“During our 30+ years in business, we have fostered a strong and collaborative culture based around ‘doing the right thing’ that we are truly proud of. Looking ahead, we have a fantastic future as we focus on our ambitious targets to build a sustainable, evergreen and independent business.”

Senior Partner

Our highlights

Increase in turnover to


with organic growth of 5% and 70% growth in the last five years

Money donated


to charities and community projects

New business won


of recurring work from new clients and £4.3m of new project work



people across the UK. 51 new graduates and apprentices joined BW and 8 new partners promotions

BW has seen 32 years of continued growth


of clients said service levels had been the same or better while working remotely compared to before Covid-19

BW provides services to 25% of FTSE100 and almost 15% of FTSE350

"BW is a first class, professional outfit. A pleasure to work with them."

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do

“Our success and growth during the year would not have been possible without our incredibly committed and hardworking colleagues. Their dedication to looking after our clients throughout a challenging year has been astonishing.”

Interim Managing Partner

Being able to maintain high standards of service delivery for our clients through challenging times makes us incredibly proud. The dedication of our client teams, together with continued investment in the delivery of our services, has resulted in high trust partnerships with our existing clients. Alongside this we have had many exciting opportunities to work with new clients this year. Our personal approach to looking after clients, our pragmatic approach to providing tailored advice and the proactivity of our people continues to make us distinct and unique in a crowded marketplace.

I am continually impressed by the firm’s commitment to its clients and its approachability.
CHAIR Earls Court & Olympia Pension Scheme

Our people are committed to delivering exceptional client services

“Support for our people at BW really isn’t just from the top down. We have a dedicated group of individuals who act as our engagement champions who support a range of engagement activities. These initiatives are agreed as a result of the biennial Best Companies survey of staff with the objective of ensuring that BW is a great place to work – attracting and retaining great employees.”

Head of People

As an organisation, we have always placed the safety and well-being of our people right at the top of our priorities. Throughout the pandemic, our people adapted really well to new ways of working, including working at home. The need to work remotely while maintaining our excellent levels of service has been a test like no other, but our people have risen to that challenge demonstrating incredible resilience.

Against this backdrop, we were thrilled to be listed among The Sunday Times’ 100 Best Companies to Work For, with a coveted two-star status.

Strong professional services delivered by good and dedicated people.

“Our impact as an organisation is only as strong as our respect for the diverse nature of those who work here, our industry, our clients, and the societies and communities in which we operate.”

Chief Operating Officer & D&I Sponsor for Management Board

"An excellent team, very quick to respond, really personable; they listen to us and produce work exactly as we have asked, are happy to listen and change things if necessary to make things easier for us. It is a delight to work with all of the team."

Our success: focusing on our strengths to achieve a remarkable performance

“We have achieved a great deal this last year, in uniquely challenging circumstances, with no loss of momentum. We have continued to build on our established strengths as well as initiating new strategic work, and we look ahead with confidence to further development and growth.”

Non-executive Chair

During the year, our business, like many others, has had to adapt to new ways of working – from colleagues working remotely, to using technology and innovation to ensure our service to clients remained at the highest levels. Even against this backdrop, BW has performed well financially. Turnover for 2020-2021 reached £112.9m representing solid growth of 5% compared with the previous year.

Our successes are such that we ended the year even stronger and even better placed for the future than the start of the year. We remain positive for continued growth in our business into 2021-2022 and beyond. 

Experience over the years has always been positive and the focus on customer service is excellent.
Trustee Baxenden Chemicals Ltd Retirement Benefits Scheme

“While by no means immune from the impact of the pandemic, our financial performance has been strong and reflects our continued focus on our clients’ interests.”

Finance Partner

“As we continue our journey towards a sustainable future, we are applying our skill sets and what we’ve learned, sharing insights and expertise with our clients. This enables their businesses, and ours, to travel further and faster towards our shared sustainability goals.”

Lead Sustainability Partner

Read our Annual Report and Accounts 2020-2021 for a full summary of our year


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