Manchester BID Governance

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

The annual BID levy is collected by Manchester City Council and an operating agreement is in place.

AGM (Annual)

An Annual General Meeting takes place in Q1 of each financial year, inviting levy payers to meet, hear about plans ahead and feedback.

The 2023 AGM will take place on Tuesday 18th April, 9-11am, Friend’s Meeting House. Register here to attend.

BID Board (Quarterly)

The BID is currently governed by a Board, chaired by Jane Sharrocks, General Manager of Selfridges Manchester Exchange Square. The Board is made up of sector representatives from levy-paying businesses:

David Allinson, Manchester Arndale
Richard Forster, Lloyds Bank
Roger Khoryati, McDonalds
Claire Ryan, Primark

A new Board from April 2023 will continue to be a team of representatives of the main sub-sectors of BID levy-payers, meeting quarterly. Expressions of interests are now being sought to join the Board, to make the group up to 10 Directors.

Jane Sharrocks has indicated that she is happy to continue as BID Chair to help provide continuity into the BID’s new term. If no objections are received, these levy payers will form the new Board.

To join the Board, please contact | 07764 977556 by 31st March. 

To have sight of any Board minutes, email Phil.

The BID Council (Quarterly)

From April 2023, The BID Council will bring together key business sectors with wider stakeholders such as Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Police, Transport for Greater Manchester and Marketing Manchester.

Sectors represented will include large retail, smaller retail, landlords, hospitality operators (dining, quick service), jewellers, social leisure, banks and building societies, office tenants and landlords.

This group will explore and understand the challenges and opportunities for managing the city’s ever changing needs.

It is open for all BID levy payers to join the group at any time, but where possible, annual continuity of attendees will be sought with an estimated x3 representatives per sector. This aims to grow the BID’s knowledge base, and partnership working across the city centre.

To join The BID Council, please contact | 07764 977556 by 31st March. 

BID Finance Committee (B-Monthly)

A smaller representative group from BID retailers that reports into, and makes recommendations to the main Board.

Operating Team

CityCo Manchester’s Chief Exec and team are responsible to the BID Board for the delivery of the 2023-28 Business Plan.