CityCo and the Manchester BID run high-profile networking events and flagship public events to bring people into the city. We support Manchester’s major festivals and through our district forums and working groups, we help members to have their opinion heard and shape what happens here.

Manchester F&B Network

The Food and Beverage (F&B) industry is vital to the economy and identity of Manchester and CityCo and the Manchester BID are committed to supporting its growth and influence.

Our Manchester F&B Network brings together city centre operators at informal consultation and networking briefings. The meetings allow businesses to connect with each other and city decision makers, and discuss the priorities and concerns of the food and drink sector.

In 2017 we started by addressing the issues of rough-sleeping and criminal activity and how F&B venues can best prepare and respond, with the advice of city authorities including GMP and Manchester City Council. We then discussed the importance of counter-terrorism awareness training (Project Griffin) among the F&B community.

This year we began with a look at industry Talent, Training and Recruitment, especially in light of post-Brexit challenges and networking at The Northern Restaurant & Bar Show.

The network is FREE to join and if you’re an operator in Manchester, we want to hear from you.

To sign-up and share your ideas, please email Janine.