The Company

BCW was formed in 2002 by three friends; Paul Biggs, Alec Cassie, and Andy Whelan. Having worked together for a number of years, there was a desire to form their own manufacturing business, and with over 60 years of manufacturing experience between them, it was the next logical step.

They were approached by a prestigious UK automotive OEM who requested they manufacture some urgent critical parts, thus beginning BCW’s manufacturing involvement within the automotive industry, and the rest, they say, is history.

While Paul has since retired, he keeps a keen interest in the business. Meanwhile, Alec and Andy are now joint owners of BCW Group, maintaining involvement in group activities however BCW Group's Managing Director, Claire Whelan, now oversees the management of BCW Group with the three registered companies operating as BCW Engineering, BCW Treatments & BCW Design & Manufacture.

With continued investment, BCW have grown from a three-person business using one machine in a 2800 sq. ft unit, to a 300 plus strong team operating across multiple units on two sites. 

As an advanced engineering  solutions provider in the Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, Mining, and Medical sectors, we offer a diverse range of solutions to address complex customers manufacturing needs.

Our expertise includes in-house design, tooling, CNC precision machining, assembly, fabrication, and a wide array of surface treatments such as passivation, Aluminium anodising, electrostatic wet paint and powder coating. With our global supply chain capabilities, we confidently operate as Tier 1 to global OEM’s, ensuring timely and cost-effective solutions for every customer requirement.

Looking to the future, we aim to continue with our focus of excellence in innovation, making use of the latest technologies to get the most out of our manufacturing capabilities and customer requirements, adapting our offerings to support industry innovations.

BCW Group also provide the governance and strategy via our executive shared services team to our multi disciplined group companies.



BCW Group has been located at our current facility on Innovation Drive since 2014, our facilities now consists of multiple units with over 300,000 sq. ft of factory floor space based over two sites in Burnley & Wellingborough.

Within this state-of-the-art facilities, continued investment has given us the ability to deliver our extensive range of capabilities in-house, such as prototyping and design, machining, tooling, assembly, fabrication, treatments, and testing. Thanks to over nearly 100 CNC machines, two specialist surface treatments facilities featuring fully automated anodising and conversion coating lines, over 12 pallet fastem and pool systems, and 3D printing CAD technology, we continually improve quality, performance, and value to give our customers the best solutions possible.

Our ethos of excellence in innovation means we will continue expanding and investing in our facilities to continue being a leading supplier of precision manufacturing and engineering solutions for OEMs and their Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers throughout the world.

Back to About Us Contact Us
Catching up with Andrea Pytel: Reflections on her first three months

We recently had the pleasure of catching up with Andrea Pytel, who joined BCW Design & Manufacture three months ago as a Quality Assurance Inspector. Bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise, Andrea has quickly become a vital part...

Spotlight on Success: An Interview with Nicola Brooks

As we celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, we take the opportunity to shine a light on the remarkable journeys of the women within our organization. Today, we feature Nicola Brooks, our dedicated Accounts Assistant at BCW Design &...

Contact Us

Contact Us

About Us

BCW Group