Manc 07: Chris Brindley - The Manc who's "winning the right way"

Apr 22, 2020, 11:01 PM
It’s time to meet the man with Britain’s best CV.

Chris Brindley was titled Britain’s Best Boss in 2017, was awarded an MBE by Prince Charles in 2018 for services to sport, and is now Chair of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 – and we haven’t even scratched the surface.

Hear the inspirational story about how this former newspaper boy became one of our country’s greatest leaders.

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. We recorded these episodes before the Corona Virus outbreak, which has for the time-being, not only taken the swagger out of Manchester, but brought us to our knees. Not for long. We had always planned to launch in March and wondered if that was still the right thing to do now. On reflection, we decided to go ahead, because the love and the family and the community that comes out of these conversations, will hopefully provide some strength and conviction that we did build this city - and we will do it again. 

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Growing up as a newspaper boy in the 1960s, Chris Brindley developed an unfaltering love of sport. Although his dream of going pro didn’t work out, he realised he had a hidden talent in leading a team. 

A talent that would become his most coveted asset.

Chris’ leadership abilities have put him at the helm of some of the most successful businesses in the UK - taking on Director roles at NatWest, British Gas and MetroBank – but back at the Bowling Green pub in Chorlton, he’s just one of the lads.

A story of determination, personal growth and a gratitude for life. If you didn’t want to become a leader before, you will now. 

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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.

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