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Downtown Boss named as UK CEO of the Month

Leading business publication Corporate Vision has named Downtown chief executive Frank McKenna as the CEO of the month (UK) for May. The award comes following Downtown’s success in gaining a £250,000 investment from Funding Circle at the back end of last year; and a first quarter performance in 2017 that ...

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Northern Powerhouse Unwrapped

Partnerships are at the core of the Northern Powerhouse initiative. This was the message from Katherine Fletcher, the Business Strategy and Operational Change Leader with the Northern Powerhouse Partnership at an exclusive Downtown in Business event this week. Katherine was Downtown Lancashire’s guest speaker at this week’s Northern Powerhouse Unwrapped ...

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Downtown to open London office

The move to the UK's capital is part of the organisations expansion plans – but does not signal the establishment of a Downtown London network. Downtown chief executive Frank McKenna explained: “The new space will enable us to organise events in the capital with some of the key national decision ...

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Bernstein urges collaboration to make the North great

The Oaks Hotel in Burnley played host to Downtown Lancashire’s exclusive breakfast event with the chief executive of Manchester City Council Sir Howard Bernstein yesterday. One of the key architects of the Northern Powerhouse initiative, Sir Howard was in conversation with Downtown boss Frank McKenna, and covered a range of ...

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Conference will give Lancashire business a BOOST

Leading business organisation, Downtown Lancashire in Business, will host its fifth annual BOOST business conference on Tuesday 21st March at Brockholes conference centre; and Downtown boss Frank McKenna is promising a positive and inspiring event for the expected 100 private sector leaders who will be in attendance attend. A young ...

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Forbes announces promotions

Forbes Solicitors has announced the appointment of four new Partners and four new Associates as part of its continued growth. The largest legal practice in the North West outside the major cities has promoted Lucy Harris, Rubina Vohra, Judith Bloor and Patricia Prescott to Partners from Associates. It has also confirmed that Kirsty McNulty, ...

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Napthens honoured for commitment to East Lancs

Law firm Napthens solicitors has been honoured for its links to the community in Blackburn with Darwen. The firm has won the Commitment to Blackburn with Darwen award at the HIVE awards, which took place on Wednesday, May 10 at King George’s Hall.

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Fat Media sets sights on another award

One of Lancashire’s leading digital marketing agencies has been shortlisted for a prestigious award in recognition of their work in the last year. Fat Media were retained to implement a website re-design for luxury Cumbrian hotel, Daffodil Hotel & Spa and the work has seen them selected as a finalist ...

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Transport for the North

Transport for the North, supported by KPMG, are undertaking a broad review of the transport skills available through its stakeholder base to understand future skills requirements and potential gaps through to 2050. This work is vital to the delivery of their Strategic Transport Plan. They're inviting you, through this survey, ...

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