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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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Tour De Force from CA boss as he outlines Manchester ambition

The chief executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Eamonn Boylan, made a powerful and compelling contribution to a special Downtown Manchester in Business event at city’s the Malmaison hotel earlier this week. Discussing the city-region’s economic strategy and priorities for the future, the CA boss talked transport, planning, housing, ...

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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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'Downtown played a blinder' says Bernstein

Downtown Manchester in Business hosted an exclusive dinner with the former chief executive of Manchester City Council, Sir Howard Bernstein, earlier this month. Joined by twenty business leaders from across the city at the V&A Marriot, Sir Howard gave his views on the current state of the nation, covering Brexit, ...

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Aberfield Communications launches events division

Award-winning PR and brand communications agency, Aberfield Communications, has launched a specialist events management division, offering end-to-end events support. With an audience-focused approach, Aberfield will be providing events event organisation and management across a range of sectors. Services will cover elements such as ven

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Trio join the partnership at KPMG in Yorkshire

The Leeds office of professional services firm KPMG has appointed Phil Murden, Chris Roberts and Rob Wilson as partners in its latest round of promotions. Phil Murden leads KPMG's Management Consulting business in the North, advising businesses on transformation, digital and technology. New tax partner Chris Roberts has extensive experience ...

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New Government hub underway at Wellington Place as ground works begin

Developer and asset manager MEPC is celebrating its first major milestone in welcoming the Government’s new regional Yorkshire hub to Wellington Place, with an official ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of the build. Key attendees at the event included James Dipple, Chief Executive of MEPC, Ann Carter-Gray, Government Property ...

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