UK's Most Entrepreneurial City

UK's Most Entrepreneurial City

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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

The 1st UK city with devolved control of its £6bn health and social care budget

The 1st UK city with devolved control of its £6bn health and social care budget

Invest in Manchester

Industry Expertise

  1. Graphene trainer
    Advanced Manufacturing
  2. Creative and Media
    Creative and Media
  3. Mediacity
    Digital and Technology
  4. Spinningfields Manchester
    Financial and Professional Services
  5. Life Science and Healthcare
    Life Science and Healthcare
  6. Low Carbon
    Low Carbon
  7. INV- Nav Thumb - cityscape sector factsheet
    Sector Factsheets
  8. Powering Innovation
    Manchester is the the UK’s top digital tech city, a leading destination for Foreign Direct Investment and has recently been voted as the UK’s most entrepreneurial city offering pioneering companies - both large and small - with the key ingredients to commercialise fresh and novel ideas.
  9. Manchester: Digital in our DNA
    Manchester; the city to scale for Digital and Tech business
  10. 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.

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

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