2018-2023 Manchester BID Business Plan published

25th Oct 2017

£900 million is spent in Manchester’s retail district each year, we are the second most visited city in England by domestic tourists and third most visited UK destination by international visitors.

Every success has a story to tell and Manchester’s Business Improvement District (BID) is part of the picture.

Manchester’s Next BID

Your BID, Your Vote

Since 2013, 400 businesses have been investing and working together to support the city’s growth and our city centre offer. We are now asking levy payers to vote again for a second term of the Manchester BID. Your vote is essential if you want to continue to see improvements in the heart of Manchester.

The 2018-2023 BID will raise £6 million additional investment.

Funds will help to address operational and security concerns, to raise the profile of the city nationally and internationally, to improve the visitor welcome and to promote Manchester as a place to invest, do business, shop, work and play.

2018 – 2023 Business Plan

The new Business Plan was developed over a 12 month consultation, through a Shadow Board process, with priorities agreed by businesses across Manchester’s retail district.

Vote yes again, to continue to shape Manchester’s future and build on success so far. This is a vote for a leading, prosperous and progressive city centre. It is a vote for:

  • More collaborative and partnership working
  • More high-quality public events throughout the year
  • More operational and security support services for businesses
  • More positive PR and marketing coverage here and overseas
  • More lobbying for retailers with public authorities
  • More communication between the city centre business community

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Ballot Process

So now, it’s over to you. Voting open on Monday 6 November. When you receive your ballot paper, simply fill it out and return it in the envelope provided by Monday 4 December.

If you lose the ballot paper or need a replacement, please call the team on 0161 838 3250.

For more information about the Manchester BID and its second term, please email BID Manager Phil Schulze or call 0161 838 3250.