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MIDAS Newsletter
August 2019
As we enjoy the best weather that the British summer can offer (!), we are reflecting on a very busy recent period. We’re very proud to have attracted global ratings agency Fitch (see our lead story below) and we’ve also recently welcomed Europe’s largest IT supplier, Bechtle and tech disruptor Couchbase with a new EMEA technical HQ.

Manchester’s specialist tech talents are also at the forefront of healthcare innovation, with global biotech firm Qiagen announcing a new biomarker company at our Citylabs site. The launch of the region’s local industrial strategy sets out how we will become a global leader in health and care innovation and in commercial development of advanced materials in a wholly digitally-enabled city-region.

And finally, in an endorsement of the unified approach we bring to key global markets, the Manchester India Partnership has been named “Trade & Investment Agency of the year” at the UK-India Awards.

Enjoy your summer and we look forward to working with you soon.

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Global Ratings Agency Fitch Chooses Manchester
"Fitch Manchester will be an important long-term complementary location to Fitch's London office - much the same as our Chicago and New York offices are in the United States. Our aim is to base both non-analytical and analytical team members there over time." Paul Taylor, CEO and President of Fitch Group

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Manchester named best UK city for business
Manchester has secured the number one slot on Management Today’s list of the Best Towns and Cities for Business. The list ranks the UK’s major urban centres, excluding the capital, on how appealing they are as a place to do business, focusing on the needs of mid-to-large, talent-hungry, high-productivity firms.

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OakNorth: Manchester “the only logical choice” for Fintech
Amir Nooriala is chief operating officer at OakNorth, one of Europe’s most valuable FinTechs. Attending a UK FinTech Week event hosted by MIDAS he explained why Manchester was the “only logical choice” for the challenger bank’s first office outside London.

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Service Spotlight

Property support: As part of our complimentary package of services MIDAS can help you with property searches and advice, ensuring you find precisely the right location for your business. We’ll liaise with agents, developers and landlords to help give you a smooth and trouble-free entry to Manchester.

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Upcoming Events for MIDAS

As part of ongoing activity, MIDAS will be meeting with stakeholders and investors to further promote the Greater Manchester region...our next stops are detailed below - we hope to see you there!

SIBOS Financial Services Conference: 22-26 September - London

MedTech Conference: 23-25 September - Boston

Aerospace Graphene Tour: 23-25 September - Seattle

CAMX Advanced Materials Conference: 25-26 September - Anaheim

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