As the UKs second largest creative, digital and tech hub, Manchester has a thriving community of businesses, incubators and workspaces. It is well known for its unicorns, Boohoo, Autotrader, Onthebeach.com, AO.com and The Hut Group however with tech companies having raised in excess of $528 million in the first 9 months in 2019, there is growth and momentum in a range of tech sectors. With leading universities, hugely successful local companies and with an enviable talent pool, Manchester is attracting leading tech companies from around the world.Find Job in Manchester
The Numbers in the North West
What people are saying..
Anish KapoorCEO - AccessPay
Year after year, this city continues to attract investment, enabling our thriving technology sector to fulfil its true potential, adding to the list of unicorns that call Manchester home.
George WindsorHead of Insights - Tech Nation
Manchester has cemented its position as one of the UK’s leading tech hubs. The Tech Nation reports of 2019 and 2018 have shown how it continues to attract healthy investment and nurture successful unicorn businesses.
Nicky MorganMP - Digital Secretary
Manchester’s tech sector is thriving. It has produced five billion-dollar tech ‘unicorns’, such as fashion retailer Boohoo and online household appliances store AO.com, which are helping to create jobs and drive growth in the city.
Companies from Manchester
The city is home to a wide ranging group of tech companies including its 5 unicorns (Boohoo, Autotrader, Onthebeach.com, AO.com and The Hut Group), the BBC, Booking.com, Microsoft, Bet365, WeWork and ARM. There also exists an exciting mix of startups and scaleups including Wejo, Push Doctor, Peak AI, eLucid, ShieldPay, TickX, Social Chain, LadBible, Accesspay, Leasing.com, Laduma, Degree 53, Livinglens, Radius Payments Solutions, Matillion and RealityMine.
- Pretty Little Things acquired by Boohoo
- Avecto acquired by Bomgar
- PBF Solutions acquired by Raisin
- e3creative acquired by Dept
- ANS Group acquires Alithya UK
- Wejo acquires Carjojo
- Adept4 acquired by Pinnacle
Ecosystem Builders in Manchester
- GP Bullhound
- Calibri (Tekst podstawowy)
- North Invest
- Praetura Ventures
- Accelerated Digital Ventures
- The North West Fund
- Maven Capital Partners
- North Edge Capital
- Business Growth Fund
- Northern Tech Awards
- Digital Skills Festival
- Tech Show North
- Northern Powerhouse Digital & Technology Conference
- The Digital Transformation Conference