Innovation in Deloitte North West

The Internet of Things: the disruptor shaping our built environment


A quantum leap in the development of technology has been seen over recent years. The convergence of rapid technological advancements and urban planning is driving an evolution of human behaviour, and encouraging us to reconsider the way that we communicate, live, work and play. Such advances are infiltrating the way in which modern cities work.

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Posted on 03/05/2018 | 0 Comments

Crane Survey: Manchester- one of Europe's fastest growing cities

 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.

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Posted on 30/01/2018 | 0 Comments

Brexit and Financial Services- beyond the M25

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.

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Posted on 06/12/2017 | 0 Comments

Cross border tech deals involving North West firms more than doubles

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. 

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Posted on 01/12/2017 | 0 Comments

North West TMT clusters home to 755 businesses

The technology, media and telecoms sector in the North West continues to thrive, with the region’s six key clusters now home to 755 companies, according to new research.

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Posted on 15/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Overseas investment into region soaring

Investment into North West-based companies from overseas has increased dramatically in the first half of 2017 when compared with the same period last year.

Our latest Cross Border Deals Radar, conducted in partnership with Experian Corpfin, reveals that the value of inbound deals has nearly trebled over the last 12 months – up to £1.1bn from £305m in 2016.

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Posted on 14/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Disrupting the disruption – the effect of digital disruption on real estate, infrastructure and the construction industry


Digital disruption is something that working in property and construction we hear a lot about. According to some, robots are coming to take our jobs and soon we won’t need to learn to drive either. Without sounding sceptical, this is currently quite a far cry from the industry we work in. Property, infrastructure and construction in general is still a rather traditional industry when it comes to how we work, albeit some technology advancements.

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Posted on 22/06/2017 | 0 Comments

North West investment overseas rises 60 per cent

The value of international market transactions rose by 60 per cent in 2016. The statistics, in partnership with Experian Corpfin, show that despite the marked increase in spend, the number of transactions dipped 30 per cent from 44 to 31 over the year, giving an average deal size of £20m, more than double the £9m seen in 2015.

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Posted on 21/02/2017 | 0 Comments

Deloitte TMT Predictions 2017- 5G, biometrics and cyberattacks

This week saw the UK launch of Deloitte’s technology, media and telecommunications predictions hosted in Manchester. In its 16th year the annual report reveals the perspectives gained from hundreds of conversations with industry leaders and tens of thousands of consumer interviews across the globe.

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Posted on 13/01/2017 | 0 Comments

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework- it took a while - but we think it was worth the wait


The newly published Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is already making headlines, principally because it suggests making the first substantial changes to the green belt that we have seen in a generation.

However whilst we are sure there will be a lively debate about green belts and new housing allocations, from our perspective there are other matters bound within the plan that are perhaps even more worthy of note.

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Posted on 24/10/2016 | 0 Comments