Community Destinations: Manchester

We thought we’d show you round where your Community team live and work and find out about their cities!

 

First up is Manchester and Community Lead Claire Robinson who is based there.

 

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Claire first started at HERE in 2007 as a field analyst. Not much time was spent in the office in her early days, field working and visiting offices across the UK and Europe. In her 12th year at HERE, Claire has seen many dynamic changes to the company and the community mapping initiative grow right from the beginning of Map Creator!

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The Manchester office is based on a waterfront location in Salford Quays next to the newly regenerated ‘MediaCityUK’, with one previous location within the Quays and one in the nearby Stockport area of the city. HERE has had a local office here since 1995 (with the first UK Map officially released in 1996) from when some of you will have known us as Navigation Technologies.

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Manchester is famous for

Manchester United and Manchester City FC

Birthplace of the industrial revolution

Birthplace and home to some of the biggest music bands – Oasis, the Stone Roses and The Smiths 

Home to Coronation Street – the UKs longest running tv soap opera 

Now home to the BBC and ITV television studios at MediaCityUK

Home to artist LS Lowry – who now has a theatre and arts centre named after him next door to the office

 

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Tourist attractions include…

Old Trafford (which we have a great view of from the office!)

The Etihad 

National Football Museum

Manchester Opera House 

Manchester Art Gallery

The Imperial War Museum

Chinatown 

 

Local delicacies you must try… 

Manchester Tart,

Eccles Cakes

Manchester Eggs

Bury Black Pudding

Vimto

Boddingtons

Cloud water

 

Got any questions? Contact mapcreatoruk@here.com 

Join us in our Facebook group and follow us on Twitter!

 

Your WEU Community Team

Kleoniki, Paolo, Francesco, Elena, Arturs, Alicja, Belén, Solène, Pierre-Yves Ben, Claire, Pedro, Georg and Eric

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