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February 16, 2023

DIB announces Business of Sport Conference 2023

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Downtown in Business, in association with Sedulo Group and VSI executive Education, will host its inaugural ‘Business of Sport’ conference on Thursday 7th September at the iconic Lancashire Cricket Club, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.

Downtown is Twenty – Kevin Johnson

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Kevin Johnson, MD of Birmingham-based strategic communications and public affairs firm Urban Communications reflects on twenty years of Downtown in Business.

Downtown is Twenty – Lisa Morton

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Lisa Morton, CEO of leading integrated comms agency Roland Dransfield, shares her thoughts on twenty years of Downtown in Business.

End the “Hunger Games”

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A major Downtown conference last week was told there was a need for a major reform of the way the government is funding levelling up. Jim was in Birmingham and summaries the event. He also asks just how will did Labour actually do in recent North West by elections?

Talking ‘Bout Regeneration 2023 report

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Big changes to the government’s approach were demanded at Downtown’s Talking ‘Bout Regeneration conference in Birmingham. The private sector sent out a clear message that investment was waiting if barriers could be removed. Public sector speakers wanted an end to the beauty contests that pitted one council against another.