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About Pride Of Manchester
Welcome to Pride Of Manchester, the website which has been promoting the wonderful city of Manchester, it's places, people and past-times for over 10 years.
Together with the definitive What's On, Theatre, Restaurant, Bar and Hotel guides, we aim to provide you with a brief background of aspects of the Manc life by embracing, celebrating and hero-worshiping those that have made the city the place that is today.
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pride Of Manchester Site Stats
Monthly average (1st August 2008 - 31st July 2009):
Unique visitors: 354,959 readers visit the site each month
Page views: 896,461 pages are read on the website each month
Hits: 40,791,197 hits a month (a useless figure often quoted to impress)
Members: 42,216 members on August 1st 2009 (all members must opt-in and then approve their request before becoming active. This gives our weekly mailings a higher than normal open rate of approx. 25%)
If you're looking to advertise, then any statistics quoted by websites are meaningless unless they refer to the specific pages you will be advertising on. Some websites also have a poor reputation for telling the truth with their figures. We will allow all advertisers to place their own tracking code on our pages to prove our figures are accurate.
The best place to find where to advertise however, is to put yourself in your customers' shoes and do a search for the most relevant phrases to your business, as a customer would...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pride Of Manchester Search Engine Positions
Search Engine results for Pride Of Manchester, ManchesterTheatres.com, Restaurants Of Manchester, ManchesterRestaurants.com, ManchesterBars.com, Manchester Comedy Guide, Hotels Of Manchester & OldTraffordHotels.com
Remember, if the customer finds what they are looking for on the first website they visit, they're not going to look at any that appear lower down the search results.
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Pride Of Manchester History
It's hard to think that the Pride Of Manchester 'empire' grew from an idea on a drunken night out. Chief Executive, Neil Jones explains...
"I seem to remember we had been to the game (United 1-0 Liverpool) and had met up with 25 Swiss lads, 5 Germans and 2 Austrians in town afterwards. We had a fantastic banquet at Pearl City in China Town, spent a couple of hours with the Dutch United Supporter's Club singing in Wetherspoon's at Piccadlly and then got extremely drunk in R.S.V.P. on Deansgate.
I remember us all being sat on the steps to The Bridgewater Hall, down by the canal basin, tearing strips off a disgusting greasy Allen's Fried Chicken, and admiring the fantastic architecture that surrounded us, long before the horrible Beetham Tower blighted the skyline.
Many of the foreigner's were claiming that Manchester was the best place they had ever visited and we got talking about the talent that had emerged from the city. One of the German lads really wanted to see The Haçienda, The Boardwalk and some other place that I thought only us Manc's would have surely heard off. The others were telling us that we should be so proud of our city - it's football team, music scene and scientific breakthroughs. It was then that the idea for the web-site was devised, albeit Boddingtons-fuelled, again in the days when Boddies was a Manchester beer!".
Originally set up as a hobby in July 1999 as united MANCHESTER, the site has continued to grow and grow thanks to its many contributors. With a name change to Pride Of Manchester in 2000 (the old name often mislead people to believe the site was solely devoted to Manchester United FC), the site has continued to grow in popularity at an astonishing pace...
The site became a full-time operation in September 2003 with 3 permanent employees (Neil, Jim and Rob). Today, Pride Of Manchester has grown to be a large collection of websites, going under the umbrella 'Hotels For Europe', and boasting the largest hotel guides for the O2 Arena, Wembley, Twickenham, the Faroe Islands and many Swiss towns and cities. We also produce the largest theatre guides for many other English cities including Liverpool, Birmingham and Oxford amongst many.
As the Pride Of Manchester site goes from strength from strength, don't expect us to stray from our original philosophy... one that celebrates Manchester and it's amazing talent in a way that typifies the personality of the region's people... friendly, fun loving and informal!
 
 
 
 
 
The Pride Of Manchester Group
Created in July 1999, after an idea spawned on a night out in town entertaining some European visitors, Pride Of Manchester has become one of the biggest Manchester-themed websites, boasting...
What's On in Manchester - Manchester's biggest What's On guide with over 300,000 tickets sold in 2008
ManchesterTheatres.com - the biggest Manchester Theatre guide with 1.3 million readers a year!
RestaurantsOfManchester.com - the biggest Manchester restaurant guide with over 700,000 readers!
ManchesterBars.com - the largest Manchester bar guide with 600,000 readers a year!
HotelsOfManchester.com - the defintive Manchester hotel guide with 30,000 rooms booked in 2008
ManchesterComedyGuide.com - the biggest guide to live comedy in Manchester with 90,000 readers
Whilst Manchester is obviously our hometown and where it all started, Pride Of Manchester has branched into other cities with over 33 different websites, the most popular being...
StadiumHotels.com - the biggest hotel guides for Wembley Stadium, the O2, Twickenham, Hampden Park, Croke Park and many other stadia and arenas across Europe
UKTheatreGuides.com - the biggest theatre guides for Liverpool, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol & more
HotelsForEurope.com - hotel guides for European cities with live chat to help you find the ideal hotel
LiverpoolTheatreGuide.com - the definitive guide to what's on in Liverpool
RestaurantsOfLiverpool.com - the definitive guide to Liverpool restaurants
FaroeIslandsHotels.com - the biggest guide to hotels on the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic
HotelsForSwitzerland.com - the definitive guide to hotels in Montreux, Zermatt, Basel & Interlaken
 
 
 
 
 
The Team Behind Pride Of Manchester
Neil Jones
NEIL JONES - Chief Executive
Joined: July 1999
Favourite Team: United season ticket holder. Travels all over Europe following the team
Favourite Band: Anyone from Manchester, especially Space Monkeys, James, Puressence, Dust Junkys, Stone Roses, David Gray, Simply Red
Favourite Bar: Cask, Cinnabar or Manchester235 - Favourite Restaurant: Michael Caines
Manc God: Eric Cantona
 
Ian Jones
IAN JONES - Chairman
Joined: May 2000 (also holds various other Chairman & Director roles in the North West)
Favourite Team: United season ticket holder. Travels all over Europe following the team
Favourite Band: James
Favourite Bar: Cloud 23 - Favourite Restaurant: Bacchanalia
Manc God: Denis Law
 
Robert Jones
ROBERT JONES - Director
Joined: June 2004
Favourite Team: United season ticket holder. Travels all over Europe following the team
Favourite Band: James & The Space Monkeys
Favourite Bar: Lammars - Favourite Restaurant: Chaophraya
Manc God: Eric Cantona
 
Ingun Nolsoe Olsen
INGUN NOLSOE OLSEN
Joined: June 2005
Favourite Team: Manchester United & The Faroe Islands
Favourite Band: James, Lisa Stansfield & Badly Drawn Boy
Favourite Bar: Mojo - Favourite Restaurant: Choice
Manc God: James McAvoy for his portrayal of 'Steve' in Shameless
 
Nick Manning (right)
NICK MANNING
Joined: February 2006
Favourite Team: Manchester City (and yes, he is from Stockport!)
Favourite Band: Puressence
Favourite Bar: Temple Bar - Favourite Restaurant: Choice
Manc God: Tony Wilson
 
Paul Hutchinson
PAUL HUTCHINSON
Joined: August 2007
Favourite Team: Bolton Wanderers season ticket holder & Lancashire County Cricket Club
Favourite Band: The Stone Roses & Liam Frost
Favourite Bar: Briton's Protection - Favourite Restaurant: Chaophraya
Manc God: Johnny Marr
 
Jamie Evans
JAMIE EVANS
Joined: April 2009 (consultant from Evans Web Media)
Favourite Team: Everton
Favourite Band: Oasis
Favourite Bar: Lammars - Favourite Restaurant: Chaophraya
Manc God: Steve Coogan
 
James Humphreys (middle)
JAMES HUMPHREYS
Joined: June 2000 (consultant from JDH Design)
Favourite Team: Manchester United
Favourite Band: Buzzcocks
Favourite Bar: Temple Bar - Favourite Restaurant: Sam's Chop House
Manc God: Shaun Ryder
  
Eric Cantona
"I feel close to the rebelliousness and vigour of the youth here. Perhaps time will separate us, but nobody can deny that here, behind the windows of Manchester, there is an insane love of football, of celebration and of music"
- Eric Cantona
 
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