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In recognition of the region’s potential as a great place to live, work, and visit, the international investor community continues to take more and more interest in our cities. International markets such as South East Asia, Middle East, and the US, have already followed up that interest, with key developments such as the £1bn development of Airport City arising in recent years with foreign backing.
Language is the greatest barrier to employment for many refugees. That is why Natalie Lesbirel, an executive assistant at Deloitte in Manchester, recently volunteered to sit down and talk to refugee women as part of an English conversation clubs initiative - just one way in which Deloitte is helping to change lives as part of One Million Futures.
Cranes continue to dominate the Manchester skyline as residential development maintains its upward trajectory, exceeding 2008 levels for the second year running, according to Deloitte Real Estate’s Manchester Crane Survey.
Manchester has secured its position amongst the globe’s top smart city destinations of the future, according to a major new study analysing urban mobility by Deloitte.
There is much debate around what impact Brexit will have on London as the leading international financial centre, but about half of the industry’s gross value is actually generated outside the M25. As Deloitte’s managing partner for regional markets and the newly appointed TheCityUK Chair for Greater Manchester, I am delighted to have a role in championing the in the North West and contributing to its long-term success.
New analysis found that the number of outbound cross-border deals involving north west technology, media and telecoms (TMT) businesses over the last two years has more than doubled.
Manchester has retained its position as the most attractive hotel investment destination in England outside of London.
The city has outperformed Cambridge, Oxford, and Bath, according to our annual survey of senior hospitality industry leaders.
Deloitte is continuing to put Manchester on the map with businesses in India at its fourth annual Diwali celebration dinner.
As part of Manchester’s combined efforts, we have been working with MIDAS and the Department for International Trade to help deliver the strategy that will enable the city to build its profile in India and strengthen opportunities around trade and investment.