Manchester is more than its football team: it is considered to be one of the most influential cities in Europe. Manchester was ranked the top place to do business in Europe, according to KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives 2016 report.
With an incredible talent pool of people; its airport and transport infrastructure can compete on a global level and it boasts a diverse and high quality portfolio of business properties.
Why exhibit there?
Manchester is the birthplace of industry and innovation. Since the days of the industrial revolution, Manchester has played an important role in shaping the UK’s economy.
Today, Manchester is home to more than 2.8 million people and boasts an economy bigger than that of Wales or Northern Ireland.
Once you arrive at Manchester International Airport you can catch a train from the heart of the airport directly into Manchester city centre. Trains from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly station in the city centre take around 20 minutes. They run every 10 minutes, 7 days a week.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
Fairly standard list: illegal drugs, offensive weapons, eg flick knives, self-defence sprays, eg pepper spray and CS gas, endangered animal and plant species, rough diamonds, indecent and obscene materials, personal imports of meat and dairy products from most non-EU countries.
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Key tourist hotspots
Manchester is the commercial and cultural capital of Lancashire. Manchester has recently undergone a renaissance, with the introduction of initiatives such as the Castlefield project.
Castlefield is designated an ‘Urban Heritage Park’ and is an excellent place to begin exploring Manchester.
As the home to two of Europe's top football teams - Man City and Man United - Manchester is a great place to pay homage to the sport. First stop should be the National Football Museum.
Michael Caines at ABode Manchester is a two Michelin star restaurant located in the Grade II listed ABode Hotel. Try the roasted Cumbrian lamb rump with lamb sweetbreads, new season onions, peas, wild mushrooms and tapenade jus, and the Brixham crab salad with avocado, tomato vinaigrette and tomato consommé.
Vermilion is focuses on popular Thai dishes and Asian fusion cuisine, serving plates such as the popular Thai green curry dish: kang keiaw kai.
- Local currency is the pound.
- Language is English.
- You may need a visa to come to the UK. Check the list to see.
- Plug sockets are the three pin rectangular type.
- There are no obvious cultural sensitivities in the UK, however you might want to take note of any business peculiarities:
- In general, the British value time-keeping for business arrangements.
- Gift giving is not a usual part of British business etiquette.
- People are very private and like to break the ice with generalist topics such as the weather.