Sir Howard Bernstein's Downtown Highlight

Sir Howard Bernstein's Downtown Highlight

Manchester means business. 

As a city, we pride ourselves on the strong and successful relationships which have been built up over the years between Manchester’s public sector agencies and its private sector businesses. As city leaders, we are determined to promote the conditions which encourage growth – whether that’s improved connectivity (both in terms of transport and digital infrastructure) or helping equip our residents with the skills and knowledge which employers need. 

Over the last 4 years, there is no doubt that Downtown Manchester has played a welcome and constructive role in this ongoing dialogue with business. 

During that time we have worked together on numerous events, including most recently the City of Manchester business awards held at Manchester Cathedral. 

Downtown Manchester has both helped articulate the views of member businesses to us and in turn helped disseminate understanding of our vision for the city’s growth. It has also acted as a champion for Manchester on the national stage. 

Given its longstanding presence in Lancashire and Liverpool, and more recently in Leeds, Downtown has also played its part in inter-city co-operation. 

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Downtown In Business on its 10th anniversary. 

Here’s to many more years of working together with your members to ensure that Manchester remains a leading business location for decades to come.

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