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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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Sir Howard talks Devolution, Transport and Prime Ministers

Sir Howard Bernstein may no longer be the chief executive of Manchester City Council, but, as a Downtown audience discovered earlier this week, his new role with Deloitte means that he is as busy, and well-informed on the public affairs agenda as he has ever been. Addressing a packed Downtown ...

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Business leader to address exclusive Downtown audience

Downtown Manchester will host a special lunchtime event with Sir Howard Bernstein next Monday. Join us as we discuss Powerhouse Progress, the state of the nation, Brexit, Manchester City​ FC, and much more besides, with the man who was one of the most influential chief executives in the UK. For ...

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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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B&M Waste Staff Take On Snowdon by Night!

Last weekend saw a group of brave B&M staff climb Mount Snowdon – the highest mountain in England and Wales – overnight in order to raise critical funds for two of the business’ nominated charities, Claire House Children’s Hospice and The Frost Foundation. The team has raised an incredible amount ...

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MC Vanguard advises on sale of Crest Environmental

MC Vanguard Corporate Finance has advised on the sale of Crest Environmental to AA Woods Holdings. Based in St Helens, Crest Environmental, which was founded in 1999, undertakes asbestos remediation, contaminated land clearance, waste packaging and disposal, surveying, industrial cleaning, plant dismantling and reinstatement works to both the private and ...

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How to Prepare for an Employment Tribunal

Employment tribunal claims have risen by 90% since the abolition of employment tribunal fees in July 2017. The rise has led to a new ‘frequently asked question’ here at Vista; how to prepare for an employment tribunal from a witness’s perspective? We got together with Darren Maw, MD of Vista ...

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Bruntwood's flexible serviced space attracts trio to Trafford House

A trio of fast-growing businesses has located at Bruntwood's Trafford House on Chester Road, taking three flexible serviced offices with the leading regional property company. Daniel Owen, a recruitment company specialising in the construction environment; Sauter Automation, a building management and room automation specialist; and Linear Recruitment, which specialises in ...

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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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