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 delivers free counter-terrorism awareness training in partnership with Greater Manchester Police and the North West Counter Terrorism Unit. CityCo helps its members by facilitating the training and arranging the required background support.

Invaluable for both management and operations-level staff, ‘Project Griffin’ is the national awareness initiative for business, produced by NaCTSO, the National Counter Terrorism Security Office, to protect our communities from terrorism.

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

CityCo’s Operations Team are qualified to deliver accredited training to members. This allows for smaller, bespoke sessions and venue-specific discussion. Larger-scale, sector training will continue to be delivered by the Counter Terrorism Unit.

For CityCo 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