A recent survey conducted by Deloitte and Airport City Manchester, showed that international business from regions such as China and India are growing.
Another insight which the survey uncovered was that foreign businesses are more than three times likely to pick an airport location rather than a city centre when looking to expand their North West operations.
The survey from Deloitte and Airport City Manchester, which monitors and reacts to trends and changes in inbound international business traveller behaviour at Manchester Airport, found that 20 per cent of companies that already had a presence in the north west were looking to expand, more than double that in 2013.
Lynda Shillaw, divisional CEO Property at MAG, which is a 50 per cent joint venture partner in Airport City Manchester said: “Manchester Airport is an established international gateway and a surge in the number of businesses looking to expand in the region is certainly something to be celebrated.
“What is most interesting to see is the wide range of sectors coming to the region, with manufacturing, TMT and healthcare the top three.
“Airport City Manchester is the perfect location to meet the requirements of such a diverse range of occupiers. Offering unrivalled connectivity regionally, nationally and internationally access to a strong talent pool and a positive quality of life is the ideal choice for any international business looking to relocate, with costs up to 40% cheaper than London developments.
“The demand is there, so our focus is to showcase how we can meet occupier requirements, demonstrating both the benefits of being at Airport City Manchester as an occupier and how easy the transition is for international businesses that choose to locate themselves here.”
With a significant rise in business travellers from India transport links between India and the North West are positive. India is one of the fastest growing economics in the world furthermore, with the development of Airport City Manchester; the north west should stand out on the global stage for business.