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Business of the Month - May 2017 - Beever and Struthers

Beever and Struthers are Downtown Lancashire's Business of the Month for May. Beever and Struthers is an award-winning firm of chartered accountants and business advisors with offices in Blackburn, Manchester and London. Our ambition is to help businesses across Lancashire access the right professional advice and support in order for them to grow.  We build…

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The Lancashire Business Awards 2017

The Lancashire Business Awards returns to the fabulous Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel 2017. Our theme this year is Game of Thrones. Many will lose their heads and some will breath fire, but who will reign supreme in the battle to the top. With 20 awards as voted for by you, and…


By Invitation Only Dinner: Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund Special

As part of Downtown Lancashire's relationship with the Northern Powerhouse Partnership we are organising this special dinner for business owners and senior partners, with serious growth ambitions. Our special guest will be Andy Traynor, Senior Investment Executive with FW Capital. Andy is based at FW Capital’s Preston office and primarily…


Professional Services Power Panel

Farleys Solicitors play host to this Professional Services round table discussion, designed to explore opportunities and issues that impact on this diverse sector. If you would like to attend this event, please email

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Inevitably and rightly the political debate and discussion that has been running through the Spring and the regional mayoral elections; through to the snap General Election called by Theresa May, has been suspended for the past few days. Campaigning resumes today, but with the poll now just two and a bit weeks away, the tragedy […]


Magnificent Manchester

Tony speaks for the city Not for the first time a Tony speaks for Manchester. Ten years ago, it was the late Tony Wilson who could express the character of this kind, gritty city. On Tuesday it was poet Tony Walsh. His composition “This Is The Place” read out to a huge crowd in sunny […]


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Chance to vote for socialism! Since 1983, socialists have craved a red meat Labour manifesto that they could vote for. Now is the chance for them to come out in their millions and ensure that Mrs May doesn’t achieve a landslide. Labour has improved its poll rating since the election was called, but the gap […]

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