Supporting Manchester’s Retail & Hospitality Brands

Manchester BID is the city’s retail Business Improvement District.

The BID aims to support city centre vibrancy and economic success by bringing retailers and restaurants together with each other – and Manchester’s public agencies. The aim is to enhance operations and help to attract additional custom via a range of activities, events and services.

Manchester BID is managed by The City Centre Management Company, CityCo. CityCo is the place where the private and public sectors meet.

We work in daily liaison with Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Police, Marketing Manchester, Manchester’s homelessness charity networks, and other statutory bodies.

As an independent, not-for-profit, membership organisation, we are committed to representing the interests of BID levy payers.

Our extensive cross-sector networks allow for the sharing of city plans, discussion and action-planning around developments, business challenges and opportunities.

We help organisations operate effectively, and with resilience, in our growing and changing city.

Who We Are

Manchester BID is governed by a Board of Directors, led by Jane Sharrocks, General Managers of Selfridges Exchange Square.

Board Directors:

David Allinson
Centre Director, Manchester Arndale

Richard Forster
Senior Bank Manager, Manchester Flagship Lloyds Bank

Roger Khoryati
Franchisee, McDonald’s

Margaret Neville
General Manager, Boots

Claire Ryan
General Manager Primark

Associate Directors:

Sheona Southern
Managing Director, Marketing Manchester

Fiona Worrall
Director of Neighbourhoods, Manchester City Council

The CityCo team delivers the BID Business Plan.

Manchester BID Levy Payers

Manchester BID levy payers are in good company.

Business members include 400+ leading retail and restaurants brands including:

All Bar One, All Saints, Ann Summers, Apple, Aldi, Argos, Barclays, Barburrito, Belstaff, Betfred, Boodles, Boots, Bravissimo, Castle Fine Art, COS, Costa Coffee, Diesel, Dr Martens, EE, El Gato Negro, Ernest Jones, FatFace, Five Guys, Footasylum, Flight Club, Framed Opticians, Franco Manca, Fred Perry, French Connection, GAP, Grand Pacific, Greggs, Hancocks, Habas, Harvey Nichols, HMV, H&M, Hobbs, Holland & Barrett, House of Fraser, HSBC, Hugo Boss, KALA, Kuoni, Lego, Lush, Lloyds, Levi’s, McDonalds, Mappin & Webb, Metro Bank, Miller & Carter, Molton Brown, Monki, Morphe, Nationwide, NEXT, New Look, Office, Patagonia, Primark, Pizza Express, Pot Kettle Black, Poundland, Pret, Primark, Pure Gym, River Island, Rosso, Sainbury’s, Sandinista, Santander, Schuh, Scribbler, Selfridges, Size?, Slaters, Starbucks, SuperDry, Tast, Ted Baker, Tesco, TGI Friday, The Entertainer, The Whisky Shop, The White Company, Trailfinders, TSB, Trevor Sorbie, Vidal Sassoon, Vision Express, Uniqlo, Waterstones, Watches of Switzerland, Whittard, White Stuff, Wilko – and more.

Where the BID Operates

Manchester BID spans the central retail areas of Market Street, New Cathedral Street, Manchester Arndale, Exchange Square, Barton Arcade, Royal Exchange Arcade, St Ann’s Square, King Street and Deansgate.

Business Support Services

Manchester BID offers levy payers a range of Business Support Services.

Regional & National Partnerships

Partnerships are key to Manchester BID’s success. Alongside our many city associations, Manchester BID is a founding member of the national and regional BID Foundation and Northern BIDs Group.

Manchester BID is also a member of British BIDs and works with the Association of Town Centre Management.

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