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

Blogs

Time to change our approach to COVID

As our major cities face the prospect of lockdown, Frank McKenna calls on the government and senior politicians to adopt a more practical approach to the Covid-19 crisis.
Blogs

Making plans for Nigel?

In his latest blog, Frank McKenna predicts a comeback for ‘Brexit King’ Nigel Farage if the government and opposition continue to prioritise the eradication of COVID-19 over all other health and economic concerns.
Blogs

Working from home is no panacea

In his latest blog Frank McKenna warns that working from home is not the panacea some are making it out to be.
Blogs

Just when the country needed strong leadership…

In his latest blog, Frank McKenna expresses frustration at the approach adopted to tackle COVID-19 from both the Conservative government and the Labour opposition.
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