Media City

Your business growth is at the heart of everything we do.

The Landing gives tech and digital startups and SMEs a place to work alongside large media and technology organisations, allowing them to be part of and benefit from the exciting and rapidly growing community at MediaCityUK.

We combine all cross-sections of the digital creative industry to create a unique environment where SMEs can thrive. From coworking and office space to UX labs and conference facilities, we offer everything under one roof for high-growth tech startups to grow, along with in-built support through our partner network, ERDF-funded workshops and in-house accelerator and incubator programmes.

Our tenant businesses span industries including VR/AR, education technology, innovative music tech and gaming, with a growing community of businesses and partners both across Greater Manchester and around the world.

The Team

  • Jon Corner

    CEO

    Entrepreneur, thought-leader and business strategist, Jon set up The Landing in 2013 and ensures its alignment to industrial strategy, next-generation enterprise and regional social impact.

    James Summerton

    Business Development Manager

    James handles any enquiries about partnerships, workspace, events and other collaborations with The Landing.

    Email me about: Partnerships, Workspace, Hosting Events, UX Labs

    Kelly Byrne

    Financial Controller

    Kelly is responsible for all areas of financial reporting and business management and works closely with the wider team, as well as driving growth in the resident startups.

    Email me about: Finance

    Patrick Byrne

    Ecosystem Manager

    Patrick is our in-house Barclays manager. Patrick looks after all the people coming in and out of the Eagle Labs and puts on events for SMEs and young people to find out more about digital making.

    Email me about: Business Advice, Hosting Events, Eagle Labs, Finance

    Dan Sodergren

    Head of Business Services

    Dan Sodergren is a serial startup founder and a digital marketing and technology expert, and aids companies at The Landing to grow. Using a mixture of the right recruitment, investment, advice and aid from his network from over 20 years in the Manchester technology sector.

    Email me about: Business Advice, Partnerships, Incubator Programmes, Hosting Events, Making Projects, Social Media

    Matt Daly

    Lab Technician

    Matt is the Lab Technician at Eagle Labs Salford, bringing creative and technical projects to life with all sorts of tools. Email Matt or pop into the 4th floor to see how you can use the lab.

    Email me about: Eagle Labs, Making Projects

  • Holly Lindon

    Marketing Assistant

    Holly runs The Landing’s social media and shares what we (and our tenants) are getting up to through our various marketing channels. Keep her posted on anything you want us to shout about – news, events or jobs.

    Email me about: Social Media, Email Newsletter

    Mark Williamson

    Head of Technical Services

    Mark handles all technical infrastructure in the business and makes sure members have the connectivity they need.

    Mark also looks after our Space Labs UX Testing and Market Research facility.

    Email me about: UX Labs, Technical Issues

    Chris Stephens

    Business & Community Manager

    Chris looks after all our members, from first visit to keeping everyone happy with fantastic events and service. Chris also monitors the growth of our businesses through regular check-ins.

    Email me about: Incubator Programmes, Workspace

    Joe Appleby

    IT Officer

    Joe is our technical infrastructure whizz. You’ll find Joe managing the Space Labs or helping members with connectivity.

    Email me about: UX Labs, Technical Issues

    Antonica White

    Operations and Facilities Officer

    Antonica looks after the Facilities of the building. If tenants have any queries regarding the maintenance of the building, broken furniture, lights, cleaning, moving things in the office or health and safety, she’s the person to contact.

    Email me about: Building Issues

    Anna Kuczyk

    Executive Assistant to Jon Corner

    Anna looks after, plans and manages Jon’s ever increasing and demanding schedule.  You can find her in the #Digital Salford office on the 4th floor.

    Email me about: Digital Salford, CDO Salford

  • Ann-Marie Morris

    Accounts Assistant

    Ann-Marie looks after our accounts for rents, room and lab hire. Go to Ann-Marie with any queries about invoices or payments.

    Email me about: Finance