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. Manchester City Centre 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 levy payers across the central commercial district (Market Street, New Cathedral Street, Manchester Arndale, Exchange Square, St Ann’s Square, King Street and Deansgate).


The company is governed by a cross-sector Board of levy-paying businesses and operates a Finance Board, BID Council and BID AGM.

Chair of the Board is Jane Sharrocks, General Manager of Selfridges. CityCo’s Chief Exec Vaughan Allen, and team, are responsible to the Board for the delivery of the Business Plan.

The BID works in partnership with city authorities including Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Police, Transport for Greater Manchester, and Marketing Manchester.

Read more about Governance

BID Levy Rules 2023-28

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

Read full Levy Rules

CityCo manages the billing process. For any enquiries email accounts@cityco.com

2023-28 Business Plan

Manchester City Centre BID has a successful track record of supporting businesses across defined areas of work:

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

Download 2023-28 Business Plan PDF

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.

Read more about the ABID

National/Regional BIDs

Manchester City Centre BID is a member of: