City Forums & Lobbying

CityCo & Manchester BID has an influential role in lobbying local authorities as constant corporate champions. We represent our membership business networks at a whole range of city meetings and forums:

Committees led by CityCo:

  • BCRP Intelligence Briefings
  • BID Board
  • CityCo Board
  • Manchester Arndale Tenants Security Meeting
  • Manchester Pub & Club Network
  • Oxford Road Security & Environmental Action Group
  • Piccadilly Basin Business Action Group
  • Piccadilly Hoteliers Group
  • Piccadilly Security Group
  • Petersfield Operations Group (including Peter Street)

Neighbourhood Meetings

CityCo members and BID levy payers are also invited to attend local meetings focused specifically on operations and security. The stakeholder groups allow for discussion around ongoing opportunities, challenges, and the long-term strategic vision for particular areas of the city centre. The aim is to build relationships between businesses and parties, share best practice and ideas, and work on trading improvements.

CityCo will send invites directly depending on business location. To register an email address, please email

City committees attended by CityCo to represent member interests: