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Manchester… Probably the best city in the world for tech and creatives



The UK is a nation of inventors and entrepreneurs, with 75 new companies launched every hour. But don’t assume this is London-centric – regional clusters of activity are thriving too

The High Growth Small Business urban three out of every five high-growth small businesses are located outside of London and the south-east of England. Not only that, but they’re also responsible for creating one in three new jobs – that’s up to three times the number created by FTSE 100 companies. According to an Informal study from 2016, London isn’t even the best city in the UK to start a business. Instead, it comes in eighth.

Recent design & fit out by Select Interiors – lighting, furniture, upholstery, bespoke joinery, mechanical & decoration in Manchester for the uber-cool developers Capital & Centric

Choosing the right place to launch can be crucial to a start-up’s success and survival. With almost a third (31%) of firms expecting their performance to worsen over the next three months, strong local support – particularly for digital businesses – will be key. So, where is the ideal place to launch? Brighton, Cambridge, Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh are all leading the charge, from sky-high survival rates to local digital industries worth billions

See above space planning & interior designs for offices as inspiration, is yours next for the Select Interiors treatment?


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Manchester the UK’s 2nd City

Manchester is home to the largest tech cluster outside of London, and Leeds is still living up to its position as a key component in the northern powerhouse. Just behind London and Cambridge, Manchester’s business survival rate is 35.9%, with businesses opening at five times the rate of Cambridge!

Why start a business in Manchester?

Manchester and surrounding conurbations have a combined population of 3.2 million and a workforce of 1.37 million. Just up the road or rail is Leeds which is the largest financial centre outside of London, with a £64.6bn economy. Manchester is expected to grow by 17.7% over by 2025 according to a recent report

Regional heroes
Manchester, UKFast is the UK’s largest privately-owned internet hosting provider. In the health tech. sector, Keep & Push Doctor’s useable’s award-winning apps and services helps patients share their progress with their clinicians.  The long-standing Auto Trader brand is the UK’s largest digital trading place for cars.

Above a recent shop design & fit out by Select Interiors Ltd for the expanding Jordan Fishwick estate agents on Manchester’s premium location, Deansgate

Start-up support in Manchester

  • Manchester City Council provides a range of advice and practical help for new businesses.
  • Innospace, Manchester Metropolitan University’s business incubator for startups and new businesses, offers office facilities, business support and mentoring.

Recent Project designs for a re-launch of a well know Manchester Co-worker brand Assembly

The growth of co-worker space in Manchester as the ‘seed be’ for start-ups has been incredible. Below is an example of a project for interior design and planning

The space and layouts have been designed with collaboration in mind and additional revenue from events. The number of peripheral desks has been reduced with a phased option for expansion, the central ‘spine’ is a mobile high table. The space can easily be transformed into an events space with a projector and full height acoustic curtains to enclose the space, the area will be useable without too much disruption to the day to day rental desks. A larger breakout has been incorporated with low-level settees and large format TV, storage, cork walls and mobile magnetic whiteboards. Small meeting booths have been introduced

Recent Projects: Capital & Centric, Jordan Fishwick & V Properties

Show space for the Uber cool developers Capital & Centric by Select Interiors Ltd

Design & Fit out for premium estate agents Jordan Fishwick on Deansgate. Scope of works – demolition, plaster finishes, joinery, bespoke glass, flooring, bespoke graphics, signage, electrical, data & lighting by Select Interiors Ltd

Salon Concept by Select Interiors

See above design concept for a barber school in Manchester’s centre of creativity The Northern Quarter

We at Select Interiors Office Design & Fit Out Company judge the success of the buildings and places we design by the way people use and enjoy them – the clients who commission them, the people who inhabit them. Good design is about helping clients meet their needs and objectives. It is also about the way people feel when they experience it, a sense of meaning, connection and belonging

Count on us to give great value and inspiring design to get your company into the Black…

Talk to the experts about how an engaging fit out can improve productivity and wellbeing to help attract & retain motivated staff call the Select Interiors design team on 0161 445 4040

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