Financial and related professional services in the North West of England
The Greater Manchester area represents the second largest financial and related professional services centre in the UK
The North West is the UK’s largest economy outside London and the South East.
The region is a particular centre of excellence for asset management, general insurance, legal services and accountancy.
With over 100,000 employed in financial and related professional services, Greater Manchester is at the heart of the sector in the region. Merseyside also plays an important role.
Some 7.1 million people live in the North West, of which more than 4.5 million are of working age. The quality of the region’s infrastructure and access to talent has meant investors have quickly been able to develop a location that can deliver a consistent level of service to its international client base. The North West plays host to a large cluster of financial, accounting, legal and management consulting firms, which collectively represent almost 10% of the regional economy and employ some 227,000 people.
Our infographic illustrates the percentage of UK financial services jobs in the North West of England, indicating the major role that the region plays in the industry.
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