The Manchester Business Park meeting rooms are in a landmark modern, spacious office building with four storeys and a glass front. It is built on a site at the front of one of Manchester's most recognised business parks which a number of leading blue chip companies have already identified as their first choice for a base. This location, opposite the airport and 20 minutes from the city centre, offers excellent local, national and international connections. Manchester is considered an excellent place to do business, both in Europe and the United Kingdom (UK). More than 90,000 people are employed in the banking, financial and insurance sectors - making the city the country's fifth-largest financial centre outside London. Manchester's economy continues to grow, with businesses big and small, national and international, active in life sciences, creative, media, manufacturing and communications.