Andrew Toolan, Financial and Professional Services Sector Leader, MIDAS
Ross Hurley, Senior Sector Lead, UKTI Investment Services Team
MIDAS became the first inward investment agency in the country to sign a memorandum of understanding with UKTI linked to the new national inward investment contract. This session will be an opportunity to get an understanding of the new structure and how inward investment is delivered at a national and regional level.
MIDAS is Greater Manchester’s inward investment agency tasked with securing significant levels of new employment and investment for the city region. This is achieved through the global business marketing of Manchester, targeting key markets and sectors, and the provision of an extensive, free and confidential package of advice and assistance to national and international companies that wish to relocate to – or expand within – the Manchester City Region.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is a Government department whose aim is to “enhance the competitiveness of companies in Britain through overseas trade and investments and attract a continuing high level of quality foreign direct investment”. Since the abolishment of the Regional Development Agencies there was a need to appoint a national delivery partner that would coordinate all foreign direct investment. In 2011 this was awarded to PA consulting who now manage the Investment Services Seam. PA Consulting act in strategic partnership with OCO Consulting and the British Chambers of Commerce, but operates as a core part of UKTI.
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