Northern Office Opens

Next Ventures in Manchester

Due to continued year-on-year growth, we are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in the thriving digital tech capital of the North: Manchester! Our new office will be based in Spinningfields, Manchester’s financial centre, and will create new opportunities for ambitious recruiters in the local area and beyond. This development will be a catalyst for further growth, and it’s a step Next Ventures are very excited to take!

Why Manchester?

Manchester is a Northern powerhouse brimming with hungry sales talent. Mancunians have a natural flair for business – their signature charm and friendly nature is synonymous with the North, and lends itself well to people-focused roles.

The local community can also be characterised by their strong work ethic – the signature working bee (an iconic mascot that can be found in illustrations and statues throughout the city) symbolises the admirable working values that define the city’s culture. We can’t wait to tap into both experienced and trainee recruiter talent in the north, learn how their way of working differs from the south, and deliver incredible candidates for our clients while continuing to drive impressive financial growth for Next Ventures.

Manchester bee

Lots to offer

Manchester itself also has a wealth to offer in terms lifestyle; from the iconic local culture, to the buzzing nightlife and the lucrative pool of career opportunities (to name a few!). Dubbed a “small London”, this thriving city has all the amenities you would expect from a major metropolis, but with a slightly more boutique feel and a significantly more affordable cost of living. It’s no wonder, then, that it has been voted one of the best cities in the UK to live (topped only by London)!

Northern Digital Hub

Manchester is also an iconic hub of digital innovation. Not only is it the leading city for technology in the UK, it has broader ambitions to become a top 5 digital city and global influencer across Europe!

It has a £5 billion digital ecosystem, a thriving community of more than 10,000 digital and tech businesses (from start-ups and SMEs to global brands including Google, Microsoft, IBM and Cisco – as well as number of homegrown unicorns that IPO above $1 billion!), AND is home to the fastest growing tech hub in Europe! Needless to say; when it comes to innovation and opportunity in the technology sector, you needn’t look much further than this groundbreaking city.

Consistent Source of Fresh Digital Talent

Innovation in the technology area is complemented by the five leading universities that Manchester houses, making way for a steady supply of qualified young STEM candidates who are rich in specialist talent and skills, and hungry for their first opportunities.

These universities have a proven track record for collaborating with industry on groundbreaking research and development, as well as one of the highest graduate retention rates in the country (with 51.5% of students loving Manchester so much they opt to remain in the city after finishing their studies)!

Why Now?

This expansion comes at a time of great success and growth for Next Ventures. After a universally challenging year with the economic impact of the pandemic, we have come back stronger than ever, and are now thriving like never before.

We have grown from a £52M turnover in 2020, to £86M in 2021, and are thrilled to announce we are on target to exceed £112M this year. Our ambitious plans to build on this rate of growth gives us the impetus to expand our horizons and venture into new territories.

What’s Next?

Of course, we will need a new set of ambitious, success-driven experienced recruiters to join us in this exciting next chapter. Our market leading rewards, commission and incentives packages will help build a senior recruitment team able to drive the expansion of the business by developing the best trainee recruiters Manchester has to offer, to train up to consultant level internally.

Are You Up for the Challenge?

If you’re an experienced recruiter who is looking for their next challenge in a multi-million pound tech recruitment company and want to enjoy our market-leading commission and incentives we have to offer (check them out here), then we want to hear from you today!

Contact our Talent Acquisition Manager, Holly King, confidentially to find out what we can offer you: 0750 0803014 /

Visit our Work for Us page to find out more.