Greater Manchester is increasingly seen as a first-choice destination for international investors, representing the largest UK city-region economy outside of London and a leading area for Foreign Direct Investment (Greater Manchester Business Board).

The Department for Business and Trade reveals how the thousands of high-value jobs that were created in the city-region in the last year alone continue to level-up the local economy, with recent statistics published in their Inward Investment Results for 2022-2023. 

As more international brands relocate to and expand in Greater Manchester, join us for our first Meliá Business Breakfast of 2024 for the opportunity to learn about how the city-region is competing on a global scale in the realms of business and trade directly from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Mr. Andy Burnham.

This session is ideal for London-based companies who want to learn about opportunities in the North West region. The Mayor will discuss his visions for Greater Manchester and the UK as a whole, as well as UK-Spain bilateral relations from 2024.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, prior to the opportunity to network with other guests over a traditional Spanish breakfast.

This event is hosted by the stunning Meliá White House hotel, Patrons of the Spanish Chamber.


            Date & time: Monday 26th February 2024, 08:00am (for an 08:30am start) – 09:30 am

            Location: Meliá White House | Albany St | London NW1 3UP


This event is free for Members of the Spanish Chamber.


About the Mayor:

Andy Burnham was first elected as Mayor of Greater Manchester in May 2017 and was re-elected for a second term in May 2021.

Responsible for shaping the future of Greater Manchester, Andy’s priorities include building a London-style integrated transport system, ending rough sleeping, transforming Greater Manchester into one of the greenest city regions in Europe and making Greater Manchester a great place to grow up, get on, and grow old.

Before being elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy was MP for Leigh from 2001. In government, Andy has held Ministerial positions at the Home Office, Department of Health and the Treasury. In 2008 he became Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, before returning to Health as Secretary of State in 2009.

In opposition, Andy has served as Shadow Education Secretary, Shadow Health Secretary and Shadow Home Secretary.

Andy lives in Leigh, Greater Manchester, with his wife and three children.



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