About Us

Founded in 2002, BW3 successfully delivers innovative programmes, activities and events, working in partnership with local businesses, education providers and the community. BW3 is about building on the strengths of the local area, galvanising volunteer time, funds and resources to inspire and support positive change.

Social Value Social Value


BW3 runs several projects that create opportunities for businesses and individuals to get involved, engage and interact together. BW3 projects are aimed at building and growing the local economy and inspiring the attainment of education and skills.

Impact Analysis


Engaged University of Manchester’s, Alliance Manchester Business School to complete an independent social impact study of the BW3 aspirational mentoring programme; which found that for every £1 donated, £116 is generated in social value to the wider UK economy.

Results Driven


Since its launch in 2011, the aspirational mentoring programme has helped 88% of mentored students into full time training, employment or university. James Eldon, principal of Manchester Enterprise Academy described it as a “revolution in aspiration.”



Typically 80 to 100 people attend the free BW3 Gateway business networking events from across 65 different businesses. 100% rate the event as being very good to excellent.

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