Letter from… Manchester

By Josh Bell, Senior Consultant As Manchester has re-opened, the city looks and feels very different. The Northern Quarter, where I live and work, has been transformed. Bars and restaurants which were confined to their indoor space have spilled out onto the streets. Throughout the past few weeks Manchester City Council has set about closing…

Ancoats: A blueprint for city centre regeneration

By Matthew Williams Anyone who lives in and around the North West has probably heard of the recent revival of Ancoats, a forgotten neighbourhood of Manchester which held great influence during the industrial revolution. The cobbled streets have created such a buzz about the place that in 2018, Time Magazine voted it the 13th coolest…

Newgate expands Manchester office with senior appointment

Integrated communications agency Newgate Communications has appointed Ian Morris as a Partner in its Manchester office as it seeks to further strengthen its regional network. He has been hired from Citigate Dewe Rogerson, for which he established the Manchester office in 2013, after six years in its London headquarters. Newgate’s Manchester team, based in the…

Social housing: Solving Britain’s Housing Crisis

By Jessica Beckett A hundred years ago housing was made a national responsibility with the introduction of the Housing Act. A watershed moment in social housing, the legislation provided subsidies for local authorities to help finance the construction of houses for the “working classes” in post-World War One Britain. But a century on, and with…

Public problems

By Tom Jones Anti-social behaviour has become a major problem across Manchester and, following increasing reports from concerned residents, Manchester City Council has decided to seek public feedback on a new City Centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). If adopted the PSPO would cover the city centre areas of Piccadilly Gardens, Chinatown, Piccadilly and the…

Newgate Limbers up for Charity Push to Help Tackle Homelessness

Newgate Communication’s Manchester office limbered up for a charity push, with a team of 6 taking part in May’s Great Manchester Run in a bid to raise money to help tackle homelessness in the city. The 10K race, and affiliated Half Marathon, is one of the largest mass participation events in Europe, attracting around 30,000…

In Print: The Golden Triangle of the North

Why the North West’s science and technology communities are getting bullish in a bid to take on the south. When innovators step foot on British soil all signs should point North. That’s the challenge being put forward by the North West’s science and tech companies in a bid to shine a light on the region’s…