Incredible conversations with the Mancunians - born, bred and adopted - who put the heart into Modern Manchester.
We Built This City focuses on how these extraordinary Mancunians have built something that impacts lives and the purposeful relationships that have helped steer them, the values that have driven them to do it, and the legacies they plan to leave behind.
Celebrate human grit, determination, loyalty, and diversity across culture, arts, politics, sport, music and business.
Lisa Morton interviews Mancunian icons like Andy Burnham, John Thomson, Gary Neville, Sacha Lord, Stacey Copeland, Clint Boon, Sir Richard Leese, Diane Modahl MBE, Ged King, Chris Brindley MBE, Carl Austin-Behan OBE, Karina Jadhav, Joanne Roney OBE and Sir Howard Bernstein.
Manc 47: Gemma Atkinson - The Lifter-Upper
“You've got to know your worth and know what you will and won't accept, because until you know that, you'll go into the next situation, probably repeating the same pattern.” Gemma Atkinson, host of Hits Radio’s drive time show, has a relentless work ethic, effervescent personality and no-nonsense approach to healing, all of which have contributed to an incredible career that has seen Gemma, who was born and bred here in Greater Manchester, become a household name.
Manc 46: Sam Hyde - A Lover and a Fighter
“If you've run a five-minute mile, you know that there's a chance you can probably do a four and a half minute mile. You're not going to go backwards. So, I believe once you conquer that self-belief and truly believe in yourself, anything’s possible and you don't go back then."
Sam Hyde’s ability to believe in himself has seen him achieve incredible amounts of success. From an amazing professional boxing career to running his own gym, discover alongside Lisa Morton, the power of having self-belief and passing on that sense of self-belief to others.
Manc 45: Krish Patel - The Empathiser (not Sympathiser)
“I've got determination and that determination will take me as many places as I want it to go. And I really feel, if we can have determination, we can transform our own world.” Founder of Tales to Inspire, Greater Mancunian, Krish Patel, is driven by his determination to transform our world for the better.
Bonus: Know Your Value - Stars Don’t Make a Noise, They Just Shine
Sometimes the sideline is the best place to be.
Manc 44: Marcie Incarico - The Manc Mixing It Up
"You can't just take the money and run, my God, we're going to make sure you get a return on investment" - Marcie Incarico, Owner and Director of Mix Interiors, spearheaded the Manchester business events sector, cultivating it to become the vibrant industry that it is today.
Bonus: Know Your Value - Keep It Real
Everyone's got their own "tacos and tequila". We Built This City host Lisa Morton shares her takeaway from Manc 43: Simon Wood, she reflects on the devastating impact of the pandemic on the hospitality industry and Roland Dransfield alike, the importance of being able to pivot your business but never your values and working to find your own tacos and tequila.