Umar Kamani is a fashion retailer and businessman. At 24, Kamani and his brother Adam co-founded a fashion firm and online retail company selling clothing and other items to women mainly aged between 12 and 25, “PrettyLittleThing.com.” Umar Kamani was born in Manchester, England to the billionaire & Boohoo founder Mahmud Kamani and his wife […]
Steve Coogan is an English actor, comedian, and producer. He began his career in the 1980s, working as a voice artist on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image and providing voiceovers for television advertisements. In the early 1990s, he began creating original comic characters. Coogan’s show Steve Coogan in character with John Thomson was winner […]
Ricky Hatton, MBE is a British former professional boxer who competed between 1997 and 2012, and has since worked as a boxing promoter and trainer. During his boxing career he held multiple world championships at light-welterweight and one at welterweight. Hatton was born in Stockport.
Michael Oglesby, 77, a Manchester-based property tycoon, and his son, Chris, 48, who runs the family firm. Manchester-based developer Bruntwood was founded by Michael Oglesby, who is one of the North’s most high profile developers. His son Chris has run the business since 1999 and grown it five times. It has increased occupancy by more […]
Raheem Sterling is a professional footballer who plays as a winger and attacking midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team He was named in the 23-man England national team squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Sterling scored his first hat-trick for England on 22 March 2019 in a 5–0 […]
Eric Cantona is an actor and former professional footballer. He played for Auxerre, Martigues, Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Nîmes and Leeds United before ending his career at Manchester United where he won four Premier League titles in five years and two League and FA Cup Doubles.
The Stone Roses were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1983. One of the pioneering groups of the Madchester movement in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the band’s classic lineup consisted of vocalist Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Mani and drummer Reni. Group members: Ian Brown, John Squire, Aziz Ibrahim, Andy […]
David Alliance, Baron Alliance, CBE is a businessman and Liberal Democrat politician. He was created a life peer as Baron Alliance, of Manchester in the County of Greater Manchester on 1 July 2004 The founder of the international textile group Coats has a long-standing association with Manchester Business School and the wider University and has […]
Yasmin Qureshi MP is a British Labour Party politician and a barrister practising criminal law. She was elected as the member of parliament (MP) for Bolton South East in the May 2010 general election. She became Shadow Minister for Justice in October 2016. In January 2014, she was awarded the Politician of the Year award […]
John Robb is an English music journalist and singer. He writes for and runs the Louder Than War website and Louder Than Words monthly music magazine. He has written several books on music and occasionally makes media appearances as a music commentator. He is also the vocalist in the punk rock band Goldblade and bassist […]