Relative to its size Salford is the fastest growing economy within Greater Manchester and is now home to 11,875 businesses employing 120,200 people. Salford has a diverse business base covering most sectors, There has been significant growth in the last 12 months in the number of businesses in both the business, financial and professional sector (a growth of 35%) and the retail sector (a growth of 30%).
This growth has been driven by the investment in Salford’s strategic growth areas, namely City Centre Salford, MediaCityUK and the Western Gateway, which combined have the potential to create an additional 40,000 jobs over the next two decades.
Salford’s business community is predominately made up of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) which account for 99% of the business base. However a number of large firms have also made Salford its home including:
BBC, BUPA, CGI, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, ITV, Kellogg Group, Moorepay, Swinton Insurance, TalkTalk Group plus many more.
To find out more about businesses located in Salford, check out the Salford business directory or contact the Business Team for assistance.
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