City Hosts

Manchester Business Improvement District (Manchester BID) runs a team of tourist information and city welcome guides, our City Hosts. The ambassadors are out and about, giving help to visitors and acting as a liaison point between the BID team and retailers.

The hosts work seven days a week, 363 days a year and are based around the main shopping streets of Market Street, Exchange Square, New Cathedral Street, St Ann’s Square, Deansgate and King Street.

The team is on hand to guide shoppers, advising on directions, public transport info and events taking place across the city. They are also the eyes and ears of the BID team out on the streets, and make regular visits to stores. The hosts also monitor and report on environmental and street issues in the area.

Say Hello to your Team

Mark Wilkes – Large Stores and New Cathedral Street (Team Leader)
Phil Dale – King Street
Jason Cummings – St Ann’s Square, Deansgate, Cross Street
Nicholas Mainka – Upper Manchester Arndale
Louise Jefferson – Market Street, Spring Gardens, Brown Street
Aneek Mall – Lower Manchester Arndale