Bee connected.

We are very pleased that all our Bees have now got sponsors and the trail is officially sold out. The information pack below shows the rights and benefits attached to sponsoring a Bee.

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Still chance to Bee involved!

Make your business messages fly, drive customers to your door, create partnerships across the city and bee part of this exceptional event as a Bee in the City sponsor.

Farewell Weekend – 12-14 October 2018

The team is now looking for sponsorship of the Farewell Weekend in October 2018. From 12-14 October all the Bees will come together for their final hoorah at the HSBC UK Cycling Centre. This event will be a coming together of artists, stakeholders and the community. It will attract around 15,000 adults and children and will give you a great opportunity to engage with the general public, artists, and other Bee sponsors. It promises to offer your company a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to support an event that will be remembered by generations of people in Manchester for years to come.

Auction – 17 October 2018

On 17 October our Bees will be auctioned at a prestigious event at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Lord Mayor’s We Love MCR charity which supports young people and communities to improve the lives of Manchester people.
Join an exclusive group of sponsors to watch over 70 of our iconic bees go ‘under the hammer’ in a star studded event with celebrity auctioneer Charles Hanson. This event will be sure to attract high net worth individuals and sponsors who have fallen in love with their Bees.

To find out more contact Julie Gaskell, Head of Partnerships, at Wild in Art – julie@wildinart.co.uk

Thank you to all our partners and sponsors…


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Virgin Trains

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The Mayfield Partnership

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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


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

The Federation

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Marketing Manchester

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Ocean Outdoor

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Manchester Evening News

We are delighted to welcome the Manchester Evening News as a media partner for Bee in the City. Find out... 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

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The Great Northern

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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

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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

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New Bailey

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


We are delighted to welcome Noma as a Bee in the City sponsor. Find out more about Noma at www.noma-manchester.com  

Manchester City FC

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INNSIDE by Meliã Manchester

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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


We are delighted to welcome Biffa as a Bee in the City sponsor. Find out more about Biffa at www.biffa.co.uk

B – Powered by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank

We are delighted to welcome the B – Powered by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank as a Bee in the City... 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


We are delighted to welcome AEW as a Bee in the City sponsor. Website: www.aeweurope.com


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

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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

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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


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Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites Manchester – Oxford Road

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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

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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

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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

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Manchester United Football Club

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BAM Construction

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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

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Read Manchester

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