Participating employers include:
All 10 Greater Manchester local authorities
Contracted out employees of the local authorities
Most further education colleges and numerous schools and Academies in Greater Manchester
University of Bolton
Manchester Metropolitan University
Royal Northern College of Music
Transport for Greater Manchester
The daughter of market traders in Liverpool, she was educated at St Anne's College, Oxford University. After leaving Oxford, she undertook postgraduate research at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, USA, for a year.
Reynolds became the radio critic of The Daily Telegraph in 1975; she previously held the same post at The Guardian for seven years from 1967. In between these two jobs she was the first Programme Controller of Radio City in Liverpool in 1974. Later, Reynolds was involved in the group organising the events in Liverpool while the city was European City of Culture in 2008.
Reynolds is a Fellow of The Radio Academy, a trustee of the National Museum in Liverpool, a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and an Honorary Fellow of her old Oxford college, St Anne's. Until January 2009, she chaired the Charles Parker Archive Trust at Birmingham Central Library. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the National Media Museum in Bradford, Yorkshire.
Reynolds celebrated her forty years with the Telegraph by reporting in December 2015: "Radio is more popular with BBC audiences than TV, delivering 43 percent of the BBCs total audience" [the BBC being the UK's public broadcaster, then in its ninth decade]. She argued that "radio is perceived as a medium of the future not a dusty relic", crediting digital technology, interactivity by audiences and the huge breadth of creativity radio offers. She wrote: "There are ways of telling a story on radio... that audio does better than any other medium, more intimately and with more immediate impact."
The former Gillian Morton married the American journalist Stanley Reynolds in 1958 after meeting the previous year during Morton's period in the United States; the couple had three sons, but later divorced. Reynolds was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1999 Birthday Honours for service to Journalism.
Elizabeth, a tough, jaded young woman, and Johnny, a shy, kind-hearted young man, meet at a bar and quickly become an inseparable couple. Almost just as quickly, though, Elizabeth, who'd been abandoned by her father before she was born and whose stepfather is an abusive alcoholic, becomes uncomfortable with just how much she needs Johnny. Johnny, knowing he just wants to be with her, needs Elizabeth to commit and admit her love for him. When she can't, they have a falling out. One night soon after, Johnny is in a car accident. The doctors determine that he doesnt have long to live. Elizabeth is devastated and filled with remorse. At the hospital, Seth, a guarded, reclusive man with a mysterious connection to Elizabeth, takes it upon himself to save Johnny in the only way that he can: he turns Johnny into a vampire.
Struggling to come to terms with their past, present, and each other, Elizabeth, Johnny, and Seth must do nothing less than discover who they truly are and what they're really capable of. Daylight Fades is a film that explores loss, regret, love, redemption, mortality, and the bonds that can keep us together or pull us apart. It's a story about people who are desperate for a second chance, realizing it may be their last.