Rishi Sunak ‘celebrated’ his first anniversary as PM this week. As Frank McKenna reminds us, it has not been the easiest year for the man who was once seen as the ‘grown up centrist’ who could save the government.
HS2 cancelled. Announced investment in infrastructure not real. COVID enquiry revelations. What, given the myriad of news outlets available to us, are we unable to give due attention to the big issues affecting us?
Frank McKenna reflects on the Conservatives week in Manchester.
Bill Addy, CEO of Liverpool BID Company, representing over 800 businesses within Liverpool city centre responds to the governments plan to cancel HS2.
Frank McKenna’s thoughts on the latest controversies surrounding HS2.
In his latest blog, Frank McKenna asks why the UK is crap at delivering major infrastructure projects.
The chief executive of Manchester City Council Joanne Roney was in Birmingham this week, urging the city’s business community go get behind Manchester’s calls for the government to provide a high-quality link between the Midlands Engine and the Northern Powerhouse.
Following our HS2 Parliamentary Reception and forum with Manchester Council Leaders in 2022, Downtown in Business will host our next HS2 focused event on Monday 23rd January 2023.
Following our HS2 Parliamentary Reception and forum with Manchester Council Leaders in 2022, Downtown in Business will host our next HS2 focused event on Monday… Read More »Connecting the Engine to the Powerhouse – why HS2 is vital to the UK economy
Private sector lobby group Downtown in Business, in partnership with Bruntwood and RDPR , is hosting a special Leaders Lunch event to press the case for the department of transport to revise its designs for the next phase of HS2.
Going Underground- City Leaders to Address DIB event to urge Government to provide ‘Premier League’ HS2 option
Following the parliamentary reception we hosted in Westminster last month, Downtown in Business is organising a follow up event in Manchester on Monday 5th September 2022, 12pm-2pm.