We pride ourselves on helping CityCo and Manchester BID members do better business. Whether it is via sharing critical intelligence, operational and security support, our events or promotional opportunities, we are here to help the city work for you. We offer a range of business services.

Business Crime Reduction

The Manchester Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) is coordinated by CityCo in association with Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council.

Our work helps to create a safe and secure city for customers, staff and visitors by reporting and tackling business crime, offering expert security training and providing information and alerts to the retail community.

The BCRP has achieved annual ‘Accreditation with Distinction’ by the National Association of Business Crime Partnerships and has received a Divisional Commanders Award from Greater Manchester Police to recognise its outstanding partnership work.

BCRP members benefit from:

  • 24/7 Account Management
  • Access to a secure online portal (DISC) to access data about offenders, risks, new training packages and reporting
  • Inclusion in city centre Civil Exclusion Schemes to deter repeat offending
  • StoreNet/NiteNet radio network supply, training and maintenance, linked to the city’s CCTV control room
  • Business representation at meetings attended by Greater Manchester Police and relevant parties
  • Monthly news and KPIs
  • Police alerts around protests, demos, marches and events that could have negative or volatile impacts on business.

Members are also invited to attend monthly and tailored security training sessions. Topics include:

  • Crime Prevention and Conflict Avoidance
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Counterfeit Currency
  • Making Statements and Reporting

For membership enquiries, please contact Athena.

If you are an existing CityCo or BID member and require security support please email Rob Dyson.