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 24: Plant Trees You'll Never See
“Plant trees you’ll never see” means that we should all leave a legacy out of respect for those who follow us.
This is one of the most important values of The Roland Dransfield Way – 15 values by which we try to hold ourselves accountable personally and professionally.
Each of our We Built This City guests has shown that their personal journeys have at their heart a determination to leave Greater Manchester in a better place.
To celebrate Roland Dransfield’s 24th anniversary, we wanted to dedicate our 24th episode to the importance of ‘planting trees’ and to share some of the vital legacy work that our guests are doing, not out of self-interest, but for the benefit of Mancunian generations to come.
Manc 23: Ged King - The Barber Still On A Mission
Ged King has dedicated his formative years to changing the lives of Manchester’s homeless community, but for the last five months, his altruism and soul searching has taken place in Thailand’s Koh Samui.
Hear about Ged’s hopes of bringing his Skullfades Foundation to Thailand - cutting hair, changing lives, and finding his own spiritual space along the way.
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.
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Your host, Lisa Morton, started PR company Roland Dransfield in 1996, one month after the fateful IRA bomb that tore apart the city centre. From that point, the business, and its team members, have been involved in helping to support the creation of Modern Manchester – across regeneration, business, charity, leisure and hospitality, sport and culture.
To celebrate the 24 years that Roland Dransfield has spent creating these bonds, Lisa is gathering together some of her Greater Mancunian ‘family’ and will be exploring how they have created their own purposeful relationships with the best place in the world.
Connect with Lisa and Roland Dransfield:
Via Phone: 01612361122
Via their website (http://www.rdpr.co.uk/)
On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/roland_dransfield/)
On Twitter (https://twitter.com/RDPRtweets)
On Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0YW3lVDOWrE0QZlV6XjEtF?si=nEuISHWcRfCF8l3kHKRNSw)
Connect with Ged:
Via Skullfades (https://twitter.com/Skullfades)
On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ged-king-58ba1b158/)
Manc 22: Christopher Bisson - The Actor Who Made His Own Luck
Star of Coronation Street, Shameless, East Is East and Emmerdale, Christopher Bisson follows one manta – make your own luck, and make the most of it.
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.
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.
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.