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Iain McNay

Chairman
iain@cherryred.co.uk

MUSIC

David Bowie ‘The Next Day’  Probably my favourite artist of all time since seeing him play in a half full  Epson Town hall in 1972 right at the beginning of the Ziggy Stardust tour. Love the special edition with the extra CD and DVD. Great packaging too…….

Also enjoying:

Daughter ‘If You Leave’

Nadine Shah ‘Love Your Dum and Mad’

Turin Brakes ‘We Were Here’

Amanda Palmer and the Great Theft Orchestra ‘Theatre Is Evil’

GIGS

Fleetwood Mac  - The O2. -  Have always really liked them since I first saw them play in 1968.  They have changed a lot since then but then I always admire artists that can reinvent themselves and still remain successful.

Luke Haines - Borderline  -  He was interesting in The Servants, really came into his own in The Auteurs, followed it with the interesting Baader-Meinhof project, and even had a hit single with Black Box Recorder. Another artist who can reinvent himself and pull it off. I think his last album ‘Rock N;’ Roll Animals’ was his 19th album…. That’s some journey..

FILMS

Enjoyed: ‘Which Way Is The Front line – The Love and Time of Tim Hethrington.’   Great documentary of the war photographer who looked beyond the obvious drame and tried to give a feel of how war really affects people….

‘Beware of My Baker’ Documentary on Ginger Baker, this is really amazing film……

‘We Steal Secrets – The Story Of Wikileaks.’  Yes, fame and power does change you if you don’t watch yourself…..it will destroy you in the end if you are not around…

And saw some pretty bad ones (‘Gravity’ and Blue Jasmine’ - how did they get such good reviews? Beats me..)

BOOKS

‘Into The Silence’ Wade Davis.  What a fantastic book about the early explorers of Mount Everest. Incredibly  well researched, once you get into it you really can’t put it down.

‘Creation Stories’ Alan McGee. A book of surprising depth. Alan really gives you a  good insight into his character and what made him so successful.

<strong>SPORT</strong>

Wycombe Wanderers v AFC Wimbledon 0-3 January 4th 2014

The Dons finally found some form again to win convincingly. Let’s hope this is finally the start of a much needed decent run.

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Iain McNay

Iain McNay

Chairman

Adam Velasco

Managing Director
adam@cherryred.co.uk

Listening to...
Cult Vacation, Blasteroid, LVL UP, Vundabar, Furnsss, High Pop

Been watching...
The Big Short, Next Goal Wins, Amy, I Believe In Miracles

Been Reading...
Danny Baker “Going To Sea In A Sieve”, Danny Baker “Going Off Alarmingly”, “Ultraviolet: A Glastonbury Tale” Blue Blagger, “My Story” Steven Gerrard

Been Sporting...
South Africa v England Cricket at Cape Town
Australian Open Tennis Final
Wycombe v Aston Villa
Newport v AFC Wimbledon

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Adam Velasco

Adam Velasco

Managing Director

Matt Bristow

Business Affairs Manager
matt@cherryred.co.uk

 

Book – Rise Of The Super Furry Animals – Ric Rawlins – A great insight into the madness, mayhem and sheer creative genius behind one of the great British bands of the last twenty years.

 

Music – been listening to – The Libertines, Anthems For Doomed Youth / Guy Garvey, Courting The Squall / Steve Mason, Meet The Humans

 

Gigs – Howard Jones, Union Chapel, Islington – an enjoyable evening in the company of Mr Jones – lots of great stories and insights into his life and work

 

Tv/Films – Music Moguls, Masters Of Pop – BBC4 – really interesting documentary about the people behind the music, managers and label heads – some great characters.

 

Sport – England Rugby – one game to win for the grand slam as I write – hope we can pull it off!!

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Matt Bristow

Matt Bristow

Business Affairs Manager

Paul Robinson

Licensing Manager
paulr@cherryred.co.uk

 

Bands/Artists: James Brown, Roy Ayers, Earth Wind & Fire, Parliament, Maze, The Who, Ohio Players, Con Funk Shun, The Kinks, & Beach Boys.

 

Albums: Mothership Connection by Parliament, Surfs Up by The Beach Boys, Vibrations by Roy Ayers & Love Shine by Con Funk Shun but this could change on a daily basis.

 

Films/TV Shows: Love & Mercy, Straight Out Of Compton / Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones, Match Of The Day

 

Books: Any sport or Music autobiographies, reading Graham Nash & Paul Robinson biogs at present

 

Sporting Clubs, Occasions or Proud Achievements: Watford FC, Golf (came third in the Betty Swollocks Furry Cup in Portugal last year), Tennis, but defiantly not Cricket!!

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Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson

Licensing Manager

Eddy Ball

Business Affairs & Production Assistant
eddy@cherryred.co.uk

 

 

Bands/Artists:

Galcher Lustwerk

John Swing

Tasty Treats

Afrikan Sciences

Steve Walsh

 

Albums:

Upsetters “Super Ape”

Rolling Stones “Tattoo You”

7 Days Of Funk “7 Days Of Funk”

Dennis Waterman “So Good For You”

Bummer and Mitch “…And Susan”

 

TV Shows:

Me And My Girl

Just Good Friends

Shoestring

As Time Goes By

Minder

 

Books:

Rising Damp – The Scripts

The World Was My Lobster – George Cole

Miles – Miles Davis

Beef – John Tarode

Fly Fishing – JR Hartley

 

Proud Achievements:

Best Boy Dancer – Westburn School Disco 1989

 

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Eddy Ball

Eddy Ball

Business Affairs & Production Assistant

Dave Timperley

Sales Consultant and Northern Soul Hero
davet@cherryred.co.uk

 

ALBUMS OF THE YEAR (2015) – a fabulous twenty in no particular order…

 

  • CITIZEN ZOMBIE – The Pop Group (FREAKS R US)
  • WITH THE DAWN – Bella Hardy (NOE RECORDS)
  • SUB-LINGUAL TABLET – The Fall (CHERRY RED)
  • THE SCENE BETWEEN – The Go! Team (MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES)
  • SOUND & COLOR – Alabama Shakes (ROUGH TRADE)
  • FM – The Skints (EASY STAR RECORDS)
  • BEFORE THE WORLD WAS BIG – Girlpool (WICHITA RECORDINGS)
  • WORTHY – Bettye Lavette (CHERRY RED)
  • NO CITIES TO LOVE – Sleater-Kinney (SUB POP)
  • ACORN MAN – Wild Billy Childish & CTMF (DAMAGED GOODS)
  • GIRLS IN PEACETIME WANT TO DANCE - Belle & Sebastian (MATADOR)
  • DARK MATTER/DARK ENERGY – The Membranes (CHERRY RED)
  • RED KITE – Sarah Cracknell (CHERRY RED)
  • CURRENTS – Tame Impala (FICTION)
  • HAVE YOU IN MY WILDERNESS – Julia Holter (DOMINO)
  • MY LOVE IS COOL – Wolf Alice (DIRTY HIT)
  • MUSIC IN EXILE – Songhoy Blues (TRANSGRESSIVE)
  • DYNAMITE! – Tami Neilson (NEILSON RECORDS)
  • SILENCE & TEARS – Galley Beggar (RISE ABOVE)
  • THE SPYGLASS & THE HERRINGBONE – Jackie Oates (ECC RECORDS)
  • …IS THINKING ABOUT IT – The Magnetic Mind (ROWED OUT RECORDS)

 

 

REISSUES OF THE YEAR: no particular order…

  • POPCORN EXOTICA: R&B SOUL & EXOTIC ROCKERS FROM THE 50s & 60s – Various Artists (CROYDON MUNICIPAL)
  • DREAMS AND IMAGES – Arthur (LIGHT IN THE ATTIC)
  • NORTHERN SOUL’S CLASSIEST RARITIES VOL 5 – Various Artists (KENT)
  • NYC 1961-1963 – Jackie Wilson (ACE)
  • WE ARE TIME – The Pop Group (FREAKS R US)
  • ELLIE GREENWICH: THE KIND OF GIRL YOU CAN’T FORGET – Various (RARE ROCKIN’)
  • THE MIDLANDS ROOTS EXPLOSION VOUME ONE – Various (REGGAE ARCHIVE)
  • DON LETTS PRESENTS… DREAD MEETS PUNK ROCKERS UPTOWN VOLUME 2 – Various (UMC)
  • CASINO CLASSICS – COMPLETE COLLECTION – Various (TICK TOCK)
  • PERRY I PRESUME – Lee Perry + Various (PRESSURE SOUNDS)
  • MUSICAL DUB ATTACK – Revolutionaries (DEEPER KNOWLEDGE)
  • DUST ON THE NETTLES: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE BRITISH FOLK SCENE 1967-72 – Various (GRAPEFRUIT)
  • WHO’S WRONG?: MOD BEDLAM 1965-1969 – The Truth (RPM)
  • WHEN THE RAINBOW DISAPPEARS: AN ANTHOLOGY 1965-68 – The Kitchen Cinq (LIGHT IN THE ATTIC)
  • IN THE BEGINNING – NARRATES HIS POETRY AND SINGS - Rod McKuen (EL)
  • 60 SONGS FROM THE CRAMPS CRAZY COLLECTION: INCREDIBLY STRANGE MUSIC BOX – Various (RIGHTEOUS)
  • 1966 – THE YEAR THE DECADE EXPLODED (JON SAVAGE) – Various (ACE)
  • SOMETHING BAD ON MY MIND / THE UNRELEASED AND RARE LIBERTY RECORDINGS – Timi Yuro (MORELLO)
  • SINGLES AND Eps – Bob (3 Loop Music)
  • MY NAME IS DOUG HREAM BLUNT – Doug Hream Blunt (LUAKA BOP)
   
   

CHERRY RED REISSUE OF THE YEAR

  • STRONG LIKE SAMPSON: LINVAL THOMPSON PRESENTS THE 12” MIXES – Various Artists (HOT MILK)

 

MOST RECENTLY LISTENING TO…

  • HUMAN CEREMONY - Sunflower Bean (FAT POSSUM)
  • SUICIDE SONGS – Money (BELLA UNION)
  • ADORE LIFE – Savages (MATADOR)
  • TREVOR JACKSON PRESENTS SCIENCE FICTION DANCEHALL CLASSICS – Various Artists (ON-U SOUND)
  • SOUTH ATLANTIC BLUES – Scott Fagan (SAINT CECILIA KNOWS)
  • FUNS COOL – The Pettriots (ROUGH TRADE)
  • SILENCE & TEARS – Galley Beggar (RISE ABOVE RECORDS)
  • A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION – The Truth (CHERRY RED)
  • JAZZ ON FILM: THE NEW WAVE II – Various (MOOCHIN’ ABOUT)
  • SAINT ETIENNE PRESENT SONGS FOR THE CARNEGIE DELI – Various (ACE)
  • DUB IN BLOOD – Skin Flesh & Bones (PRESSURE SOUNDS)
  • THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRAX: STAX-VOLT 45rpm RARITIES 1964-1968 – Various (KENT)
  • PUNK 45: CHAOS IN THE CITY OF ANGELS AND DEVILS - HOLLYWOOD FROM X TO ZERO AND HARDCORE ON THE BEACHES: PUNK IN LOS ANGELES 1977-81 Various (SOUL JAZZ) 
  • WHERE THE GIRLS ARE VOLUME 9 – Various (ACE)
  • CHANGES – Charles Bradley (DAPTONE)

 

MOST RECENTLY READING…

  • POST CAPITALISM: A GUIDE TO OUR FUTURE – Paul Mason (ALLEN LANE)
  • 1966 – THE YEAR THE DECADE EXPLODED - Jon Savage (FABER & FABER)
  • HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL: A MEMOIR – Carrie Brownstein (VIRAGO)
  • PSYCHEDELIA AND OTHER COLOURS – Rob Chapman (FABER & FABER)
  • THE BAG I’M IN: UNDERGROUND MUSIC AND FASHION IN BRITAIN 1960-1990 - Sam Knee (CICADA)
  • LIFE AFTER DARK: - A HISTORY OF BRITISH NIGHTCLUBS AND MUSIC VENUES - Dave Haslem (SIMON & SCHUSTER)
  • THE BRICKS THAT BUILT THE HOUSES – Kate Tempest (BLOOMSBURY)
  • AT THE EXISTENTIALIST CAFÉ: FREEDOM BEING & APRICOT COCKTAILS – Sarah Bakewell (CHATTO & WINDUS)
  • JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH: DAVID LITVINOFF AND THE ROCK’N’ROLL UNDERWORLD – Keiron Pim (JONATHAN CAPE)
  • CHRONICLES ON OUR TROUBLED TIMES – Thomas Piketty (VIKING)
  • EVERY SONG EVER: TWENTY WAYS TO LISTEN TO MUSIC NOW – Ben Ratliff (ALLEN LANE)

 

 

FILMS: HERE ARE SEVERAL RECENT DVD faves…

  • BILKO – THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION directed by NAT HIKEN (MEDIUMRARE)
  • LEGEND directed by BRIAN HELGELAND (STUDIOCANAL)
  • STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON directed by F. GARY GRAY (UNIVERSAL)
  • THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION – a film by Stanley Nelson (DOGWOOF)

 

 

SPORT

LIVERPOOL FC  and  WARRINGTON RLFC

FOOD
QUORN + CELERY + CHEESE ‘N’ ONION CRISPS!

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Dave Timperley

Dave Timperley

Sales Consultant and Northern Soul Hero

Rob Duly

Sales & Distribution Manager
rob@cherryred.co.uk

 

 

<strong>Bands/Artists:</strong>

Kiss

Rancid

Nofx

The Clash

The Rolling Stones

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<strong>Albums:</strong>

The Moldy Peaches - The Moldy Peaches

Slipknot – Slipknot

Green Day – Nimrod

Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals

Dr. Dre - 2001

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<strong>Films/TV Shows:</strong>

Breaking Bad

The Rock Horror Picture Show

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<strong>Books:</strong>

Live at Brixton Academy – Simon Parkes

Yes Man – Danny Wallace

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<strong>Sporting Clubs, Occasions or Proud Achievements:</strong>

Richmond Cricketers Cricket Club

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Rob Duly

Rob Duly

Sales & Distribution Manager

Matt Ingham

Head of Press
matti@cherryred.co.uk

 

Most recently listening to…(Music)

 

From Cherry Red I’ve been listening to the new Swervedriver album, the new Fall album – Sub-Lingual Tablet, the first Membranes album since 1989 and Luke Haines Adventures in Dementia. Also a lot of Millencolin, the new Sonics album, Mountain Goats, Follakzoid, Curtis Harding, Bears Den, Kim Fowley, Refused, Bill Fay, Modest Mouse, East India Youth and King Tuff.

 

Most recently gigging…(gigs)

 

I went to Groezrock festival in Belgium and saw Bears Den at Shepherds Bush Empire.

 

Most recently watching…(TV/Films)

 

Gogglebox

 

Most recently reading…(Books)

 

100 Years of Solitude, I Am Pilgrim, 1Q84, The Forever War, Flowers for Algenon, The Hundred Year Old Man, Siddartha, My Name Is Legion, Fight Club, The Wasp Factory and Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet.

 

Supporting

 

Arsenal

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Matt Ingham

Matt Ingham

Head of Press

Richard Martin

Digital Manager
richardm@cherryred.co.uk

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Mostly Recently Listening To...

A recent urge to revisit Trip Hop finds me shuffling along to the likes of Tricky, Massive Attack and Portishead.

Also listening to a lot of Nick Cave, Steve Mason/Beta Band and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Plus the usual daily dose of Classsic Soul and pounding Electronica

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Mostly Recently gigging...

Blancmange at The Red Gallery

The Fall at Electric Brixton

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Most Recently Watching...

Better Call Saul...

Lillyhammer

Boardwalk Empire

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Most Recently Reading...

The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave

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Most Recently Cheering On...

Adam Velasco - the triple winning champion of the Cherry Red Darts Tournament (only after I am knocked out of course).

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Richard Martin

Richard Martin

Digital Manager

Lauren Archer

Digital Project Coordinator
lauren@cherryred.co.uk

MUSIC

Classic rock, pop and everything 80s!

Aerosmith, UFO, Roxy Music, Rush, Traveling Wilburys, Supertramp, Simple Minds, Spandau Ballet, Tears For Fears, George Michael, Elton John.

From the Cherry Red stable I'm loving the new Jimmy Somerville record 'Homage', as well as Esoteric's stunning Anthony Phillips reissues.

GIGS

All time favourites have to be Aerosmith at Wembley Stadium on the Nine Lives tour (1999), UFO (countless times), George Michael at the NEC on the 25 Tour (2006), Twisted Sister at Bloodstock Festival (2010), Roger Hodgson at The Albert Hall (2013), Roger Waters The Wall at Wembley Stadium (2013), Simple Minds & Ultravox at the o2 (2013).

Recent highlights include Rush's final R40 Show at the LA Forum (2015), Manic Street Preachers at Brixton, Bryan Adams on the 2014 Reckless tour at the o2, and Spandau Ballet at the o2, 2015.

TV/FILM

Anything period/historical. Anything Disney/Pixar.  Anything with Minions in. Life On Mars / Ashes To Ashes.

BOOKS

Enid Blyton - The Magic Faraway Tree
Albert Camus - The Outsider
George Orwell - Down and Out in Paris and London
Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge
Jane Austen - Pride And Prejudice
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Grey
Emily Brönte - Wuthering Heights

SPORT

Not much. I do like to ski though.

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Lauren Archer

Lauren Archer

Digital Project Coordinator

Jon Roberts

Production Manager
jonr@cherryred.co.uk

Most recently listening to…(Music) 

Super Furry Animals - Mwng

Miles Davis - Blue Moods

Caveman - Positive Reaction

Isaac Hayes - Black Moses

 

Most recently gigging…(gigs) 

The Cure, Hammersmith Apollo

 

Most recently watching…(TV/Films) 

TV - Mad Men, Secrets of Great British Castles

Films - Avengers : Age of Ultron, Spongebob SquarePants the Movie

 

Most recently reading…(Books) 

The Wayward Bus - John Steinbeck

Question Everything - New Scientist

The Nowhere Men - Michael Calvin

 

Most recently cheering on… (Sport) 

Utd v West Brom  unfortunately

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Jon Roberts

Jon Roberts

Production Manager

Jon Sidwell

Mail Order Manager and Sales & Distribution Assistant
jonsidwell@cherryred.co.uk

 

Bands/Artists:

 

The Streets

Queens Of The Stone Age

Foals

The Chemical Brothers

Deftones

 

Albums:

 

Slayer – Reign In Blood

Refused – The Shape Of Punk To Come

Jon Hopkins – Immunity

Slipknot – Slipknot

The Horrors – Primary Colours

 

Films/TV Shows:

 

Waynes World

Waynes World 2

Peep Show

Spaced

Breaking Bad

 

Books:

 

Michael Crichton

Chris Ryan

Andy McNab

Irvine Welsh

Nick Hornby

 

Sporting Clubs, Occasions or Proud Achievements:

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club

Waltham Forest Hockey Club

Ronnie O’Sullivan

Mark Cavendish

Cherry Red Cricket

 

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Jon Sidwell

Jon Sidwell

Mail Order Manager and Sales & Distribution Assistant

Elodie Taillepe

Admin Assistant
elodie@cherryred.co.uk

<strong>MUSIC</strong>

From Cherry Red I would say it’s the Polyphonic Spree’s Yes, It’s True.

Elsewhere: Phoenix, Interpol, Oasis, The Strokes, Foals, Metric, Sigur Ros...

Otherwise I recently became artistic agent for a post rock band called "Wild Eyed”, really proud of it! Check out their website.

<strong>GIGS</strong>

I would say my best gig is and will always be The Strokes at Dingwalls (their first set in four years.. I was pretty lucky that night!)

Otherwise, looking forward to Rock en Seine, in a couple of days now!

<strong>FILM</strong>

The Intouchables, Breaking Bad (it’s not a film though...)

<strong>BOOKS</strong>

Charles Bukowski ‘Hollywood’

<strong>TWITTER</strong>

<a href="https://twitter.com/elodietaillepe">@elodietaillepe</a>

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Elodie Taillepe

Elodie Taillepe

Admin Assistant

Leigh Jones

Mail Order Assistant
leigh@cherryred.co.uk

<strong>MUSIC</strong>

Body Count’s ‘Manslaughter’ on repeat forever

Otherwise all things Zappa, Claypool or Coverdale.

I play in a band who were the next-next-next-next-next-next big thing of stoner rock in 2012 and I co-run a sludge and doom metal label called Superhot Records.

<strong>GIGS</strong>

Somehow made it home from Black Sabbath at Hyde Park with both shoes and all personal belongings as well as a new pair of sunglasses.

<strong>FILM</strong>

Total Recall and Pineapple Express are pretty good, aren’t they?

<strong>SPORT</strong>

When I’m not Cherry Red’s flukiest batsman I support the Ospreys.

<strong>TWITTER</strong>

<a href="https://twitter.com/leighsus">@leighsus</a>

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Leigh Jones

Leigh Jones

Mail Order Assistant

John Reed

Operations Manager
johnreed@cherryred.co.uk

Bands/Artists:

Sebadoh
Paul Weller
Belle And Sebastian
Neil Young

Sleaford Mods

Albums:

The Pretty Things ‘S.F. Sorrow’
Curtis Mayfield ‘Curtis’
Public Enemy ‘It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’
The Stone Roses ‘The Stone Roses’
The Who ‘Sell Out’

Films/TV Shows:

In The Heat Of The Night (film)
Night Of The Hunter (film)
The Walking Dead (TV show)
The Wire (TV show)
Doctor Who (TV show)<strong> </strong>

Books:

Cowboys And Indies (Gareth Murphy)

1974 (David Peace)

Keep The Aspidistra Flying (George Orwell)

A Games Of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)

A Most Wanted Man (John le Carré)

Sporting Clubs, Occasions or Proud Achievements:

My kids

Manchester City

Cherry Red winning the AIM Award for Scared To Get Happy

Running my first 10K

Relocating to Manchester…

 

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John Reed

John Reed

Operations Manager
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