CityCo & Manchester BID: Headline Spend Data

CityCo & Manchester BID work with a number of data suppliers to gather up-to-date city centre information including footfall, spend analysis, demographics and customer journey patterns.

We hope trend figures can help businesses compare and contrast with their own data sources, and help to inform day-to-day operations, future planning and investment.

We share:

Monthly CityCo City Centre Performance Briefing

We invite CityCo members and BID levy payers to hear more about the trends that are shaping our city. The briefing is a monthly call with CityCo and Manchester BID Chief Exec Vaughan Allen and Manchester BID Manager Phil Schulze – plus invited guests.

View Briefings Calendar

Areas covered include: city centre footfall and current sales trends, retail, hospitality, night-time economy and transport updates. And insights around visitor and customer demographics.

Invites to tune-in are circulated to CityCo and Manchester BID members/levy payers by email. Please ensure we have up-to-date company contacts to receive invites. Email

Headline Spend Data by Month

Source: Beauclair

The data here comes from a national data-set of offline transactions from over 11 million debit and credit card accounts.

Each transaction is geo-tagged to track merchant location, retail sector and online vs offline.

All merchant and customer data is strictly anonymised and aggregated to comply with GDPR and data protection requirements.

*Big City Average refers to a representative group of major UK cities, all providing similar data to Beauclair.