Manchester BID: The Story so Far

11th May 2017

In 2016, The Lonely Planet rated Manchester as one of the top ten places to visit in the world. The Manchester BID has played its part in transforming our reputation.

Manchester today 

  • A record 26 million passengers at Manchester Airport in 2016
  • £1 billion investment planned for Manchester Airport
  • The second most visited city in England by domestic visitors
  • The third most visited UK destination by international visitors
  • Each year 40 million people visit the heart of Manchester shopping district, spending more than £900 million
  • Rated the UK’s top shopping economy outside London by Colliers International

Every success has a story to tell

There are almost 400 members of Manchester’s Business Improvement District and since 2013, through CityCo, they have been working together to transform our city centre offer. Together, members contribute £1 million each year.

The first four years in numbers

We’re focused on success at all times and have four themes at our heart

  • Footfall
  • Standards
  • Promotion
  • Communication

As one of England’s leading Business Improvement Districts, we’ve worked hard to measure our performance and success.