Chair of the board

sallySally Stone is a Reader, the Director of Research and the Director of the Continuity in Architecture, a postgraduate studio for teaching and research, at the Manchester School of Architecture. She has recently stepped down from her role as the MArch Programme Leader. She has written extensively about interiors, and the remodeling of existing buildings, and her international research profile includes a number of published books, inclusion in edited books and journals, invitations to speak at international conferences, and requests to direct European workshops. Her research interests include the nature of the interior, remodelling of buildings, the adaptation of the existing urban environment, contextualism, and urban narratives.

I am interested in culture, by which I mean architecture, art, film, music, travel etc.

Ruth and I worked closely together on the Gate81 project, for which we were awarded a government sponsored “Heritage Heroes” award. I have extensive experience of management, leadership and co-ordination, both within the university and with external organisations.

All civilisations are founded on culture. It is important that we do not lose or ignore the basic creativity that is embedded within our society. TEC can be seen to promote and support art, music, film and literature locally and nationally.

Sally Stone - Manchester School of Architecture  -


Michael-webMichael Conlon is a chartered builder (MCIOB) and has worked in his family construction and property development company for 29 years. He has been a director for 22 years including 10 years as construction director and as company chairman since May 2015.
Using his practical construction knowledge he have spent many years working alongside designers to help bring their visions into fruition. He has been the director responsible for health and safety for 20 years, choosing to keep this responsibility even as his role became more senior.
Time permitting, hill-walking and cycling to work off the dining out he also enjoys.

His company has been pleased to sponsor several events organised by TEC in recent years. Having had a personal interest in the arts over the years he was delighted to join the board when asked and  hopes his many contacts through other interests can help TEC achieve its aims.

He would love to see TEC use arts and culture as a vehicle to pull together the many different organisations, both public and private, that wish to see this region thriving again. And highlight the positive attributes of the people here in North West and let them be publicised nationwide.



ruth2-bwRuth Heritage is TEC Creative Director and founder.
Read more about her here