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 are a ‘family’ who love Manchester and we hope you do, too.

Chris Greenhalgh
Chief Executive

Chris is a philanthropist and founded I Love MCR® out of passion for people. Full time chief exec of I Love MCR®, partner of We Love MCR Charity, ambassador of Forever Manchester.
Follow him on Twitter @ilovemcrchris

Stephen Lewis

Stephen was born in Manchester about a hundred years ago. LIKES Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles…
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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.
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Dianne Bourne
Assistant 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.
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Simon Bowers
Operations Manager

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.
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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.  
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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.
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Attila Keményfi

Head chef turned videographer. Needless to say he knows and loves food and is more than proficient behind the camera.
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Danny Bowen
Sales Manager

Danny loves music, food and Manchester.
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Rhian Sugden
Features Writer

Rhian is a Model/Writer born and bred in sunny Manchester. A MavHERick, an animal lover and an owner of an overactive sarcasm gland.
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Ray King

Veteran journalist, food & wine writer and public speaker who is proudly born & bred here in Manchester.
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Dave Haslam

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

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

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

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

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.
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