Business of the month

Business of the Month - August 2017 - Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University are Downtown Leeds' Business of the Month for August. Leeds Beckett is are a modern professional university with ambition. Based in the vibrant city of Leeds, the biggest financial district outside of London, their vision is to be acknowledged for their commitment to student success, innovation and enterprise, global reach, and strong local impact.…

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Transport Summit

A major summit to discuss Cross Rail North and wider transport investment for the Northern Powerhouse will be held in Leeds on the 23rd August. Business organisations from Newcastle to Liverpool are being urged to attend an event that will be addressed by business leaders, the Greater Manchester mayor, Andy…

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Despite Powerhouse rhetoric the North/South divide is growing

The Northern Powerhouse was launched with bells, whistles, and much optimism by the then chancellor George Osborne. Its intention was clear. For too long, the economic prosperity of the UK had been over-reliant on its capital city. Lack of investment in other parts of the country, and in particular our great northern cities, had resulted […]


Significant battle over games

Golden Games Next week business and council chiefs from across the North will meet to demand a fair transport deal for our region. The summit, backed by Downtown in Business, comes in the wake of a watering down of government pledges on connectivity for the Northern Powerhouse (NP) and the simultaneous approval of Crossrail 2 […]


Business & Political leaders join forces to back Cross Rail North

Business and political leaders from across the Northern Powerhouse will meet next week to debate Cross Rail North – and discuss how they can work together to convince the government to get serious about infrastructure investment in the region. The special Transport Summit, hosted by Downtown in Business, will take place on Wednesday 23rd August […]

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