managing & marketing city centre manchester

CityCo strives to make Manchester city centre a better place to work, visit and live. We all want Manchester to be a thriving, competitive and sustainable international city. At CityCo, we connect businesses with public agencies, bringing together the people and ideas to make great things happen.

CityCo is your city centre management company. It is an independent membership organisation. Our business network covers all sizes, sectors and locations across the city centre. We help you to shape what happens here, expand activities and connect with the right people at the right time. Read about how you can benefit from membership.

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 Where to Go Manchester Guide Book, City Hosts, Chinese New Year celebrations and Manchester’s urban gardening festival Dig the City.

Read about the Heart of Manchester BID.


city centre voices

  • GMP City Centre


    Cat - just been to The Arndale / Market St with PCSO Jane offering reassurance to the public after a planned evacuation of the Arndale

  • ManCityCouncil


    Award winning author Gavin Extense to meet fans at Central Library

  • MEN Business


    El Gato Negro reveal their new city centre site in King Street: The award-winning restaurant, which is moving ...

  • Prolific North


    Gulp! @Agent_Marketing campaign shows the sour side of sugary drinks

  • shopmcr


    RT @hsamueljeweller: This #TrendTuesday we love the pastel stripes on these #NEW lines from @ArmaniExchange! http://…

  • GMP City Centre


    Please take a moment to have a look at this link in relation to stranger danger for children. #optonic

  • TfGM


    Pop in to chat about the city's bus priority plans today TfGMs Online Shop, Piccadilly Gardens 2-6pm #GrowingOurCity

  • MCRTaxiNews


    Katherine Jenkins celebrates her 10th year in music with a new tour coming to @BridgewaterHall tonight - 3rd March.

  • Manchester Central


    #ProHairLive2015 comes to the venue in just five days and there's still time to get involved @prohairlive!

  • BBC Radio Manchester


    £22 million is being invested in 28 miles of new or improved cycle routes across Greater Manchester.

  • Prolific North


    Experienced Account Manager #jobs #Salford @carbondigital at Carbon Digital

  • ManCityCouncil


    It's LGBT Fostering & Adoption Week. LGBT & interested in adoption? Visit for more info #LGBT2015 @lgbtadoptfoster

  • Road Closures

    Road closures, demonstrations and city centre activity which may affect your business.

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