Business working with community

Businesses in Wythenshawe and across the country have found that effective social responsibility enhances the skills of their workforce, builds stronger business and connects with communities on their doorstep whilst helping improve aspirations and vocational opportunities.

As demonstrated at our  'Case for Investment' business event on 19th September 2014,  a large number and range of businesses across the city are very keen to get involved with the Wythenshawe community. They want to benefit from the exceptional opportunities created by the development of Manchester Airport Enterprise Zone & Medipark developments and from the vast improvements that have taken place in the area, following years of investment in educational facilities, health, transport and employment skills. 

In Wythenshawe until December 2016, Phil Murphy, our Business Connector from Business in the Community, is working full-time to connect the needs of local community organisations with resources and opportunities available within local businesses. You can follow current Business Connector activity on twitter @BITCWythenshawe or call Phil on 07736 122803. Here are some of the key opportunities for local companies within the area.

Education, employment & skills

Apprenticeships information, advice & links from Manchester City Council.

Code Clubs are free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11.

Manchester Employer Suite provide a free recruitment service for businesses wishing to employ Manchester residents.

Mosaic Mentor Programme create opportunities for young people to be supported in reaching their potential. Volunteer mentors work with the young peole to increase their confidence, self-efficacy and long-term employability. Wythenshawe schools and potential mentors for Wythenshawe, schools please  Anne Earley on 07720 450365.

Newall Green High School Sixth Form Profession Pathways Programme focuses on producing a pipeline of skilled students for several local employment sectors

Numbers at Work is a numeracy programme run in Wythenshawe primary schools by BW3 (Business Working With Wythenshawe). It offers a morning of job related number solving problems, highlighting the importance of numbers at work

School governor opportunities in primary and high schools are currently available and business involvement is especially welcome.

STEM Ambassadors is a programme run by STEMNET (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics Network) providing  volunteers to promote STEM subjects to young learners in a range of original, creative, practical & engaging ways. An invaluable and free resource for teachers, helping to deliver the STEM curriculum and raise awareness of STEM careers.


Business mentoring through BW3 (Business Working With Wythenshawe) and the Manchester Gold MBA mentoring scheme.

The Enterprise Centre Wythenshawe is run by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group and offers affordable, all-inclusive office space to new & existing businesses, business advice to local people and rentable meeting rooms.

Community activities

Money for Life programme is Lloyds Banking Group's award-winning personal money management programme. The programme provides three accredited, fully-funded training qualifications to give teaching staff and community leaders the confidence & knowledge to deliver money management sessions in communities.

Volunteer Centre Manchester will support you as an individual or as an organsiation if you are interested in volunteering.

Opportunities for business to be involved in Wythenshawe community life come in all shapes & sizes, plus we are always looking for innovative ways to connect businesses and community. For further discussion please contact the Real Lives Team on or 0161 219 6391.

Real Lives

Etrop Court
M22 5RG