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NEWS 16th January 2017

World’s lightest mechanical watch revealed thanks to graphene

An ultralight high-performance mechanical watch made with graphene is unveiled today in Geneva at the Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie thanks to a unique collaboration. The University of Manchester has collaborated with watchmaking brand Richard Mille and McLaren F1 to create world’s lightest mechanical chronograph by pairing leading graphene research with precision engineering. The…

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Manchester is a major headquarters location. Home to a growing number of global, European and national HQ offices. From gleaming skyscrapers with vistas over the Peak District and the Pennines, to rural business parks with views of Manchester’s rising cityscape. Tap into our smart, savvy, multilingual workforce and give your company a boost by choosing a cost-effective yet globally connected HQ location.

International property experts Cushman & Wakefield have ranked Manchester as the number one city to locate a new headquarters operation. The city region has all the key ingredients that modern businesses are looking for: proven track record; large and growing skills base; the ability to attract the best and the brightest; and doorstep connectivity to the rest of the world. Global headquarters located here include NCC Group, PZ Cussons and The Cooperative Group, who have invested £100 million in a 325,000 sq ft iconic complex for 3,000 staff in the city centre. Manchester is the European headquarters for global brands like Brother, Etihad from UAE and Aegis from India; and UK headquarters for hundreds of firms including Kellogg’s, Adidas, Siemens and Totesport.

The BBC have 26 departments located here and the growth of shared service centres for Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and Royal Bank of Scotland, is proof of Manchester’s ability to provide the management and specialist skills needed for headquarters offices. The scale of our financial, business and professional services cluster demonstrates a very large pool of well-trained managers that is being added to each year with 30,000 new graduates from our five universities. Language skills are available in abundance with existing back-office teams already serving more than 20 different markets.

Alongside our amazing workforce, it is the unrivalled international connectivity that draws global businesses to Manchester. No other airport serves as many places as Manchester, with over 200 destinations including daily flights to North America, the Middle East and Asia. Add to this the fast and frequent trains to most UK cities, more motorways than anywhere else, and office costs that are a third lower than London, it’s clear to see why Manchester is becoming the location of choice for headquarters.

To find out more please contact:

Caroline Cain, Head of Business Development caroline.cain@midas.org.uk

Caroline Cain

Head of Business Development - Financial, Business and Professional services

Specialist in HQs.

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