With two world-class football teams, a musical heritage that’s the envy of every other city in the UK and a trendy Northern Quarter packed with chic bars, cafes and independent boutiques, it’s a wonder anyone ever wants to leave Manchester.
However, thousands of business travellers each week head off from here each week for high powered meetings in destinations from Barcelona to Reykjavik.
If you rather reluctantly count yourself amongst them, you’re in luck, because we’ve scoured the internet to find 10 terrific tips for Manchester business travellers – take a look.
If you prize pre-flight privacy to prep for your corporate trip, accessing the PremiAir private terminal is ideal. Opening in September, this exclusive luxury space will include discreet security and private transport to your plane.
2. Shop now, collect later.
When you spot a cut-price offer on a present that’s perfect for someone special but can’t be bothered carrying it on board with you, Manchester’s new shop now, collect on return service handily does exactly what it says on the tin – how convenient.
3. Faith room.
If you’re a businessperson and a believer, you’ll find contemplative spaces to set your spirit in order at the Chaplaincy and prayer room next to Ground Floor Check In.
Want to check your emails and calendar while you’re waiting to board? Manchester offers 4 hours’ free Wi-Fi per 24 hours throughout the terminal buildings – brilliant for business flyers.
If you love thought leadership but don’t have the time to read top business titles cover to cover, downloading the Blinkist app lets you access condensed text and audio versions which collate all the key takeaway ideas – now that’s clever.
6. Power dressing.
When you really need to dress to impress before a high-stakes business meeting, pop into Hugo Boss at Manchester and top up your wardrobe with a sleek suit that makes you look immaculate.
7. Eat Italian.
Don’t board your flight on an empty stomach – while airline food has improved over the years, the quality can still be inconsistent. Instead, pop into Trattoria Milano at Terminal 3 for delicious Milanese cuisine.
8. Top up tech.
Whether you need a portable power pack for your mobile or a last-minute laptop replacement, Dixons at Terminal 1 has you covered. Remember to claim any corporate purchases back on expenses.
Even the most Zen-like business travellers can get antsy before an important business trip, so if you need to unwind, visit Cloud Spa at Terminal 1 for a massage, manicure or pedicure that’ll leave you cool, calm and collected.
10. Park with peace of mind.
Driving to the airport beats public transport because it’s easier to get in that focused business mindset in your own environment. Book Manchester Airport parking at SkyParkSecure.com and stow your vehicle safely for a reasonable rate.
Take these 10 tips and you’ll seal a successful deal and impress crucial contacts on your next business trip from Manchester.
So ends our list – but share your tips for Manchester business travellers in the comments section.