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Former PM wows Liverpool crowd as he launches latest book

The former Prime Minister Gordon Brown was in Liverpool this week to launch his new book ‘My Life, Our Times’. Speaking at a packed St George’s Hall, Brown gave a virtuoso performance as he reflected on his time as an MP for thirty-two years, the Chancellor for ten years, and ...

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Champion to address Women in Business Awards

Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist and Olympian Diane Modahl will be the keynote speaker at Downtown Lancashire’s Women in Business gala awards dinner, which takes place at the Villa Hotel on Thursday 23rd November. Diane, who was recently appointed as

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Downtown Announces WIBA 2017 Sponsor

Executive sport specialist VSI are the headline sponsor of the 2017 Lancashire Women in Business Awards, which will be hosted by Downtown Lancashire on the evening of Thursday 23rd November at the Villa Hotel. VSI Director Andy McIntyre said: “VSI is delighted to sponsor Downtown's Woman in Business awards. “Our ...

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Metro Mayors give Powerhouse performance at Liverpool forum

The metro mayors for Liverpool and Greater Manchester came together for an exclusive Downtown in Business Breakfast forum this week to discuss Transport, Skills, Brexit, Housing, and the economy. Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham shared a platform at a packed Hilton Hotel to explain what their priorities are for the ...

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Downtown is Powerhouse Central

Downtown hosted a series of high profile events in October featuring contributions from some of the leading players and key decision makers from the Northern Powerhouse. In London last week, Frank McKenna facilitated discussions with the elected mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese, and ...

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Members News

It’s grand to be here, especially on Lancashire Day

We know it’s grand to be in Lancashire and over the next few weeks and on Lancashire Day itself, Monday 27 November, we’d like your help to spread the word by sharing what’s ‘grand’ about Lancashire history, culture and people, with the rest of the world. Whether you have a ...

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Students Inspired by World Class Entrepreneurs

Global Entrepreneurship Week has launched at Blackburn College with a fantastic line-up of high achieving, young entrepreneurs sharing invaluable advice and inspiration to a sports hall packed full of students. “Meet the Entrepreneurs” introduced  Dominic McGregor; Katy Leeson;

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Recycling Lives leaders feature in Vibrant Economy exhibition

Two leaders of a life-changing business have been chosen to feature in a national exhibition of inspirational businesspeople. Recycling Lives has two representatives in Grant Thornton’s 2017 Faces of a Vibrant Economy exhibition -Managing Director William Fletcher and Prof Steven Broomhead, Chairman of Recycling Lives’ board. The exhibition celebrates leaders ...

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Marketplace ‘healthy’ reports Napthens’ £135m property team

The Commercial Property team at regional law firm Napthens has been involved in more than £135million of transactions in the last six months. The announcement comes as the team reports that the marketplace is active with transactions taking place regularly including sales and acquisitions, leases, b

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