Promoting the financial centres right across the UK

One in every 14 British jobs are in financial and related professional services.

These ‘City jobs’ aren’t just confined to London, they’re in financial clusters all across the UK, in cities such as Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Manchester. The importance of strong national and regional centres is therefore central to TheCityUK’s ‘Vision for a transformed, world-leading industry’, which set an agenda and work plan for our industry, looking ahead to 2025.  These ‘City jobs’ aren’t just confined to London, they’re in financial clusters all across the UK, in cities such as Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Manchester. The importance of strong national and regional centres is therefore central to TheCityUK’s ‘Vision for a transformed, world-leading industry’, which set an agenda and work plan for our industry, looking ahead to 2025. 

As part of our vision, TheCityUK appointed seven City Chairs last year to support our work across the regions and nations of the UK. The Chairs represent some of the country’s major industry hubs including Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Greater Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle. They are acting as advocates for the industry, championing its considerable local contribution and progressing opportunities for greater collaboration across and between their respective regions and nations. Watch our Chairman John McFarlane outline below why the City Chairs initiative is so important.

Industry roundtables led by our City Chairs have brought together senior practitioners in key city regions, and have facilitated in depth and focused conversations around the strength and opportunities for the industry outside of London. Our activity continues to expand across all of these areas and over the coming months will include events, partnership building and profile raising at national, regional and local levels. 

Capturing the most relevant themes, our ‘Enabling growth across the UK 2018’ report explores the particular strengths of each region and nation in some detail. The report also offers recommendations centred on developing partnerships, diversification and business conditions. 

Download key facts and stats about each of the major financial and related professional services centres across the UK 

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Later this year, on Thursday 22 November, we will be holding our 2018 National Conference in Birmingham at the Birmingham Conference & Events Centre. The event will consider the contribution of the financial and related professional services industry across the UK, with particular focus on issues such as skills and talent, infrastructure, devolution and regional and national growth initiatives. Speakers confirmed so far include senior policymakers, practitioners, academics and other prominent stakeholders. To find a full list of speakers, a draft agenda and to register your interest to attend, head to our – National Conference page.

Further detail about our work across the regions and nations can be found here