North West

We live, breathe and invest in the North

This is a region with a heritage for innovation. The heart of the industrial revolution and the place where atomic theory, precision engineering and the programmable computer were imagined. This heritage has created areas with key capabilities such as advanced engineering in Lancashire, energy and renewables in Cumbria and Cheshire and life sciences in Manchester and Merseyside.

Creative and digital technologies have built a strong e-commerce capability on top of the history of textile trading and a media supply chain has built around the MediaCity UK development. Assets such as The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Advanced Materials Centre at the University of Manchester are globally regarded and the latter is seen as the centre of the coming graphene revolution.

It is this diversity that has created resilience within the North West economy. Generating £157bn GVA and home to 522,000 companies and 10 universities, the economy has both the scale and access to talent to develop significantly.

We know this region well. Many members of the NorthEdge team have grown up in the North West and understand the scale of opportunity within the region.

Manchester and Liverpool airports provide international gateways alongside the deep-water container basin at Liverpool2 and the logistics eco-system that has developed around it.

Confidence has never been an issue in the North West. It’s a confidence that we share.

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Regional News

16 October 2018

Cloud Technology Solutions eyes growing European market with Qlouder merger

Cloud Technology Solutions(CTS)has merged with application development and machine learning specialist Qlouder in a dea...

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522,000 companies

The North West is home to over 522,000 companies*.

*House of Commons, Nov 2016

10 universities

10 universities to develop future talent.