Manchester BID runs a team of tourist information and city welcome guides, our City Hosts. The ambassadors are out and about, giving help to visitors and acting as a liaison point between the BID team and retailers.
The hosts work seven days a week, 363 days a year and are based around the main shopping streets of Market Street, Exchange Square, New Cathedral Street, St Ann’s Square, Deansgate and King Street.
The team is on hand to guide shoppers, advising on directions, public transport info and events taking place across the city. They are also the eyes and ears of the BID team out on the streets, and make regular visits to stores. The hosts also monitor and report on environmental and street issues in the area.
Say Hello to your Team
New Cathedral Street, Debenhams, Selfridges, M&S – Mark Wilkes (Team Leader)
Top Floor Manchester Arndale – Nicholas Mainka
St Ann’s Square, Deansgate and Cross Street, Royal Exchange – Jason Cummings
King Street – Philip Dale
Ground Floor Manchester Arndale – Joanna Kaiser
Market Street, Spring Gardens, Brown Street, St Mary’s Gate – Louise Jefferson