The Journey Continues…
The BBC programme ‘Mind the Gap’ demonstrated that Downtown’s Northern Revolution agenda was chiming with more than just our business network. The development of a Northern ‘super city’, metro mayors and devolved financial powers were all ‘asks’ as part of this fascinating documentary.
It is an agenda that Downtown, as the only independent business voice covering the North of England, will continue to argue for as we progress our journey, with our follow up Northern Revolution conference due to take place in July.
Already in 2014 we have hosted events with shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna, the chief executive of the First for Skills agency Barbara Spicer, the head of Marketing Lancashire Ruth Connor and Manchester chief constable Sir Peter Fahy.
The list of events and the calibre of speakers continues to grow – as does the Downtown membership which now stands at 800 member companies plus. We are the fastest growing business organisation in the North, and we continue to influence and agitate at local, regional and national level.
What next? Watch this space!