About Manchester BID

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

Funding is brought together from a levy, based on commercial business rates. Activities are agreed in a set business plan, which is then voted-on in a legal ballot. If successful, BIDs run for a period of five years per ‘term’.

The BID model is operating in most towns and cities across the UK, Europe, USA and beyond.

Manchester City Centre Business Improvement District

Manchester launched its first BID in 2013. Ten years later, Manchester BID will enter a new five-year term in April 2023. The BID is managed by CityCo, The City Centre Management Company.

The aim is to bring brands together with each other, and Manchester’s public agencies, to enhance operations and help attract additional custom year-round. The team delivers operational and security support, city intelligence, lobbying, City Hosts, tourism marketing, PR and footfall-driving public events.

Manchester BID is governed by a Board and spans Market Street, New Cathedral Street, Manchester Arndale, Exchange Square, St Ann’s Square, King Street and  Deansgate.


Our networks are key to the success of Manchester BID. Businesses benefit from connections and initiatives across CityCo’s major networks:

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

Manchester BID is also a member of The BID Foundation, Northern BIDs Group, British BIDs and the Association of Town Centre Management.

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