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2023 | Downtown Wrapped

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2023 has been incredible – thanks to all of our partners, members, venues, and speakers for making it happen. This short video captures just some of the highlights. 

Downtown is Twenty – Michael Taylor

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First up is a guy who has been engaged with DIB since its launch back in 2003. Michael Taylor, the former editor of Insider magazine, the Downtown in Business Manchester chair (2012-2014), and now the editor of Business Desk in the Northwest and the presenter of the excellent podcast the Northern Spin, offers his opinion on DIB.

Down-toon is launched

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The chief executive of Newcastle City Council Pam Smith was the keynote speaker at the launch of Downtown in Business Newcastle. She was joined by the chief executive of Liverpool John Lennon Airport John Irving, who was previously the Finance Director of Newcastle United Football Club, and 50 business leaders from across the city.

DIB celebrates Eighteenth anniversary

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Eighteen years ago, Downtown in Business hosted its very first event. The ‘Livercool’ awards at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the city’s famous waterfront.

Level with us… Don’t Lie

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This week Jim calls for more plain speaking from the government and looks at the grim prospects facing our pubs and restaurants.

DIB featured in Sunday Times

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Downtown in Business has been highlighted as one of the UK’s leading business organisations by the Sunday Times business team.