About Manchester City Centre BID

Manchester City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has been operating for a decade and started a new, five-year, term in April 2023.

The BID is managed by CityCo, The City Centre Management Company.

A Business Improvement District is a specific geographical area where businesses agree to invest in extra services and initiatives that support city vibrancy and economic success.

Funding is raised from a levy, based on Business Rates. Activities are agreed in a set Business Plan.

600+ retailers, hospitality operators and office tenants are current levy payers across the central commercial district (Market Street, New Cathedral Street, Manchester Arndale, Exchange Square, St Ann’s Square, King Street and Deansgate).

2023-28 City Centre BID district map

BID Board

Chair of the Board

  • Jane Sharrocks, General Manager, Selfridges

Deputy Chair

  • Roger Khoryati, Franchisee, McDonald’s


  • David Allinson, Centre Director, Manchester Arndale
  • Andrew Cooke, Operations Director, Bruntwood
  • Terry Crawford, General Manager, Urban Playground
  • Richard Forster, Senior Manager, Lloyds
  • Alex Killeen, Brand Manager, Kuoni

Company Governance


The BID Annual General Meeting takes place in Q1, inviting levy payers to meet, hear about plans and feedback to the team.


The BID Board is made-up of sector representatives from levy-paying businesses.


The BID Council brings together c.40 levy-payers across sectors with city stakeholders.

Attendees include leading retail, leisure and hospitality businesses, landlords and managing agents, cultural and entertainment venues. They are joined by public sector representatives from Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Police and Transport for Greater Manchester.


The BID Finance Committee is a smaller representative group from levy-paying businesses. The committee reports into, and make makes recommendations to the main Board.

For any questions about BID governance, email phil.schulze@cityco.com

City Centre BID Levy Rules 2023-28

The levy rate per hereditament for the current term is 1.7% of rateable value. Full Levy Rules

As of 2024, Manchester City Council has appointed Manchester City Centre BID as agents to manage the collection of levies on their behalf.

Enquiries: levycollection@cityco.com

2023-28 Business Plan Focuses

Supporting businesses around these key themes:

1. Attracting and welcoming visitors
2. Improving the street environment
3. Supporting the BID community and ESG

Manchester Accommodation BID

In April 2023, the City Centre BID was joined by the city’s first Accommodation BID (c.70 hotel operators).

CityCo is one of the delivery partners of the ABID alongside Marketing Manchester. CityCo manages the City Welcome and Consumer Events streams of work.

National/Regional BIDs

Manchester City Centre BID is a member of:

Email: info@cityco.com