Inward Investment

MIDAS Manchester's Inward Investment Agency

MIDAS is Manchester’s inward investment agency and its specialist team offers a range of free, impartial bespoke services to businesses looking to set up or expand in Manchester. We have a reputation for understanding diverse business needs and help remove any barriers, making your relocation or expansion into Manchester as smooth and simple as possible.

A fantastic environment for business, collaboration and research

Manchester is a world-class city, an exceptional place to live, work, visit and critically, offers a fantastic environment for business, collaboration and research. The city, located in North West England, UK, is one of firsts, of innovation and renowned for its pioneering contributions to science.

It was here that the first atom was split, the first programmable computer was developed, the first test tube baby was conceived and most recently, the world's strongest and most conductive material, Graphene, was discovered.

Manchester has an incredible talent pool, a workforce population of over 7 million people within one hour's drive of the city, award-winning universities and an international airport serving over 190 direct destinations worldwide, including most major European capitals, 7 major U.S. cities, the United Arab Emirates and Asia.

Academic, research and innovation opportunities

The city offers many opportunities to investors in fostering and accelerating innovation, collaboration and partnering with research and delivery, through to commercialisation.

Academic, research and innovation opportunities, established supported infrastructure and the presence of major global pharmaceutical companies has created an environment that has attracted over 230 life science companies including:

  • Accellent
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Bristol Mysers Squibb
  • Carbogen Amcis
  • Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • Eli Lilly
  • Epistem
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • ICON
  • Molnlycke Health Care
  • Nanoco Group
  • Novartis
  • Qiagen
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Shimadzu Research Laboratory
  • Vindon Scientific

Our services, also available to location consultants, will save you money, time and effort and will enhance your project with the expert knowledge and local intelligence that result in a faster and more successful move.

We can:

  • Introduce you to the key-opinion leaders, clinicians, academics and research networks to drive your technology forward.
  • Provide assistance in accessing the NHS as both a market and a partner to develop your technologies.
  • Brokerage service to set up collaborations and joint ventures with appropriate local partners.
  • Facilitate access to technologies within UK universities.
  • Become your long-term partner once located in the region offering an introduction service to cluster support, supply chain and specialist regulatory advice.
  • Assist with a low-risk, low-cost initiative - Hello Manchester, an exclusive soft landing service for overseas investors which offers 12 months rent-free incubator space in key business locations across Greater Manchester.
  • Provide assistance in building a business case for a location decision including gathering research market intelligence, cost analysis and research on local opportunities.

Get in touch with the business development team today to see how MIDAS can help your business grow and foster new opportunities to make your next success story in Manchester.


MIDAS Manchester's Investment Agency
Warren Bruce Court
Warren Bruce Road
Trafford Park
M17 1LB

Telephone: +44 (0) 161 875 2239