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Business of the Month - May 2017 - Optimise Management Solutions

Optimise Management Solutions is Downtown Manchester's Business of the Month for May. Optimise delivers changes to improve your business or create new business environments for you to work from. Since 2010, failures in projects has been well published by professional organisations like the Association for Project Management, the Project Management Institute and the National Audit…

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What can the metro-mayor do for us?

Now that Labour's Andy Burnham MP has been elected as the Metro-Mayor for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, let's discuss what he can really do for us. Downtown Manchester in Business is hosting this one-off round table, Power Panel event to discuss the role of the newly elected Metro-Mayor, and what issues…


Rise & Grind

Our Early Morning Rise & Grinds are a staple of the Downtown Calendar, with a chance for Businesses in Manchester to grab a breakfast butty, a coffee and also grab some new business contacts for your network. This is the first event we are holding with our New Members Leaf on Portland Street. Leaf…


City of Manchester Business Awards 2017

The City of Manchester Business Awards returns at its brand new home, The Principal Hotel. The stage is set to celebrate the best in business. The curtain rises on Thursday 22nd June with a star studded guest list of many of Manchester’s top businesses.   Entry deadline 3rd March Shortlist…

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