The Manchester BID Company is an independent, notfor-profit limited-by-guarantee company, governed by a Board.

The Board is made up of representatives from levy paying businesses alongside non-exec directors from stakeholders. The Chair is Jane Sharrocks, General Manager of Selfridges.

The Board has representatives from businesses within and outside the city’s shopping centre Manchester Arndale, alongside large retailers, the F&B sector, Manchester City Council and local landlord representation.

The Board meets four times a year.

An officially constituted Finance Committee meets to make recommendations to the full Board.

A number of sub-groups are also in operation each headed by a sector representative:

  • Jewellery
  • Financial Services
  • Finance Committee
  • Operations Group
  • Major Stores Group
  • Events & Marketing Group
  • Food & Beverage Group

That representative sits on, and reports back to, the main Board.