Investing in the North West

Global Markets

The opportunities posed by overseas markets have never been so pronounced. The North West has a strong track record of attracting investors to support the large-scale opportunities it has to offer.

We regularly bring together international insights and innovation across a broad spectrum of disciplines to deliver world class solutions to our clients irrespective of the complexity of their location or project.


Manchester China Forum

Deloitte is an original founding member of the Manchester China Forum. The forum was founded with the over-arching goal of increasing Manchester's business, academic and cultural connectivity with China with a view to increasing trade and investment flows and visitor numbers.

  • Deloitte are helping to prepare the Big Ticket study to shape the Manchester China Forum strategy;
  • Sponsoring and helped to produce the Investment Portfolio;
  • Leading on the establishment of the Investment Advisory Council.


Companies in the North West continually recognise the opportunity posed by acquiring overseas assets with US remaining the most popular destination. The reciprocal appetite from international investors into the region also remains strong.

The UK/US corridor has proven to be extremely lucrative in recent years, and it is unsurprising that technology, media and telecoms businesses are frequently targeted- a sector in which the North West excels.


Championing the exciting opportunities for global investment into and out of the North West is a key focus. The region is strengthening ties with Japan whilst highlighting a wealth of local opportunities to Japanese investors.

Deloitte Partner, Jo Ahmed, also holds the position of Honorary Consul of Japan in Manchester, a bi-lateral role designed to further boost the commercial relationship between the Japan and the North West.

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