RSM joins Manchester's Enterprise City startup support scheme

29 May 2020 3 min. read
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RSM has become Manchester-based Enterprise City’s audit, tax and consulting partner partnered with to. The partnership will see RSM deliver business advice and seminars to members of the Exchange business support programme for start-up tech companies.

Enterprise City is a new district of the city of Manchester, boasting an array of modern workspaces, cultural spaces, and bespoke city-centre-living. The media, teach and creative cluster has been designed in a bid to connect people and businesses, encouraging collaboration, and creating economic success through place-making. Set in the heart of Manchester, and developed by property development and investment company Allied London, Exchange is a major part of Enterprise City’s scheme, providing tech, media and digital start-up and scale-up companies access to the tools and infrastructure they need to learn and succeed.

As Exchange looks to create a collaborative community of entrepreneurs and global organisations, international professional services firm RSM has announced a new partnership with Enterprise City. The news sees RSM become Enterprise City’s audit, tax and consulting partner; a role which will see the firm deliver business advice, seminars and panels to members of the Exchange business support programme.

Tanya Grady, head of partnerships at Enterprise City, said, “Joining forces with RSM is a great way that we can offer more support to the entrepreneurs and businesses on the Exchange programme, giving them the support needed to establish themselves as thriving tech businesses. Our scale-ups will have a unique opportunity to gain advice and direction from one of the most experienced leaders in the industry. Partnering with RSM is an exciting move and we are looking forward to seeing the benefit it has to the first and future Exchange cohorts.”

RSM has already advised over 1,850 clients across the media and tech sectors and has contributed over £32 million to its UK fee income of approximately £310 million this year. Building on Manchester’s status as Europe’s fastest-growing major tech city, RSM it is hoped that the firm will help to up-skill Exchange members, and further their business success in the years ahead.

Exchange is based in the state-of-the-art new workspace at the Bonded Warehouse in Enterprise City. From Summer 2020, when the first cohort of businesses will begin the six to 12 months scheme to handle queries, RSM will be at Exchange on a daily basis. The accounting and advisory firm will also run its own sector specific seminars for the Exchange cohort, looking to help them in running sound businesses.

Nick Wyatt, Director and North West head of media and technology at RSM, said, “We are excited to support the Exchange programme at Enterprise City and help build and develop the existing base of entrepreneurial skills. With our in-depth industry expertise, tailored to individual and specific needs, we will be able to help them excel and grow. We understand the challenges faced by growing media and technology businesses. Enterprise City is a fantastic initiative and workspace which encourages collaboration and and we are committed to working with companies throughout their growth cycle.”