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At the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, Manchester is home to a thriving hub of creative activity and world-class entertainment. It’s the original modern city. Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and the first stored-program computer; ambition, creativity and new ways of working are part of the region’s DNA.

No other city in Europe has invested as much in its media and digital scene to make it a global hub for creativity, culture and sports. It is innovative, international and challenges convention.

When the world’s biggest broadcaster needed a new home, they chose Salford Quays; and when the world’s favourite internet company wanted their first UK regional office, they chose Manchester too. BBC and Google are just the tip of a very cool iceberg. Ready to embrace the growing number of newcomers, is a thriving digital scene that brings together proven successful agencies, hundreds of ambitious start-ups to make up a 70,000 strong creative community.

Future-proof infrastructure supports the ambitious and the visionary. MediaCityUK is the largest purpose-built media and tech campus in Europe. It is the home of six BBC departments including Design and Engineering; ITV studios and a new Coronation Street set; University of Salford’s media, creative and digital campus and more than 80 creative and digital companies working in a dynamic and supportive community.

Manchester’s digital infrastructure is truly world-class and can meet the need of even the most bandwidth-hungry creative and tech companies. The city’s collaborative hubs, roster of meet-ups and networking events make the region the place for creative companies to innovate and drive the future of creativity and technology.