This Is Manchester Award ambassadors discuss what makes Manchester special on new youth-led podcast series

This Is Manchester Awards Founder Ziara Siddique, TV host Jenny Powell and The Social PR agency owner Scott Thomas are the latest guests to be interviewed by young people on HideOut Youth Zone’s new podcast series ‘What Manchester Taught Me’.

On the brand-new episode, Ziara, Jenny and Scott discuss their favourite places in Manchester, their tips for success in business and their inspiration behind the prestigious This Is Manchester Awards.

Listen to episode 2  here:

‘What Manchester Taught Me’ is a brand-new series developed by youngsters who are assisting with the creation of HideOut Youth Zone, a £6.6 million state-of-the-art youth centre due to open in East Manchester in the spring of 2020. Open 7 days a week, it will provide those aged 8-19, or up to 25 with additional needs, with access to high quality facilities and services, for just 50p per visit.

Hosted by Manchester Member of Youth Parliament James Plant from HideOut’s young people’s development group, the exciting episode explores each guest’s inspiration for championing Manchester’s talent through the awards.

Ziara Siddique, Director of Elite Profile Agency and Founder of This Is Manchester Awards describes her motivation for launching the awards and the importance of nurturing local talent.
TV host Jenny Powell shares tips and tricks for success, including the importance of staying true to yourself, inspired by her recent live interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Scott Thomas, Director of The Social PR, who works with clients such as PrettyLittleThing and Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard, explains how he has utilised his network to launch a successful business.

This Is Manchester Awards is set to take place at The Hilton Hotel on Monday 11th November. The event will showcase and celebrate the incredible talent Manchester has to offer. From food to leisure, hospitality to fashion, the awards will recognise the City’s best talent from a wide range of sectors.
As a Founder Patron supporter of the new Youth Zone, This Is Manchester Awards has pledged to donate £25,000 per year for the next five years to the charity. Every penny donated will go directly towards supporting young Mancunians to lead healthier, happier, more aspirational lives.

Speaking on the podcast about their support for the charity, Ziara Siddique, Founder of This Is Manchester Awards said: “Our awards are about celebrating the incredible talent we have in our amazing city. We are proud to be supporting HideOut Youth Zone, a brand-new charity that will empower and inspire the city’s young people.”

HideOut Youth Zone’s podcast series will allow listeners to get to know the charity’s supporters, delve deeper into their ties to Manchester, uncover their tips and tricks for success and find out what inspired them to give back and support Manchester’s new Youth Zone.

Adam Farricker, Chief Executive of HideOut Youth Zone said: “A huge thank you to This Is Manchester Awards for supporting HideOut Youth Zone. Their commitment to Manchester and the city’s young people is inspiring. Be sure to check out the latest podcast episode to hear how the awards came about and how we are working together to create healthier, happier, more aspirational futures for young Mancunians.”

The podcast series’ first episode has already been released, with Fred Done discussing why Manchester is still so important to him and his businesses, his admiration for Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela and his secrets for success.

Currently under construction in East Manchester, HideOut Youth Zone will provide 3,000 young people per year with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.
HideOut is part of the national OnSide Youth Zones network, which has 13 state-of-the-art centres across the country including several in Greater Manchester.

It will offer a range of services for young people including counselling, mentoring, employability and enterprise programmes, days out and holiday clubs as well as over twenty activities seven days a week.
Listeners are invited to listen and subscribe to the podcast now at:

https://pod.co/what-manchester-taught-me/