WHO WE ARE

James Hickman
MIM Co-Founder

Made in Manchester is an award-winning international production company founded in 2005 by presenter and journalist Ashley Byrne and 5 Times World Butterfly Swimming Champion James Hickman. The company’s first productions included the RTS nominated ITV doc Cartoon Kings (about Cosgrove Hall Films) and From Bomb To Boom (an ITV documentary about Manchester 10 years after the IRA bomb). The company has produced hundreds of programmes and series for the BBC’s main radio networks including Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, 5Live, 6Music and the BBC World Service. MIM also produces programmes for BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Scotland and several commercial stations. The company also produces a regular podcast - Distinct Nostalgia

Ashley Byrne - Presenter/Exec producer
and Creative Director 

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Iain Mackness - Presenter/Exec producer 
Head of Production and Drama 

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Kurt Brookes - Producer
Head of Development and Comedy

Andrew Edwards - Head of Production Research

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Maya Mitter - Presenter/Producer 

Freddy Chick - Senior Producer

James Brown - Producer

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Catherine Harvey 
Series Producer - Tongue and Talk: Dialect Poets 

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Rani Singh - Producer

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Caroline Heywood - Producer

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Kerri McIlroy - Presenter and Producer

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Jonathan Holloway - Presenter and Producer

Other Team Members

Marverine Cole - Presenter/Producer

Rebecca Applin - Composer/Musician

Simon Zonenblick -
Producer/Researcher
Distinct Nostalgia

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Alex Brooke - Producer/Presenter

Derek Webster - Producer/Presenter

Nichi Hodgson - Presenter/Producer

Yoshie Matsumoto - Reporter/Presenter based in Japan

Robert Shore - Producer/Writer

Clare Bend - Producer/Researcher

Wendy Tang - Reporter/Presenter based in Hong Kong/China 

Katie Edwards - Presenter

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Richard Higgins - Researcher/Archivist

Peter Reeves -
Producer, Development and research 

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Kiron Reid -

Lawyer / Specialist legal researcher

Carl Chetty -
Writer
(Drama & Comedy)

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Ian McCormick - Producer/Creator of Day I Met strand 

Phil Collinge - Executive Producer