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Living and Working in Manchester

Joanna Clare

The characteristic city of Manchester is warmly known as being the ‘King Of The North.’ It is a metropolitan borough that has a large  population and is situated in the north west of England, some two hundred miles from London. Greater Manchester consists of ten individual metropolitan boroughs. Most but not all of Manchester is in the historic county of Lancashire.

Manchester has its own major multi award winning airport and has often been given the title for one of  the best UK airports and a typical flight to London, of which there are many, will take just one hour.

The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution  not only transformed Manchester, but 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 remains as one of the fastest growing cities within Europe.

Many international and well known companies have chosen Manchester as their home and it attracts substantial foreign investment which is why the city is considered to be a leading European business destination.

The Manchester economy is continuing with its unwavering resilience yet again this year, despite the UK emerging from a recession. Manchester is still one of the biggest economies in England with technology and advanced manufacturing predicted to be two of several key industries that are predicted to further the economic growth throughout the year. Other strong sectors include creative and media, financial and professional services, life science and healthcare and ‘net zero’ innovations.  Manchester is the ideal environment for businesses to flourish -  a dynamic, forward thinking and prosperous city teeming with expertise and talent.

As a global tourist hotspot which brings in many millions of visitors per annum, the hospitality, retail and leisure sectors are also of huge importance.

Manchester has been voted on more than one occasion, as one of the most liveable cities in the world, one of the best cities in the world, one of the best cities for business, one of the top five best cities to live and work in…the list goes on! Being in the city of Manchester is an unforgettable experience.

With its 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.

With the cost of living substantially lower than the south of England, you really can afford to be choosy when it comes to selecting properties, whether you buy or rent although house prices are strong and forecast to remain so throughout 2023.

Manchester is currently in a top position as one of the best cities for buy to let investments , especially with its growing population of young people who seek to rent quality properties on a long term basis. You will find that all properties in Manchester are as diverse as the friendly, down to earth residents themselves! Whether you are searching for a luxury apartment in the midst of the highly impressive nightlife or a tranquil family home surrounded by parks and woodland, you have it all here.

Within a short distance of the city, you can enjoy the splendour of the Pennines with its breathtaking views and rolling hills which are considered by many to be one of the most beautiful 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.

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.

If, on the other hand, you enjoy a spot of retail therapy then you will be far from disappointed. Shoppers flock from all over the world to visit Manchester's famous shopping centres and once you start browsing, it's easy to see why. You can then unwind after a busy day in one of the countless assortment of bars, restaurants and cafes which cater for every taste and budget imaginable.

There is a well known saying that describes Manchester perfectly - “What Manchester does today, the rest of the world does tomorrow.”

Looking for a new job or new career in Manchester? You'll be glad to know that we are hosting our well known Manchester Careers Fair at Britannia Hotel on Friday 3rd February. Book your ticket now!

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