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Financial & professional services

A Strong and Established Base

Trafford offers a strong and established base of existing businesses and workforce expertise in the financial and professional services sectors.

  • Approximately 4,000 business, financial and professional services (BFPS) sector businesses are based in Trafford employing around 42,100 people (the largest sector in Trafford’s economy)
  • The sector makes up 30% of all employees in Trafford compared to 18% across the rest of the country.
  • We have the second highest number of BFPS sector companies in Greater Manchester and 8% of BFPS employees in Greater Manchester work in Trafford.

Access to Talent and Skills

The FPS sector is forecast to expand over the next few years. Demand for level 4 skills is expected to grow fastest and skills will be needed at other levels, especially level 3. Trafford has a highly skilled population, with 48.45% of adults educated to degree level or equivalent, ensuring your business has access to a highly skilled workforce. Close links to Greater Manchester’s four universities (including the world famous Manchester Business School) also provides a gateway to the brightest talent.

Prime Location

FPS firms are concentrated in Trafford Park, Altrincham, Sale and Carrington where a selection of smaller, bespoke and larger office units are still available or are due to be developed. Trafford’s superfast digital connectivity and unparalleled transport links ensure that you can stay easily connected to your clients both locally or internationally.

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