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NEWS 9th December 2016

MANCHESTER ATTRACTS GROWING FINTECH FIRM FROM ISRAEL

In the year that saw Forbes confirm Manchester’s status as a strong FinTech hub, the city has attracted yet another business into its domain with the arrival of Israeli specialists in global payments solutions, Fibonatix. This makes it the second Israeli company to establish themselves in Manchester in a matter of weeks, following the recent…

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“Manchester has a real pull for businesses to come and set up here.”
David Emery
IBM Vice President for General Business North

Creative, Digital and Tech

Manchester is the original tech city. Ever since we invented the computer, we’ve been fiddling about with it, designing, programming, creating content and sharing ideas. No other city in Europe has invested as much in its media and digital scene, with £3.5 billion spent building a global hub for creative industries. Manchester is the home of creative, cultural and sporting talent. The best footballers in the world and the coolest bands on the planet; jaw-dropping architecture and eye-popping fashion; a city built on cultural icons. We’re innovative, international and we challenge convention.

When the world’s biggest broadcaster needed a new home, they chose Salford Quays; and when the world’s favourite internet company wanted their first UK regional office, they chose Manchester too. BBC and Google are just the tip of a very cool iceberg. Ready to embrace the growing number of newcomers, is a thriving digital scene that gels together proven successful agencies with hundreds of ambitious start-ups, all fuelled by Manchester’s insatiable appetite for the new. Our talent pipeline includes 7,200 creative and media students in the city region and another 6,000 on computer-related courses.

Future-proof infrastructure supports the ambitious and the visionary. MediaCityUK is the largest purpose-built media location in Europe. It is the home of six BBC departments including Future Media and Technology; ITV studios and a new Coronation Street set; University of Salford’s media, creative and digital campus and more than 80 creative and digital companies working in a dynamic and supportive community. It’s not all trendy roll-necks though. We have all the ‘suits’ you need if you’re serious about growth. Manchester is a major centre for the financial and professional services, so if you need an IP lawyer or a friendly VC, we’ve got a city centre full of them.

Manchester’s telecoms are truly world-class. We are designated a ‘super-connected city’ for next generation broadband; have the only international internet exchange outside London; and a host of providers offering high-speed voice and data networks. We love to collaborate and network, online and face-to-face, and Manchester’s cafes, bars and creative spaces inspire collaboration and innovation.

To find out more about the creative, digital and tech industries in Greater Manchester, please contact:

Martha Sama, Head of Business Development, martha.sama@Midas.org.uk

Martha Sama

Head of Business Development - Creative, Digital and Tech Sectors

Specialist in international trade and development in the creative, digital, and tech sectors.

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