About MIDAS Greater Manchester's inward investment promotion agency

MIDAS is the inward investment promotion agency for Greater Manchester, with a strategic aim to secure significant levels of new investment for the city region to create and safeguard jobs.

This is achieved through the global business marketing of the city region's key sectors and the provision of an extensive package of free advice and assistance for potential investors and location consultants.

MIDAS has helped hundreds of businesses successfully relocate to or expand in Greater Manchester.

Manchester was recently named one of the most innovative cities in the world. Our growing status as the UK’s hotbed for innovation has seen us become a destination of choice for life sciences, digital development, financial services, manufacturing and education.
— Rhys Whalley, Managing Director, MIDAS

Our Services

MIDAS offers a free and confidential package of services that are tailored to individual companies’ needs. The services MIDAS provide save companies money, time and effort.

By providing you with access to expert knowledge and local intelligence, MIDAS helps to de-risk your business investment and can ensure a faster and more successful relocation or expansion.

Support is available to both national and international firms of all sizes that are considering or wish to relocate to (or expand in) Greater Manchester, and includes:

  • Investment case development including market intelligence and research
  • Sourcing property solutions
  • International market support
  • Advice on recruitment and training
  • Introductions to appropriate networks, suppliers, agencies and educational establishments
  • Help you understand and navigate potential market opportunities

How is MIDAS Run?

MIDAS is wholly owned by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the economic development agency’s majority funder. Since 2017, funding has been supplemented by the public-private MIDAS Partnership.

MIDAS forms part of The Growth Company, which supports the growth and prosperity of Greater Manchester through the provision of services that will raise Greater Manchester’s profile, attract investment, help generate new business, support existing businesses to grow, and provide individuals with new skills and employment opportunities.

Two special purpose vehicles – Manchester China Forum and Manchester India Partnership – sit within MIDAS, helping to strengthen business, culture and tourism relationships between Greater Manchester and the two respective regions.

To find out more about how MIDAS can help your business move to Greater Manchester, get in touch with the team today. You can also keep up-to-date with us via Twitter and LinkedIn.

Rhys Whalley

Rhys Whalley Managing Director

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Support is available to both national and international firms of all sizes that are considering or wish to relocate to (or expand in) Greater Manchester

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16th Annual Congress of the European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders 2023

08, Feb 2023

The 16th Annual Congress of the European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders, EAHAD 2023, will be a face-to-face meeting, which will take place in Manchester in the UK, from 8-10 February 2023. The objectives of EAHAD are to promote education, support research and improve the clinical care and lives of patients with inherited or acquired bleeding disorders. The annual Congress provides an opportunity to increase your knowledge, and better understand the most recent scientific advances, while also allowing you to present your latest findings and interact with physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, psychosocial professionals and all other caregivers involved in our field.  

IRMS Conference 2022

14, May 2023

The annual IRMS Conference is *the* go-to event in the information management calendar, bringing together 400 practitioners, compliance managers, senior executives and others from a range of organisations across all industry sectors in the UK and beyond. Our theme for 2022 was Resilience, Recovery, Renewal, recognising the phases of individuals' and organisations' response to the effects of the global pandemic, and the critical role of information and records management in enabling and supporting business continuity. The 2023 theme will be announced soon! Brought to you by the internationally renowned Information & Records Management Society (IRMS), this unmissable conference will include another packed programme of inspirational speakers, lively discussions and unbeatable networking opportunities – centred on an exhibition showcasing the latest technology, the latest thinking, industry innovations and best practice from world-class organisations.

Inhaled Particles and NanOEH Conference 2023

15, May 2023

In 2023, two internationally renowned conferences, Inhaled Particles and NanOEH are coming together to disseminate the current knowledge and understanding surrounding (nano)particle and fibre hazard, exposure and risk. This collaborative conference will be held in Manchester (UK) at the Hilton Deansgate hotel, between the 15th and 18th of May 2023. The 'Inhaled Particles' Conference series, now in its 62nd year, is a long-standing conference of the British Occupational Hygiene Society bringing together a multi-disciplinary community of scientists who have the inhalation of all types of particles and fibres as their key research focus. The 10th NanOEH Conference provides a platform for the presentation of research which enhances the current knowledge on occupational and environmental health of nanomaterials in the working and general environment. It facilitates sharing of the current state of the art for strategies towards exposure assessment, hazard evaluation and risk assessment. The purpose of this joint meeting will be to bring together experts and early career researchers within the fields of occupational health and exposure, modelling, epidemiology and toxicology from academia, industry, and regulation to discuss the key aspects of the field, recent findings and how the discipline needs to move forward to answer the plethora of questions still being asked. A further key focus of this conference will be to assess the suitability and applicability of methods being utilised to answer such questions. The conference will be balanced with an integrative social schedule, as well as promoting early-career researcher development along with prizes and award lectures. IP13 The next chapter of the Internationally renowned 'Inhaled Particles' Conference series, now its 62nd year, will be held in Manchester, UK between the 15th and 18th of May 2023. This long-standing conference of the British Occupational Hygiene Society brings together a multi-disciplinary community of scientists who have the inhalation of all types of particles as their key research focus. The purpose of this meeting will be to bring together experts and early career researchers within the fields of exposure, modelling and toxicology from academia, industry and regulation to discuss the key aspects of the field, recent findings and how the discipline needs to move forward to answer the plethora of questions still being asked. A further key focus of this conference will be to assess the suitability and applicability of methods being utilised to answer such questions. The conference will be balanced with an integrative social schedule, as well as prizes and award lectures. NanOEH 10 The NanOEH Conference provides a platform for the presentation of research which enhances the current knowledge on occupational and environmental health of nanomaterials in the working and general environment. It facilitates sharing of the current state of the art for strategies towards exposure assessment, hazard evaluation and risk assessment. The 10th conference is set to have an exciting program, including: keynote speakers, thematic sessions, oral sessions, and poster sessions. In addition there will be a special initiative for early career researchers including an Early Career Researcher Award.