One of the most influential business organisations in the Northern Powerhouse, Downtown in Business, launched its unique brand in the county of Cheshire.

Chester Race Company LTD hosted the lunchtime launch event on Friday 16th November 2018.

Downtown in Business is a strong advocate of devolution, and Frank McKenna believes that Cheshire is well-placed to play a bigger role in the Northern Powerhouse initiative in future years.

The DIB Cheshire Launch was sponsored by Chester Race Company and Excello Law.


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Downtown in Business prides itself on hosting an eclectic mix of quality events that suit ambitious entrepreneurs and business leaders. Breakfast gatherings over coffee; lunches with top speakers; premier gala awards and exclusive, intimate ‘invitation only’ dinners are among the range of networking opportunities we offer to our members. The very best hotels, restaurants and conference spaces are where this exciting programme of activity is presented; some of the regions very best politicians and business leaders are among our speakers; ambitious, modern, high growth business owners and entrepreneurs make up our audiences. Here is a brief description of the regular events that Downtown organises in a commercial arena that gives you the very best platform to showcase your business.


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 quarterly business magazine DQ. There are also opportunities for you to promote and market your products on our website and on our social media platforms Twitter, Facebook 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