CityCo & Manchester City Centre BID: Manchester BCRP

CityCo and Manchester City BID have a unique position at the heart of the city centre: at the intersection of business sectors, public agencies, delivery partners and operational suppliers. This means we are always in the loop and know who to talk to. We can help you stay up to date with the latest tactical and training knowledge.

We assist members with the tactical challenges and opportunities of running a business in Manchester city centre. We pre-empt and provide support across issues that can affect successful operation.

Manchester Business Crime Reduction Partnership

Manchester BCRP helps to create a safe environment for businesses, their employees, clients, and customers. The team reports business-related crime in partnership with Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Manchester City Council anti-social behaviour team (ASBAT).

Manchester BCRP has been running for well over a decade.

Businesses of the BCRP benefit from:

  • Secure access to an online portal that shares data and information on repeat offenders, named ‘Disc’ (GDPR compliant).
  • Secure access to Store/NiteNet security radio networks, linked to the city’s CCTV control room.
  • Membership of Manchester’s Civil Exclusion Scheme (sector-specific).
  • Supply of real-time security intelligence.
  • Notifications of city centre protests and emergency security alerts.
  • Invitations to monthly intelligence briefings on emerging issues, with guest speakers.
  • Invitations to city centre security briefings.
  • Invitations to expert training on crime prevention, anti-terrorism awareness, reducing loss from theft, combatting credit card fraud, how to deal with counterfeit currency, and conflict management.
  • Full training on Disc and data compliance.

To join the partnership or for more information, plesae email:

Reporting Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour

To ensure workplace crime/ASB is recorded and acted upon, please do report it. It is advised to report in 3 places:

1. Greater Manchester Police

GMP can assist with emergencies and immediate threat of harm. Call 999.

2. Manchester City Council ASB team

The Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Action Team (ASBAT) can help with incidents such as hate crime, threatening behaviour, abusive language or behaviour, harrassment and damage to property. Fill in this form to report.

3. Manchester BCRP

If your business is a member of the BCRP, do report the incident to the team in addition. This can assist with a citywide response. Email

By reporting, a range of actions can take place against individuals. These could include:

  • Punishment from the criminal justice system (via the Police)
  • Serving of Community Protection Notices, Injunctions, and Community Banning Orders (via ASBAT)
  • Serving of Civil Partnership Exclusion Notices (via BCRP)

BCRP Training Sessions

Upcoming BCRP Conflict Resolution Training