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Season 4. Episode 6. | Leaders | Luciana Berger

The latest season of the Downtown Den podcast is all about leaders. In the latest episode Downtown boss Frank McKenna is joined by former Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree, Luciana Berger.

The latest season of the Downtown Den podcast is all about leaders. In the latest episode Downtown boss Frank McKenna is joined by former Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree, Luciana Berger.

Discussing a varied career, Luciana reflects on her career working in retail for Disney and in the NHS and what lessons she took from her experiences and finally what led her to a career in politics.

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Nugent Gala 2024: Making Memories

Liverpool based charity Nugent are hosting their annual Nugent Gala. The event will take place at the Rum Warehouse in the Titanic Hotel on the 7th of November 2024. They will be fundraising to provide memorable experiences to those who have faced adversity within Liverpool communities to help break negative cycles and create lasting positive memories.

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Leading electrical retailer AO chooses Bruntwood SciTech’s innovation hub 111 Piccadilly for city centre creative hub

Bruntwood SciTech is announcing that the UK’s leading electrical retailer, AO, has chosen 111 Piccadilly for its new Manchester city centre creative hub.

The firm will take the entire 15th floor, providing a fully fitted and furnished workspace for its creative department, comprising animators, production staff and graphic designers. By relocating to 111 Piccadilly, AO will gain direct collaboration and networking opportunities with other like-minded tech businesses already based at the building, including the likes of national EV charging network Be.EV and payment solutions software provider, Total Processing.

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£76m spent in Liverpool’s food and drink in Q1

Next week Liverpool Restaurant Week begins. Running from 22-28 April over 75 venues are taking part with hundreds of offers for people to download and enjoy. 

The value of the sector to the city centre economy is laid bare in data from Liverpool BID Company (and platform Beauclair) which analyses UK spend data. 

Food and Drink is now the largest economic sector in the city centre, around 37%. UK card holders spent a whopping £76m in just three months in the city centre’s restaurants and bars. 

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