CityCo Members: Business Services

As a member of CityCo we offer a range of Business Services. We are here to help the city work for you.

Operational Support

CityCo and Manchester Business Improvement District bring the right people together, to help our membership networks find solutions to day-to-day and longer-term urban challenges.

We can help with a range of operational issues and ensure organisations can maximise the many opportunities of working in the city centre.

Areas we regularly assist with include local environmental issues around premises or business locations, street cleansing including jet washing, bins and commercial waste, litter and graffiti removal, street bollards, anti-social behaviour, begging, rough-sleeping, parking, the impact of major events, development works and street protests, and road closures.

Business Crime Reduction Partnership

CityCo manages the BCRP to report and tackle business-related crime. We support the work of Greater Manchester Police, City Council Licensing and Anti-Social Behaviour teams. The partnership manages a city wide Civil Exclusion Scheme to record incidents, identify persons and issue exclusion notices.

BCRP members have access to StoreNet/NiteNet radios connected to city centre CCTV and are provided real-time, secure offender intelligence online. We also deliver venue security training on Crime Prevention, Conflict Avoidance, Fraud Prevention, Counterfeit Currency, and Making Statements and Reporting.

The team has achieved annual ‘Accreditation with Distinction’ by the National Association of Business Crime Partnerships and received a Divisional Commanders Award from Greater Manchester Police. Data Privacy Terms

City Forums and Lobbying

CityCo supports the vibrancy and resilience of our city by bringing business members together with public agencies. We work in partnership with Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Police, Marketing Manchester, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Manchester’s homelessness networks and other statutory bodies.

As constant corporate champions, we have an influential role in lobbying local authorities and represent our networks at a whole range of city meetings and forums.

CityCo Forums 

BCRP City Centre Intelligence Briefings
Greengate Business Action Group
Manchester BID Board
Manchester Arndale Tenants Security Meeting
BID Sector Groups (Events, Operations, Large Stores, F&B, Jewellery, Financial Services)
Oxford Road Security & Environmental Action Group
Piccadilly Basin Business Action Group
Piccadilly Hoteliers Group (Online)
Piccadilly Security Group
Petersfield Operations Group (including Peter Street Sub Group)

City Committees attended by CityCo 

Manchester City Council Integrated Neighbourhood Management
Manchester City Council Ward Co-ordination
Manchester City Council Our Manchester Strategic Forum
Manchester City Council Medieval Quarter Group
Manchester Homeless Partnership including Big Change MCR
Manchester Hoteliers Association
Manchester Pub and Club Network
Manchester Safety Advisory Committee
Manchester Food Board
Manchester Water Safety Partnership
Northern Quarter Action Group
TfGM Event Planning Group
Village Action Group

Zoom Business Briefings

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, we will continue to host our business briefings that aim to keep colleagues in the loop with city guidance and future planning.

City Intelligence

Access to Daily/Weekly/Monthly City Centre Footfall Trends, Event Calendars and Property Developments Map.

Manchester BID Public Events

Promotional opportunities via our large-scale events including Chinese New Year and Halloween celebrations.

CityCo Membership

Read more about our membership and city networks.

Get in Touch

Talk to us about how we can help your business and join today.