Meet us

Meet the people behind I Love MCR. We’re as Manchester as it gets. A small band of incorruptible, like-minded individuals who share the same passion; love and affection for our city. Some people were born here, some people were drawn here. We are cool, cultured, cosmopolitan – just like Manchester. We love Manchester and we hope you do, too.


Chris Greenhalgh
CEO

Chris is a big loveable ginger man. He likes to eat meat and drink red wine. You won’t like him when he’s hangry.
Follow him on Twitter @ilovemcrchris


Stephen Lewis
Editor-In-Chief

Stephen was born in Manchester about a hundred years ago. LIKES Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles…
Email him: editor@ilovemanchester.com


Louise Rhind-Tutt
Managing Editor

Louise is passionate about literature, the arts, food and drink, and can usually be found eating her way around Manchester.
Email her: louise@ilovemanchester.com


Amar Chana
Advertising Director

Amar is basically an Indian He-Man. He’s a hero who rides on the back of a Bengal tiger. We adopted him from Leicester.
Email him: amar@ilovemanchester.com


Georgina Pellant
Advertising Content Manager

Georgina loves live music almost as much as she loves Manchester. Which is handy because she’s in the right place.  
Email her: georgina@ilovemanchester.com



Adam Pester
Social Media Manager

Adam is a social media guru who lives in Manchester city centre and doesn’t miss a trick. Loves film, photography and new media.
Email him: social@ilovemanchester.com



Dianne Bourne
Contributing Editor

Dianne has been working and partying around Manchester for the best part of 20 years covering all things showbiz, food, drink, arts, culture and events. Loves a natter, laughs loudly, sings karaoke badly.
Email her: dianne@ilovemanchester.com


Emily Oldfield
Editorial Assistant

Emily is a lover of music and poetry but mainly Manchester. She wears Dr Marten’s, drinks tea and writes. A lot.
Email her: emily@ilovemanchester.com


Attila Keményfi
Photo/videographer

Head chef turned videographer. Needless to say he knows and loves food and is more than proficient behind the camera.
Email him: video@ilovemanchester.com



Simon Bowers
Team Support

Adopted Mancunian Simon is a self-professed glorified geek. His love for gaming, Star Wars and weird cult films comes after his love for Manchester. Just.
Email him: simon@ilovemanchester.com


Yvonne Goldsmith-Rybka
Columnist

Yvonne is a freelance writer & columnist with a passion for food, wine, architecture, and inspiring people. She loves big hairy dogs, crime dramas, and a good book. There’s also a struggling artist in there.
Email her: yvonne@ilovemanchester.com


Ray King
Journalist

Veteran journalist, food & wine writer and public speaker who is proudly born & bred here in Manchester.
Email him: ray@ilovemanchester.com


Dave Haslam
Columnist

Dave is a writer, broadcaster and DJ who DJ’ed over 450 times at the Haçienda nightclub in Manchester.
Follow him on Twitter @Mr_Dave_Haslam


Terry Christian
Columnist

A Manchester man who needs little introduction. Terry Christian is a Manc broadcaster, journalist and author – who now writes a column for I Love MCR.
Follow him on Twitter @terrychristian


Lee Bennett
Writer

Lee is a man about town who has fallen in love with Manchester’s social scene. A freelance journalist and proud owner of a masters degree. Blood type: Jäger.
Follow him on Twitter @_LeeBennett


Mark Jorgensen
Writer

Media/content/creative person by day, media/content/creative wang by night. He writes foodie stuff, whimsy, complaint letters.
Follow him on Twitter @markjorgy


Charlie Hooson-Sykes
Writer

Lover of booze and food. Thankfully also likes running, powerlifting and bearded men. Often found in the kitchen at parties, or propping up a bar somewhere in the city.
Email her: charlie@ilovemanchester.com


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Policy

  • I Love MCR® is a registered trademark.
  • We encourage use of our symbol so long as it’s not for any commercial gain.
  • We only advertise what we endorse or has benefit to the community.
  • We will not endorse gambling nor anything of a political or religious nature.
  • We won’t be bribed by money or payment in kind.
  • We are incorruptible – reviews are always impartial.
  • Paid for content is clearly marked ‘Sponsored’.
  • Advertising requires a minimum commitment of 3 months to ensure maximum exposure.
  • More on our policy: ilovemanchester.com/policy
  • To find out more about the brand visit: ilovemcr.com