• James Ellaby
Statement from Mark Hughes on Manchester Arena explosion

Mark Hughes, Chief Executive of the Manchester Growth Company said:  “This is a tragic attack on our city and our thoughts go out to the families and friends of all those affected.

"We would like to pay tribute to the emergency services who have worked so tirelessly to deal with the consequences of this tragedy, and to the ordinary people who have offered support and help.  

"Despite this appalling event, the Manchester community will pull together as it always does, and Manchester will continue to be a resilient, welcoming and progressive city.”