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Manchester is home to the largest tec cluster outside of London



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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, they’re responsible for creating one in three new jobs – that’s up to three times the number created by FTSE 100 companies. According to an Informi study from 2016, London isn’t even the best city in the UK to start a business. Instead, it comes in eighth.

Back to Black…..Recent office fit out by Select Interiors designed by Uth Studios where ‘dark’ has been used to great effect, lighting, furniture, upholstery and curtains

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 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

Could the ‘anywhere office’ help solve the UK’s productivity woes?

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 healthtech 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.

Black is back, recent office fit out by Select Interiors Ltd for the ‘oh so cool’ developers Capital & Centric designed by Uth Studios

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 projector and full height acoustic curtains to enclose the space, the area will be usable 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 white boards. Small meeting booths have been introduced


See below images of a couple of recent projects for Capital & Centric and QA at Leeds


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

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We at Select Interiors 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

We hope that the above blog will give you the reader a snapshot of what we are up to, what we have recently completed and an idea of our processes and ethos. We are always striving to improve our service through investment in training, technology and of course staff.

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