Responding to the Manchester Arena attack I wanted to say a quick thank you to CityCo following the work you did in the aftermath of the Manchester terrorist attack on 22nd May 2017. It was clearly...
In 2016, The Lonely Planet rated Manchester as one of the top ten places to visit in the world.
- Second most visited city in England by domestic visitors
- Third most visited UK destination by international visitors, an increase of 30% between 2006 and 2016
- 40 million visitors to Manchester’s retail district every year, spending over £900 million
- 100,000 strong student population, the UK’s largest
- 50,000 city centre residential population, a rise of 20,000 over the last decade, with more than 10,000 new apartments in development
- £3 billion worth of major property developments in the pipeline, including at St John’s, Old Granada Studios, Mayfield, NOMA and Kampus
- £1.5 billion tram line expansion, with more than £1.85 billlion allocated to transport improvements over the next five years, including the transformation of Manchester Airport.
- 2,300 new hotel rooms across Manchester city centre coming on board, increasing supply by 25%
- £11 million worth of development forthcoming at Manchester Arndale, the UK’s largest inner city shopping centre
Every success has a story to tell and Manchester’s Business Improvement District is part of the picture.
Since 2013, 400 retail businesses have been working together, through CityCo, to support the city’s growth and our city centre offer.
The first BID term in numbers
- Continuous footfall growth: MCR +5.8% UK -1.3%
- 5-8pm footfall: MCR +4.1% UK -0.9%
- 450,000 visitors helped by our City Hosts
- 110,000m2 of pavement cleaned
- 1 million+ visitors to Dig the City
- £11,761,583 marketing and press AVE
- £76 million of extra spend unlocked through city marketing campaigns
We’re focused on success at all times and have these themes at our heart:
- Increasing footfall
- Increasing standards
- Increasing promotion
- Increasing communication
As one of the UK’s leading Business Improvement Districts, we’ve worked hard to measure our performance and success.
Flick through our Story so Far brochure to read about what we promised to deliver and our success since:
And see our public events on film:
After five years of hard work, in December 2017 we’ll ask our members to re-endorse our plan for a prosperous, safe and hugely successful heart of Manchester. It would lead to:
- Greater footfall
- A stronger voice for retailers
- Successful promotions
- Greater standards and security
What happens next?
For more information and to share your priorities for Manchester’s next BID, please talk to BID Manager Phil Schulze.