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, Co-operative Group, Umbro and Peel Group. International companies such as the Kellogg's, 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||part of Eagle Eye|
|Adidas||Germany||Stockport and Trafford||national head office||national office in Stockport and national warehouse located at Trafford Park|
|AJ Bell||UK||Manchester||head office|
|Amazon (company)||US||Manchester||regional head office||office based in Hanover Building, opposite from Manchester Victoria|
|Apadmi||UK||Trafford||head office||head office located at Trafford Park|
|Arup||UK||Manchester||regional office||based at St James Buildings from 1958 until 2015; before moving to 3 Piccadilly Place|
|AstraZeneca||UK and Sweden||Manchester and North West England||regional office and factory||world's sixth-largest pharmaceutical company; 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|
|BA CityFlyer||UK||Manchester||national head office||regional airline; a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways, based at Pioneer House in Didsbury|
|Banter Media||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|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|
|Begbies Traynor||UK||Manchester||world head office||international accounting firm specialising corporate restructuring|
|Betfred||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|BNY Mellon||UK||Manchester||national head office||based at 1 New York Street|
|Bosch||Germany||Stockport||regional office||Automotive Service Solutions business unit based in Orion Business Park|
|Britannia Hotels||UK||Trafford||national head office|
|Brother Industries||Japan||Audenshaw||European head office|
|Bruntwood||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|Building Design Partnership||UK||Manchester||regional head office|
|Co-operative Group||UK||Manchester||national head office||based at an eight-building complex in Manchester city centre which includes the CIS Tower and One Angel Square|
|DAC Beachcroft||UK||Manchester||regional office||based at 3 Hardman Street|
|Fast Web Media||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|First Greater Manchester||UK||Oldham||head office||part of FirstGroup|
|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|
|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|
|In Touch Networks||UK||Manchester||global head office|
|ITV Granada||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||US||Trafford Park||national head office and factory||Mentioned on Inside the Factory about cereal.|
|Kitbag||UK||Manchester||global head office|
|KPMG||UK||Manchester||regional office||based at One St Peter's Square|
|LateRooms||UK||Salford||national head office|
|Leonard Curtis||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|Manchester Airports Group||UK||Manchester||national head office||group owns and operates Manchester, Stansted, Bournemouth and East Midlands Airports|
|Manchester Building Society||UK||Manchester||head office|
|Manchester City F.C.||UK||Manchester||head office||employs over 800 people|
|Manchester United F.C.||UK||Manchester||head office||2nd most successful club in English Football|
|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 and operates Manchester Piccadilly railway station and has offices adjacent to the station; North West rail management centre based at Ardwick adjacent to Ashburys railway station|
|Nexperia||Netherlands||Stockport||national head office|
|Northern Trains||UK||Manchester||regional office||operates train services in Greater Manchester; operates many train stations in Greater Manchester, including Manchester Victoria, the second-busiest station in Manchester|
|Pannone||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|Peel Group||UK||Trafford||global head office||one of the largest property companies in the UK|
|PH Media Group||UK||Trafford||global head office||the world's largest audio branding agency|
|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|
|Renovo||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|
|RSM UK||UK||Manchester||regional office||based at 3 Hardman Street|
|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|
|SimpsonHaugh||UK||Manchester||global head office|
|Sky UK||UK||Salford||regional head office||national television broadcaster|
|Stagecoach Manchester||UK||Manchester||head office||part of Stagecoach Group|
|Swinton Colonnade||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|The Tote||UK||Wigan||national head office|
|TransPennine Express||UK||Manchester||national head office||based at Bridgewater House|
|UKFast||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|Umbro||UK||Manchester, Northern Quarter||global head office|
|Urban Splash||UK||Manchester||national head office|
|The Warehouse Project||UK||Manchester||head office|
|Williams & Glyn||UK||Manchester||global head office|
- Abbey Business Centres
- Britannia Hotels
- Co-operative Group
- Fast Web Media
- JJB Sports
- Manchester Building Society
- Marble Brewery
- Mayne Coaches
- Texet Sales
- 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
- Heinz – Wigan produce over two million cans of food every day including soup and baked beans
- Highways Agency – City Tower, Manchester city centre
- RAC – Breakdown Control Centre, Business Solutions; Aviva Motoring Centre of Excellence Stretford
- "Arup Hands TSK New Office Brief". Retrieved 12 April 2014.
- "Arup in United Kingdom". Retrieved 14 February 2021.
- "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". Retrieved 12 April 2014.
- "Manchester Passion". Guardian Media Group. 24 April 2006. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
- "MAG World – About Us & Our Airports". www.magworld.co.uk. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
- "Most Premier League titles".
- "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. Archived from the original on 23 September 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2007.
- GMG "Regional Media" Archived 12 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
- "GMG Radio" Archived 24 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Other Interests" Archived 12 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine. 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.