Doing business in Manchester


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As Britain’s 'second city', and home to several thriving industries and major UK companies, Manchester knows how to do business. With state-of-the art conference facilities, meeting venues for groups of any size and infinite ways to indulge in some downtime during your visit, you'll find all you need to make the best of your business trip in Manchester.

Read on to find everything you need to make your trip go smoothly, including tips on transport and planning your stay, as well as recommendations for meeting and conference venues to help you make a great impression.

Transport from Manchester Airport


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When you've only got a short amount of time to make a good impression, you need to get your business trip kick-started quickly, and Manchester Airport boasts great connections to get you to the city as swiftly as possible. Manchester city centre is within quick and easy reach via taxi, car, bus or tram. For more information on how to get to the city, take a look at our dedicated Manchester Airport Arrivals page. Once your business trip is over and you're ready to head back to the airport, check out our guide to Getting to Manchester Airport, to take the stress out of heading back home.

Visiting Manchester

Whether you need to find a fabulous hotel in Manchester, a tempting place for a business lunch or some inspiration on how to spend your downtime, our Visiting Manchester page has plenty of ideas to help you make the most of your business trip.

Conference and meeting venues


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If your trip to Manchester is for a meeting or conference, you'll find plenty of venues across the city to help make your event a success. Whether you're planning a meeting for two people or 200, you'll find the perfect setting to suit your needs.

Flybe recommends…

Visit Manchester Events Team

With planning expertise and local knowledge, this dedicated team will ensure your event goes off without a hitch.

  • Venue location service
  • Organisation of site visits
  • Bid documentation and support
  • Conference marketing support
  • Local expertise and industry knowledge
  • Staff with European language skills

Manchester Central

Conference and meeting facilities.

  • City centre location; 9 miles from the airport
  • Public transport links
  • Meeting rooms for groups from 40 to 10,000 delegates
  • Free WiFi
  • IT and audio-visual services
  • Flexible layouts
  • Catering services
  • Meet & greet services
  • Event management
  • Public car parking directly below venue

Old Trafford Stadium

Conference and meeting facilities.

  • 10 minutes from city centre, 20 minutes from Manchester Airport
  • Public transport links
  • 24 flexible suites
  • 154 meeting rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • IT and audio-visual services
  • Event management services
  • Catering services
  • Free car parking

For more information on Manchester Airport and flights to Manchester with Flybe, take a look at our dedicated Manchester Airport page.