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Marv Vaghetti is the founder of Lanx, a Lancashire based footwear company that designs and manufactures quality, business-casual shoes.

As well as their 'Sankey' range named after the infamous local nightclub, the Lanx signature model is named the 'Ancoats', reflecting the area's work hard, play hard attitude.

Read his story

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Introducing Le Social

Le Social is an online wine shop with a personal service. Specialising in organic and natural wine.
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Super noodles!

Alex Markham decided to follow his passion and create a range of fresh and convenient noodle pots which have won prestigious awards and are now sold all over the country.
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Sofa so good

Jenna Bainbridge is a fashion graduate that fell out of love with the industry. After spending almost six years travelling she’s back in Manchester and running her own upholstery business. Because why not?
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The Ancoats makers' store

Ancoats stories is proud to showcase the rich creative community on our doorstep and support the talented makers who live and work here by opening our very own Ancoats makers' online store.
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Life on the canal

Ever wondered what it's like living on a canal boat in New Islington Marina? Look no further.
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Interview with the beekeeper

Emily Stanbridge loves bees. She's currently the owner of three hives located in her garden in Ancoats. Here she talks about getting started as a beekeeper, the weaker sex and what you should definitely do if you get stung.
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Taking notice

If you walk along the Ashton Canal you may see some of the tiny and adorable signage that Eleanor Sofia Walker has erected next to plants and wildflowers. We spoke to her about why it matters.
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10 minute Pilates for home workers

Liz Wright has put together this simple Pilates session to help those working from home, for mind and body.
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Shop smarter, reduce plastic, save the environment

Environmentalist Zofia Martin aka @zocogirl is using her platform to help people make smarter shopping choices and reduce plastic waste.
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