WHAT WE DO

At its core, the Manchester Accommodation BID aims to deliver better visitor experiences and additional activity to drive more staying visitors. It allows Manchester to better compete in a global market and grow overnight visits at a time when an unprecedented level of supply is set to join the Manchester and Salford accommodation market, with an additional 5,850 confirmed new bedrooms incoming across the city-region over the coming years.

The Manchester Accommodation BID funds are used to: amplify marketing campaigns that drive overnight stays; help secure large-scale events, conferences, and festivals in low-season months; improve guest welcome and street cleanliness; and provide opportunities to futureproof the city’s growing accommodation sector and wider visitor economy.

 

Resources

A business plan has been developed to support the direction of a successful Manchester Accommodation BID; annual delivery plans will be developed in consultation with businesses and will be subject to Board approval.

Manchester Accommodation BID Subvention for the Business Visits and Events sector is now open to applications subject to the following criteria and conditions.

Manchester Accomodation BID Board meeting minutes: 31 July 2023.

Manchester Accommodation BID Board meeting minutes: 30 October 2023.

City Welcome Report (April 2023-September 2023).

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Latest News

New Manchester Accommodation BID Chair appointed

New Manchester Accommodation BID Chair appointed

Kumar Mishra, General Manager of The Edwardian Manchester, has been confirmed as the new Chair of the Manchester Accommodation Business Improvement District (BID). At their latest meeting – held on Wednesday 17 January 2024 – the Manchester Accommodation BID Board...

First Manchester Accommodation BID marketing campaign launches

First Manchester Accommodation BID marketing campaign launches

This week marks the launch of the Manchester Accommodation BID’s first dedicated marketing campaign funded by the City Visitor Charge and managed by Marketing Manchester – the Accommodation BID’s delivery partner for campaign activities. This initial campaign has two...

Manchester Accommodation BID Manager appointed

Manchester Accommodation BID Manager appointed

Following an extensive recruitment process, Manchester Accommodation BID has announced Rachel Kettle as the organisation’s first Accommodation BID Manager. With several years of experience in place promotion, Rachel will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to...

UK first: Manchester Accommodation BID launches

UK first: Manchester Accommodation BID launches

On Saturday 1 April 2023, the Manchester Accommodation Business Improvement District (BID) will begin operations as the first initiative of its kind in the UK, aiming to deliver better visitor experiences and drive more staying visitors to the city. Led by...

Manchester Accommodation BID Chair confirmed

Manchester Accommodation BID Chair confirmed

Annie Brown, General Manager of Hampton by Hilton Manchester Northern Quarter, has been confirmed as the first Chair of Manchester’s ground-breaking new Accommodation Business Improvement District (BID). Sitting for their first official meeting on Tuesday 7 March, the...