Business of the month

Business of the Month - June 2017 - UCLan

UCLan are Downtown Lancashire's Business of the Month for June. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. ‘Ex solo ad solem’, or in translation, ‘From the Earth to the Sun’, has been its motto ever since – helping people from all walks of…

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Dinner with Ruth Connor

The Samlesbury Hotel will play host to this special private dinner with our CEO of Marketing Lancashire, Ruth Connor. The hospitality sector face its own challenges throughout a county that are widely regarded as the capital of food and drink in the UK. At this private dinner, we will continue…


Beyond the Breach: A Cyber Security Business Forum

If you are in business and have devices a connected to the web, you are vulnerable and can be exploited, even held to Ransom! All organisations are susceptible to 2 kinds of attack, a deliberate attack due to having a high profile and appear to have valuable data, or an…


Schools OUT: End of term drinks

Downtown celebrates the summer with Schools OUT at the fabulous Review Bar located in Preston Guild Hall. Schools OUT is a great way to connect with new prospects and catch up with old. Enjoy a welcome drink and some munchies, compliments of the Review Bar. Please feel free to invite…

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Forget the shock result of the snap election. Forget, too, the abject failure of the Tory campaign; and the surprisingly good performance from Jeremy Corbyn and Labour. Focus, for a moment, on what the leading politicians from all the political parties said about business. You will only need a moment, because they said very little. […]


Downtown Awards the best in the Business

The fabulous Principal Hotel in Manchester played host to the 2017 City of Manchester Business Awards this week. The eighth annual Downtown in Business awards gala dinner was attended by over 300 of the city’s most influential business leaders, to celebrate the success of companies from across a wide spectrum of corporate sectors. Greater Manchester […]

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