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DIB welcomes new political blogger

Downtown in Business is delighted to announce that Jo Phillips has joined the DIB team to provide her weekly take on the world of politics.

Downtown in Business is delighted to announce that Jo Phillips has joined the DIB team to provide her weekly take on the world of politics.

Jo, a former adviser to Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown and Bob Geldof, will be writing her weekly musings alongside DIBs political commentator Jim Hancock and our Group Chair and chief executive Frank McKenna.

CLICK HERE to read Jo’s first DIB blog.

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£76m spent in Liverpool’s food and drink in Q1

Next week Liverpool Restaurant Week begins. Running from 22-28 April over 75 venues are taking part with hundreds of offers for people to download and enjoy. 

The value of the sector to the city centre economy is laid bare in data from Liverpool BID Company (and platform Beauclair) which analyses UK spend data. 

Food and Drink is now the largest economic sector in the city centre, around 37%. UK card holders spent a whopping £76m in just three months in the city centre’s restaurants and bars. 

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