Chris Oglesby is CEO of Bruntwood, the leading regional property company with over 117 properties across Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool that celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. The business offers everything from virtual offices and coworking space, through to serviced, managed and leased office space as well as being the majority shareholder in Manchester Science Partnership and the owner of Alderley Park.
Bruntwood recognises that cities need more than just successful businesses to thrive; they need culture and life. The company provides sponsorship opportunities to emerging artists and businesses. “We strive to make a difference to the cities and communities in which we operate. We are a business that proudly supports people and activity in the charity, social and cultural sectors.”
In Manchester city-centre, Bruntwood recently launched its Neo building along with the Bright Building at Manchester Science Park and is well underway with developments at Union, Circle Square and has unveiled its innovative new retail scheme under the Mancunian Way. Whilst in Cheshire, Bruntwood continues to invest in the transformation of Alderley Park.
“Making the great city regions of the North and Midlands even greater – that’s what keeps me motivated.”