their turnover - imposed by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

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FT UK Business Conference

Opportunities for future growth in the North 24th May 2018 The Principal Hotel, Manchester The success of UK companies must come from their ability to innovate, export, expand, garner government support and to build recognisable brands that will one day become world renowned. This success does not come without its ...

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Is your business GDPR ready?

Words Victoria Brown, High Performance Consultancy In a recent survey conducted by Downtown in Business an astonishing 77.8% of businesses reported that they are GDPR ready……. really? We have been partnering over the last few months with DIB and some leading IT providers to conduct roundtable events within Li

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