Charles Burr and Jerry Krylov are the founders of Manchester based Corner. They've created wearable sports tracking devices designed to be used with their online boxing fitness classes available through their app.
Their technology tracks your punches, work rate, power and speed and places you in a live leaderboard, pushing you to work harder.
Camilla Cheung and Alison Carlin are the founders of Manchester Fashion Movement.
Their aim is to enable communities in Greater Manchester to better understand the impact of the fashion industry and recognise the benefits of a more responsible approach towards consumerism; to make a difference to our collective future.
Manchester's Ruben Porto is kind of a big deal when it comes to the cold stuff and his ice cream subscription business, Rogue Artisan Ice Cream, delivers across Manchester. We think it might just be the best ice cream we’ve ever tasted.
If you walk along the Ashton Canal you may see some of the tiny and adorable signage that Eleanor Sofia Walker has erected next to plants and wildflowers. We spoke to her about why it matters.
Alex Markham decided to follow his passion and create a range of fresh and convenient noodle pots which have won prestigious awards and are now sold all over the country.
Olly Walker and Naomi Flaherty launched a Crowdfunder during lockdown with the aim of raising £10,000 that would allow them to start their own rum brand.
After smashing their target within the first week they launched The Public Spirit, a purpose-led drinks startup with local community spirit at its heart.
We made a film with Kevin O’Neill about how he overcame personal loss to start Breatheolution, through which he’s helping dozens of people using holotropic breathwork and cold water therapy.
Charlie Bolton aka Mr Soap has been making his own unique soaps since he was 16 and he's just fulfilled a single order of 900 bars for Christian Aid. His spectacular designs are available to buy from our store now.
It seems like things are finally starting to look up. We're edging closer to some sense of normality. Matt Concannon aka The Thirsty Poet captures the national mood perfectly.
Following a successful career as a visual merchandiser, Amelia Florence Ellerby moved to Canada and discovered a love for floristry. Now she’s back in the UK and runs Florence in Flowers, a full service florist that’s inspired by wild English meadows.
Ancoats locals Scandivans transform ordinary working vans into luxury bespoke campers that give you the freedom to travel in style. Think double beds, DJ decks and showers.
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Kevin O’Neill is rapidly building a loyal following for his unorthodox methods for helping people suffering with physical and mental health issues including trauma, anxiety and addiction.
Manchester Stories spoke to him about how he overcame personal loss to start Breatheolution, through which he’s helping dozens of people using holotropic breathwork and cold water therapy.
Follow Kevin here @breatheolution