Business Services

Manchester’s Retail Business Improvement District.

Manchester BID aims to support city centre vibrancy and economic success by bringing retailers together with Manchester’s public agencies, to enhance operations and attract additional custom.

The BID is managed by The City Centre Management Company, CityCo.

We work in partnership and daily liaison with Manchester City CouncilTransport for Greater ManchesterGreater Manchester PoliceMarketing ManchesterGreater Manchester Combined Authority, Manchester’s homelessness charity network Street Support, and other statutory bodies.

As a membership organisation, the team represents BID interests and ensures levy payers are part of the evolving story of the city as a vibrant and resilient place to invest, work, visit and live.

We help our businesses to have their opinion heard, expand activities and connect with the right people at the right time. Our networks allow for the sharing of city plans, discussion and action-planning around developments, business challenges and opportunities. Whether via sharing information, street or security assistance, events or promotions, we are here to help the city work for you.

We do this by offering a range of Business Services:

BID Levy Payers: Business Services

Operational Support

Help with environmental issues, street cleaning, litter, anti-social behaviour, protests, road closures, rough-sleeping challenges, urban resilience workshops.

Business Crime Reduction Partnership

Access to business intelligence, day/night radio systems linked to city centre CCTV and security training.

City Forums and Lobbying

Bringing businesses together to problem-solve and representing corporate interests with the city’s public authorities.

Zoom Business Briefings

Keeping business members in-the-loop with city statuses, strategy and future planning.

City Intelligence

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

City Hosts

Tourist information officers and the eyes and ears of the BID around the Manchester retail district.

Manchester BID Public Events

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

Tourism Marketing (

Promotional opportunities via city centre destination marketing campaigns, in partnership with the tourist board Marketing Manchester.

Get in Touch

If you are Manchester BID levy payer and you have any feedback about the governance, workings or projects of the BID, please contact Phil Schulze.

Manchester BID Manager
07764 977556