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NEWS 6th December 2016

Tech hubs will help drive Manchester's digital revolution Forward

Grants of £2m each have been awarded to create two new technology business hubs in Manchester – with a goal of creating and sustaining 2,000 jobs over the next decade. The funding, which is being allocated by Manchester City Council, was awarded to the city by the government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS.)…

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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

Key Skills

A Wealth of Talent

Manchester has a critical mass of highly skilled professionals and specialists, drawing from a large labour pool that extends far beyond the boundaries of the conurbation itself – south into Macclesfield and Congleton in Cheshire, east into High Peak in Derbyshire, west into St Helen’s in Merseyside and north into Blackburn.

Skill Levels

Greater Manchester’s workforce is relatively strongly skilled in UK terms with the majority qualified to NVQ level 2 and above, skills which are critical to raising productivity.


Source: ONS annual population survey 2006

* Population % is aggregated.

Better skills, better jobs, better lives

Manchester Business School was ranked 22nd in the world by FT and its MBA programme rated top five in non-US schools by Forbes, strengthening Manchester’s position as a world class educational and professional centre of excellence.

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