Marketing Manchester promotes Greater Manchester as a business destination. Its main objectives are raising awareness of the city’s priority sectors in national and international target markets as well as supporting MIDAS in attracting new direct investment projects.
The team works alongside DIT, the Business Growth Hub and other areas of the MGC to ensure strong and consistent messaging on the business, investment and innovation opportunities available in Greater Manchester. Dedicated to the ‘Team Manchester’ spirit, it works closely together with public and private sector stakeholders from across the city.
The Sector Marketing team’s activities are part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the NW Operational Programme 2014 – 2020.
If you have any questions about sector marketing then contact James.Turner@MarketingManchester.com.
Recognised as the UK’s fastest growing and most economically productive city, Manchester is also the UK’s second largest creative, digital and tech hub. With strengths in software development, IoT, cybersecurity, data analytics and IT services on one end, and a heritage of broadcast & media production, animation, gaming, VFX, AR and VR on the other, Manchester is a place where creativity and technology are jointly driving the next wave of innovation.
Manchester innovates. It always has. It was the world’s first industrial city with the first factories and industrial estates and where Ford built their first cars in Europe. Today, the region is at the heart of the UK’s largest manufacturing and advanced engineering cluster; the North West of England.
Manchester has the largest regional Financial, Professional and Business Services (FPBS) industry outside of London. It is the most highly evolved, meaning it has depth and diversity in all disciplines from banking and financial services, insurance, legal, accountancy, consultancy and FinTech.
Manchester is at the cutting edge of health innovation. A city of firsts, Manchester introduced test tube babies to the world, pioneered hip replacement surgery and bionic eye implants. Manchester is the only UK city region to integrate health and social care and have devolved control of its £6 billion healthcare budget. This provides unique opportunities to improve patient outcomes, test new integrated delivery models, and adopt new systems and technologies.
Home to the largest low carbon sector in the UK outside London and the South East, Manchester is well placed to access the £3.4 trillion global low carbon market and has particular expertise in several key areas including nuclear and power transmission & distribution.
Manchester isn’t just ‘centrally located’, it’s ‘perfectly located’. Ten motorways, 50 motorway junctions, rail and air freight terminals. Millions of customers on your doorstep and most of the UK in a four-hour drive. Add the right supply-chain skills, our lower operating costs and dozens of big sheds and sites – you’ll find that Manchester perfect for a logistics project.