Urban Resilience Training

CityCo and Manchester BID offer our business networks operational and security workshops based on our learnings around Manchester and Salford city centres.

Keep up-to-speed and prepare your teams with the latest intelligence and best-practice advice. All workshops are open to members free of charge, and to other private partners, landlords, building managers and public realm practitioners for a fee.

Gold Level: Resilience Tabletop Exercise

Working on a particular site, building, or area we can act as a critical friend to test the ability to react to major events such as terrorism, flood or major power outages. How do your current evacuation plans stand-up? How does business continuity-planning work?


360 Degree Placemaking

Best practice around how to attract footfall and revenue when developing a new area or a piece of public realm, while dealing with the social issues we face in the 21st Century.

Urban Resilience

Best practice around how a business plan can cover elements to strengthen resilience. From reaction to major events (evacuation and continuity) to addressing ongoing social concerns such as litter and anti-social behaviour.

Rough Sleeping

Best practice around tackling rough sleeping and associated issues (such as spice addiction) based on the experience of The Manchester Homeless Partnership and businesses working together with the public sector. What are right messages? How can your business affect real change?

Urban Explorers

Best practice around recognising the problem of rooftopping or trespassing, and how to mitigate against the risk. A risk that could see could see landlords liable for any accidents that might take place.


Best practice around how to apply national counter-terrorism guidelines to local businesses and premises. How to plan and prepare, link-in with police and emergency services and deliver post-event communications.

Event Strategy, Creation and Management

Best practice around how to run a major events programme that attracts thousands of visitors and national press coverage. Event strategy, the power of public/private partnerships and on-the-day event management.