Strength Through Variety
Key sectors within the Greater Manchester economy include Creative Industries, IT & Digital, Professional Services, Biotechnology and Energy. There are more banks than any other region outside of London making it a financial centre of national importance.
Greater Manchester attracts global occupiers such as Ford Credit, Gazprom, Bank of New York Mellon, Google, Emirates, Eithad and Aegis. Over 2000 foreign owned companies have a base in the Greater Manchester. Trader Media, Towergate and BBC are all recent examples of major UK occupiers who have chosen to locate major functions in the region.
FTSE 100 Representation
80 of the FTSE 100 have a representation in Manchester.
Greater Manchester was voted the number one location for a new headquarters operation in Europe. Global HQ’s include PZ Cussons, The Co-Operative Group and Umbro, whilst UK and European HQ’s include Brother, Kelloggs, Adidas, Siemens and Totesport.
The UK’s largest university, world class research and Europe’s largest student population with 30,000 graduates annually continually reinforce Manchester’s high quality workforce and stimulate innovation in the city’s science and R&D sector.