Manchester should appoint a ‘night tsar’ to help it become a 24-hour city to rival the likes of London and Berlin, leading figures from the nightlife industry say.

Warehouse Project and Parklife boss Sacha Lord-Marchionne is leading the Night Time Industries Association’s calls for an official champion for the city’s clubbing, music, food and drink and cultural offering.

The Night Time Commission also includes Trof Group founder Adelaide Winter, Greater Manchester Police’s former head of licensing Darrell Butterworth, Ground Control managing director Jon Drape, Gemma Gore, founder of PR and events agency We Are Indigo and former CityLife journalist Sarah Walters. Urban Splash founder Tom Bloxham and Live Nation’s chief operating officer Paul Latham are also advising.

Alan Miller, chairman and founder of the NTIA, said: “The sheer scale of the night time economy in Greater Manchester deserves representation, and the impressive commission that Sacha has put together will provide a bedrock of experience to call upon as the issues and opportunities within this industry arise.”

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