Downtown Power of 10 – 2009

Downtown Power of 10 – 2009

Happy 5th Birthday

It is difficult to imagine a more impressive way to start a year than by facilitating an audience with the Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown met with almost 100 DLIB members in January to kick off a spectacular 2009 events programme that included the second annual Liverpool Business Week; two gala awards evenings; a fifth birthday party; and presentations from a host of leading entrepreneurs and decision makers, among them Government Minister Andy Burnham and Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling.

Downtown led and won the campaign against Liverpool City Council’s proposal to extend city centre car parking charges beyond 6pm. DLIB also urged Liverpool MP’s and agencies to work together to attract the Ministry of Justice regional facility into the city.

In Preston, Downtown launched a Property & Regeneration forum and hosted the inaugural Lancashire Business Week. Frank McKenna also called on a more locally focussed procurement process from public agencies whilst we hosted an event with FOUR shadow cabinet ministers who now serve in the government; George Osborne, Teresa May, Ken Clarke and Phillip Hammond.  

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