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Regional Statistics & Market Opportunities

 The Facts… The Opportunity

 Financial & Professional Services:

  • Outside of London, Manchester is the nation’s main centre for financial & professional services, employing 224,000 people and generating £9.0 billion of GVA annually. Key companies include Deloitte, KPMG and PwC. ~

Health & Life Sciences:

  • Employs 163,000 people in Greater Manchester, generating annual GVA of £4.7 billion. Assets include Manchester Science Park, The Christie and the UK Biobank. ~

Creative & Digital:

  • Manchester is the largest creative & digital cluster outside London, employing 63,000 people and generating GVA of £2.7 billion each year. Key assets include MediaCityUK, home of the BBC and ITV.~

 Advanced Manufacturing:

  • The whole manufacturing sector still employs nearly one in ten residents in Greater Manchester. Around 38,000 people are working in advanced manufacturing, which generates £1.9 billion of GVA every year. Key companies include NXP, Siemens and Holroyd.~

Source: Greater Manchester Forecasting Model, Visit Manchester, New Economy

There are 35 Co-lo Datacentres are based within Data Centres North’s prime catchment area… with a further 29 in the extended catchment area

Density of Co-lo datacentres within the primary catchment area*

Density of Co-lo datacentres within the events extended catchment area*

There are 16 Universities within the DataCentres North’s catchment area #

Including Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster, Lancashire, Bolton, etc…#        Source: UCCA

Global and Regional Head Offices in Manchester ^

Manchester is host to nearly 100 Head Offices and Regional Head offices, providing a ready source of visitors seeking datacentre infrastructure solutions. These include: ATIC Records, Avecia, Barclays Wealth, BBC, Britannia Hotels, Eon Reality, ITV Granada Television, JJB Sports, Manchester Airports Group, National Car Parks, Network Rail, Stagecoach Manchester, Ticketline, Thomas Cook Airlines, Umbro amongst others.