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A Good Week for Ambulance Chasers

Words by: Victoria Brown, High Performance Consultancy Fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims have been ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court this week. It is estimated the government will have to pay up to £32 million to claimants that have paid the fees introduced in 2013. The trade union, ...

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Downtown backs VSI Sporting Directors Summit

Downtown Manchester in Business is excited to announce their latest supportive partnership backing the VSI Sporting Directors Summit. Chief Executive of Downtown, Frank McKenna, will be sharing the stage with the likes of Richard Arnold, Director of Manchester United F.C, Great Britain Cycling Programme Director Andy Harrison, Metro Mayor Andy ...

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Downtown Awards the best in the Business

The fabulous Principal Hotel in Manchester played host to the 2017 City of Manchester Business Awards on Thursday 22nd June 2017. The eighth annual Downtown in Business awards gala dinner was attended by over 300 of the city’s most influential business leaders, to celebrate the success of companies from across ...

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Downtown shortlisted for national award

Downtown in Business has been nominated for an award at the forthcoming English SME Business Awards, hosted in Birmingham later this month. Alongside four other companies, Downtown is a finalist in the ‘Unique Business’ category. Chief executive Frank McKenna said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for such a ...

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Downtown Boss named as UK CEO of the Month

Leading business publication Corporate Vision has named Downtown chief executive Frank McKenna as the CEO of the month (UK) for May. The award comes following Downtown’s success in gaining a £250,000 investment from Funding Circle at the back end of last year; and a first quarter performance in 2017 that ...

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Summit to Give Business a Voice on Transport Investment

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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A Good Week for Ambulance Chasers

Words by: Victoria Brown, High Performance Consultancy Fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims have been ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court this week. It is estimated the government will have to pay up to £32 million to claimants that have paid the fees introduced in 2013. The trade union, ...

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2017 Teach First cohorts are Well Met in Leeds

Teach First will return for the fourth consecutive year to Leeds on 31 July, with 3,000 trainee teachers and industry professionals arriving into the city through the main gateway of Leeds Train Station. Hoste

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