London watch out. Manchester is fast becoming the UK go-to city for businesses. In 2017, more businesses were opened in Manchester than in the capital. With cheaper living costs, impressive public transport and a bustling city centre, it’s easy to see why.
Manchester is much more than the home of great music, football and impressive architecture. Of course, all of that adds to the attraction. But it’s the universities, media city and technology that is turning the northern city into a business hub.
With so many others enjoying the countless benefits of moving their business up north – why are you missing out? Keep reading to find out why you should take the plunge and join the thousands of others reaping the rewards of this thriving northern city…
1. Lower living costs
On average, the cost per person to rent office space in Manchester is £300-350. Travel around 200 miles south and you’d be paying a whopping £650-1400! It’s not just office rent that you’ll make a saving on, either. House prices in the Greater Manchester area are remarkably cheaper than those down south.
2. Large talent pool
Manchester is home to the biggest single-site university campus in the UK. In fact, including the 3 other universities in the area, the city is home to around 99,000 students. When it comes to employing new staff, you want the best of the best. You’ll find that in Manchester, with thousands of fresh graduates ready to get straight to work every year.
3. Impressive links to big cities
Despite being 200 miles away from the UK capital, it only takes 2 hours to get from Manchester to London Euston by train. That’s set to be halved by 2026, with the introduction of HS2. It’s also home to the 3rd largest airport in the UK, making international travel a doddle.
4. Great public transport
Public transport in Manchester has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority spent over £280 million improving trams, trains and buses, which now run frequently in and around the city. So, you’ll be fine commuting in and around the centre daily without any problems.
5. Media city
Home to the BBC, ITV, Ericsson, Kellogg’s and around 250 more businesses, Media City has fast become an international hub for creativity and innovation. Located on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, it’s easily within reach of the city centre and a great place to introduce a new, up and coming business.
6. A great place to live
Are these benefits simply not enough for you to take the plunge? Well, take a look around the city and you’re sure to see more reasons to make the move. The electric atmosphere, friendly, diverse community and fascinating attractions and entertainment will instantly make you feel at home.
Manchester is more than just somewhere to work. It’s a thriving place to live – and we all know the importance of a healthy work-life balance!
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Ready to move your business to Manchester? Take a look at our Manchester office space. Whatever your requirements, Anvic can provide everything you need for your business to take off with a variety of high quality offices and meeting rooms. Get in touch with our team to find out more.