We Built This City / Manc 13: Rose Marley - One Voice, One Mission

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Has a song ever changed your life? If so, you have something in common with our next guest.

“If I hadn’t seen such riches, I could live with being poor” – these two short lines gave Rose Marley the ambition she needed to give up her career and start a new business from scratch – a business that was destined to give back.  

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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Manchester’s famous Madchester movement helped Rose secure a job in the music industry for over ten years. When she gave birth to her first child, however, she wondered what type of world she was bringing them into - and that’s when a serendipitous moment with a James song gave her life a whole new meaning. 

Leaving the music industry, Rose became a social entrepreneur as the COO of the Sharp Project, and is now the Founder of Sharp Futures – giving young people with uncertain aspirations the opportunity to get into the creative industry. But as a social enterprise, she’ll only work with businesses that do good. 

Remember, business for good is good for business.

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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 Mancunian ‘family’ and will be exploring how they have created their own purposeful relationships with the best city in the world.

Connect with Lisa and Roland Dransfield:
Via Phone: 01612361122
Via their website
On Instagram
On Twitter 
On Spotify 
Connect with Rose:
Via her website
On Twitter
On Instagram