Generating £56 billion GVA every year

Considered the UK’s second city after London, Manchester has a lot going for it. With a 1.4 million-strong workforce, the city generates £56 billion GVA every single year; and is home to over half a million people.

Manchester is such an exciting place to be right now – the city has grown massively, but is still undergoing a tonne of investment, which is clear to see with the ever-growing number of apartment blocks being built.

Manchester Town Hall

Working in Manchester

With some of the biggest media and digital brands located in Manchester (hello, Media City!), this sector alone employs over 63,000 people.

So, whether your passion lies in content, social media, SEO, PPC, PR or any other form of digital marketing; you can be sure that there are no end of opportunities in Manchester.

To get you started, take a look at our top 10 agencies in Manchester that promise excellent career progression – and a lot of fun along the way!

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Living in Manchester

The true alternative to London, Manchester offers just as many exciting things to do, but with a cost of living that’s much more affordable – in fact, it’s 150% cheaper than London. Plus, it beats Edinburgh, Birmingham and Cardiff when it comes to cost, too!

Living Costs*

Average cost of a one bed flat (monthly rent)

£659.38 (city centre)
£562 (outside city centre)

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*stats from Numbeo

Things to do in Manchester

Alberts Schloss

Alberts Schloss

27 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5QR

Chill Factore

Chill Factore

7 Trafford Way, Trafford City, Manchester, M41 7JA

The Crystal Maze

Crystal Maze Live Experience

Old Granada Studios, Lower Byrom Street, Manchester, M3 3JE

Dusk Til Pawn

Dusk Til Pawn

Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1DN

Hollingworth Lake

Hollingworth Lake

Rakewood Road, Littleborough, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL15 0AQ


Junkyard Crazy Golf

2 First St, Manchester M15 4RP

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery

Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL

Old Trafford

Old Trafford Stadium Tour

Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester, M16 0RA

Richmond Tea Rooms

Richmond Tea Rooms

46 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3WF

Science and Industry

Science and Industry/Cane and Grain

49 – 51 Thomas Street Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1NA


Teacup Kitchen

53-55 Thomas St, Manchester, M4 1NA

John Rylands library

The John Rylands Library

The University of Manchester, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH

The Lowry

The Lowry

Pier Eight, The Quays, Salford, Greater Manchester, M50 3AZ


The Washhouse

19 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 2AF

Victoria Baths

Victoria Baths

Hathersage Rd, Manchester, M13 0FE

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