About CityCo

We are The City Centre Management Company

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 CouncilTransport for Greater ManchesterGreater Manchester PoliceMarketing ManchesterGreater Manchester Combined Authority, Manchester’s homelessness charity network Street Support, and other statutory bodies. We also manage Manchester’s Business Improvement District (Manchester BID).

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.

Business Services

Operational Support

CityCo and Manchester Business Improvement District bring the right people together, to help our membership networks find solutions to day-to-day and longer-term urban challenges.

We can help with a range of operational issues and ensure organisations can maximise the many opportunities of working in the city centre.

Areas we regularly assist with include local environmental issues around premises or business locations, street cleansing including jet washing, bins and commercial waste, litter and graffiti removal, street bollards, anti-social behaviour, begging, rough-sleeping, parking, the impact of major events, development works and street protests, and road closures.

Email operations@cityco.com

Business Crime Reduction Partnership

CityCo manages the BCRP to report and tackle business-related crime. We support the work of Greater Manchester Police, City Council Licensing and Anti-Social Behaviour teams. The partnership manages a city wide Civil Exclusion Scheme to record incidents, identify persons and issue exclusion notices.

BCRP members have access to StoreNet/NiteNet radios connected to city centre CCTV and are provided real-time, secure offender intelligence online. We also deliver venue security training on Crime Prevention, Conflict Avoidance, Fraud Prevention, Counterfeit Currency, and Making Statements and Reporting.

The team has achieved annual ‘Accreditation with Distinction’ by the National Association of Business Crime Partnerships and received a Divisional Commanders Award from Greater Manchester Police. Data Privacy Terms

Email bcrp@cityo.com

City Forums and Lobbying

CityCo supports the vibrancy and resilience of our city by bringing business members together with public agencies. We work in partnership with Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Police, Marketing Manchester, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Manchester’s homelessness networks and other statutory bodies.

As constant corporate champions, we have an influential role in lobbying local authorities and represent our networks at a whole range of city meetings and forums.

CityCo Forums 

BCRP City Centre Intelligence Briefings
Greengate Business Action Group
Manchester BID Board
Manchester Arndale Tenants Security Meeting
BID Sector Groups (Events, Operations, Large Stores, F&B, Jewellery, Financial Services)
Oxford Road Security & Environmental Action Group
Piccadilly Basin Business Action Group
Piccadilly Hoteliers Group (Online)
Piccadilly Security Group
Petersfield Operations Group (including Peter Street Sub Group)

City Committees attended by CityCo 

Manchester City Council Integrated Neighbourhood Management
Manchester City Council Ward Co-ordination
Manchester City Council Our Manchester Strategic Forum
Manchester City Council Medieval Quarter Group
Manchester Homeless Partnership including Big Change MCR
Manchester Hoteliers Association
Manchester Pub and Club Network
Manchester Safety Advisory Committee
Manchester Food Board
Manchester Water Safety Partnership
Northern Quarter Action Group
TfGM Event Planning Group
Village Action Group

Email operations@cityco.com

Zoom Business Briefings

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, we will continue to host online business briefings that aim to keep colleagues in the loop with strategic and tactical city guidance and future planning.

Email events@cityco.com

City Intelligence

Access to bespoke Daily/Weekly/Monthly City Centre Footfall ReportingMajor Events Calendar, Manchester Property and Hotel Developments Mapping.

Email members@cityco.com

Manchester BID Public Events

Promotional opportunities via our large-scale public events and festivals including Chinese New Year, The Manchester Flower Show and Halloween celebrations.

Email events@cityco.com

Our Networks

CityCo Manchester

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.

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.

Email info@manchesterbid.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.

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.

Email rose.camm@cityco.com

Get in Touch

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