The Downtown Podcast
EP.113 - Downtown Den: In Conversation with Clare Hayward & Steve Broomhead

EP.113 - Downtown Den: In Conversation with Clare Hayward & Steve Broomhead

November 13, 2020

Downtown Cheshire in Business was joined in the Downtown Den by the chair of the Cheshire Local Enterprise Partnership Clare Hayward and the chief executive of Warrington Borough Council Steve Broomhead.

They discussed the county's future vision in a post-Covid economy, recognising the challenges business face, whilst focussing on the solutions and opportunities for the future.

EP.112 - Downtown Den: Paul Hodgins in the Downtown Den

EP.112 - Downtown Den: Paul Hodgins in the Downtown Den

November 12, 2020

Downtown London Chairman, Simon Danczuk spoke with Paul Hodgins, Director at Shared Transport company, Ginger.

Simon and Paul discuss what exactly Ginger is and the benefits of Shared Transport, specifically e-scooters, can bring to towns and cities across the UK.

EP.111 - Downtown Den: Michael Taylor in the Downtown Den

EP.111 - Downtown Den: Michael Taylor in the Downtown Den

November 11, 2020

We invited the Head of Regional Affairs at Manchester Metropolitan University, Michael Taylor into the Downtown Den for a chat with Downtown CEO, Frank McKenna.

In an in-depth discussion, Michael discusses his time at Business Insider magazines, the future for print publications and journalism, social media and his novel 40 by 40.

EP.110 - Downtown Den: Tim Heatley in the Downtown Den

EP.110 - Downtown Den: Tim Heatley in the Downtown Den

November 10, 2020

Tim Heatley is the co-founder of Capital & Centric. His company has been involved in some of the regions major regeneration projects in recent years. Tim has been a part of Andy Burnham’s homelessness Task Force- and he recently featured in the BBC documentary Manctopia. Here, in conversation with DIB boss Frank McKenna, Heatley discusses the BBC series, his business journey, the future of the property and construction sector and how he feels the Covid-19 crisis will impact on towns and cities.

EP 009 - Paul Cheetham-Karcz

EP 009 - Paul Cheetham-Karcz

October 26, 2020

Downtown CEO Frank McKenna & Managing Partner of Sedulo, Paul Cheetham-Karcz discuss Paul's plans for the future of Sedulo, including the opening of their new office in Liverpool, plus the impact of lockdown and Boris Johnson's tier system on mental health and much more. 

EP.109 - Downtown Den: Ian Harrison in the Downtown Den

EP.109 - Downtown Den: Ian Harrison in the Downtown Den

October 23, 2020

Downtown Birmingham chairman, Paul Cadman, caught up with Growhouse Director, Ian Harrison, in the Downtown Den.

Ian and Paul discuss the origins of Growhouse and why they do what they do.

EP.108 - Downtown Den: Prof Paul Cadman in conversation with Prof Carl Chinn MBE

EP.108 - Downtown Den: Prof Paul Cadman in conversation with Prof Carl Chinn MBE

October 22, 2020

Downtown Birmingham Chair, Prof Paul Cadman was in conversation with Prof Carl Chinn in the latest discussion in the #DowntownDen.

Carl & Paul took us on a whirlwind tour of Birmingham's history and discussed why it is vital that we remember and honour our past.

EP.107 - Downtown Den: Keith Iddon LIVE in the Downtown Den

EP.107 - Downtown Den: Keith Iddon LIVE in the Downtown Den

October 21, 2020

Downtown CEO, Frank McKenna was joined in the Downton Den by Cllr. Keith Iddon.

The Deputy Leader of Lancashire County Council discussed plans for the £34 million economic recovery package for Lancashire and how they intend to safeguard local businesses and jobs post COVID-19.

Keith also reflected on the recent announcement of the proposal for a new combined authority and an elected Mayor for the county.

EP.106 - Downtown Den: In Conversation with Philip Cox

EP.106 - Downtown Den: In Conversation with Philip Cox

October 20, 2020

The chief executive of the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership Philip Cox joined Downtown boss Frank McKenna in the #DowntownDen for this exclusive webinar to explore the issues that COVID-19 has had on the county and its economic growth and development.

Also on the agenda was Cheshire’s place in the Northern Powerhouse, a possible devolution deal for the area and the recovery plan.​

EP.105 - Downtown Den: In Conversation with Ian Reid

EP.105 - Downtown Den: In Conversation with Ian Reid

October 9, 2020

Downtown in Business boss, Frank McKenna caught up with the CEO of Birmingham 2022, Ian Reid in the Downtown Den.

This online discussion featured an update of the upcoming games, the growth this will bring to the region and hear what more you and your business can do to get involved.​

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