Business Services

Whether via sharing information, street or security assistance, events or promotions, we are here to help the city work for you.

Operational Support

Help to address challenges that impact on day-to-day business operations such as environmental issues, street cleansing, litter, road closures, business security, anti-social behaviour, helping rough sleepers into accommodation, lobbying for support around homelessness.

Urban-Resilience Training

Access to best-practice, urban-resilience training including table-top workshops to help respond to acute shocks such as terrorism, protests, fire, city disruption, as well as longer-term issues.

City Forums and Lobbying

Access to and representation at partnership groups including the City Centre Ward Coordination Meeting, Greengate and Embankment Action Group, Integrated Neighbourhood Management Meeting, Manchester Homelessness Partnership Board, Nature’s Quarter (Formally Northern Quarter Small Business Forum), Oxford Road Security and Environmental Action Group, Petersfield Operations Group, Piccadilly Basin Action Group, TfGM Transport Group, Village Action Forum, Water Safety Partnership Board.

Business Crime Reduction Partnership

Access to the BCRP, Manchester’s partnership between CityCo, Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council that tackles business crime and offers a secure day/night radio network, security reporting, training and intelligence alerts to help manage operations.

Business Training

Invite to workshops including first aid at work, water-safety awareness, Big Change MCR and the Manchester homelessness partnership, counter-terrorism awareness training in partnership with North West Counter-Terrorism Unit.

Business Briefings

Invite to meetings, briefings and consultation events given by public authorities including Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council.

City Intelligence

Access to crisis communication alerts, protest and major event communications, as well as city data including footfall and sales trends, property, hotel developments and road closures.

Corporate Events

Invite to CityCo’s annual programme of information and networking events including the Annual Members Lunch, CitySessions, CityTours, Sector/Group Private Lunches and Dinners.

The PA Network

Invite to showcase company corporate hospitality to CityCo’s strong network of event bookers, PAs and executive assistants.

City Hosts

Manchester BID’s team of tourist information and city welcome guides.

Public Events and Festivals

Manchester BID’s annual programme of public events to add vibrancy to the streets and attract people to shop, eat, drink and enjoy all our great city has to offer. The schedule currently includes The King Street Festival, Chinese New Year, MCR Student Social, Halloween.

Event & Meeting Spaces

Spaces to hire in Lloyds House (The Shipping Office, The Cotton Room and The Sorting Office). A unique heritage venue for meetings, events, presentations and workshops. 10% discount for CityCo members.