Bee in the City 2018 Sponsors

Thank you to all our partners and sponsors…


Well Pharmacy is the largest independent pharmacy chain in the UK, and the third largest pharmacy operation overall. With a... Read More

Virgin Trains

We are delighted to welcome Virgin Trains as Presenting Partner of Bee in the City. Virgin Trains has been serving... Read More

The Mayfield Partnership

The Mayfield Partnership is delivering the regeneration of Manchester’s historic Mayfield site, which is to be transformed over the next... Read More

Transport for Greater Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is the local government body responsible for delivering Greater Manchester’s transport plans. More than 5.6... Read More


Mace is a British consultancy and construction company, founded and built on exceptional people, a commitment to service excellence and... Read More

The Federation

The Federation is home to a community of digital innovators and businesses in Manchester including both public, civic and private... Read More

Marketing Manchester

We are delighted to welcome Marketing Manchester as an Official Supporter of Bee in the City. Find out more about... Read More


Manchester is more than just a city, it’s our home. We’re a global brand that ships internationally to over 200... Read More

Ocean Outdoor

Ocean Outdoor works in partnership with Manchester City Council to bring a digital heart beat to the streets of Manchester... Read More

Manchester Evening News

The Manchester Evening News is his year celebrating 150 years of informing, entertaining and standing up for Mancunians. We’re proud... Read More

Pinsent Masons LLP

Pinsent Masons is a full-service commercial law firm. They respond to the pressures and opportunities facing global businesses with innovative... Read More

Manchester Central

Manchester Central is an award-winning venue in the heart of the city. Its vaulted arches and station clock have made... Read More

Manchester Arndale

Manchester Arndale is the UK’s largest inner-city shopping centre. With thousands of your favourite brands, over 200 stores and 40... Read More

Great Northern Warehouse

Great Northern Warehouse, an iconic Grade II listed building, is the epicentre of Manchester’s industrial heritage. It is now home... Read More

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports is a third generation, Mancunian, family business which started in Harpurhey 85 years ago. Since selling... Read More


In the North West, Deloitte remains committed as ever to the continued growth and development of the region; underpinned by... Read More


BDO is an accountancy and business advisory firm based in the heart of Manchester. They draw on their local, national... Read More


LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. They have invested in 600 small and medium sized UK... Read More


Bruntwood has over 40 years of experience in creating places for business success and is firmly focussed on making our... Read More

Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP)

Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) is a public-private-academic partnership and the UK’s leading science and technology park operator. MSP provides specialist... Read More

The Printworks

The Printworks is a buzzing, entertainment complex located in the heart of Manchester. The City centre hotspot is alive with... Read More

The Oast House

Amidst the sprawling towers of Spinningfields, The Oast House is a truly curious sight. A place for workers from all... Read More

GC Business Growth Hub

GC Business Growth Hub is a community of specialists with a passion to help businesses across Greater Manchester to realise... Read More


We are delighted to welcome DWF LLP as a Bee in the City sponsor. Find out more about DWF LLP... Read More

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express (TPE) are delighted to support Bee in the City. The train company connects Manchester to cities across the... Read More

Browne Jacobson LLP

Leading national law firm Browne Jacobson offers a comprehensive range of high quality and innovative legal services and expertise across... Read More

House of Fraser Manchester

For more than 175 years House of Fraser Deansgate has been one of Manchester’s premium department stores and is renowned... Read More

The Lowry Outlet

The Lowry Outlet, part of Lifestyle Outlets, is Manchester’s only Outlet located in the heart of MediaCityUK. You can enjoy... Read More

New Bailey

New Bailey is a mixed-use, riverside development in central Manchester. One New Bailey, is the first office building to be... Read More


Famous for its delicious heat of flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken, Nando’s offers something for everyone – from the extra mild to... Read More


NOMA is an innovative, commercially driven and responsibly designed neighbourhood that embraces its rich heritage and champions the idea that... Read More

Manchester City FC

Manchester City Football Club’s history dates back to 1880. The Club enjoyed its most successful season ever in 2018 breaking... Read More

INNSIDE by Meliã Manchester

INNSIDE by Meliã Manchester, located on the new First Street development and recently named Manchester’s coolest hotel, offers 208 stylish... Read More

Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry tells the story of where science met industry and the modern world began. Manchester... Read More

Manchester BID

Manchester BID (Business Improvement District) is a consortium of 400 retail, food and drink outlets in the city centre. Managed... Read More


Founded by American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge in 1909, Selfridges is widely regarded as the first and best example of... Read More

Manchester Gin

The award-winning Manchester Gin comes from a small, independent distillery located in the city centre, producing the finest gins that... Read More


Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment... Read More

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, with outstanding facilities and the widest range... Read More

Corn Exchange

Corn Exchange is a stunning renovated grade II listed building at the very heart of Manchester, housing 13 restaurants serving... Read More


Biffa is a leading UK integrated waste management firm which is responsible for keeping the streets of Manchester clean and... Read More

B – Powered by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank

Powered by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank – B is a digital banking solution for people who want to be in... Read More

Rayburn Trading

Rayburn Trading is the UK’s leading health and beauty, household and confectionery distributor. Supplying a range of over 5,000 branded... Read More

Instruct Studio

Instruct is a multi-disciplinary communications studio based in Manchester working within the architectural, media and cultural sector. They are a... Read More


Founded in 2011, Sundae produces high profile press and publicity campaigns for clients in television, film, theatre, design, festivals, events... Read More

Sports Tours International

Sports Tours International is the UK’s leading independent sports travel company, taking thousands of runners and cyclists to experience the... Read More

Henry Boot PLC

Henry Boot PLC is one of the most progressive companies of its kind within the UK. Established over 130 years... Read More


AEW welcomes the Bee in the City project to Barbirolli Square where their Bee will sit outside the distinctive buildings... Read More


Factory is an independent, innovative, multi-genre animation studio working with global clients, broadcasters and partners, delivering world class immersive content... Read More

The Royal Exchange

Once the hub of the world’s cotton trade, The Royal Exchange Manchester is now an eclectic collection of luxury high... Read More


MeadowSide is an interesting mix of apartments, townhouses and penthouses. Real life living, in the city and on the edge... Read More

The Co-operative Bank

Worker bees ‘do the waggle dance’ to signal to other bees when they find a source of food; working together for... Read More

Bupa UK

Bupa’s purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. With no shareholders, Bupa’s customers are its focus. The company reinvests... Read More


National Car Parks is the largest parking provider in the UK, providing value parking for cities, airports and events with... Read More

Ask Real Estate, Richardson and PATRIZIA UK

Ask Real Estate is a Manchester based property development company with an extensive portfolio of complex, urban regeneration projects. Together... Read More

Swinton Group

The Manchester bee represents the industrial spirit of our city and the people who live and work here. Founded in... Read More

S.J.M Concerts

SJM Concerts is one of the largest concert promoters in the UK, offering more than 2,000 concerts a year. SJM... Read More

Manchester Metropolitan University

A great, modern university, fuelled by an ambition to discover, disseminate knowledge and make higher education accessible to those with... Read More


MediaCityUK are very proud to be a Bee in the City sponsor. The bee perfectly symbolises our forefathers’ industrious and... Read More

Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites Manchester – Oxford Road

Manchester’s first dual-branded hotel opens this summer in The Lume, a new 19-storey hotel development. With panoramic views over Manchester... Read More

Sixt rent a car

Sixt rent a car has its registered headquarters in Munich, Germany and is a leading international provider of high-quality mobility... Read More

Whitecroft Lighting

Whitecroft Lighting is one of the UK’s largest manufacturer of commercial lighting solutions. A market leader with over 75 years... Read More

Manchester Airport Group

Manchester Airport’s the UK’s global gateway in the North, offering flights to more than 220 destinations worldwide, ranging from China,... Read More

Harvey Nichols

Recognised as the UK’s leading luxury fashion retailer, Harvey Nichols is internationally renowned for its exclusive edit of the most... Read More

HSBC UK National Cycling Centre

HSBC UK National Cycling Centre: home of British Cycling, where anyone can come along for the ride and experience arguably... Read More


Daylight is a Manchester based video production company which has been helping brands connect with their audience since 2004. They are... Read More

Adoption Counts

Adoption Counts is a collaborative adoption agency, bringing together the specialist skills of five local authorities from across Greater Manchester... Read More

Manchester United Football Club

We are delighted to welcome Manchester United Football Club as a sponsor of Bee in the City. Find out more... Read More

BAM Construction

BAM Construction is an international company, but proud of their local roots and regional office here in Manchester. They transform... Read More


ISG’s vision is to become the world’s most dynamic construction services company. Its people specialise in fit out, technology, construction... Read More

Willmott Dixon

A privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group employing over 3,000 people. Chief Executive Rick Willmott is the fifth generation from... Read More

Read Manchester

Following the success of the Read Manchester BookBench Trail, Wild in Art is thrilled to be continuing its partnership with... Read More