Success in Stats

In 2016 Lonely Planet rated Manchester one of the top ten places to visit in the world. The Manchester BID is playing its part in building our reputation and promoting the city as a great destination that’s going places.

We are focused on success at all times.

  • 40M+visitors to Manchester’s retail BID district each year
  • £900Mretail spend in Manchester city centre each year
  • £6Mlevy income from the second term BID being spent to enhance the city centre
  • 400city centre retailers and restaurants working together to create more reasons for people to visit Manchester
  • +4.7%continuous day footfall growth in the BID district since launch, compared to -1.2% nationally
  • +4.6%average annual increase in footfall in the BID district between 5-8pm since launch, compared to -0.8% nationally
  • 76Mof extra spending unlocked through the city’s seasonal marketing campaigns in 2016
  • 7annual public events delivered by the BID, up from the 2 set out in the original Business Plan
  • 10%increase in footfall during the BID’s 2017 Halloween festival
  • 1.1Mmedia value (AVE) for our 2017 Halloween in the City PR campaign
  • 19%year on year increase in footfall for the BID’s 2017 Chinese New Year celebrations
  • 27%year on year increase in footfall on Exchange Square and 25% up on Market Street for 2017 Chinese New Year
  • £1.67MAVE of international, national and regional press coverage gained for our 2017 Chinese New Year PR campaign
  • 190Kmarketing value delivered for our 2017 Chinese New Year campaign
  • 60M+opportunities to see the city’s 2016 Christmas outdoor campaign
  • £61Mworth of extra spend by visitors as result of the city’s 2016 Christmas campaign
  • 3annual RHS Gold Medals won by Dig the City and Commendation at the UK Event Awards
  • 6%average growth in footfall in the BID district during 5-8pm, 2016 v 2015
  • 110Km2 of extra pavements cleaned in the retail district by the BID
  • 15Kbusiness visits undertaken by our City Hosts