The Downtown Podcast
EP.59 - Downtown Den: Andy Street CBE

EP.59 - Downtown Den: Andy Street CBE

July 9, 2020

The former John Lewis MD and current Metro Mayor for the West Midlands, Andy Street CBE, Joined Paul Cadman in the #DowntownDen for a discussion on how the current pandemic has affected the region.

EP.58 - Downtown Den: Tom Bloxham LIVE in the Downtown Den

EP.58 - Downtown Den: Tom Bloxham LIVE in the Downtown Den

July 7, 2020

The co-founder of Property giant Urban Splash Tom Bloxham MBE visited the Downtown Den to talk about his fascinating career to date. He also gave his views on what he thinks the future of high streets and cities will be post-Coronavirus and provided progress reports on the projects Splash are currently involved with across the country, including regeneration schemes in Birmingham, Manchester and the Liverpool City Region.

EP.57 - Downtown Den: James Forrester

EP.57 - Downtown Den: James Forrester

July 2, 2020

We welcome James Forrester from Barrows & Forrester and Stripe Homes into the #DowntownDen for a chat with Downtown Birmingham Chair, Paul Cadman.

EP.56 - Downtown Den: Impact Sourcing

EP.56 - Downtown Den: Impact Sourcing

June 30, 2020

Downtown London Chair, Simon Danczuk chats to four leading personalities from the world of Impact Sourcing.

We welcome Traci Freeman, Jonathan Yarlett and Mauricio Velasquez into the #DowntownDen to discuss what Impact Sourcing is and how the current COVID-19 Pandemic has affected it.

EP.55 - Downtown Den: Paul Lally - The Festive Group

EP.55 - Downtown Den: Paul Lally - The Festive Group

June 25, 2020

Downtown CEO Frank McKenna has a 'Totally Frank' conversation with Head of Operations of The Festive Group, Paul Lally.

EP.54 - Downtown Den: How Education can help your Business

EP.54 - Downtown Den: How Education can help your Business

June 22, 2020

Downtown CEO, Frank McKenna spoke to the Principals of two of the North Wests leading colleges in the #DowntownDen to talk about the work their organisations do to help and support the business community.

Elaine Bowker from the City of Liverpool College and Preston’s College boss Lis Smith talked about what a 21st Century academic institution needs to look like and deliver now and in the future.

EP.53 - Downtown Den: A Frank Conversation with… Andy Grant

EP.53 - Downtown Den: A Frank Conversation with… Andy Grant

June 18, 2020

When your guest says “Getting blown up in Afghanistan was the best thing that ever happened to me” you know you are listening to an incredible tale of courage, commitment, and fortitude.

Ex-Marine Andy Grant has been in the Downtown Den and sharing his amazing story with DIB boss Frank McKenna. This is a ‘much watch’ interview with a man who takes you through the lows and highs of his life. An inspirational personality who delivered one of the standout conversations of the Lockdown.

EP.52 - Downtown Den: A Frank Conversation with Holly Moore

EP.52 - Downtown Den: A Frank Conversation with Holly Moore

June 16, 2020

Downtown CEO Frank McKenna has a 'Totally Frank' conversation with Make events CEO, Holly Moore.

Holly discusses how and why she started up Make Events, how she is staying positive in the current climate and how she has ensured her staff and their partners feel a part of the 'Make Events' family.

EP.51 - Downtown Den: Tony Reeves LIVE in the Downtown Den

EP.51 - Downtown Den: Tony Reeves LIVE in the Downtown Den

June 11, 2020

Tony Reeves joined us on Wednesday 6th May 2020 and the Liverpool City Council chief executive was in a positive and upbeat mood, despite the many difficulties he and his council colleagues have been dealing with in the past few weeks. In a rallying call to the city’s business leaders he said “Scousers are a resilient bunch. If we can’t come out of this crisis stronger then no one can.”

EP.50 - Downtown Den: Joanne Roney OBE

EP.50 - Downtown Den: Joanne Roney OBE

June 9, 2020

The chief executive of Manchester City Council Joanne Roney addressed DIB members and reflected on the challenges COVID-19 had brought to the local authority and to the wider Greater Manchester area, whilst also looking ahead to the Economic Recovery plan once lockdown is lifted.