September 24, 2015

Matt Wells: 10 years of growth in Manchester, an exciting decade ahead

Matt Wells

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of BNY Mellon’s Manchester site. In 2005, 50 people joined our team here and our move to the city was one of the largest inward investments at the time. Today we have more than 1,100 people across our two offices, providing support to BNY Mellon globally.

To mark our decade-long presence in the city, we’ve produced a 28-page report called Manchester 2025 which forecasts the path of Manchester’s evolution over the next 10 years. The spotlight is already on Manchester at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse and the report looks at how the city can grow in terms of its economics, policy, property development, infrastructure and culture.

We’ve invited expert contributors with specialisms in these topics to discuss their predictions. Reading the report you’ll see how Manchester is excelling across these different areas and we can be very optimistic about its future.

The over-arching message of Manchester 2025 is that the next decade promises much, including more jobs, large-scale investment and a city that is playing an increasingly crucial role in the future of the UK economy.

We’ve been a significant part of how the city has developed over the last 10 years and we are proud to be invested in it.

We have strong links with the area including its universities, where we promote education and training, and local charities, where our people devoted 3,800 hours last year volunteering.

Our prediction is that the city will continue to grow and flourish. We can be confident that Manchester will build on the great achievements of recent years and further enhance an already world-class city.

As the city continues to grow as a hub for business in the North West of England, we are looking forward to continuing to play our part in Manchester's success.