The Business Club with Influence

Downtown In Business (DIB) was established in Liverpool in 2003 to provide leadership to the private sector, by articulating the views of its members to the public-sector agencies that govern the city; and to create modern networking environments that would attract entrepreneurs, business owners and decision-makers, high growth companies, award winning Downtown In Business (DIB) has now established its services and brand in Lancashire, Manchester, Leeds, and Birmingham.

DIB has earned a reputation as one of the most influential, effective business organisations in the North of England and the West Midlands. Brokering connections and deals, shaping public sector agendas, organising the best attended events in the region, hosting high profile gala dinners and attracting prominent speakers from the worlds of commerce and politics, DIB is the fastest growing business club outside of London. Talking of the nations’ capital, DIB has a London office. Here we host regular, exclusive ‘influencer’ events with key London-based political and business figures.

All Downtown members get access to OneHR as part of their Downtown membership. Find out more about OneHR HERE.

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Mission Statement

Downtown works tirelessly to support economic growth, entrepreneurial spirit and business success in the North of England and West Midlands.

We are setting the agenda surrounding the development of regional devolution and power sharing, which Downtown believes will help with the much needed rebalancing of the UK economy. We will work to build a powerful network of highly ambitious entrepreneurial and high growth companies, which will positively contribute to the Northern Powerhouse and West Midlands Engine.

Our influence is built on the diverse range and high calibre of our membership across the north of England and the Midlands, and our speed-dial relationships with key policy makers at regional and national level.

Our goal is to provide an unparalleled service to our members, which will give them the opportunity to meet new clients, raise their profile, and build better businesses. It’s a simple logic but simplicity works.

“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.”

- These are the words of Downtown CEO Frank McKenna and, as a mission statement, he’s hit the nail on the head.

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