Business Briefings

CityCo and Manchester Business Improvement District work in daily liaison and partnership with a whole range of city authorities and agencies including Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Police, Marketing Manchester, Manchester’s homelessness charity networks and other bodies.

We are on-hand daily to assist members with a whole range of street and environmental issues related to premises, changing regulations, road closures, major events and protests.

Our operational and security briefings and training sessions will ensure colleagues are up-to-date with the latest strategic and tactical guidance.

Business Briefings

Briefings in partnership with Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council 

Street Engagement Hub briefings looking at partnership work in the city centre to reduce begging and Anti-Social Behaviour.

Briefings in partnership with Manchester Homelessness Partnership

Briefings for businesses on how to help people off the streets, engage with available services and report any behaviour of concern.

Briefings around Real Change MCR

Briefings for businesses on how to promote an alternative to street giving within your business and to your customers.

Briefings in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester and other service stakeholders

Place-based briefings on highways, transport and other infrastructure changes and major projects.

Briefings around the Night Time Economy

Licensing updates and safety briefings with invited speakers from relevant agencies and businesses. Location-based, including in the Northern Quarter, Central Retail District, Southern Gateway, Peter Street.

Briefings around Urban Exploration

Briefings for businesses on understanding the legality of ‘urban exploring’ and how to protect buildings and mitigate against the associated risks.

Briefings on Preparing for Protests

Understanding protests notifications and what they mean to your business.

Briefings in Operational Place Management

Briefings for businesses focused on place management as required (generally, safety and cleansing). This could include how to manage the Public Space Protection Order in Manchester.


Training around Urban Resilience

Place-based security table top exercises tailored to members, running scenarios bespoke to specific estates, areas and buildings. Looking at scenarios designed to test teams’ response to emergencies and resilience capabilities.

Training in partnership with North West Counter Terrorism Unit

ACT Awareness suite of counter-terrorism training programmes and briefings.

Training in partnership with Greater Manchester Fire Service and Manchester Water Safety Partnership

Training for businesses around water safety related to Manchester city centre’s canal and river networks.

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