Michelle is a town planner with a 20 year career working on regeneration projects across Manchester including the Commonwealth Games 2002, Beswick masterplanning, Citylabs and the Our Town Hall project. A Mancunian born and bred, Michelle is passionate about supporting communities, creating better places and ensuring equal opportunities for all. She encourages diversity in the construction industry and has created work experience and apprenticeship opportunities for local people in her professional role.
Michelle became involved with We Love Manchester when she pulled together a 40-strong running team from the Our Town Hall project for the Manchester 10k who collectively raised over £7k. She aims to work closely with the city’s notoriously generous construction industry to support the work of the charity.
When asked about her favourite things about Manchester, Michelle will talk about the buildings, the food scene, the people, the music – even the rain – but her most treasured aspect is the underlying confidence of the City, continually punching above its weight and changing the world in terms of industry, reform, sport, science and technology.