By being in the right place at the right time, you free yourself from the necessity of making tough choices, or settling for less than you want. A case in point? Embankment, a new development in the heart of Manchester that leaves no box on your business location wish-list unticked. Congratulations, you’ve just found a place where everything comes together…


As the world’s first industrial city, Manchester has come full circle to once again be a powerhouse of economic progress. Voted the best overall choice for business in the UK outside London, the city is now attracting increasing national and international companies, all drawn by its competitiveness, its transport links and its highly motivated and skilled workforce.

With the expansion of the BBC at MediaCityUK in 2011 and plans for massive public transport investment, Manchester is now even better placed as a business destination for the future.

Business isn’t the only area where Manchester excels. Award-winning theatres, galleries, museums and concert halls pay testament to the city’s remarkable heritage. Manchester also leads the field in the sporting arena, being recently voted the world’s best ‘Sport City’, for its successful hosting of major international events.

With world-renowned nightlife and some of the UK’s best shopping, Manchester has everything you need…

In numbers...


Manchester is ranked as the number one city to locate a new headquarters operation


There are 93,000 employers in Greater Manchester. 

7.2 million

Manchester city region offers a high quality workforce of 7.2 million people within an hour’s commute of the city centre. 

£51 billion

A GVA of £51 billion, almost half the total of the North West.