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Essential Guide - Relocating to Manchester


Thinking about relocating to Manchester? Maybe we can persuade you. We’ve listed a few of our favourite reasons to move to Manchester with help from our Manchester office natives as well as our “relocaters” themselves. Here they are.

1. The Digital Revolution

From cotton to digital… if you ply your trade in the media, digital or creative space – Manchester is the place to be. For a long time, opportunities at the highest level within the media industry were scarce outside of London but Manchester is now a hub for all things digital and creative from The Sharp Project to Media City you won’t be short of opportunities with big brands including BBC, ITV, The Hut Group, JD Williams and some of the globes leading agencies.

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2. Northern Quarter

Home of the Hipster, Manchester’s Northern Quarter is similar to that of Shoreditch. Mostly renovations of old mills from the cotton era, the Northern Quarter hosts a cocktail of cool exposed brick creative agencies as well as lifestyle hot spots including trendy barbershops, cool independent clothing stores, small breweries and new bars and restaurants opening up every other week!

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3. Lifestyle

As well as a booming Market Street and the Arndale Centre, there’s plenty to do outside the City Centre with the Trafford Centre for shopping and dining as well as smaller shops, bars and eateries spanning Didsbury Village and Hale towards the south of the city. Besides shopping, eating and drinking, there’s a tonne of great museums including the Manchester Museum, The Museum of Science and Industry and the newly refurbished Manchester Central Library.

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4. Countryside on our doorstep

The best of both worlds comes into play with busy city life going hand in hand with the great outdoors. As well as Heaton and Lyme Park you’re just a short drive away from the larger green scenery including The Lakes and Peak District, Cheshire, Snowdonia and the Pennines all within an hours drive.

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5. Easy commuting

A range of trains, buses and an ever-expanding Metrolink service make commuting around Manchester a breeze. Plenty of options and transport links from the city centre to the suburbs cut your commute time and give you the option to work in different areas of the city. An introduction of direct flights to cities in the US and the development at HS2 means travelling nationally and internationally is much easier than it has been.

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Moving careers and locations are possibly two of the most stressful things you’ll do in life. Why not make it easier by getting in touch with one of our consultants first to see how we can help.


Author

Hayley Murphy

Hayley really found her niche in life when she joined our creative sister company, The Book. From a classically creative background in surface pattern design she's brought that to a business where understanding your clients is key. Our Staffordshire girl is a regular on the Manchester social scene with Charly, also in the Manchester office, although she equally enjoys her holidays to the peace and tranquillity of Malta

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