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BW3 Annual General Meeting - 18 May 2018 Chairs Report Now in its 16​th year, BW3 is going from strength to strength, building momentum, engagement, outreach and delivering real, positive outcomes for Wythenshawe; its businesses, education centres and the community. In this last year BW3 ran on a budget of just £24,000, and with that achieved the following, remarkable headline statistics: For business: ● BW3 now has 174 business members, 57% of which are actively engaged and participate in BW3 initiatives (one or many). ● Managed and delivered 3750 hours of volunteer time from the committee and member companies (April ’17 to March ’18). Equal to that of last year. ● Regularly has 80 to 100 people attending BW3 Gateway business networking events from around 65 different businesses. That’s a 20% increase on the previous year. ● 100% of those businesses that provide feedback rate the event as being very good to excellent. For schools: ● Has 49 mentees on the Aspirational Mentoring Programme, an increase of 7 % against last year and has trained 75 mentors in readiness for the next student intact, a 39% increase compared to last year. Since its launch in 2011, the mentoring programme has helped 88% of mentored students into full time training, employment or university. ● Delivered three Numbers at Work sessions to three different primary schools engaging 170 pupils in years 5 and 6 (ages 9 to 11). When surveyed, 100% of participating students acknowledged and said they better understood ​the importance of maths as a result of the Numbers at Work activity sessions. ● Delivered 14 different events with the inaugural School of the Year. ● At the World Book Day event, 82% of volunteers that participated, were as result of the efforts of BW3. For the community: ● Engaged University of Manchester’s, Alliance Manchester Business School to complete a social impact study that found for every £1 donated to BW3, £116 is generated in social value. Quite an achievement during a period of austerity and proof that BW3 are delivering to its mission, vision and values which centre around supporting economic regeneration, employment and prosperity and improving aspiration and attainment. BW3 work in partnership with businesses and the community for the benefit of all. From this year there are some ​key highlights ​worth mentioning​. 1. Social Impact Study BW3 conducted a Social Impact Report, starting December 2017, in partnership with University of Manchester’s, Alliance Manchester Business School, and 5 of their MBA student cohort 2017-18.

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The remit was: “There has been a qualitative observation that BW3 has a positive impact in the area, yet there is a lack of clarity about the measurable impact of BW3 and the motivation that gets members involved and keeps them involved”. The study aimed to provide better insight in to these observations. Of the 20% of members that responded to the survey, here are some of the​ key findings​: ● 95% of members experienced some level of satisfaction and 55% of members are willing to provide more volunteer hours and financial contributions. There is potential to make members more active​ ​in BW3 activities. ● For £1 of employee time given, there is a £116 economic investment benefit to the wider UK economy. ● 65% of BW3 member businesses experienced an increase in employee productivity after an employee’s participation in BW3 activities. ● In 2016, 88% of students who had a mentor decided to go to university, are employed, or are in a full-time training. Very useful quotes and case studies came from the study, one example being: “Aspirational mentoring is the biggest mechanism of support that we offer our students. It’s phenomenal and worthwhile and helps change people’s thoughts, aspirations and outcomes. It is absolutely vital that it continues.” Sixth form teacher, Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA). 2. The Strategy Day (Part One) Held in January 2018, the committee came together and started to plan out the 1, 3 and 5-year strategy, mindful and supportive of the Our Manchester​*​ vision which is that Manchester will be in the top flight of world class cities by 2025. Split in to four key discussion areas, the committee evaluated what has been delivered to date, prioritised and targeted delivery for the future and considered our sustainability, ability to measure impacts and ambition in relation to funding. The Committee used “The State of the City”​**​ report to provide gap analysis and to identify areas of concern which apply not just to Wythenshawe but to the city of Manchester as a whole. Building on strengths. Core competencies were identified within the committee and engaged business members, concluding in an agreement to make employment, employability and attainment of skills and qualifications key areas to focus on. At the strategy day, clarity was achieved regarding the main pillars of BW3 vision which are volunteering, innovating, inspiring and supporting. Funding BW3 also aim to be a sustainable, not for profit concern that can be enterprising and responsive to the needs of the local community, schools and businesses. With this in mind, it was decided that an application for future funding would be submitted to the Our Manchester Investment Fund (MCC). The outcome of this is expected later in the year. For links to * and ** please see appendix.

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If attained, BW3 has pledged that the funding will help to increase and intensify BW3s activity in Wythenshawe, develop further opportunities for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and support the delivery of the Our Manchester Strategy and Manchester City Council’s new citywide Employer Engagement Strategy in Wythenshawe and South Manchester area. It will make for more business engagement and more aspirational mentoring plus provide the opportunity to develop brand new initiatives across Wythenshawe and South Manchester, for example with regards to mentoring workless adults, age friendly employment projects, numeracy projects for students aged 16 to 19, and an extensive work placement/inspiration offer. Other funding opportunities The challenges and learnings which came from the social impact report were discussed. If businesses are willing to invest more time and funding in to BW3, how can this be harnessed? And how do BW3 get better at measuring and capturing results? And it was agreed to look at the cost benefit of BW3 becoming a registered charity – could it provide funding opportunities? Does BW3 have the right level of governance required for this given the reporting and accountability needs of the Charities Commission and Charities Act 2011? A follow up meeting, part two will be held in the next 6 months to cement and plan how aspects will be delivered and measured. 3. School of the Year - Benchill Primary School – a new BW3 initiative for 2017-18 Much has been achieved, delivered and learnt with our inaugural school of the year. To trial this initiative BW3 linked with Benchill Primary School because of existing links and an understanding of the schools ongoing challenges. Recognised as an area of economic deprivation, the proportion of disadvantaged pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is well above the national average and in the UK census 2011, 23% of residents of Benchill were reported as having left school with no qualifications. In 2016 – 17, 308 out of the total 556 pupils (56%) were eligible for free school meals, to which a cost of £393,360 pa can be attributed. By drawing on core skills and competencies within BW3 and in response to the needs of the school over 14 different events and initiatives have been delivered including; ● the translation of the school prospectus in to 7 languages to support and engage its diverse range of attendees and parents, ● the provision of a tangible school mascot in the form of a wooden ant sculpture which represents an ant’s hard work and team work, ● a “reading bench” in conjunction with Read MCR and World Book Day reading sessions, ● Two “What’s My Job?” event to and visit by Greater Manchester Police to inspire and help pupils identify career opportunities ● and delivery of “StreetAdvice” to facilitate signposting to financial, legal and whole family wellbeing. Testament to the value BW3 deliver, during the “What’s My Job?” event in December 2017, 53 children benefited and 14 different people from member businesses were involved. For World Book Day, 82% of people that participated were as result of BW3. A big thanks to all those that participated.

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School of the Year 2018-19 Following this successful trial, for the academic year 2018-19, the next School of the Year will be chosen by process of application and all primary schools in the Wythenshawe area will be eligible and invited to apply. The application form requires schools to identify challenges and strengths, to identify where they think BW3 and its members can support, defines a framework for delivery and importantly requires partners to engage in benchmarking, surveying and measurement. In partnership with the school and participating businesses, BW3 will define and measure what impact initiatives have had and the value delivered across key aspects such as attainment, effort and progress, raising aspirations, pupil, parent and staff engagement, business engagement, the productivity delivered back to participating business as well as cost benefit analysis. Look out for the application form as it will be available on the new BW3 website shortly. Moving Forward Success this last 12 months has come from maintaining a focused, strategic agenda, appropriate to the aspirations of BW3 and the needs of the community, mindful of the limited funding and resources available. There is an effective support structure of sub committees that have devolved power to action and drive initiatives forward, subject to voting at main committee. The sub committees contain subject matter experts from a diverse range of sectors so are well place to provide insight and direction. It’s worth pointing out that both committee members and non-committee members are invited to join the sub committees as BW3 is keen to engage willing helpers and experts alike. Participants are needed to help deliver to our matras of; volunteering, inspiring, innovating and supporting. There is a busy year ahead, so if you have time and energy, BW3 welcome the support. Sustainability The focus now has to be making BW3 sustainable and financially independent. It is clear to see the difference a co-ordinator can make and it is imperative that funding is maintained to support this position and enable BW3 to further develop, fulfil, deliver and grow; having even greater social impact. BW3 has calculated that an aspirational mentoring programme for 75 mentors and 75 mentees, (which includes the same level of induction, training, support and collateral as BW3 currently provides), costs over £9,288 per academic year to deliver. And a further £1,500 per academic year to maintain mentors and mentees through years 2 and 3 (assumes same cohort of mentors and mentees). Developing a more Engaged Membership Base Going forward, BW3 also plan to develop a better membership and engagement tool kit so that from the induction of a new member business, BW3 can build a picture of the benefits and opportunities businesses can gain from being active members. This will include measuring the development of the employee skills, level of workforce engagement, retention of talent and ability to attract new talent, monetary investment provided, attainment of new business contracts, developments in supply chain and social value.

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Wythenshawe Business Gateway BW3 will continue to run and develop the Wythenshawe Business Gateway networking events which attract businesses from all over Manchester with high profile speakers and attending influencers. Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council and Mike Kane, MP Wythenshawe and Sale East, have made an annual commitment to speak. Businesses are provided with a platform to showcase their products and services, which due to demand has lead BW3 to charge a small contribution. This now goes towards the running of the events. Please see the BW3 website for details. In this last 12 months Manchester Airport Group Properties, representatives from HS2, Manchester United, Read Manchester, Manchester Council, One Manchester and local school Principals have all spoken from the spotlight. Thanks to Carole Bond, Tempo Marketing and “Your Local Voice” newpaper and Glenn from Discount Photography, (who also attended the AGM), for providing animated shots from the Gateway events. Glenn actively gets local students involved in capturing the events, providing budding students with experience and training. GDPR BW3 has researched and prepared for GDPR as it rolls in on the 25​th May 2018​. Having completed an ICO assessment of what’s appropriate and lawful, communications from BW3 will be maintained based on the legitimate interests of recipients. The membership base will be appropriately informed about this prior to the GDPR deadline of 25th May 2018. Further Studies BW3 is pleased to announce that in 2019 acceptance has been given provisionally for Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester and their MBNA student cohort 2018 -19 to study the impacts of maths interventions at primary school level. The results of this study will be instrumental in BW3 delivering to our commitment to employment, employability and attainment of skills and qualifications in Wythenshawe. Acknowledgements and Thanks It’s important to give thanks to all those that have provided monetary donations to BW3 in this last year. Funders include Manchester City Council, Manchester Airport Group, Cardinal Maritime, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, The Forum Trust and a number of donations from other member businesses. And without our willing, capable volunteers from a diverse range of amazing businesses, BW3 would not be able to sustain these successful initiatives or deliver to our key vision, mission and values. So thank you to all of the ambassadors and advocates. As I mentioned at the start, BW3 has managed and delivered 3750 hours of volunteer time this year. Amazing. And last but not least to the committee members who give their time, heart and soul to BW3. A lot has been achieved this year, which the committee all want to build on. Jodi Hamilton Chair BW3 (Business Working With Wythenshawe) Handover to Tyler Lappage, Nabarro Poole, as Treasurer of BW3 to deliver the annual financial statement and a look forward in to 2018.

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Appendix Notes and references: 1. Mission:​ BW3 is a group of businesses who volunteer time and resources to support the economic and social regeneration of Wythenshawe by working in partnership with schools, colleges, community organisations and other businesses. All BW3 members share a common goal of supporting local people, via a range of measurable employment, skills, education and community initiatives. 2. Vision:​ BW3 continues to be the leading business-led community impact group that engages and works in partnership with other organisations to support the regeneration of Wythenshawe. Through our core values, BW3 will build long-term trusted relationships and successfully work together to support the on-going development of educational, training and employment initiatives that have a measurable, positive impact in the Wythenshawe area and, potentially, within the Manchester City region. 3. Values:​ BW3 members care about the local community and are committed to sharing knowledge and skills and works together as a team to support the regeneration of Wythenshawe. We are passionate about inspiring others and being creative and innovative in our approach, as we are about delivering professional, high quality, educational, employment and other initiatives and measuring on-going success and impact 4. Our Manchester​ http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/500313/the_manchester_strategy

5. The State of the City report http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200088/statistics_and_intelligence/7353/state_of_ the_city_report_2017/1 6. BW3 sub committees Defined 1. Finance Committee, lead by Brian Hay, Cardinal Martime and Tyler Lappage, Nabarro Poole. 2. Marketing and Communication Committee, lead by Carole Bond, Tempo Marketing. 3. BW3 Business Gateway Committee, lead by Rob Dillon, Manchester City Council. 4. Schools and Mentoring Committee, lead by Rob Dillon, Manchester City Council and Helen McNabb, Manchester Airport Group.

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BW3 Chairs Report - AGM 18 May 2018  

Find out what BW3 has been up to in 2017-18 - with some impressive stats and impactful activities.

BW3 Chairs Report - AGM 18 May 2018  

Find out what BW3 has been up to in 2017-18 - with some impressive stats and impactful activities.

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