As the largest tech hub outside of London, Manchester offers no shortage of opportunities to tech and digital professionals, entrepreneurs, and start-ups. Growing investment into the areas of fashion and online retail (the city is home to ecommerce behemoths Boohoo, Missguided and PrettyLittleThing), FinTech, nanotechnology and media attracts a variety of innovative companies and skilled tech workers.
Manchester has the largest number of digital professionals outside of London, at over 88,000 according to Tech Nation. And earlier this year, the cloud-based FinTech startup AccesssPay secured £9 million in VC investment. The Manchester tech community is supported by a growing number of programmes, some run by the city’s universities, and regular events and meet-ups help local tech professionals connect and exchange together.
Manchester-based AccessPay, a specialist in cloud-based payments and cash management automation, is one of the fastest growing Fintech businesses outside London and secured £9 million venture capital investment earlier this year.
A growing range of programmes and events help to bring the Manchester tech community together, including those run by the universities – MMU has launched the UK’s first FinTech Masters course — Manchester Digital, Tech Nation, Fintech North, and the Manchester Tech Trust among others.
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Manchester is an ethnically diverse and thriving city in the north of England. It has a fascinating architectural history and has bred and attracted artists, musicians and celebrities over the centuries.
Housing prices in Manchester are cheaper than London but tend to be higher than other cities in the UK. One of the greatest plus points for daily life in Manchester is the excellent public transport system of buses, trains and trams. In the city centre, the Metro Shuttle Bus is a free hop-on, hop-off service which links the main railway stations, shopping centres and business districts.
If you are a sun worshipper be warned like most places in the UK, rain is always a possibility, but Manchester is considered to suffer more than most so it’s wise to carry an umbrella or a fold up waterproof jacket.
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