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NEWS 22nd February 2017

MANCHESTER STRENGHTHENS RELATIONSHIP WITH JAPAN BY WELCOMING NEW AMBASSADOR

Manchester will welcome the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Mr Koji Tsuruoka to the city on Tuesday 21st February. The visit aims to celebrate the region’s relationship with Japan, whilst showcasing Greater Manchester as an investment and business destination for Japanese investors, especially in the areas science, innovation, infrastructure and transport. Japan is an important partner…

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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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