Best UK city for business

Best UK city for business

Management Today 2019

Only UK city with devolved control of its £6bn health and social care budget

Only UK city with devolved control of its £6bn health and social care budget

Invest in Manchester

The largest Financial and Professional Services Industry outside of London

The largest Financial and Professional Services Industry outside of London

Invest in Manchester

Manchester has the highest concentration of graphene expertise globally

Manchester has the highest concentration of graphene expertise globally

Invest in Manchester

Industry Expertise

  1. 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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    2. 24 Jun 2021
  2. INV- Nav Thumb - cityscape sector factsheet
    Sector Factsheets
  3. Graphene trainer
    Advanced Manufacturing
  4. Recording studio
    Creative and Media
  5. Mediacity
    Digital and Technology
  6. Spinningfields Manchester
    Financial and Professional Services
  7. Scientific researcher at Christie Hospital
    Life Science and Healthcare
  8. Electric car
    Low Carbon
  9. A World Class Investment Offer

    Manchester is a leading European business destination and the most successful city for attracting foreign direct investment outside London across multiple industries. The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester continues to be a city that innovates across a variety of sectors.  The Data City for the UK’s Top Digital Tech Cities – 2020 report (available here) shows how Manchester outperforms all other major UK cities in the fields of AI and data, advanced materials, cyber, construction tech, eCommerce, IoT, MedTech and service design. Find out more about your sector in Manchester here.


    Home to Leading Brands

    Manchester provides an environment rich with commercial opportunities and has an outstanding reputation as a competitive place to do business. That’s why more than 2,000 foreign owned companies and leading brands such as Google, Amazon, Kellogg’s, Jaguar Land Rover and BNY Mellon have chosen to make Manchester their home.


    Where the Experts Live

    Today, the city region is home to more than 2.8 million people, providing businesses with access to an incredible talent pool of people and unique strengths across diverse sectors including:

    - Advanced Manufacturing

    - Life Science and Healthcare

    - Creative and Media

    - Digital and Technology

    - Financial and Professional Services

    - Low Carbon

    This breadth and depth of expertise enables cross-industry opportunities for collaboration and a world-class offer for the international investor.


    Ease of Doing Business

    Manchester was the first city in the UK to gain governance over its economy, which means it has greater control over its transport, housing, planning, business skills, science and innovation. In particular, the city region has autonomy of its
    £6 billion ($7.6 billion) health and social care budget – a landmark move in the development of UK health and social care policy.

  10. Team meeting
    Manchester Talent
  11. Volta Manchester
    Quality of Life
  12. Exchange Square Manchester tram stop
    Infrastructure
  13. view from 1 st peters square
    Economy
  14. Noma MCR
    Key Developments

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