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.

#ThankYouNHS
#LightItBlue
#MakeItBlue
#LightItBlueMCR
#OurManchester


Operational Support

CityCo and Manchester BID provide our business networks with a range of operational and security services to help bring the right people together to resolve neighbourhood and practical issues.

We work on behalf of members and with partners to identify business needs, make recommendations, offer support and develop action plans. We pride ourselves on connecting, advising and helping companies find solutions to day-to-day and longer-term urban challenges.

We look for better arrangements and offer resilience guidance around issues such as environmental issues, commercial waste, litter, street cleansing, counter-terrorism awareness, urban exploring and supporting homeless people into accommodation.

We also share city intelligenceoffer training and run the Manchester Business Crime Reduction Partnership.