Member Spotlight: Russell McGrath, Innovation Funding Specialist – ABGi

Wednesday, 15th September 2021

Each week we get to know one of our members a little better. This week it’s Russell McGrath, Innovation Funding Specialist – ABGi…


  1. Career highlight?

Gaining an MBA – it gave me so much insight into how I can help business and I have used the knowledge gained every day since.

  1. Why do you love pro-manchester?

A great variety of dynamic businesses who are willing to connect with other members.

  1. What are you reading at the moment?

Chess for Dummies

  1. What are you watching at the moment?

Start-up – On Netflix

  1. Favourite band or artist?

The Cure

  1. Hidden / Useless Talent?

I can juggle more balls than the average person

  1. Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 18-year-old self?

Set yourself an objective and make a plan to get there.

  1. Favourite meeting place in Manchester?

City Tower

  1. Favourite place to visit in Manchester?

Science and Industry Museum

  1. Best concert / gig / performance you’ve been to?

The Clash – In Liverpool around 1980.

  1. If you could spend a day in someone else’s shoes, whose would they be? Why?

Elon Musk – I would give Russell McGrath half of his money.

  1. What are you looking forward to most in the next 12 months?

The first holiday abroad with my family.

  1. Do you write a blog that you’d like us to share?

Yes –