UK's Most Entrepreneurial City

UK's Most Entrepreneurial City

BusinessCloud 2021

Progress21 Global
3rd Best City in the World

3rd Best City in the World

Time Out 2021


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  7. PROGRESS21: GLOBAL event banner
    The GM Mayor, Andy Burnham, GM LEP Chair, Lou Cordwell and Minister for Exports, Graham Stuart, will lead the Global Ambition session and will be joined by leading business figures to learn about Greater Manchester’s economic vision and global plans.
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  8. Manchester was at the heart of the industrial revolution and has a fantastic history of innovation. The city offers an incredibly talented workforce and a budding tech scene with some of the most exciting, fast growing tech companies in the UK situated here.

    Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, Amazon

  9. A World Class Business City

    Manchester is a world class city that offers a fantastic environment for businesses to grow and prosper. With global transport connectivity, incredible talent and high-quality business properties, the city is home to a £62.8 billion economy and is one of the UK’s fastest growing regional cities; making it a first-choice investment destination for many leading international brands.

    Digital in Our DNA

    Since developing the world’s first stored-programme and commercial computers, Manchester has been creating and shaping the future for more than 250 years. Home to a thriving £5 billion digital ecosystem, Manchester is officially the UK’s Top Digital Tech City and its reputation for the radical has seen it taking a leading position across numerous established and emerging digital sectors, creating a wealth of commercial opportunities and leveraging tech to transform tomorrows business landscape.

    Innovation Starts Here

    Manchester was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and the city has continued to be a driving force of innovation through the realisation of atomic theory, In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and graphene. Today, as one of the top 50 most innovative cities globally, it is a city of pioneers that continues to push boundaries, creating strong economic and investment opportunities for real growth.

  10. Mediacity
    Digital and Technology
  11. Scientific researcher at Christie Hospital
    Life Science and Healthcare
  12. Spinningfields Manchester
    Financial and Professional Services
  13. Graphene trainer
    Advanced Manufacturing
  14. Electric car
    Low Carbon
  15. Recording studio
    Creative and Media
  16. Mayoral visit Asha receives honorary degree from UoS
    Manchester India Partnership
  17. Huawei opens in Manchester
    Manchester China Forum
  18. The Ideal Business Location

    Manchester provides the ideal investment location for small, medium and large businesses who want to be part of a resilient, vibrant and collaborative business community. With expert advice and specialist programmes and funding, SMEs can really thrive here and with access to cutting edge technology, high quality talent and state-of-the-art business properties, large businesses can really drive forward innovation and evolve.

    Complimentary Investment Support

    The free, confidential and bespoke services provided by MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment promotion agency, save businesses money, time and effort. We can provide services such as relocation support, assistance in finding property solutions, access to finance and advice on recruitment and training.

    Find out more about MIDAS’ services here.

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