“Manchester is as good as London,” Savills head of European commercial research Mat Oakley told delegates at EG’s The Future of Manchester summit last week. “Arguably better… if you don’t like Londoners.”
Although (assuming) Oakley was joking, it’s an accurate assessment of the increasingly irresistible draw of Manchester.
Once considered to be in the shadows of London, Manchester has emerged from a period of rapid growth as strong competition for its southern counterpart.
The city’s economy is growing stronger and, according to Manchester City Council, in 2015 it grew at a faster rate compared with London.