The Northern Square Mile

The scale of Greater Manchester’s contribution to the UK’s financial and professional services sector is revealed in the latest research by industry-led body TheCityUK. Read more here:

According to figures for 2016, almost 2.3 million people worked in financial and related professional services across the UK, representing around 7.4% of the working population, or approximately one in every 14 jobs. The sector contributed £174bn to the UK economy, 10 per cent of total gross value added.

The total GVA for the financial and professional services industry in the North West was £12,683m, or 7.6 per cent of the region’s GVA.

With 250,000 people working in the sector, the North West saw the largest rise in percentage terms in employment growth in financial and related professional services of any UK region or nation in 2016, at 13.6%.

The report notes that “After London, Manchester is the UK’s biggest legal services centre and largest management consultancy centre.” Firms in this sector demand high quality office space that communicates confidence, competence and credibility to their clients and associates. MSO Workspace delivers on that promise.

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