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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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Champion appointed as chair of Downtown Manchester

Commonwealth Games Gold medallist and Olympic competitor Diane Modahl has been named as the new chair of Downtown Manchester in Business. DIB chief executive Frank McKenna said: “I am delighted that Diane has accepted our invitation to chair Downtown in Manchester. She has a passion for the city; and has ...

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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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Recycling Lives leaders feature in Vibrant Economy exhibition

Two leaders of a life-changing business have been chosen to feature in a national exhibition of inspirational businesspeople. Recycling Lives has two representatives in Grant Thornton’s 2017 Faces of a Vibrant Economy exhibition -Managing Director William Fletcher and Prof Steven Broomhead, Chairman of Recycling Lives’ board. The exhibition celebrates leaders ...

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Discount Retail Chain gets Thrifty with Print

At a fraction of their previous costs, 23 Quality Save stores have increased functionality and savings with innovative solutions from technology provider Midshire®. Initially wanting a trial at 3 sites, Quality Save commissioned the company to install HP M477 FDW multifunction printers and Lenovo laptops at their stores across the ...

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Degree 53 celebrates growth in a new office in Steam Packet House

Degree 53, Manchester-based UX design and software development agency, have taken 6,500sq ft of two floors within the historic Steam Packet House on Cross Street in the heart of Manchester city centre. The office move follows continued growth of the digital agency to better accommodate its expanding team.

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Mercia passes £5m milestone with NPIF investment

Mercia Fund Managers, which manages part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), is celebrating a milestone, having invested over £5m from the fund to support businesses throughout Yorkshire, the Humber and Tees Valley. Since the launch of NPIF in February this year, 

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