This week, I also had the privilege to meet another leader, Tom Bloxham of Urban Splash. Tom has done more than anyone else to regenerate Manchester and Liverpool over the last 15 years. He has won over 120 awards for architecture, regeneration and business success. It is amazing to see some of the regenerative work he has done – especially before and after effect. Some of his success is due to taking on projects that no one would touch and using young architects with new ideas to create magical transformations. His residential apartments usually get sold out within couple of hours, and people usually camp out before the doors are opened. A rare breed indeed!