The Downtown Den

The definition of a Den:

‘a wild mammal’s hidden home; a lair.’

‘a room or hideout where a person can go to relax or be private’

‘a place where people meet in secret, typically to engage in an illicit activity.’

‘a place where DIB members, entrepreneurs and decision-makers unite during the Coronavirus challenge.’

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LATEST NEWS FROM DOWNTOWN

Cheshire

Downtown Den #018 | Sir Richard Leese LIVE in the Downtown Den

Sir Richard Leese was DIBs guest in the very first ‘Downtown Den’ Live event.
DIB News

Downtown Den #016 | The High Street

Downtown London hosted a high street experts panel to discuss the impact of the coronavirus and much more.
Birmingham

Downtown Den #015 | Birmingham Property Update

Downtown in Business invited four of Birmingham's leading property personalities into the #DowntownDen for a discussion on how the current COVID-19 crisis is affecting the regions property sector.
DIB News

Downtown Den Podcast #014 | The Capitals Response to Coronavirus

Chairman of Downtown London, Simon Danczuk, chats with Simon Pitkeathley, Chief Executive of Camden Town Unlimited, London Local Enterprise Partnership member, about the capital's response to coronavirus.
MORE DIB NEWS

LATEST FROM DIB TV

Cheshire

Downtown Den #018 | Sir Richard Leese LIVE in the Downtown Den

Sir Richard Leese was DIBs guest in the very first ‘Downtown Den’ Live event.
DIB News

Downtown Den #016 | The High Street

Downtown London hosted a high street experts panel to discuss the impact of the coronavirus and much more.
DIB News

Downtown Den #014 | The Capitals Response to Coronavirus

Chairman of Downtown London, Simon Danczuk, chats with Simon Pitkeathley, Chief Executive of Camden Town Unlimited, London Local Enterprise Partnership member, about the capital's response to coronavirus.
Cheshire

Downtown Den #013 | European Space Agency

Watch an out-of-this-world webinar between Downtown Director, Chris McKenna and European Space Agency – Business Applications Ambassador, Alan Cross.
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LATEST NEWS FROM THE DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY

Downtown Den

Pharmacy donates hand sanitiser to all Trust staff

A Preston-based family owned and run pharmacy chain has donated a shipment of 10,000 mini bottles of hand sanitiser to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity for distribution across its Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital sites.
Birmingham

One million reported applications for Universal Credit will lead to a change in our attitudes towards state benefits

Professor Alex de Ruyter has suggested our attitudes towards state benefits will be changing following reports that up to one million people have applied for Universal Credit as a result of the financial impact of Coronavirus.
Downtown Den

Leeds Beckett University joins NHS battle against Covid-19

Leeds Beckett University (LBU) has joined forces with the NHS to train new staff being recruited amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Downtown Den

University-wide effort to help fight coronavirus

UCLan students and staff are heading to the frontline while specialist and personal protective equipment is being designed for the NHS
Birmingham

SimkissGuy Recruitment launches new specialist business division to support the fight against Covid-19

Multi award-winning Birmingham based firm SimkissGuy Recruitment, have announced an expansion to their current recruitment specialisms, to provide much needed non-clinical frontline healthcare professionals across the Midlands.
Downtown Den

Green grocers ensure NHS frontline staff get their five a day

Frontline staff working at the Royal Preston Hospital have been assured of their five a day by two local companies, which have donated boxes of fruit following press reports that supermarkets were struggling to keep up with demand.
Downtown Den

Merseyrail announces extra evening services for key workers

Merseyrail has announced a reduced timetable starting Thursday 2 April as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Birmingham

Managing Business Risk In Hazardous Time

During these uncertain times, Western Union Business Solutions, alongside their partners, Fulham Football Club and Oxford Economics, joined in a panel discussion to speak about the latest impacts on businesses and the economy.
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WE DON'T NETWORK, WE CONNECT

Downtown works tirelessly to support economic growth, entrepreneurial spirit and business success in the North of England and West Midlands. We are setting the agenda surrounding the development of regional devolution and power sharing, which Downtown believes will help with the much needed rebalancing of the UK economy.

We will work to build a powerful network of highly ambitious entrepreneurial and high growth companies, which will positively contribute to the Northern Powerhouse and West Midlands Engine.

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