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Manchester Business Improvement District Secures New Five-Year Term

CityCo has won a vote to continue as Manchester's BID for another five years.

Businesses across Manchester city centre have voted in support of continuing the city’s Business Improvement District for another five-year term.

Manchester BID’s new term, alongside the recently announced Manchester Accommodation BID, will see an additional £6M a year invested into the city centre from 2023.

Voting across the membership was expanded this year to incorporate 200 offices.

In its next term, which will commence in April 2023, the BID will continue to support businesses through its operational and lobbying services, attract visitors, shoppers, and workers into the city centre through its annual events calendar, and continue to deliver regional, national and international promotional campaigns, the organisation said.

In its new term, Manchester BID, which is managed by The City Centre Management Company, or CityCo, will bring together 600 businesses including retail, hospitality, and offices, spanning Deansgate, King Street, Cross Street, St Ann’s Square, Market Street, New Cathedral Street, Manchester Arndale, Spring Gardens, Fountain Street and more.

“Manchester BID has been key to the recovery of the city post-Covid, with events like Manchester Flower Show, Halloween and our recent Festive Sundays driving the city centre visitor economy forward," Manchester BID CityCo chief executive Vaughan Allen said. "Alongside, our major programme of street cleaning and general uplift of the public realm.” 

Manchester BID completed its ‘uplift’ programme of cleansing, deep-cleaning, repainting and jet-washing of the retail area earlier in December in a partnership with facilities operators Adept Corporate Services and Ramora Facilities Management.

The scheme had been commissioned and funded by BID members from central retailers and hospitality venues.

Work has taken place from Market Street to Deansgate, St Ann’s Square, Cross Street, St Mary’s Gate and King Street; along with side streets and alleyways and locations around key office buildings and coworking spaces around Upper King Street, Spring Gardens, Marriot Court, Chapel Walks, York Street, Fountain Street and Norfolk Street.