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Why Manchester is the UK's best city for tech entrepreneurs

In a recent article for Prolific North, Gary Bennion, Managing Director of CloudM, considers why record numbers of people are relocating from London to Manchester - the UK's top digital tech city - as new opportunities open up and the regional sector continues to grow. According to Gary, one of the reasons the city has moved into first place for tech is its, "connected ecosystem of business and investment"...

"...Manchester’s tech scene may be diverse and prominent but it is still a smaller, more well-connected ecosystem compared to London and other global players such as Los Angeles and New York.

There's a certain energy within the city that feels much more supportive than competitive. Even though each business wants to succeed, there’s a real appreciation for other businesses' success as well. We aren’t afraid to ask for help and in return offer help too.

Another great benefit of launching a business in Manchester is the investment and loan opportunities that are exclusive to the city.

Bodies including the North West Fund, Greater Manchester Investment Fund (GMIF), Business Finance Solutions (BFS), or angel networks such as Northwest Business Angels or Angels Den are all available to budding entrepreneurs. For those looking to launch their own business, it’s great to know that there are clear supportive systems in place to ensure your passionate project is a great success..."

For the full, original article please click HERE.


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