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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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Opportunities for future growth in the North

24th May 2018 The Principal Hotel, Manchester The success of UK companies must come from their ability to innovate, export, expand, garner government support and to build recognisable brands that will one day become world renowned. This success does not come without its challenges as companies search for growth capital, ...

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Vincents supports new coffee house brand

Vincents Solicitors is supporting the roll out of a new chain of coffee shops across the UK. The Preston-based commercial property team is providing legal advice for Arabica Coffee, securing the properties for each outlet. Jaafar Touili and Mohammad Alnassar, who have more than 40 years’ industry experience between them, ...

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Applications now invited for Lancashire Tourism Awards 2018

Tourism businesses across the county have until Tuesday 31 July to submit their applications for this year’s Lancashire Tourism Awards, following the official launch of applications on Monday 11 June.  Each year Marketing Lancashire, the county’s destination management organisation, delivers the only county-wide celebration of Lancashire tourism and presents awards ...

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Recycling Lives handed Sunday Times’ One To Watch award

Recycling Lives’ impressive growth and unique business model has seen it named by The Sunday Times as the One to Watch. The recycling and waste management business was handed the One to Watch award by the newspaper at a celebration of fast-growing firms in London on June 7. It had ...

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Sub36 networking and launch of 2018 awards

5-7pm, 27 June Bar and grill, Spinning Block Hotel, Holmes Mill, Clitheroe Just £15 +VAT Book now! Sub36 Networking 2018 The series of Sub36 networking events is in full swing for 2018 and have been revamped to offer a different format with a more lively and socia

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Fat Media strengthens team

Award-winning Fat Media has made a trio of new appointments to expand its Lancaster-based office. The digital marketing agency, which also has offices in Bristol and London, has brought in three new members of staff in various roles throughout the business. Andrew Bater, Paulo Lucio and Marcin Lewicki join the ...

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