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Northern Powerhouse paralysed by Brexit obsession says McKenna

The Chief Executive and Group Chairman of business lobby group and networking club Downtown in Business, Frank McKenna, has expressed his concern at the lack of progress and commitment on devolution and the Northern Powerhouse from a government that he says is “paralysed by all things Brexit.” Speaking ahead of ...

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Downtown to launch new website

Downtown in Business will be launching a dynamic new website early next month that will help our members explore the many benefits of Downtown quicker and easier than ever before. The updated design, which has been designed and developed by Downtown’s Creative Partner KODE., will deliver a fresher, cleaner look ...

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LTCC August - Register now

The relaunch of the Last Thursday Construction Club (LTCC) got off to a flying start in July, with over 200 property professionals joining the events in London and Manchester. We are set to do it all again on 30th August, and places are limited. To book your complimentary ticket for ...

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Downtown continues to build networks with successful relaunch of LTCC

Downtown in Business hosted it's inaugural ‘Last Thursday Construction Club’ (LTCC) networking event since the private sector lobby organisation acquired the new event brand. Bringing together the who's who from across the construction industry in the United Kingdom, LTCC North was hosted at Manchester's Restaurant Bar and Grill while LTCC ...

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Cash injection for Northern Powerhouse as Cabinet visits North East

Prime Minister to hold Cabinet meeting in the North East for the first time £780m investment in East Coast Main Line to be confirmed – giving passengers more seats and faster, more frequent journeys Government will lay legislation to make £600m North of Tyne Devolution Deal a reality – giving ...

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Members News

Well Met Provides Perfect Pitch for Choral Conference

Well Met, the conference office for Leeds Beckett University, is delighted to host the 33rd annual Association of British Choral Directors (ABCD) Convention from Friday 24th – Sunday 26th August 2018 at Headingley Campus, Leeds. The convention makes a welcome return to the city since its last visit in 2012, with a packed schedule ...

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The Power of Digital

Words by: Clare Hanrahan, SO SME Acquisition Manager Marketing, Virgin Media Business.   Through my line of work I constantly hear sound bites about digital transformation. Everyone knows that embracing digital is important in order to grow and develop as a business, but what does digital transformation actually mean and what ...

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B&M Waste reinvest profits into upgraded facilities for staff

As the number of businesses in West Yorkshire opting to divert waste from landfill and utilise B&M Waste Services’ Carbon Neutral waste collection service continue to increase, B&M Waste reinvest profits in upgrading facilities at their Leeds depot. Mick Ashall, Director at B&M Waste Services said “We’re very grateful

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Well Met Hosts a Weekend of Sporting Fun with Mott MacDonald Games

Well Met, the conferencing office of Leeds Beckett University, welcomes 600 employees of Mott MacDonald, a global engineering, management and development consultancy, to Carnegie Great Outdoors, Headingley Campus, for their annual sports day this weekend (Friday 10th – Sunday 12th August 2018). The event helps encourage and raise awareness of healthy activities ...

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