City Forums & Lobbying CityCo and Manchester BID represent our business networks at a range of city meetings and forums. As constant corporate champions, we have an influential role in lobbying local authorities authorities, transport organisations and...
Manchester Business Improvement District is a an independent, not-for-profit, limited-by-guarantee company. It is governed by a Board of Directors.
Like all BIDs, The Heart of Manchester BID Company was set-up following a successful legal ballot, in a specified geographical area.
It was inaugurated in 2013 and so is in the final year of its second term. The BID will go ballot for a new term in December 2022.
The BID is financed by a % levy per property, made on the basis of rateable value.
2017 Ballot Results
77% in favour, by votes cast
75% in favour, by rateable value
43% turnout, from 401 eligible voter status
CityCo’s Chief Exec and team are responsible to a Board of retail leaders and associate directors for the delivery of the Business Plan.
The Board is made up of representatives from levy-paying businesses, alongside non-exec directors from stakeholders.
The Chair is Jane Sharrocks, General Manager of Selfridges Manchester Exchange Square and the Board meets four times a year.
A number of ‘Sector Groups’ meet, each led by a business representative who then sits on, and reports back, to the main Board:
- Jewellery Sector Group
- Financial Services Sector Group
- Operations Sector Group
- Major Stores Sector Group
- Events & Marketing Sector Group
- Food & Beverage Sector Group
In addition, an officially constituted Finance Committee meets and makes recommendations to the main Board.
To request sight of Board meeting minutes, please email Phil Schulze.
Manchester BID Manager
If you are Manchester BID levy payer and you have any feedback about the governance, workings or projects of the BID, please also contact Phil.