Manchester is the UK’s fastest growing city. Voted “Best City for Business” in 2008, Manchester’s determination to build on this competitive advantage is demonstrated by its ongoing investments in infrastructure. Since 1997, more than £700 million has been invested in transforming the city into one of Europe’s leading cultural and economic hubs. Over £3 billion is committed to major new real estate and infrastructure projects.
Manchester is the city of choice for 65 of the Financial Times Top 100 Companies and it was nominated by business as the UK city doing the most to improve and promote itself. The city’s time zone, location and facilities make it an obvious choice an as international meeting place and it is listed as one of the world’s Top 50 Conference Destinations brings
The number of international commercial transactions taking place here are second to none. In the commercial arena, Manchester is already the largest regional business centre in the UK with 350,000 employers. This single city generates nearly a third of the region’s wealth – equal to Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield combined.