The shadow secretary of state for education, Kate Green, was in the Downtown Den to discuss Labour’s plans of getting children back into the classroom at the earliest opportunity.
To help our business community through the Coronavirus challenge, DIB is creating the ‘Downtown Den’ – where our business heroes, those who run and influence our cities and some of our fantastic members will be visiting to share their thoughts and opinions with us through webinars, podcasts and blogs.
The retiring Chief Executive of the Liverpool Combined Authority, Frank Rogers, along with a select group of DIB members, joined Downtown CEO Frank McKenna to talk about his brilliant career and how he thinks the city will come back fighting into 2021. This event was sponsored by Merseyrail.
Downtown in Business was joined in the Downtown Den by the MP for Altrincham & Sale, Sir Graham Brady discussing lockdown, the economy recovery route map and the vaccination programme.
Downtown in Business was joined in the Downtown Den by Paul Embery, author of the divisive book ‘Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class’ for an exclusive online roundtable.
Downtown in Business was joined by a select panel of LEP Chairs and City Leaders from across the north to discuss the direction of the Northern Powerhouse following 2020 and how devolved power has been exemplified following the events of the year.
DIB was joined by a number of the UK’s leading Night-Time economy personalities for an in-depth discussion on the nightlife industry and how it has been affected by the COVID pandemic.
The leader of Lancashire County Council CC Geoff Driver and the director of economic development and planning Stephen Young joined DIB to discuss the implications of the county going into tier-3 and their vision for Lancashire’s recovery plan post-pandemic.
In this exclusive interview with Downtown boss Frank McKenna, Wes Streeting MP, talks about his new brief and his vision for the future of education – whilst explaining the opposition’s approach to the Covid-19 crisis.
Wirral South MP and shadow minister for sport Alison McGovern joined DIB to talk about the latest negotiations between Treasury officials and Merseyside MPs, why the city region is in a much stronger place than it was back in the 1980s – and the business of football.
DIB boss Frank McKenna, spoke to the Leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese about the Tier 2 restrictions placed on the region.