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Business of the Month - February 2018 - Kennedys

Kennedys are Downtown Manchester's Business of the Month for February 2018. Kennedys is a growing international law firm with expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance/reinsurance and liability industries. They have some of the most respected legal minds in their fields. They have an active company and commercial practice specialising in commercial disputes, banking and finance, contracts, corporate recovery, procurement,…

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Tale of Two Cities - In conversation with Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram

The metro mayors from Greater Manchester and the Liverpool city region will be in conversation with Downtown boss Frank McKenna to discuss the progress these two great Northwest regions are making under the new devolution arrangements, and how, football rivalries aside, Manchester and Liverpool can work together to advantage the…


By Invitation Only with Joanne Roney

Sponsored By: Joanne Roney, CEO of Manchester City Council, will be joining key decision makers and entrepreneurs at an exclusive dinner hosted by Downtown Manchester in Business. Joanne started her career in local government as an apprentice aged 16 and has worked her way to the top, with a strong track…


Kevin Roberts Masterclass

VSI and strategic partner Downtown in Business is delighted to welcome Kevin Roberts, the former Chief Executive of global media and marketing giant Saatchi and Saatchi, to the University of Salford for a master class in cutting-edge leadership in the world of sport and business. The former Lancaster Grammar School…

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I spy with my little eye – a Tory lie

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am not a huge fan of Jeremy Corbyn. I could come up with some solid reasons as to why I don’t think the current leader of Her Majesty’s opposition is not a great candidate to be Prime Minister – but being a spy for the Czechs […]


Mandelson: Brexit will unite Ireland

Former EU Commissioner Lord Peter Mandelson believes the impracticality of operating an EU border between the UK and Ireland will eventually lead to a united country. The forecast that economic reality will detach unionists from their loyalty to the UK is a bold one but was one of many interesting predictions and reflections on Brexit […]


Is your business GDPR ready?

Words Victoria Brown, High Performance Consultancy In a recent survey conducted by Downtown in Business an astonishing 77.8% of businesses reported that they are GDPR ready……. really? We have been partnering over the last few months with DIB and some leading IT providers to conduct roundtable events within Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham, to provide some […]

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