12 of the most exciting tech companies in Manchester

Manchester is the fastest growing UK tech hub outside London and home to over 10,000 tech companies


Going local in Manchester with a virtual phone system

Virtual phone systems are much more flexible than traditional systems as they are open standard and have multiple interfaces.


Manchester beats London as leading UK start-up hub

A new global study reveals that in the UK, Manchester is much more conducive to starting up than London from a cost and ease perspective. However, this study doesn't take access to finance and opportunities to secure investment into account.


Ten years, Manchester, and me

Manchester’s digital sector is worth £1.7 billion. Thinking back to 2006, Daniel Keighron-Foster, managing director and founder of Steamhaus, maps out Manchester's rise to the top.


Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester lead entrepreneurial cities list

The UK's largest regional cities are nearly twice more likely than London to have produced an entrepreneur over the past 24 months.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Manchester City owners agree merger to promote club in China

A bid by China Media Capital Holdings looks to have been successful following six months of negotiations with the football club's backers.


Tech Invest Manchester forum to bring together top businesses and investors from across the North

Slots available for tech companies from the North to present to investors: big names from the North-West tech scene and beyond already signed up for all-day forum on 16 September


Mattress retailer Leesa coming to Manchester after securing $9m US investment

UK entrepreneur David Wolfe bringing business home after successful launch in the US.


Manchester City FC backs Ideas Britain competition to find top sports entrepreneurs

Innovation in Sport competition is now open for early-bird entries.


Manchester United named football’s ‘first $1bn brand’

Manchester United’s disappointing season on the pitch has not stopped it becoming the first football club to reach a $1bn brand valuation, according to Brand Finance.


Healthy population of businesses under 50 staff occupying Manchester’s MediaCityUK

The amount of businesses operating out of Manchester's MediaCityUK has moved beyond the 100 mark, new figures show.


Media start-up GovToday closes second funding round inside five months

A business based at Manchester's MediaCity has netted £700,000 from the North West Fund for Digital & Creative.