List of companies based in Greater Manchester

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Manchester has the largest office-based work sector in the United Kingdom outside of London. Much of these office jobs are based in Manchester city centre.

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[edit]

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[1]
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.[2]
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
Deloitte UK Manchester regional office
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[3]
Google United States Manchester regional head office based at Peter House, Oxford Street[4] established in 2005, only Google office outside London in the UK[5]
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
Landis+Gyr Switzerland Stockport regional 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
Salford Quays
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
Outsourcery UK Manchester head office
Pannone UK Manchester national head office
Patak's UK Wigan 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.[6]
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
Regatta UK Trafford head office
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
departmental
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[7]
Stagecoach Manchester UK Manchester head office
Swinton Colonnade UK Manchester national head office
Thomas Cook Airlines UK Manchester national head office
Ticketline UK Manchester 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
Unique21 UK Manchester Head Office
Urban Splash UK Manchester national head office
Warburtons UK Bolton head office
The Warehouse Project UK Manchester head office
Williams & Glyn UK Manchester global head office due to re-launch in 2015

Companies with other bases of significant importance in Manchester and Greater Manchester[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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