Established in Liverpool in 2003 to provide leadership to the private sector, by articulating the views of its members to the public-sector agencies that govern the city; and to create modern networking environments that would attract entrepreneurs, business owners, decision makers, and high growth companies, Downtown in Business (DIB) has now taken its products and brand to Lancashire, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, London and Cheshire.

DIB has earned a reputation as one of the most influential, effective business organisations in the North of England and the West Midlands. Brokering connections and deals, shaping public sector agendas, organising the best attended events in the region, hosting high profile gala dinners and attracting prominent speakers from the worlds of commerce and politics, DIB is the fastest growing business club outside of London, and has recently created an events programme in the capital for our members to enjoy.


Over the last decade Downtown has facilitated B2B introductions that have directly led to over £1Billion worth of deals being done. Our connections service is provided by experienced Relationship Managers who will work with you to draw up an action plan and help you meet your potential future customers and grow your business.


Downtown in Business is a champion for the private sector. We are an influential, independent business membership organisation that has a diverse, dynamic, entrepreneurial and growing membership – with excellent connections across public sector agencies too. It’s not what you know, it’s who we know.


With our members, we meet and brief senior international, national, regional and local politicians and decision- makers, influencing public sector agendas to promote business-friendly policies. We promote healthy private-public sector partnerships and work with the various levels of government to create an environment of co-operation and cohesion.


We share intelligence and research with our members through our events, briefings, reports, and bulletins. We help you to raise the profile and awareness of your business through regular bulletins that are circulated to a database of over 18,000, and our monthly digital magazine DM. There are also opportunities for you to promote and market your products on our website and on our social media platforms Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

“We don’t network, we connect. We don’t lobby, we influence. We don’t hold events for the sake of it, they all have a purpose. Most importantly, Downtown members get a Return on Investment”

- Frank McKenna, Chief Executive Downtown in Business