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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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Diversity matters but education matters too

Words: Colm Feeley I recently attended the second in a series of events by the MPA entitled “The Big Debate”, and was struck that the conversation again fell into a lack of education. The Big Debate: Diversity Matters brought together an eclectic panel from across the creative and digital sector, ...

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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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Metro Mayor to address COMBA17

The recently elected regional mayor for Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, will be the keynote speaker at Thursday’s City of Manchester Business Awards, hosted by Downtown in Business. The sell-out event will reward some of the city’s most successful companies from a diverse range of sectors, including digital, property, and professional ...

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Marketing Matters. No, really.

Words by: Steve Kuncewicz, Slater & Gordon I’m writing this before finishing up work for our summer holiday in Australia via Hong Kong, meaning that it’s part of a worryingly long list of things I need to do before logging off tomorrow afternoon and turning my arachnophobic mind to how ...

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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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Tech entrepreneur Scott Fletcher awarded honorary doctorate

Serial entrepreneur and technology investor Scott Fletcher MBE has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). In recognition of his outstanding contribution to business and the North West region, Scott became a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at a ceremony at the Bridgewater Hall on Tuesday 25th July. Scott ...

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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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Hair & Beauty home booking app launches in Manchester

Gather are the digital agency behind the development of a new mobile app for the hair and beauty industry. Manchester based startup No Filter Needed aim to provide salon quality experiences for women in the comfort of their own home or workplace. The application, initially on iOS allows users to ...

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