Doing business in Wythenshawe

There are more than 2,500 businesses in Wythenshawe employing over 52,000 people. It is home to Manchester Airport, a world-class teaching hospital (UHSM Wythenshawe Hospital), large-scale business parks, and household names such as Virgin Media and PZ Cussons, as well as smaller independent companies.

Transport to Manchester Airport, Manchester city centre and the proximity to the motorway network make Wythenshawe the business location of choice. The new Metrolink Airport line through Wythenshawe is now open and trains from the Airport run frequently, direct into Manchester Piccadilly and beyond.

With the Manchester Airport City Enterprise Zone developments and HS2 on the horizon, Wythenshawe’s business base will rapidly expand to create many opportunities for new and established businesses.

Whether you are an existing business, a new business or you are looking to relocate to Wythenshawe there is a range of business support available and a number of local business networks.

Business support & networks

BW3 is an organisation of likeminded businesses working together to improve the lives of those in the community and create a better future, whilst supporting the regeneration of Wythenshawe. With members such as Manchester Airport, Microsoft, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, Manchester City Council, The Manchester College, to name a few, there are plenty of networking opportunities.

Business Growth Hub work with ambitious businesses that want to grow their bottom line, share their experiences, boost their profile, find partners and create business growth.

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce provide business support to companies of all shapes and sizes, through a range of sector-based membership services and networking opportunities.

Greater Manchester Skills Gateway is a new service to support the growth of business by directing employers to relevant, high quality training from outstanding local providers. To register or for further details please contact or call 0161 817 5007

Handbags & Briefcases is a voluntary run small business support & networking group for women  in South Manchester. Catering for entrepreneurial, self-employed women who have a passion to succeed.

 The Enterprise Centre provides affordable ‘all-inclusive’ rentable office space to new and existing Wythenshawe businesses and offers business advice and support to local people.

Wythenshawe Business Gateway is a business network that holds regular networking meetings.

If there is any information you need and cannot find here, please contact Wythenshawe Regeneration Team on 0161 219 6391 or email


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