The chief executive of Bruntwood, which has a £1bn investment portfolio across the UK, tells Lisa Morton, founder of Roland Dransfield, about the values, passion and drive it takes to build thriving cities including his hometown, Manchester.
The Manchester-headquartered PR agency launched the podcast series, ‘We Built This City’, in April. The agency was founded 24 years ago, and has earned a reputation since for its ‘human-first’ approach – choosing to interpret PR as ‘Purposeful Relationships’.
Now, it is using its extensive black book of relationships as the basis for We Built This City, as founder and chief executive Morton interviews ‘Mancunians born, bred and adopted’ about the legacies they have built and their impact on the city.
Guests have included Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham; DJ Clint Boon; Greater Manchester nighttime economy adviser Sacha Lord; footballer Gary Neville; Cold Feet actor John Thomson; athlete Diane Modahl, and more.