14 July 2015
So far this year, more than 14,000 businesses have launched across Greater Manchester. This is according to research carried out by the M.E.N – itself an iconic Mancunian publication. By analysing figures from Companies House, they were able to see how many businesses had been created in each local authority area across the region.
As an honorary Mancunian it’s great to see the city making it into the top 10 places in the UK for number of new businesses started in 2015. 4,263 companies have been set up in Manchester city centre, with other areas including Trafford and Salford also providing appealing environments for businesses to set up shop.
That being said, it’s important we don’t sit on our laurels. Making the top ten areas in the country for start-ups is very positive, but there’s no reason we can’t be number one. We’ve got the support networks and the enterprise spaces that people can just plug into, not to mention the collaborative, supportive business community we’re lucky to have here.
I’m determined to see Manchester get to the very top. It’s the perfect location to start up from; you have everything you need at your doorstep. I’ve been coming up with some ideas of my own to help boost the region’s small businesses, but that’s for another blog. For now they’re under wraps, so watch this space…