In Conversation with….Paul Dennett, City Mayor of Salford
DATE: Thursday May 24th
LOCATION: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN
8 am – Registration and breakfast
8.20 am – In Conversation will start
9.45 am – Close with further networking to follow.
To register your attendance email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next In Conversation guest is Paul Dennett, the working-class boy from Warrington who became Salford’s second directly elected City Mayor in May 2016.
His upbringing, where money was tight and the stress of debt a constant factor, has influenced his politics and he developed a lifelong appreciation for the public sector – healthcare, education and the ‘blue light’ services.
As a teenager he helped out in his parents’ pub, changing barrels, lugging crates and talking to the regulars before a spell in the customer services department of a BT call centre. He studied at the University of Ulster and before completing his degree in Manchester and then went on to lecture in Business at Manchester Metropolitan Business School.
He lives in Salford and was a local councillor for the Langworthy Ward before being elected City Mayor in which role he has overall responsibility for the delivery of all council services and the budget.
He is also tasked with developing strong working relationships with partners across the city including community groups, the voluntary sector and business.
He recently sanctioned significant council investment in two private sector office developments and made a 24-hour trip to MIPIM to launch The Crescent masterplan opportunity.
His interests include cooking, visiting the galleries in Salford and Manchester and travelling when possible – though preferably not by plane!
Paul will be in conversation with Chris Maguire and like all our previous conversations this is an opportunity to make your own mind up about the person behind the headlines.
You can find below brief details with links to previous “In Conversation…” events which we have held:
“In Conversation with…” was last held in November 2017 with the guest speaker being Nick Johnson, Market Operations Ltd, Altrincham Market.
“In Conversation with…” was held in February 2017 with the guest speaker being Steven Bartlett, CEO of influencer marketing agency Social Chain. To read about this event and watch the video click here.
In October 2016, our “In Conversation with…” was held with the guest speakers being David and Alex Russell, the CEO and MD of Property Alliance Group, one of the most prolific and ambitious property developers in the North West. To read about this event and watch the video click here.
In May 2016, our “In Conversation with…” was held with the guest speaker being Rowena Burns of Manchester Science Partnerships. To read about this event and watch the video click here.
In December 2015, our “In Conversation with…” was held with the guest speaker being Michael Ingall, joint founder and CEO of property development company Allied London. To read about this event and watch the video click here.
In October 2015, our “In Conversation with…” was held with the guest speaker being Tony Lloyd, interim Mayor of Greater Manchester. To read about this event and watch the video click here.
In February 2015 the second of our “In Conversation with…” events had Sir Howard Bernstein, Manchester City Council’s Chief Executive talking developments, projects and new train stations to support a connected Manchester. To read about this event and watch the video click here.
In November 2014 we held our very first “In Conversation…” event. Eddie Smith, Manchester City Council’s Director of Strategic Development talked about graphene, culture, the attractions of roller blading, devo Manc and everything in between. Read more.