About CityCo

We are The City Centre Management Company.

We manage Manchester’s Business Improvement District (Manchester BID).

Our focus is to support Manchester city centre growth by bringing businesses together with public agencies: to support the vibrancy and resilience of our incredible city.

We work in partnership and daily liaison with Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Police, Marketing Manchester, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Manchester’s homelessness charity network Street Support, and other statutory bodies.

As a membership organisation, we represent business interests from all sectors and company sizes, and ensure members are part of the evolving story of Manchester as a thriving place to invest, work, visit and live.

We help businesses to have their opinion heard, expand activities and connect with the right people at the right time.

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

Whether via sharing information, street or security assistance, events or promotions, we are here to help the city work for you.

We do this by offering a range of Business Services:

CityCo Business Services

Operational Support

Help with tackling environmental issues, street cleaning, litter, anti-social behaviour, protests, road closures, rough-sleeping challenges, urban resilience.

Business Crime Reduction Partnership

Access to security intelligence, day/night radio systems linked to city centre CCTV and business training.

City Forums and Lobbying

Bringing businesses together to problem-solve and representing corporate interests with public authorities.

Zoom Business Briefings

Keeping CityCo members in-the-loop with city statuses, consultations, strategy conversations and future city planning.

City Intelligence

Access to Daily/Weekly/Monthly City Centre Footfall Trends, Event Calendars and Property Developments Map.

Manchester BID Public Events

Promotional opportunities via our programme of large-scale events including Chinese New Year and Halloween celebrations.

Our City Centre Network

CityCo members are in good company.

Our network includes Ask, Aviva, Bellrock, Biffa, Bruntwood, Canal River Trust, Cartwright Pickard, CBRE, CEG, Civic Engineers, Corn Exchange, Cushman & Wakefield, Dakota Hotel, DTZ, DoubleTree Hotel, Exclusec, Emerson, Fazenda, Fingopay, Freshstart Waste, GG Hospitality, GMI Construction, Great Northern Warehouse, Hilton Hotel, HOME, Hyatt Manchester Hotel, Jury’s Inn, JLL, KPMG, L&G Investments, Lowry Hotel, Manchester Arndale, Manchester Central, Manchester Cathedral, Macdonald Hotel & Spa Hotel, Mediacom, Mercure Hotel, MJ Mapp, Native Hotel, NCP, NOMA, Pannone, PD Properties, PJ Davies, Property Alliance, Royal Exchange, Science & Industry Museum, Schroders, Spinningfields, Stagecoach, TCS, The Bridgewater Hall, The Halle, The Hut Group, The Printworks, Transport for Greater Manchester, U+I and Whitworth Locke Hotel.

To discuss membership, please email members@cityco.com

Manchester Business Improvement District

CityCo also manages the city’s retail Business Improvement District: Manchester BID.

The BID a consortium of 400 leading retailers and restaurants spanning Market Street, New Cathedral Street, Manchester Arndale, Exchange Square, Barton Arcade, St Ann’s Square, King Street and Deansgate.

Members include Apple, Aldi, Barclays, Boots, COS, EE, El Gato Negro, GAP, Harvey Nichols, H&M, House of Fraser, Kala, Lloyds, Levis, Monki, Nationwide, NEXT, Primark, River Island, Selfridges, TopShop, Virgin Money, Uniqlo, Watches of Switzerland and Wilko.

The 2018-23 business plan is delivering tourist information officers, operational and security support for retailers, city intel and tourism marketing.

To discuss the Manchester BID, please email info@manchesterbid.com

Business Crime Reduction Partnership

CityCo manages the city’s Business Crime Reduction Partnership: Manchester BCRP.

The BCRP is a network of 350 day and nighttime businesses that benefit from security assistance.

Members include Adidas, Aldi, Apple, Belstaff, Boots, Burberry, Costa Coffee, GAP, Greggs, H&M, Harvey Nichols, Levis, M&S, New Look, NEXT, O2, Sainsburys, Space NK, Spar, Tesco, TK Maxx, TopShop, Waterstones and Wilko.

The partnership manages a city centre Civil Exclusion Scheme to record crime incidents, identify persons and issue exclusion notices.

Members have access to StoreNet/NiteNet radios connected to the city centre’s CCTV room and are provided real-time, secure offender intelligence online.

To discuss BCRP membership, please email bcrp@cityco.com

Night-Time Economy Network

CityCo brings NTE venues together with public authorities including Manchester City Council and Greater Manchester Police.

The network includes Manchester’s vibrant eating, drinking and dancing venues across Canal Street, Northern Quarter, Ancoats, Oxford Road, Deansgate and the central business district.

To discuss our NTE network, please email info@cityco.com

The PA Network

CityCo runs a network of more than 600 PAs, Executive Assistants and Office Managers working in Manchester.

CityCo and Manchester BID members benefit by hosting targeted hospitality showcases that promote venues and lead to new business.

In return, the PA group enjoys fun evenings, new venues to book, and valuable connections.

To discuss The PA Network, please email rose.camm@cityco.com

Get in Touch

Talk to us about how we can help your business and join our network today.