Manchester City Centre BID: Board & Governance

Manchester launched its first Business Improvement District in 2013. Ten years later, Manchester City Centre BID began a new term in April 2023.

Manchester City Centre BID is an independent, not-for-profit, limited-by-guarantee company. The BID is managed by CityCo, The City Centre Management Company.

The Chief Exec Vaughan Allen, and team, are responsible to the BID Board for the delivery of the 2023-28 Business Plan.

Through various networks, we bring together over 1500 companies. We work across every sector and represent the needs of businesses with partners such as Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Police, Marketing Manchester and many others.

2023 BID Board


  • Jane Sharrocks, General Manager, Selfridges

Deputy Chair

  • Roger Khoryati, Franchisee, McDonald’s


  • David Allinson, Centre Director, Manchester Arndale
  • Andrew Cooke, Operations Director, Bruntwood
  • Terry Crawford, General Manager, Urban Playground
  • Richard Forster, Senior Manager, Lloyds
  • Alex Killeen, Brand Manager, Kuoni
  • Claire Ryan, General Manager, Primark

Additional Directors currently under appointment.

BID Company Governance


The BID Annual General Meeting takes place in Q1, inviting levy payers to meet, hear about plans and feedback.


The BID Board is made-up of sector representatives from levy-paying businesses as above.


The BID Council brings together c.40 levy-payers across business sectors, with city stakeholders.

Attendees include leading retail, leisure and hospitality businesses, landlords and managing agents, cultural and entertainment venues and public sector representatives from Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Police and Transport for Greater Manchester.

The next meeting is 11th January 2024. To join the meeting, email


The BID Finance Committee is a smaller representative group from levy-paying businesses. The committee reports into, and make makes recommendations to the main Board.

For any questions about Company Governance, please email

2023-28 Business Plan

The third Manchester City Centre BID term is supporting businesses around 4 key themes:

  1. ATTRACTING VISITORS: Attracting shoppers, visitors, tourists, and workers into the city centre, whilst enhancing the city’s reputation as a thriving destination
  2. ENVIRONMENT: Improving the city centre as a welcoming, clean, attractive, resilient, and safe place
  3. COMMUNITY: Maintaining a tight-knit relationship between levy payers and keeping businesses in the loop with city authorities
  4. ESG: Supporting businesses to meet Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments.

View BID Business Plan