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The Business Club with Influence

Downtown in Business has become one of the most influential business organisations in the North of England and the West Midands in recent years. Our work supporting devolution deals, the establishment of elected mayors, and our strategic partnerships with a…
callum
12th April 2018
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The Trouble with Boris

When he was the Mayor of London, I predicted that Boris Johnson would be Prime Minister one day. Indeed, I thought there was a realistic chance that he could be David Cameron’s successor. Now, in the days of Donald Trump,…
callum
5th April 2018
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Is a Labour split inevitable?

I have never known a more incompetent or directionless government as the one which is leading the country at present. Sadly, I have never known a less effective, disunited official opposition either. Theresa May presides over a Conservative Party boasting…
callum
29th March 2018
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Let’s hear it for the Girls

Today Downtown Liverpool in Business will host one of my favourite events of the year, the annual Women in Business Awards. Yesterday, of course, it was International Women’s Day, so it is great that we can celebrate the best female…
callum
8th March 2018
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Homelessness is not just about shelter

As Liverpool prepared to host the European Capital of Culture in 2008, Phil Redmond famously commented that fall-outs between top executives involved in delivering the event were typical of the city – “It’s a bit like a Scouse wedding” he…
callum
1st March 2018
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Making a difference #1 – Ruth Turner

Downtown in Business is fortunate to have a stable of inspirational speakers who regularly rock up at our events to inspire and inform our members. A recent addition to our ‘portfolio of presenters’ is Ruth Turner, who joined us for an…
callum
15th February 2018