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Made in Bury Brunch Club Members
Debi Fellone

Managing Director of thebestofbury and Made in Bury Limited.

Previous life as a Fashion Designer with many years industry experience at senior manager and Director level, working in both the High Street and Sports industry. International Product Director at Umbro.

Under the Made in Bury umbrella I run the Bury Brunch Club; an exclusive ladies only, business networking club, The Business Academy, helping 20 new start up businesses, The North West Premier Business Fair and the annual Made in Bury Business Awards.

Specialities: Connecting businesses, Creative branding, Marketing, Exhibition planning, Networking.

On a personal note I have a passion for Gin, Prosecco, Shoes and Dogs!

Kate Holt

Managing Director of BusinessLodge, Bury.

BusinessLodge offers flexible office space, of various sizes, in a modern environment and superb on-site support and facilities management, plus meeting and conference room hire and full virtual office support services.

Along with Debi Fellone and Juliette Davenport we run the Bury Brunch Club.

15 years’ experience in the serviced office industry – previously having worked as an Area Director for both MWB Business Exchange and Regus – the portfolio for those businesses included Bury BusinessLodge.  Master’s Degree in Sport and Leisure Management.

Personal passions include sport (cricket, hockey, football to name a few) – my cricket claim to fame being part of the Junior England squad (many years ago)….dogs….and Prosecco!

PAMELA HOLT - Apple Video Facilities
Sara Beaumont

Sara Beaumont is a Partner at Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall Solicitors, specialising in Commercial Dispute Resolution. Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall employs over 100 specialists across seven locations in Greater Manchester and Lancashire. We have teams of specialist, friendly lawyers committed to delivering outstanding results and service to businesses, individuals and families. 

Sara joined the firm in 2006 as a trainee, qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and became a Partner of the firm on 2015.

She has significant expertise in defending commercial interests, and has acted for a range of clients from sole traders to national PLCs. She provides legal advice on a variety of contractual disputes including those relating to insolvency and intellectual property and also leads the firm’s debt recovery team.

Nicola Campbell

LNK Motors is run by husband and wife, Paul and Nicola Campbell. Nicola plays Netball, a mum of two and a passionate prosecco drinker. 

Customer Service is paramount to LNK Motors! They check their prices daily to ensure that they are offering the best value for money for their consumers. They have received over 300 positive reviews over the past 12 months and customers love their free giveaways! They are enthusiastic and determined to become the best showroom within Bury borough and receive positive feedback on a regular basis.

LNK Motors have signed up with two very different finance companies and are in the position to offer all of their customers the very best option, this includes the lowest rates possible and pay as you go payment plans for customers with poor credit history.

They have recently attended an Autotrader Masterclass to ensure they are following the very best practice and are constantly developing. LNK Motors are delighted that they were part of Autotrader's presentation for the structure LNK Motors have as a business. Following the FCA guidelines for complaint procedures in order to comply with Consumer Credit Licence. 

After some serious research, they are confident that there is/are no other used car dealerships that offer the package of give-aways that they advertising with on their vehicles. LNK Motors take pride in the services they offer and when customers are purchasing a vehicle, they ensure the customer receives a positive memorable experience and with an after sale peace of mind with the warranty. LNK Motors believe applying a warranty on the car gives the customer piece of mind that any mechanical problems will be repaired with little expense.

LNK Motor's commitment to promoting the LNK brand can be seen with the LNK logo becoming a familiar graphic within the Bury borough. 

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silvana holt
Director of Compliance Training Ltd.
Silvana has delivered training for over 10 years now to many organisations including Bury Adult Services, Bury Children Services, REED Specialist Recruitment, several local hospitals, colleges and many local businesses. With all this experience within different sectors, Silvana is extremely competent in ensuring that training is always tailored towards the specific industry and clients needs and that, where relevant, courses are fully aligned and compliant to industry standards and frameworks.
Compliance Training Ltd provide a wide range of courses that are health & safety related, such as First Aid, Food Safety, Manual Handling, Fire Safety and many more. They also specialise in staff development training such as Time Management Skills, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution training etc... and many healthcare training courses such as Dementia Training, Autism Awareness, Managing Challenging Behaviour and Care Certificate Training just to name a few. 
Silvana and her team have received amazing reviews over the years and always ensure that their training is fun, informative and very interactive. On a personal note, one of Silvana's greatest achievements is the fact that she is still with her childhood sweetheart, having now been together for almost 28 years!!!! 
Silvana and Paul have 2 children Nicole (22) who is a Marketing Executive at Elcometer and Marisa (17) who is carrying out an apprenticeship at Compliance Training Ltd as their Business Development and Admin Assistant. 
Silvana enjoys traveling, in particular city breaks. She also LOVES cooking, entertaining and throwing dinner parties and of course Gin, Prosecco, Red Wine...…
Saira Poonawala - Betterclean Services
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Lesley Haresnape

Lesley joined DTE Chartered Accountants in 1987 and has more than 30 years experience in advising owner managed businesses in a wide range of trading activities from sole traders to large companies.

Specialisms include solicitors & pension schemes.

Lesley's outside of work activities include horseriding, running (slowly!) & she's a member of a choir

Fiona Drummond-Wall

The Agent Site = Conveyancing with the brakes off

The Agent Site are here to transform conveyancing, and turn buying and selling property into the pleasurable experience it should be – for solicitors, estate agents, and buyers and sellers too.

By combining digital technology with innovative ways of working, the Agent Site are changing the way things have been done for decades to create a quick, stress-free service that’s fit for today.

For more information visit

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Dominique Oliviero - AFG LAW

Dominique is a residential property solicitor at AFG Law. She has over 12 years experience dealing with residential property transactions including (but not limited to) sales and purchase, transfers of equity and re-mortgage and adverse possession applications.

Dominique prides herself on excellent customer care and ensuring an efficient and smooth transaction for her clients.

AFG Law offer a wide range of legal services covering family law, residential and property law, dispute resolution, wills and probate and business services.

Nazia Haque

Nazia Haque Wealth Management Ltd was established in 2017 and is an Associate Partner Practice of St James’s Place Wealth Management.

Nazia has 10 years experience in the industry as a financial adviser, Nazia brings her in depth of knowledge on the financial challenges life can bring, to allow her to provide a bespoke plan that will help you reach your financial goals. In simple language she advise and guides you to help you have clarity for your future and your present situation.

“Here we have one goal – to offer a service with passion and a personal touch to help people reach and protect their financial goals”.

Nazia lives with her family in Greenmount Bury, she has 3 sons. She has a passion for supporting her local communities and charities.  She also provides financial training to High School pupils as she believes it’s a very important life skill and is very passionate about educating the next generation.

Lisa Buckley - Bury Hospice
Kate Luxton

Kate Luxton is the co-founder and Director of MBK Civils Ltd, a specialist Formwork, Reinforcement and Concreting contractor, established in 2017. MBK Civils are SSIP accredited and deliver infrastructure schemes, throughout the UK, across multiple sectors including; water, wastewater, environment, renewable energy, rail, port-side, highways, public realm and private developments.

Kate has 14 years of experience in the construction sector, formerly working as a Senior Project Manager and Programme Manager for leading international consultancies, and infrastructure delivery bodies. Kate is an accredited Member at the Association for Project Management (MAPM) and has strengths in commercial/contract management, programming, quantity surveying and project management.  

Having recently moved back to Bury, to expand the business, Kate is looking forward to becoming more involved in the local business community and seeking opportunities to expand her professional network.

Sarah D'Arcy - The Green Utilities

Self-motivated with an extensive background in customer service, project administration and management, my strengths lie in my exemplary organisational and negotiation skills, providing the highest levels of efficiency and industry knowledge for customers and partners alike.

I have an in-depth knowledge of the utilities industry, as well as experience in client liaison spanning a diverse professional background, enabling me to gain an invaluable and transferrable skill set from which I continue to improve upon and develop as I grow throughout my career.

With proven negotiation skills and a drive to provide exceptional levels of service throughout the entirety of the client contract life-cycle, I pride myself on my ability to provide personable and highly professional experiences, treating each client with the unique & individual respect they deserve.

My current position as Operations Manager at The Green Utilities has provided me with a position in which to employ those key skills which I have gathered throughout my working life, while continuing to improve upon my knowledge and interest in the utilities sector, ensuring the highest levels of personalised service for both customer and partners.

Joanna McKiernan - North Lancs Training Group

Work Experience Officer for North Lancs Training Group in Bury. My role here consists of supporting learners aged 16-18 and finding them Work Experience placements for them to gain confidence, knowledge, skills and experience in a working environment; helping them to understand the working world. I liaise with other companies and provide support where necessary.

North Lancs Training Group has been running for over 50 years, providing quality Apprenticeships and Training; including Traineeships, Employability Skills & Commercial Courses. We are unique in what we do, as unlike any other Training Providers the majority of our courses include no day-release to colleges, meaning both the employers and learners benefit and get the most out of the ‘on the job’ experience. We can source apprentices for employers or train existing members of an employer’s team. We deliver Apprenticeships at Levels 2 to 5 in a wide variety of occupations - Furniture Occupations, Business Administration, IT Digital Support, Customer Service, Digital Marketing, Improvement Techniques, Catering & Hospitality, General Manufacturing, Warehouse & Logistics, Team Leading, Management and Retail. We have 3 centres; Accrington (Head Office), Bury & Oldham. NLTG also offers Traineeships and our popular Study Programme. These are exciting pre-Apprenticeship programmes tailored to suit the needs of young people who are not yet ready, or able to directly enter employment or an Apprenticeship.

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I enjoy socialising, family time (I have a big family: mum, dad, 3 older brothers, 3 sister in laws, 5 nieces and nephews!), going for long walks and of course, outings where I can dress up and drink wine/prosecco….

Hayley Smith - Mods Optical