Events Calendar


15oct5:00 pm6:30 pmBW3 Wythenshawe Business Gateway (WBG) - VIRTUALNetworking EventEvent Type :Networking Event,Wythenshawe Business Gateway Eventbrite:

Business Working With Wythenshawe is pleased to host a regular networking event, Wythenshawe Business Gateway, usually in venues around South Manchester but for the time being virtually. This is a great opportunity for businesses to network and get to know each other from Wythenshawe and the wider Manchester area.

At each event we welcome inspirational, high-profile speakers to provide relevant updates and insight in to a range of different businesses.

At BW3's second virtual WBG we are delighted to be joined by Karen Smart, Managing Director at Manchester Airport for a question and answer session chaired by Adam Jupp, Communications Director, Manchester Airports Group

Karen Smart has recently returned to Manchester Airport as its new managing director, moving over from the same role at East Midlands Airport, which is also part of the Manchester Airport Group.

Karen reports to the Manchester Airport CEO, Andrew Cowan and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the northern gateway. She was the Managing Director at East Midlands Airport since April 2018 and had previously held several senior operational roles at London Stansted Airport.

Karen started her career in the Royal Air Force, initially as an aircraft engineer before retraining as an air traffic controller. After over 20 years in the RAF she joined Serco, carrying out numerous roles culminating as Partnership Director of their Defence and Aviation business.

Event Itinerary

Welcome & Introduction - Tyler Lappage, Nabarro Poole Ltd, Accountancy

Break Out Room Network Session

Q & A with Karen Smart and Adam Jupp

How BW3 is supporting business and the community

Close and Pledges


Wythenshawe Business Gateway provides an opportunity to:

  • Network and form new business relationships
  • Interact and share good practice in an informal and relaxed environment
  • Take advantage of business support opportunities
  • Inspirational, high-profile speakers
  • Sponsor events and hear about BW3 initiatives

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact with any queries regarding the event.


26nov5:15 pm7:30 pmBW3 Wythenshawe Business Gateway (WBG)Networking EventEvent Type :Networking Event,Wythenshawe Business Gateway