List of companies based in Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester is home to various companies which operate in the United Kingdom or further afield in Europe and around the world. The city has a highly diversified economy and is a centre for cultural industries, retail, transport, logistics, financial, legal and manufacturing sectors.
Many of these companies have a regional base (regional base for Greater Manchester, North West England or Northern England) in Manchester. A number of globally trading companies are based in Manchester including PZ Cussons, The Co-operative Group, Umbro and The Peel Group. International companies such as the Kellogg's Company, Adidas, Siemens have their UK headquarters in Manchester with various warehouse and manufacturing facilities across the Greater Manchester region.
List of companies
|Company (bold denotes global trading company)||Country of origin||Borough||Type of base||Notes|
|2ergo||UK||Manchester||global head office|
|Adidas||Germany||Stockport and Trafford||national head office||national office in Stockport and national warehouse located at Trafford Park|
|A J Bell||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|Arup||UK||Manchester||regional office||based at St James Buildings since 1958; transferring to 3 Piccadilly Place in 2015|
|AstraZeneca||UK and Sweden||Manchester and North West England||regional office and factory||world's sixth-largest pharmaceutical company; Alderley Park and Macclesfield|
|ATIC Records||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|Auto Trader||UK||Manchester||regional head office||based at First Street with approximately 600 staff.|
|Avecia||United States||Manchester||national head office|
|Banter Media||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|Baker Tilly LLP||UK||Manchester||regional office||based at 3 Hardman Street|
|The Bank of New York Mellon||UK||Manchester||national head office||based at 1 New York Street|
|Barclays||UK||Manchester||regional office||based at 4 Piccadilly Place from 2015|
|Barclays Wealth||UK||Manchester||regional office||based at 3 Hardman Street|
|BBC||UK||Salford||regional head office||national television broadcaster; MediaCityUK in Salford Quays is the new home of the BBC for its North operations|
|BDP Architects||UK||Manchester||regional head office|
|Begbies Traynor||UK||Manchester||world head office||international accounting firm specialising corporate restructuring|
|Betfred||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|Britannia Hotels||UK||Trafford||national head office|
|Brother International Europe Ltd||Japan||Audenshaw||European head office|
|Brother UK||Japan||Audenshaw||national head office|
|Bruntwood||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|Buywell Direct||UK||Manchester||national head office||Discover the latest in womens fashion and mens clothing online, from over 40000 styles, including dresses, jeans, shoes and accessories from BrandsTown.co.uk|
|Connect2Media||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|Carrington Business Park Ltd||UK||Manchester||National Head Office||Discover the office space and conference facilities available at carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk|
|Contract Cars||UK||Trafford||head office|
|The Co-operative Group||UK||Manchester||national head office||based at an eight-building complex in Manchester city centre which includes the CIS Tower and 1 Angel Square|
|Cosgrove Hall Films||UK||Manchester||head office|
|DAC Beachcroft||UK||Manchester||regional office||based at 3 Hardman Street|
|Eon Reality||United States||Manchester||European head office|
|Fast Web Media||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|First Greater Manchester||UK||Oldham||head office|
|First TransPennine Express||UK||Manchester||national head office||based at Bridgewater House|
|Gazprom||Russia||Manchester||national head office||fourth-largest gas supplier for UK businesses|
|United States||Manchester||regional head office||based at Peter House, Oxford Street established in 2005, only Google office outside London in the UK|
|Great Fridays||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|Guardian Media Group||UK||Manchester||regional office||publisher of The Guardian and The Observer newspapers|
|Henri Lloyd||UK||Manchester||global head office|
|Hydes||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|Ian Simpson Architects||UK||Manchester||global head office|
|ITV Granada Television||UK||Salford||head office||based at Orange Building, MediaCity|
|ITV Studios||UK||Trafford and Salford||joint head office|
|JJB Sports||UK||Wigan||head office|
|Joseph Holt's Brewery||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|Kellogg's Company||US||Trafford Park||national head office and factory|
|Kitbag||UK||Manchester||global head office|
|KPMG||UK||Manchester||regional office||due to move to the 1 St Peter's Square building in 2014|
|Label PR||UK||Manchester||Head Office|
|LateRooms.com||UK||Salford||national head office|
|Lavish Alice||UK||Manchester||head office|
|Leonard Curtis||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|Manchester Airports Group||UK||Manchester||national head office||group owns and operates Manchester Airport, Bournemouth Airport, Humberside Airport and East Midlands Airport|
|Manchester Building Society||UK||Manchester||head office|
|Manchester City F.C.||UK||Manchester||head office||employs over 800 people|
|Manchester Printers Ltd||UK||Manchester||head office|
|Manchester United F.C.||UK||Trafford||head office|
|Marks & Spencer||UK||Manchester
|regional office and departmental||based at 3 Hardman Street and Salford Quays; human resources and financial administration division|
|McVitie's||UK||Manchester||regional head office and factory|
|N Brown Group||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|National Car Parks||UK||Manchester||regional head office|
|Network Rail||UK||Manchester||regional office||owns Manchester Piccadilly station and has offices adjacent to the station; North West rail management centre based at Ardwick adjacent to Ashbury's station|
|Northern Rail||UK||Manchester||regional office||operates to train stations in Greater Manchester; owns Manchester Victoria, the second-busiest station after Piccadilly in Manchester|
|Pannone||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|The Peel Group||UK||Trafford||global head office||one of the largest property companies in the UK|
|PG Tips||UK||Trafford||national head office||manufactured at Brook Bond factory in Trafford Park.|
|Pinsent Masons||UK||Manchester||regional office||based at 3 Hardman Street|
|PZ Cussons||UK||Manchester||global head office|
|Red Production Company||UK||Salford||head office||based at MediaCity|
|Renold Plc||UK||Manchester||global head office|
|Renovo plc||UK||Manchester||global head office|
|Royal Bank of Scotland||UK||Manchester||regional head office||based at 3 Hardman Street in Spinningfields and 38 and 42 Mosley Street|
|Scottish & Newcastle||UK||Manchester||factory|
|Siemens||Germany||Manchester||regional head office
|Siemens Industry Automation and Drive Technologies office is based at Siemens House in Withington; Siemens also operates a large train depot in Ardwick, east Manchester on approach to Manchester Piccadilly station|
|Stagecoach Manchester||UK||Manchester||head office|
|Swinton Colonnade||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|Thomas Cook Airlines||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|The Tote||UK||Wigan||national head office|
|UKFast||UK||Manchester||national head office||based at City Tower|
|Umbro||UK||Stockport||global head office|
|Urban Splash||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|The Warehouse Project||UK||Manchester||head office|
|Williams & Glyn||UK||Manchester||global head office||due to re-launch in 2015|
- Abbey Business Centres
- Britannia Hotels
- Fast Web Media
- ISOFT Group
- JJB Sports
- Manchester Building Society
- Marble Brewery
- Mayne Coaches
- Texet Sales
- The Co-operative Group
- Thomas Cook Airlines
- Transitive Corporation
- United Utilities
- Urban Splash
Companies with other bases of significant importance in Manchester and Greater Manchester
- Direct Line – Quay Street, Manchester City Centre
- Guardian Media Group – Manchester City Centre
- H J Heinz – Wigan produce over two million cans of food every day including soup and baked beans
- Highways Agency – City Tower, Manchester City Centre
- RAC plc – Breakdown Control Centre, Business Solutions; Aviva Motoring Centre of Excellence Stretford
- "Arup Hands TSK New Office Brief". Retrieved 12 April 2014.
- "Auto Trader to Move 600 Staff to First Street, Manchester". Manchester Evening News. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
- "Manchester Energy Provider Becomes Fourth Largest in UK". bdaily.com. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
- "Google Locations". Google. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
- "Manchester Passion". Guardian Media Group. 24 April 2006. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
- "PG Tips: A Manchester Brew". BBC News. 8 May 2005. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
- "Siemens Helps People Understand the Science Behind the Rail Business". Siemens. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
- "Direct Line Building Profile". City Offices. Retrieved 9 September 2007.
- "GMG". Guardian Media Group Contact. Retrieved 9 September 2007.
- GMG "Regional Media".
- "GMG Radio".
- "Other Interests". Guardian Media Group.
- "Highways Agency 'Office Locations'". Highways Agency. Retrieved 9 September 2007.
- "City Tower". Bruntwood. Archived from the original on 24 August 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2007.
- "RAC Business Solutions". RAC plc.