Rob Dillon, neighbourhood manager for Manchester City Council in Wythenshawe, has received a Manchester City Council staff award for excellence, in the Giving Something Back category.

Rob’s boss, Mark Rainey, nominated him in recognition of his leadership of the Business Working with Wythenshawe (BW3) aspirational mentoring scheme.

Having been impressed with the development of the mentored students, Mark and other members of the team have also signed up to the scheme.

Rob commented: “I’m really passionate about the mentoring. It’s incredibly rewarding to see a student develop and realise their potential. There is talent in every one, but in some cases there is no-one to help a young person realise their potential. That’s where mentoring comes in.”

BW3’s aim is for every sixth form student in Wythenshawe to have their own aspirational mentor if they want one. Please contact if you are interested in becoming a mentor for young people.