By Frank McKenna 5 April 2013 at 12:12
It has been interesting during the past few weeks meeting with people who are responsible for marketing and promoting their towns and cities. The tourism and visitor economy has become big business in the UK, and every local and regional asset is used to help drive people nationally and internatio... [More]
By Frank McKenna 5 April 2013 at 11:30
Liverpool has worked hard in recent times to project a positive image of the city, and change the stereotypical perceptions that many hold of the place since the very high profile skirmishes between the Militant run council and the Thatcher government in the 8o’s.
Innovative initiati... [More]
By Frank McKenna 22 March 2013 at 11:00
The general view that I have picked up from Downtown members this week was that the chancellor’s latest budget was okay, although not earth shattering.
Among most there appears to be an acceptance that there is little room for manoeuvre for our politicians and decision makers as far as econom... [More]
By Frank McKenna 15 March 2013 at 11:29
Unless George Osborne is a much better poker player than I have him down as, then the likelihood of a dramatic change to his economic strategy when he announces his latest budget next week appears remote.
He has not quite used the TINA phrase (there is no alternative), but he has reiterated his vie... [More]
By Frank McKenna 8 March 2013 at 11:00
Today Downtown Liverpool is hosting the inaugural Women in Business Awards in partnership with the excellent Women’s Organisation. The event coincides with International Women’s Day.
The reason we decided to add this awards luncheon to the Downtown events programme was that I was genu... [More]