]You’ve probably read many times that working with local businesses is the best way to grow your own business. Why? Because more successful businesses in your local area, means better access to services and more investment in your city. Manchester is one city that has benefited from this massively.
The talent – Behave, we aren’t talking about the attractive people you might find in Spinningfields on a Saturday night.
Manchester’s great universities mean we have some of the best graduates and people from across the UK and beyond. The University of Manchester is investing £1bn in new buildings including engineering, law and business schools. In 2015 there were over 85,000 students in Manchester alone, with an estimated 350,000 within an hours drive. This has meant Manchester businesses can attract some of the most talented and ambitious people, meaning you can be sure the very best are working for you.
Fantastic transport links – we are easy to get to from pretty much anywhere.
With train links to Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria from the south and the North, Manchester is one of the most accessible places in the UK and it doesn’t stop when you get here. Our trams are pretty amazing, running all around the city to Media City to the rest of Greater Manchester and even to the airport if you’re flying away this summer. Transport has had a direct impact on business, making it easy for local businesses to work together and look after the environment.
Creativity and ambition – Manchester worker bee
Manchester has always had a reputation for working hard, places like Ancoats are full of old factories – our Urban Splash studio on Ducie Street used to be a petticoat factory. The Manchester worker bee is a key part in our history and it continues today with over 3500 startups last year. Manchester entrepreneurs are as ambitious as ever. You can be sure that your business is in hard working hands if you work with a Manchester based business.