13 episodes

Incredible conversations with the Mancunians - born, bred and adopted - that put the heart into Modern Manchester.
We recorded these episodes before the Corona Virus spread in March 2020 and decided to continue to release them during the crisis because the message is clear: the love, the family and the community that come out of these conversations will hopefully provide some strength and conviction that we did build this city - and we will do it again.
Manchester is built on the people that come together day in day out and the purposeful relationships they forge. We Built This City focuses on how these extraordinary Mancunians have built something that impacts lives, the stories and values that have driven them to do it, and how they have built thriving businesses that embody their beliefs.
Celebrate human grit, determination, loyalty, and diversity across culture, arts, politics, sport, music and business.
Lisa Morton interviews Mancunian icons likeAndy Burnham, John Thomson, Clint Boon, Sacha Lord, Diane Modahl MBE, Sir Richard Leese, Ged King, Tom Bloxham MBE, Freddie Flintoff MBE, Chris Brindley MBE, Carl Austin-Behan OBE, Will Lewis, Karina Jadhav, Shelina Begum, Sarah Collins, Yvonne Harrison, Damian Hughes, Michael Carrick and Danny Donachie.

We Built This City Roland Dransfield

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 56 Ratings

Incredible conversations with the Mancunians - born, bred and adopted - that put the heart into Modern Manchester.
We recorded these episodes before the Corona Virus spread in March 2020 and decided to continue to release them during the crisis because the message is clear: the love, the family and the community that come out of these conversations will hopefully provide some strength and conviction that we did build this city - and we will do it again.
Manchester is built on the people that come together day in day out and the purposeful relationships they forge. We Built This City focuses on how these extraordinary Mancunians have built something that impacts lives, the stories and values that have driven them to do it, and how they have built thriving businesses that embody their beliefs.
Celebrate human grit, determination, loyalty, and diversity across culture, arts, politics, sport, music and business.
Lisa Morton interviews Mancunian icons likeAndy Burnham, John Thomson, Clint Boon, Sacha Lord, Diane Modahl MBE, Sir Richard Leese, Ged King, Tom Bloxham MBE, Freddie Flintoff MBE, Chris Brindley MBE, Carl Austin-Behan OBE, Will Lewis, Karina Jadhav, Shelina Begum, Sarah Collins, Yvonne Harrison, Damian Hughes, Michael Carrick and Danny Donachie.

    Manc 12: Karina Jadhav - Manchester's Vibrant Diner

    Manc 12: Karina Jadhav - Manchester's Vibrant Diner

    Manchester is a city that thinks a table is for dancing on – and our latest guest has only gone and made it compulsory!
    Founder of Menagerie and Neighbourhood, Karina Jadhav has been a maker of memories for over a decade in Manchester, and she’s ready for the good times to roll back in.

    • 46 min
    Manc 11: Andy Burnham - The Ultimate Adopted Manc Mayor

    Manc 11: Andy Burnham - The Ultimate Adopted Manc Mayor

    How does a man who was born in Aintree and educated in Cambridge become Mayor of Manchester?

    Andy Burnham has always been a man of the people, and when he’s not in the Britain’s Protection with a pint of bitter or at a Slow Reader’s Club gig, you can find him enacting genuine, purposeful change that will transform Manchester and the Northern Powerhouse for the better.

    • 54 min
    Manc 10: Carl Austin-Behan - The First Gay Mayor of Manchester

    Manc 10: Carl Austin-Behan - The First Gay Mayor of Manchester

    How does Mr Gay UK become Manchester’s first openly gay Lord Mayor? From hot pants to regal robes, Carl Austin-Behan’s uniform has changed a lot over the years – but his values have always stayed the same.

    In his own words: “You can be anything – and if someone sows a seed, let it grow”.

    • 52 min
    Manc 09: Gary Neville – The Man With A Plan (B)

    Manc 09: Gary Neville – The Man With A Plan (B)

    From one of Manchester United’s most celebrated players, to one of the City’s most prolific leaders, Gary Neville continues at the same relentless pace he did as a footballer.

    And what’s helped him sustain it?

    A key lesson he took from his days at United: “You go for it - you think you’re right and you don’t stop ... even if sometimes you get a little slap round the face”.

    • 57 min
    Manc 08: Liz Taylor - The Event Planner With The Best Black Book In Manchester

    Manc 08: Liz Taylor - The Event Planner With The Best Black Book In Manchester

    Expect life advice, business acumen and funny stories from Manchester’s first ever Event Planner, Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation.

    • 39 min
    Manc 07: Chris Brindley - The Manc who's "winning the right way"

    Manc 07: Chris Brindley - The Manc who's "winning the right way"

    It’s time to meet the man with Britain’s best CV.
    Chris Brindley was titled Britain’s Best Boss in 2017, was awarded an MBE by Prince Charles in 2018 for services to sport, and is now Chair of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 – and we haven’t even scratched the surface.
    Hear the inspirational story about how this former newspaper boy became one of our country’s greatest leaders.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Edna 56 ,

We built this city, Liz Taylor

Loved, loved this interview. Thank you Lisa and Liz.

Loved the stories, Liz has a determined spirit with honesty, vulnerability and a great humour :)
Xx

JaneB101 ,

Proud to be a Manc

Loved each and every one of these chats.
Hearing Tony Walsh’s poem at the end of Andy Burnham’s episode was emotional today, the 3rd anniversary of the attack.

Bondy 1975 ,

We built this City - great listen!

Thanks to Lisa and the team at Roland Dransfield for this fascinating series of interviews, all with influential people who have played a big role in shaping our fabulous city of Manchester!

Keep up the good work!

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