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.

"THE BITTERNESS OF POOR QUALITY REMAINS LONG AFTER THE SWEETNESS OF LOW PRICE IS FORGOTTEN"

LATEST NEWS FROM FRANK

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Time for business to take the gloves off

The business community has been abandoned by politicians. It is time to remind them who creates the wealth and jobs,…
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We’re on the road to nowhere?

In his last blog of the year, Frank McKenna says that neither the government of the opposition have a credible…
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ERG attempted to kill her – now PM must return the compliment

The manic, swivel eyed, self-obsessed European Research Group pressed their nuclear button this week. And although they have seriously wounded…
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Eton Mess

There is not much to laugh about when it come to our county’s Brexit shambles. However, one of the more…
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