Let’s say a big thank you to the amazing NHS during this tremendously challenging time of Coronavirus.

Turn your buildings and brands blue in support.

Manchester glowed gorgeously on the launch of the campaign at 8pm, Thursday 26 March – joining iconic buildings across the UK including Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Royal Albert Hall, National Gallery, Wembley Stadium, The Shard, Gateshead Millenium Bridge, Selfridges Birmingham, Town Halls in Belfast, Cardiff and Liverpool.

Many thanks to our CityCo and Business Improvement District colleagues in property, retail and media across Manchester and Salford for supporting this initiative led by nhsmakeitblue.org.

Businesses already lighting-up their buildings include Spinningfields, House of Fraser, Mayfield Depot/U+I, NOMA, Sadlers Yard, Peel Media/MediaCityUK/BBC, Manchester Arndale, Royal Exchange, Bruntwood, Circle Square, Hatch, City Tower, Hotel Football, Holiday Inn, Manchester Central, Piccadilly Place, First Street MCR, Manchester Life, The Halle, Ancoats Cutting Room Square, Canal Street, The Printworks and The Lowry.

Media brands already supporting with new-blue identities include Manchester City Council, Manchester Evening News, City Life Manchester, Visit Manchester, The Manc, Manchester’s Finest, Manchester Confidential and I Love Manchester.

You can join in with this phenomenal support by showing your blue love on social. And if your company can take part lighting your building over the next few months, please drop Nelson a line.


City Intelligence

CityCo and Manchester BID offer our networks snapshots of what’s happening in the city to help direct operations, deliver effective resilience plans and maximise marketing opportunities.

Our established relationships with businesses from all sectors, public agencies, services and decision-makers across Manchester and Salford makes us uniquely well-placed to provide the business intelligence you need.

We invite member companies to Business Briefings, provide real-time emergency response and advice from trusted sources via direct calls, meetings, emails and social media, notify of major road closures, post footfall and sales trends and offer access to the City Centre Emergency Planning Zoning Map, Property Development Maps and Manchester Heart Safe Scheme.

From industry conferences to international festivals, we can also point to Manchester’s diverse City Centre Events Calendar to help prepare for seasonal peaks and busy times.