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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.
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.
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.
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.
Listed companies in the North West have added £2.3bn to their total market capitalisations in the first quarter of the year according to our latest North West Share Index, which shows that in the first three months of 2017 the value of the region’s listed companies increased from £39.2bn to £41.6bn, a rise of 6%.
It is this continued renaissance that fills the Liverpool delegation with confidence as we return to MIPIM, the international property festival in Cannes, with our largest delegation, a real energy in the public-private sector collaboration, and involvement from the wider City Region in the form of Wirral MBC and the Liverpool LEP. Collaboration and confidence, a great partnership.