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Culture takes centre stage at Downtown London events

Downtown in Business in association with London First hosted an exclusive dinner in the capital where Liverpool City Region mayor Steve Rotheram addressed a group of thirty business leaders from across the city.

Downtown in Business in association with London First, hosted an exclusive dinner in the capital this week, where Liverpool City Region mayor Steve Rotheram addressed a group of thirty business leaders from across the city.

The mayor outlined his vision for Liverpool and the wider Northern Powerhouse agenda, discussing a wide range of issues including green energy, transport infrastructure and skills.

Earlier in the day Rotheram had contributed to Downtown in Business’ event on the impact of Culture on regional economies, alongside the chief executive of UK Music Michael Dugher, the  chairman of the Housing & Local Government Select Committee Clive Betts MP and the deputy chair of the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership David Taylor.

Dugher outlined the monetary value of the music industry to the UK, Betts called for additional devolution to enable metro mayors to invest more in culture, whilst Taylor explained why Lancashire was bidding to be the UK Capital of Culture.

DIB chief executive Frank McKenna said:

“We are grateful to Steve for contributing to two Downtown events in one day. I think that’s a first. It was great to be able to work with partners BLM Law and London First to host a couple of events in the capital and I think those who attended will agree that our contributors offered an exciting vision for the future of the Northern Powerhouse and the devolution agenda going forward.”

Downtown in Business will host its next London event on the evening of November 7th, when Labour’s shadow Housing minister John Healey will address members.

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