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

Workforce

Intelligent

Manchester city region offers a high quality workforce of 7.2 million people within an hour’s commute of the city centre. The city is the European City of Science 2016 and it is recognised by the government as one of the UK’s “Science Cities”, Manchester has a distinctive geography of concentrated clusters containing a varied, qualified, skilled and sustainable labour pool.

Unique

While other cities can claim high levels of talent and skills in certain sectors, Manchester is unique in having a large quantity and quality of potential employees across a wide range of different industries, including ICT, bio-science, medical devices, creative, new media and digital, aviation, food, logistics and financial & professional services.

Variety

Outside London, Manchester provides the best ease of recruiting qualified staff – the most important factor in investment decisions as found by Cushman & Wakefield’s UK Cities Monitor. With five universities offering world-class higher education to over 105,000 students at any one time, recruitment and retention of high quality staff is guaranteed. A further 18 universities and HE institutions are within an hour’s drive of the city, broadening the scope for recruitment.

Employers can be assured that one quarter of the labour pool is educated to degree level with many higher education institutions and colleges offering vast ranges of practical training and vocational courses to match recruitment needs.

Diversity

With an influx of international students and foreign nationals, Manchester’s diverse labour pool continues to grow, offering many multilingual capabilities that add global value to businesses at a realistic cost.

The city region’s dynamic, international and cosmopolitan nature is testimony to what opportunities the city region can offer, coupled with a multi modal transport infrastructure, keeping the workforce flexible and mobile.

Providing excellent standards of living, affordable housing and first-rate facilities in and outside of the working environment, Manchester is sure to keep the labour force satisfied.

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