About CityCo

CityCo is The City Centre Management Company and we manage the city’s retail Business Improvement District (Manchester BID).

Our focus is to support Manchester growth by bringing businesses from all sectors together with public agencies: to support the vibrancy and resilience of our city. We work in partnership 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 ensure members are part of the evolving story of Manchester as a place to invest, work, visit and live.

We help our wide networks to have their opinion heard, expand activities and connect with the right people at the right time. We do this by offering a range of Business Services.

CityCo & Manchester BID Services

Operational Support
Business Crime Reduction Partnership
City Forums and Lobbying
Business Training
Corporate Events
Zoom Business Briefings
City Intelligence
The PA Network
Manchester BID Public Events
Events Venue: Lloyds House Room Hire

2020 CityCo Members

Property Alliance, Fingopay, P J Davies, Civic Engineers, Spinningfields, Ask, GMI Construction, Bruntwood, DTZ, Emerson, GG Hospitality, Lowry Hotel, NOMA, PD Properties, Practical Solutions, The Printworks, Transport for Greater Manchester, Canal River Trust, Pannone, Corn Exchange, Aviva, Bellrock, L&G, CBRE, TCS, Manchester Arndale, Dakota Hotel, CEG, Helical, Whitworth Locke Hotel, Royal Exchange Manchester,  Lancashire County Cricket Club, Stagecoach, Great Northern, NCP, Greggs, KPMG, OneTek Business Solutions, Science & Industry Museum, Cartwright Pickard, Exclusec, Biffa, Schroders, U+I, HOME, Mediacom, University of Manchester, MJ Mapp, Harris Partnership, Eastern Green, The Hut Group, JLL, Fazenda, Manchester 235, Freshstart Waste, The Halle, Marriott Hotel,
Royal Exchange Theatre, Jury’s Inn Hotel, Renaissance Hotel, Manchester Central, Manchester Cathedral, Crazy Pedros, The Bridgewater Hall, Native Ducie Street Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Malmaison Hotel, Melia INNSide Hotel, Abode Hotel, Macdonald Hotel & Spa, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Staybridge Suites, Mercure Piccadilly Hotel, DoubleTree Hilton Hotel.

Manchester Business Improvement District

CityCo manages the city’s retail Business Improvement District: Manchester BID. The BID a consortium of 400 leading retailers and restaurants including leading brands including Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Primark, NEXT, Wilko, Aldi, TopShop, Tesco, Lloyds Bank, Virgin Money, EE, & Other Stories, The Whiskey Shop, Cos, House of Fraser, El Gato Negro, KALA, Diesel, TK MAXX, Boots, Apple.

We represent business interests and ensure members are part of the evolving story of Manchester city centre. The BID spans Market Street, New Cathedral Street, Manchester Arndale, Exchange Square, Barton Arcade, St Ann’s Square, King Street and Deansgate.

The team helps businesses to have their opinion heard, expand activities, attract more customers and connect with the right people.

Business Crime Reduction Partnership

CityCo manages the city’s Business Crime Reduction Partnership: BCRP. The BCRP is a network of 350 day and night time businesses that access security assistance. 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.

The PA Network

CityCo brings together 600 influential event-bookers and exec assistants at regular, free events. The PA Network is an opportunity for CityCo and Manchester BID members to showcases their corporate hospitality offers to this group of potential clients.

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

2019-20 Annual Report