ABOUT FRANK MCKENNA

Frank McKenna is the founder and chief executive of Downtown in Business. Before establishing the Downtown brand Frank was a full time politician, serving as the leader of the North West Regional Assembly, deputy leader of Lancashire County Council and a Parliamentary Assistant. He was also the chairman of economic development company Lancashire Enterprises, and at the time Insider magazine described him as ‘the most powerful politician in the North West.’ The Financial Times said he was ‘New Labour’s man in the North.’

Since entering the world of business, Frank has served on the Merseyside Entrepreneurship Commission; Liverpool Vision’s Strategic Planning board; and advisory boards on both the Lancashire and Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership’s. From 2008-2013 he was a Non Executive Director of a hospital trust board.

With an impressive list of connections in both the public and private sector Frank is now acknowledged as one of the most influential business voices in the region. A regular public speaker, contributor to television news programmes and to business and political publications.

He spends his spare time at the gym, Goodison Park and with his family.

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LATEST NEWS FROM FRANK

Birmingham

A DAMP SQUIB

In his latest blog, Frank McKenna tells us why the Chancellors statement this week has left him feeling disappointed.
Blogs

It’s time for change

Frank Mckenna reflects on business closures, unemployment. Suicides and cancelled operations and urges the government to re-think its Lockdown strategy.
Blogs

Light at the end of the tunnel

Frank McKenna reflects on the American presidential election result and news of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Blogs

Its Still the Economy Stupid

The US election has proved that the economy is still the priority for a big chunk of the population – even in the middle of a pandemic. Frank McKenna reflects on Donald Trumps surprise success and what UK politicians should…
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