Manchester Tech Trust supports economic development, research and education across the tech sector in Greater Manchester.

Leading the way

  • We believe that Manchester has the necessary attributes and resources to become the best city in Europe in which to start, grow and sustain a great technology business.
  • To achieve this we are creating a community of leaders from business, education and the public sector that will nurture and support tech entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Support The Trust

Manchester Tech Trust is an independent registered charity, number 1164681.

If you are a tech business looking for help, we are here to provide constructive advice and connections to our wide network of supporters, mentors and investors.

Our Vision

Manchester Tech Trust is an independent charity that promotes and supports tech enterprise in Greater Manchester. Our joined-up approach is creating a common narrative which brings people and ideas together, and provides start-ups, scale-ups, and anyone who wants to engage with them, a door to knock on.

The Report

Published in late 2014, this report takes a broad look at the tech ecosystem in Greater Manchester (GM) and lead to the creation of Manchester Tech Trust. Although the technology sector has developed considerably since then, we believe that many of the findings of the report are still relevant today.

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Our People

Peter Lusty

Chief Executive and Founder

Dr Neil McArthur MBE

Chairman Founder and Trustee

Richard Young


Advisory Board

Emma Degg

CEO North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT)

Mike Emmerich

Founding Director Metro Dynamics

Professor Luke Georghiou

Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor University of Manchester

Andrew Green

Partner Addleshaw Goddard

Philip Hodari

Chairman Pilot Group

Sandy Lindsay MBE

Chair Tangerine & The Juice Academy

Peter Lusty

Chief Executive and Founder

Juergen Maier

Chief Executive Siemens plc

Stuart A. Marks

Chairman L Marks Limited

Dr Neil McArthur MBE

Chairman Founder and Trustee

Chris Oglesby

Chief Executive
Bruntwood Ltd

Graham Pearce

KPMG Head of Corporate Finance Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Howard Simms

CEO Apadmi Ventures

Richard Young