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Benefits of doing business in Manchester

Manchester’s increasing success over the last ten years has seen the city region take its place on the world stage as a top ten European business location and the UK’s largest and fastest growing regional economy.

The award-winning Manchester Airport sits at the heart of the city region's advanced transport infrastructure and connects Manchester to over 190 destinations worldwide. This, coupled with outstanding road, rail and digital connectivity and a high quality portfolio of business properties contributes to Manchester's status as Europe's top city for business competitiveness (KPMG International 2010).

If you're looking to expand or relocate your business the Manchester city region, has a large and highly educated labour pool, superb accessibility, diverse range of property, not to mention the support and advice available.  Many top companies have chosen Manchester as their base including Aon, BNY Mellon, Cisco, Google, Jacob's Engineering and Nike.

Whether you are looking for a location for your conference, meeting or event - Manchester has everything you need.  With a wide variety of venues and hotels the city is an excellent MICE destination.   Offering quality accommodation, unique inspiring venues and a plethora of things to do when your work is done.  The city has hosted high profile conferences including the Conservative Party Conference and Soccerex as well as many associations.

Why Manchester?

Business Expansion/Relocation

A sustainable pool of labour - 7.2 million people within 50 miles of Manchester provide potential for companies to scale up their operations within short timescales

One of the largest student populations in Europe - provides an educated pool of skilled labour, suitable for shift patterns

Excellent domestic and international accessibility

Sector strengths include food and drink, biomedical, and financial and professional services.

Efficient start-up of operations - MIDAS (Manchester's Inward Investment Agency) and partners offer an extensive package of support and advice tailored to clients needs

Conference, Event, Meeting, Exhibition Destination

A wide range of accommodation ranging from five star luxury to quality budget

Diverse venues of all shapes and sizes, from unique

Central convention complex, Manchester Central for large scale conferences and exhibitions close to the best business hotels and transport network

Free expert advice, venue location and accommodation booking service from Marketing Manchester

Award-winning attractions, museums, galleries, great restaurants and a thriving nightlife to keep delegates entertained outside of business hours

For Manchester MICE information visit

For information on locating your business in Manchester visit

For information on Manchester Airport visit

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