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CEO talks city growth, Brand Leeds and Devolution

The Chief Executive of Leeds City Council Tom Riordan addressed an exclusive Downtown in Business dinner this week and outlined his city’s ambitions on the digital and technology agenda; housing and regeneration; and devolution. Riordan told Leeds business leaders that the city was in good shape and making good progress ...

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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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Leeds: where people and business grow

Words by: Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council   Ask one hundred local people what makes Leeds unique or attractive and you’ll get a hundred different answers. The city has so much going for it. If your hundred people were in business, then you might hear about the skills ...

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Business leader backs calls to give TfN rail powers

The Chief Executive of private sector lobby group and business club Downtown in Business, Frank McKenna, is backing calls for Transport for the North to be given control over the management of rail services in the region. Following weeks of disruption and misery for Northern Rail passengers, McKenna, who organised ...

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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

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund divert 100% of waste from landfill

Supporting children and adults born with congenital heart defects across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, Children’s Heart Surgery Fund have gone green with their waste by working with B&M Waste Services. As B&M Waste Services’ nominated charity for the last 2 years, Children’s Heart Surgery fund have not only introduced recycling ...

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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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Fazenda Leeds awarded the 'Best Bar/Restaurant'

Congratulations to the team at Fazenda Leeds for winning the 'Best of Bar/ Restaurant' award on the 28th of June 2018 at Elland Road. Fazenda Leeds was the first restaurant that the brand launched 7 years ago, which continues to be successful across the 4 other venues they have launched ...

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Blue Logic named as ‘Best Tech Place to Work’

Receiving the accolade for the second year running, Blue Logic has retained its crown at the National Technology Awards as ‘Best Tech Place to Work’. Blue Logic’s have been recognised for its commitment to the technology sector, business transparency, incentives, rewards and strong commitment to charity are some of the ...

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