23 episodes

Incredible conversations with the Mancunians - born, bred and adopted - that put the heart into Modern Manchester.

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 like Andy Burnham, John Thomson, Stacey Copeland, Clint Boon, Sacha Lord, Diane Modahl MBE, Ged King, Chris Brindley MBE, Carl Austin-Behan OBE, Karina Jadhav, Shelina Begum, Sarah Collins, and Damian Hughes

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Incredible conversations with the Mancunians - born, bred and adopted - that put the heart into Modern Manchester.

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 like Andy Burnham, John Thomson, Stacey Copeland, Clint Boon, Sacha Lord, Diane Modahl MBE, Ged King, Chris Brindley MBE, Carl Austin-Behan OBE, Karina Jadhav, Shelina Begum, Sarah Collins, and Damian Hughes

    MANC 21: Thom Hetherington - Manchester’s Food and Art Showman

    MANC 21: Thom Hetherington - Manchester’s Food and Art Showman

    Thom Hetherington says great taste comes from learning. Find out what you can learn from Manchester’s leading arts and food expert.

    CEO of Holden Media, Thom spends his life bringing celebrated arts and culture events to Manchester. Lisa Morton finds out what drove him to start the Northern Restaurant and Bar Show, and the Manchester Art Fair.

    • 45 min
    Manc 20: Shelina Begum - Manchester's Lois Lane

    Manc 20: Shelina Begum - Manchester's Lois Lane

    Journalist Shelina Begum knows how to get a good story. Lisa Morton gets curious with the Manchester Evening News’ Business Editor to find out how she has been the voice for Manchester’s Asian and Business Communities for the last 20 years.

    • 46 min
    Manc 19: Sir Richard Leese - The Leader Who Gave Manchester Its Confidence Back

    Manc 19: Sir Richard Leese - The Leader Who Gave Manchester Its Confidence Back

    Sir Richard Leese says there is one fundamental thing that rebuilt Manchester in 1996. Lisa Morton finds out what it is.

    Manchester City Council Leader Sir Richard Leese was instrumental in rebuilding the city after the IRA bomb in 1996. Hear how he plans to pull the city through COVID, making it stronger and more formidable than ever before.

    • 46 min
    Manc 18: Eamonn O'Neal - From Tea Boy To High Sheriff

    Manc 18: Eamonn O'Neal - From Tea Boy To High Sheriff

    Discover what happens when you’re not frightened of failure.
    From teaching and radio presenting to being appointed High Sheriff, Eamonn O’Neal has achieved everything he’s ever set out to do. Here, Lisa Morton discovers what happens when you take the risks and the opportunities life throws at you.
    We Built This City is a series of conversations with some of the amazing Mancunians - born, bred or adopted – who put the heart into modern Manchester. A celebration of the human grit, determination and love found throughout the city, these episodes will lift you up, make you laugh and inspire you to leave our city in a better place.

    • 51 min
    Manc 17: Vikas Shah MBE - Entrepreneur, philanthropist, game-changer

    Manc 17: Vikas Shah MBE - Entrepreneur, philanthropist, game-changer

    What do Sir Richard Branson, Rita Ora and Usain Bolt have in common? They’re all on a first-name basis with Vikas Shah MBE.

    Here, Lisa Morton delves into the life of one of the most successful entrepreneurs and philanthropists in the UK.

    • 46 min
    Manc 16: Corin Bell - Feeding Bellies Not Bins

    Manc 16: Corin Bell - Feeding Bellies Not Bins

    Corin Bell has one clear mission: to end food waste. Lisa Morton finds out how Corin uses her catering business to do just that - and to feed thousands of vulnerable people in Manchester during lockdown.

    • 41 min

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