Manchester is a global city, proud of its roots and of its future. It has survived downturn and turmoil thanks to its ability to work as one, to build partnerships between businesses, and between businesses and the public sector.

For the past 27 years, CityCo has been at the heart of this partnership. By working together, we are continually striving to make the city a better place to visit, to work and to live.

As The City Centre Management Company we are the main membership organisation representing the business community in the city centre.

Through various networks, we bring together over 1500 companies. We work across every sector and represent the needs of businesses with partners such as Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Police, Marketing Manchester, and many others.

We offer advice and help in planning new projects, link members, and ensure the city’s public agencies are aware of what the private sector needs to thrive.

Businesses are in the best company. Our networks include Manchester’s leading names. From head offices to independents, property developers to professional services, retailers, cultural attractions to bars and hotels.

Part of our work is to manage the Manchester City Centre BID (Business Improvement District), incorporating retail, hospitality operators and office tenants. We are also delivery partners for the Manchester Accommodation BID, representing hoteliers.

We run the Manchester BCRP (Business Crime Reduction Partnership) and administer the Manchester Pub and Club Network.

This means we support hundreds of city centre businesses, across multiple sectors, locations, and of very different sizes.

By bringing influential people together and providing expert guidance, our aim is to the make the city work for everyone.

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