Downtown News

It’s Back - Mancoolian Awards 2018

Downtown in Business will help bring in the New Year in style with the return of one of our favourite Manchester events. Do you remember the giant, shocking pink lollipops? The crazy photo booth? Captain Manchester and his merry band of followers? The aftershow party at Neighbourhood that went on ...

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Downtown in Business presents a blockbuster Autumn events programme

Featuring, Andy Burnham, Esther McVey, Chris Grayling, Steve Rotheram, Sajid Javid, Judith Blake, Sir Richard Leese, Michael Finnigan, Nisha Katona, Andy Bounds, Susan Hinchcliffe, David Taylor, Eamon Boylan, Ruth Connor, Gary Neville, Tom Riordan, Sir Howard Bernstein, & Jo Leah Top DIB Events for Autumn 2017 LIVERPOOL: A Tale of ...

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Time for the North to speak with one voice

Words by: Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester The recent transport summit in Leeds, organised by Downtown in Business, was unprecedented. In fact, I think the last time the North met under one roof like that we created Rugby League. I believe that last Wednesday’s meeting has also led to ...

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Transport Summit: Downtown boss warns against ‘talk shop’

Downtown boss warns against 'talk shop' and calls for campaign for the North as Minister Grayling agrees to meet business leaders Transport Minister Chris Grayling has agreed to meet with business leaders from the North of England to discuss their concerns about the government’s infrastructure spending commitments on key Northern ...

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Business & Political leaders join forces to back Cross Rail North

Business and political leaders from across the Northern Powerhouse will meet next week to debate Cross Rail North – and discuss how they can work together to convince the government to get serious about infrastructure investment in the region. The special Transport Summit, hosted by Downtown in Business, will take ...

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Members News

North West TMT hotspots continue to thrive

The North West’s TMT sector is going from strength to strength, with its six key clusters now accounting for 755 companies across the region. Deloitte’s TMT hotspots have been classified based on their high concentration of technology, media and telecoms businesses, taking into account the infrastructure they have in place ...

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Manchester Christmas Markets 2017: SAVE THE DATE!

The dates for the annual festive spectacular – the world famous Manchester Christmas Markets – can now reveal is opening dates for the 2017 season. Now in its 18th year, the UK’s original, biggest and best Christmas Market will return on Friday, 10 November until Wednesday, 20 December (with the ...

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