Born in Birmingham, Duane is now an adopted Manc after moving here at 19 to study Law at the University of Manchester. “I’ve lived all over Manchester – Piccadilly, Withington, Didsbury and Castlefield – and it truly felt like home until just recently, when I upped sticks to New Mills.”

Duane is a Founder of legal recruitment consultancy Realm Recruit. He set the business up with the aim of providing a refreshingly personalised service to lawyers and law firms.

Of Forever Manchester Duane says: “It is impossible to put a value on the work Forever Manchester does with local communities and so its a privilege to both help raise funds for and the profile of the charity.” Duane conceived the idea for the Forever From Manchester project and leads the Realm Recruit team in their annual sponsored walk to work.

Aside from the wonderful people of the city, Duane’s favourite things about Manchester are the music scene, the architecture, and some of its great pubs, the Marble Arch and The Wharf to name but a couple.