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.

Counter-Terrorism Awareness Training

CityCo and Manchester BID facilitate free counter-terrorism awareness training in partnership with Greater Manchester Police and the North West Counter Terrorism Unit.

We help members by facilitating the training and arranging the required background support and knowledge.

Invaluable for both management and operations-level staff, ‘ACT Awareness’ is the national awareness initiative for business, produced by NaCTSO, the National Counter Terrorism Security Office, to protect our communities from terrorism. ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) is available as an online e-learning platform and in person.

The training guides on the current level of threat, how to prepare and recognise suspicious activity and how to respond if necessary.

Our Operations Team also offer ‘Table Top’ training scenarios for business continuity and resilience planning, and provide crisis support and guidance. All formal Counter-Terrorism Awareness training is delivered by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit free of charge.

For counter-terrorism training enquiries, please email Richard Elliott.

Useful Resources

Online Crowded Places Guidance

NaCTSO self-delivery package of counter terrorism training

Hostile-Reconnaissance advice film: Eyes Wide Open

Government ‘Run, Hide, Tell’ advice film: Run Hide Tell