UK-Asia relationship bolstered by Manchester-Mumbai gateway

The UK is increasingly looking to shore up trade connections and secure business allies with prosperous economies worldwide. As a pillar of the Northern Powerhouse, Manchester is playing an important bridging role between the north and Asia, and the launch of non-stop flights from Manchester Airport to Mumbai marks the latest step in the increasing connectivity between the regions.

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Posted on 27/06/2018 | 0 Comments

'This is Me'- Reducing mental health stigma

We are proud to be supporting ‘This is Me’, a pioneering campaign which aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace be encouraging workers to share their experiences with colleagues.

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Posted on 14/05/2018 | 0 Comments

MIPIM 2018: The cities of tomorrow

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A key talking point at this year’s MIPIM event has been the increasing prevalence of technology in the property sector, and more importantly, how we now have an opportunity and a responsibility to utilise technology to plan for the cities of the future.

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Posted on 15/03/2018 | 0 Comments

MIPIM 2018: International appetite

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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.

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Posted on 14/03/2018 | 0 Comments

MIPIM 2018: A year for the regions to make an impact

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Monday at MIPIM seems to have become a really productive work day over the last few years. Perhaps that owes something to the early flight out of Liverpool which has become increasingly popular.

So what’s to look forward to this year at MIPIM?

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Posted on 13/03/2018 | 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

Manchester named global city of the future

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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.

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Posted on 18/01/2018 | 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

Manchester comes top for regional hotel investment


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. 

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Posted on 17/11/2017 | 0 Comments