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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 Metropolitan University is one of the largest universities in the UK, attracting over 38,000 students based across two campuses, one in central Manchester and one in Cheshire. The university welcomes over 3,000 international students each year from over 120 countries.

Manchester Met has undergone a £350 million investment programme in the last decade creating a world-class learning environment, an award-winning student experience, modern specialist facilities and state-of-the-art buildings across eight faculties. The university offers one of the broadest choices of courses in the UK with over 400 courses and qualifications available. Many of these are vocational, where students are encouraged to take industrial placements and internships with employers, boosting their employability prior to leaving university.

The Faculty of Business and Law brings together Manchester Met Business School and Manchester Law School to offer a range of programmes at every career development stage. This includes degree level apprenticeships in digital technology, legal services and management; undergraduate  and postgraduate degrees in all major sub-disciplines of business, management and the law. These also include professionally accredited programmes recognised by industry bodies spanning professional accounting, finance, international business management, human resource management, marketing and public relations. Executive-level programmes also include an AMBA accredited MBA and a pioneering Masters of Sport Directorship.

The Business School delivers bespoke training programmes for a range of corporate clients including Bank of New York Mellon, HMRC, JD Sports, McDonald’s and Tesco and can work with businesses of any size to design and deliver tailored staff development initiatives. The Faculty is also home to the Centre for Business and Society, which combines a thriving research community of academics and PhD students across five research centres, which includes the Centre for Enterprise who provide dedicated business support to the region’s small and medium-sized businesses with mentors, training and guidance. The Centre is dedicated to working with SMEs and putting its knowledge to work to encourage growth and leadership. Since its inception in 2001, it has worked with almost 2,000 SMEs across the North West of England.

Additionally, Innospace, the university’s business incubator hub for start-ups and new enterprises, offers low cost office space, business mentoring services and access to a community of growing enterprises. More than 100 start-up businesses can benefit at any one time from the flexible working space in the city centre campus and more than 370 tenants have passed through its doors since it began in 2007. Another university-wide resource is Digital Innovation that brings together innovation, education, business and research in digital.

With a long history and strong track record of developing successful partnerships with businesses, we are keen to work with external organisations to develop academic, commercial and knowledge transfer partnerships regionally, nationally and internationally.

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