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The distinctive city of Manchester is often called the King Of The North. It has a large and growing population, being situated in the north west of England, around two hundred miles from London. Greater Manchester consists of ten individual metropolitan boroughs. Much of Manchester is in the historic county of Lancashire.
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Joanna Clare
Content Manager
Published on
April 12, 2024

The distinctive city of Manchester is often called the King Of The North. It has a large and growing population, being situated in the north west of England, around two hundred miles from London. Greater Manchester consists of ten individual metropolitan boroughs. Much of Manchester is in the historic county of Lancashire.

Manchester has its own international airport which is located just south of the city centre. A direct train journey from Manchester Piccadilly station into London can take a little over two hours and the city is  well connected by road to the rest of the UK.

It is widely accepted that Manchester was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. It was an industrial powerhouse which transformed the city and influenced the rest of the world with new ways of working and living. Once recognised for its hugely extensive textile and cotton mill trade, this exciting and vibrant city is the leading European business destination and most successful city for attracting foreign investment outside London, across various industries, excelling in many industries.

Manchester is a key location within the UK with many international and highly successful companies having chosen Manchester as their headquarters and the number of businesses here having rapidly expanded over recent years. The region is overflowing with opportunities and with the economy growing, strong sectors are many and include financial, business and professional services, advanced manufacturing, creative and media, digital and technology, net zero, ecommerce, life sciences and healthcare. Additionally,  current and future knowledge intensive industries such as AI and data, cyber and construction tech are continuously being promoted and expanded.

Manchester is the ideal environment for both individuals and businesses to flourish. It is a dynamic, forward thinking, innovative and prosperous city which is teeming with expertise and talent. It is the most globally influential city in the UK after London. The city is a powerful leading force and always one step ahead, in fact there is a well known saying that describes Manchester perfectly - What Manchester does today, the rest of the world does tomorrow!

Manchester has been voted on more than one occasion as being one of the best cities in the world and whether you choose to live, work, study or simply visit the city, Manchester is a truly unforgettable experience!

With a focus on excellent education and world class universities both in Manchester and the surrounding areas, one can understand why this city attracts so many highly skilled and talented individuals. There are no less than five popular and well regarded universities to choose from in Manchester which are research centres of excellence and clusters of knowledge and expertise. Additionally, it has been recognised that over 90% of Manchester's schools are rated as either good or outstanding and almost half of residents are educated to at least degree level.

Fans of the most popular sport in the world will not be disappointed as this is home to both Manchester United and Manchester City football teams and the city has been named one of the top five cities in the world for sport! Alternatively, if you prefer browsing around the shops then you will be far from disappointed as shoppers flock from all over the world to visit Manchester's famous shopping centres. You can then choose to unwind after a busy day in one of the countless assortment of bars, restaurants and cafes which cater for every taste and budget imaginable.

Within a short distance of the city, you can enjoy the beauty of the Pennines with its breathtaking views and rolling hills which are considered by many to be one of the most loveliest places in the UK. The Peak District with its expansive National Park, the wild charm of West Yorkshire and the traditional seaside town of Blackpool are also all easily accessible.

Living and working in Manchester is an experience that blends excellent professional prospects, cultural diversity and a high quality of life. The city’s dynamic atmosphere along with its interesting history makes it a perfect destination for everyone.

The next event being hosted by the UK Careers Fair will be held on April 19th 2024 between 10am - 2pm. The venue is the stunning Britannia Hotel in Portland Street, M1 3LA. The Britannia Hotel is a beautiful Grade 2 listed building, situated in the heart of Manchester with car parking available nearby.

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