managing & marketing city centre manchester
CityCo is a membership organisation that connects businesses with each other, and public agencies, to drive forward initiatives that support an improved, thriving and aspirational city experience. We seek to support economic growth and ensure the city is competing on national and international scale.
We represent companies across sectors, sizes and locations; giving businesses a voice, ensuring they can run effectively and expand activities. We operate at both a strategic level with city decision-makers and on a tactical level, providing solutions and delivering on the ground. We report to a Board of the city’s influential business leaders.Read about what we do
CityCo manages Manchester’s first Business Improvement District (BID) – Heart of Manchester.
Running for 5 years, the BID is an opportunity to build on our successes, energy and optimism to make Manchester as successful as we know it can be. The business plan has been led by city centre retailers and focuses on delivering promotional and customer service initiatives such as our new Where to Go Manchester Guide Book, City Hosts and Manchester’s urban gardening festival Dig the City. The BID is also supporting Vogue Fashion’s Night Out.
A new piece of public art has been unveiled on Tariff Street by Paris artist Florence Blanchard.
New city centre Gardener in Residence Sean Harkin will be working with CityCo on our Manchester Garden City scheme and urban gardening festival Dig the City.
The Government’s proposed new reoccupation relief on business rates, announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement will benefit key retail areas of the city centre.
CityCo and the Heart of Manchester BID are helping to clean up the city’s shopping streets. Nearly a tonne of chewing gum has been removed and enough pavement to cover more than 12 football pitches jetwashed.
Rowena Burns, CityCo Chair and Vaughan Allen, Chief Exec, warmly invite CityCo members to join us for Christmas drinks and a private tour of Grayson Perry’s stunning exhibition 'The Vanity of Small Differences’
city centre voices
Irlam gas blast victims receive 'undisclosed settlements' http://t.co/p7W0Rsxrf5
Hear commenary of Wigan Athletic away at NK Maribor in the Europa League on 95.1FM & Digital Radio now @LaticsOfficial - a win is a must
A round-up of what's going on across Greater Manchester this evening. http://t.co/oQI9xROjS7
You can also see Jack's pictures of his trip to Slovenia on Facebook https://t.co/wU8iFii1ue
Hi all, i'm finishing for the day. Hope you have a good evening.
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