“For companies that are looking to maintain and raise profile, get genuine help and support in meeting potential customers, and getting the opportunity of presenting products and ideas to the region’s leading business owners, decision makers and opinion formers, this package is perfect.”

There will be no more than six Associate Sponsors in each Downtown region. Only one sponsor for any particular sector will be allowed.

A bespoke Action Plan for the year will be drawn up by Downtown’s head of business support and the company sponsor.

Action Plan


To help deliver on the Associate Sponsors objectives DIB will:

  • Facilitate private meetings with business leaders and decision makers in your region.
  • Co – host a Roundtable event with the sponsor company, invite a keynote speaker and some key target customers on a topic to be decided.
  • Feature sponsors branding on all on line bulletins produced by DIB and circulated to the Downtown database
  • Feature the sponsor company in business magazine DQ, circulated to 3,000 people, for the next twelve months (a single page feature in one issue; a quarter page advert in the other three editions of DQ)
  • Provide the sponsor company with a dedicated page on the DIB website, with a hyperlink to sponsors website (This page can be updated monthly)
  • Feature sponsor regularly on our social media platforms
Additional Benefits


  • 2 Complimentary tickets and exhibition space for the DIB annual business conference in your region
  • Sponsorship of an award at the Downtown Business Awards
  • Co-host an ‘Invitation Only’ dinner during the period of the sponsorship at a leading private dining facility in your region
  • Opportunity to host a business breakfast forum or Roundtable during Downtown Business Week
  • Access to all DIB events in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Lancashire, Birmingham


The account manager for Associate Sponsors will be Downtown’s head of business support for your region. They will meet with the sponsor company on a six weekly basis to monitor progress and implement the action plan effectively.

Timescale & Fee

Associate sponsorship will run for a period of twelve months.

The fee

£6,000.00 plus VAT to be paid in twelve monthly installments of £500.00 plus VAT

To enquire please email membership@downtowninbusiness.com


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