University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is the UK’s largest single-site university. It is one of the country’s major research institutions, rated third in the UK in terms of ‘research power’ behind only Oxford and Cambridge. The University attracts world-renowned researchers and teachers and boasts no fewer than 23 Nobel Prize winners among its current and former staff and students.
Manchester Metropolitan University
A leading university for the professions and a powerful driver of the North West economy.
MMU educates and trains large numbers of the region*s legal and business professionals, teachers, health workers and creative professionals.
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University of Salford
The University of Salford offers an exceptional learning environment for students, with strong opportunities in research, enterprise and plays a key role in connecting with, and regenerating local communities. Home to almost 20,000 students from 120 countries, the University is only a mile and a half from Manchester city centre.
University of Bolton
The University of Bolton welcomes students from all over the world and has a well established and thriving community of 525 international students from 60 countries.
Northwest Development Agency
NWDA is the Northwest’s Regional Development Agency. They work to maximise the region’s competitiveness, delivering effective responses to both short-term challenges and longer-term opportunities. They do this by supporting the region’s businesses, by assisting new startsups, by encouraging investment in the region, by leading the region’s £119 billion economy in innovative and sustainable directions and by delivering real opportunities for the seven million people who live within the North West’s boundaries.
Manchester City Council
Manchester City Council was a key component in the setting up of Manchester: Knowledge Capital. They continue to make significant contribution to MKC and the knowledge economy in Manchester. They are also a key partner in the Manchester Innovation Investment Fund.
Salford City Council
Salford through Salford City Council is a key supporter of the Manchester: Knowledge Capital initiative. Salford brings many assets to Manchester: Knowledge Capital, from its waterways and cultural infrastructure to its world-class university and a tradition of creativity and innovation.
As the UK’s largest regional airport, Manchester handles over 22 million passengers a year. With over 100 major airines operating services to more than 200 destinations it serves more estinations than any other UK airport.
The airport is run by Manchester Airports Group – the UK’s largest British-owned airport operator. The Group also run thriving businesses in property development and management, car parking, airport security, fire fighting, engineering and motor transport. MAG is publicly owned by the ten local authorities of Greater Manchester and is privately managed on their behalf.
Association Greater Manchester Authorities
AGMA acts as the voice of the ten local authorities of Greater Manchester and works in partnership with a wide range of organisations both private, public and voluntary within the city-region and beyond.
AGMA Chief Executives and Council Leaders meet regularly to work together on a range of key strategic and policy issues which impact on Greater Manchester. In Greater Manchester 10 local authorities are working together with a common objective of ensuring that by 2020 we will be able to confidently call ourselves a world class city region at the heart of a thriving North of England. www.agma.gov.uk
We also work closely with a range or other Manchester organisations and partnerships:
The Commission for the New Economy
Manchester Science Parks
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Media City UK