We Built This City / Manc 10: Andy Burnham - The Ultimate Adopted Manc Mayor

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How does a man who was born in Aintree and educated in Cambridge become Mayor of Manchester? Well, you’re about to find out!
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. 
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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Just two weeks into his position as Mayor of Manchester, the city was brought to its knees by the Manchester Arena bomb – a defining moment for Andy’s career, and a moment that showed him the true scale of our city’s heart.
Since then, Andy has campaigned tirelessly to make our city a place that we can be truly proud of – from his work to end homelessness through his Bed Every Night campaign, to Build Back Better – a project that supports the improved regrowth of Manchester post-COVID19. 
Discover the true importance of resilience and heart, and the impact it can have on a community you love. 
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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 Andy:
On Twitter