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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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Labour selects Sheffield City Region mayoral candidate

The current MP for Barnsley Central, Dan Jarvis, has been selected to represent the Labour Party in the upcoming Sheffield City Region Mayoral election. Labour members in the Yorkshire and Humber CLP were invited to vote for their preferred candidate.

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Downtown partners with Financial Times for major conference

Downtown in Business has been selected by the Financial Times as the media partner for the forthcoming FT UK Business conference in Manchester. The event is taking place on 24th May at the Principal Hotel, and confirmed speakers include Jurgen Maier of Seamans, Bridgette Rosewell of Volterra Partners, and Northern Powerhouse ...

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Members News

Well Met Welcomes ISKSAA Conference

Well Met, the conferencing department of Leeds Beckett University, is pleased to welcome the International Society for Knowledge for Surgeons on Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty (ISKSAA) conference to Cloth Hall Court on 21 and 22 June. The conference will see an estimated 400 orthopaedic surgeons from across the world attend the ...

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Sharp new look for Sedulo Leeds

Leading provider of audio visual solutions Midshire® has completed an installation of two Sharp BIG PADs at the ultra-modern, new Leeds-based office of chartered accountancy firm Sedulo. With a hugely successful and well-established office in central Manchester, Sedulo offers a full range of financial services and expertise, from accounting, auditing, ...

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Well Done Well Met – CHS 2018 Award Winners

Well Met, the conferencing team at Leeds Beckett University, walked away with a category win and two highly commended recommendations at the 2018 CHS Awards ceremony that took place on Thursday 31 May at The Principal Hotel in Manchester. The Well Met team were delighted to win the Best Academic ...

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New Joint President of the Unity Club Leeds

Chairman of the Unity Club, Keith Madeley, announces a change of Joint President of the Business Club, based at Cloth Hall Court in Leeds. “I thank Gerald Jennings for all his support from the founding of the Unity Club’s predecessor, Trinity Club Leeds, to the launch of Unity Club last ...

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