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Made in Bury Brunch Club Members
Debi Fellone - made in bury

Managing Director of Made in Bury Limited.

Previous life as International Product Director in the Sports and Fashion Industry, responsible for all branded clothing design, sourcing and manufacturing.

As Managing Partner of Made in Bury Limited, I host the Brunch Club in association with BusinessLodge, Brunch Club is an exclusive ladies only, business networking club.

I also help new start up businesses through The Made in Bury Business Academy, helping 20 new start up businesses each year.

Founder of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw, which is a not-for-profit initiative which supports the Business Academy and provides interest free loans for businesses in the borough.

On a personal note I have 2 kids and a passion for Gin, Prosecco, Shoes and Dogs!

Kate Holt - businesslodge

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 I run the Bury Brunch Club.

20 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

Pamela Holt is the Managing Partner of Apple Video Facilities (B to B) and a Director of The Video Copy Company Ltd (B to C).

The businesses have been trading since 1988, and offer a full range of Video Production services including filming, editing, animation, CGI and enhancement and analysis of footage for the legal profession etc.  We also transfer video, film, slides and photographs from all formats to DVD, MP4 or whatever else is required.

I deal with the administration and accountancy side of the business, and I am also a production accountant working for independent film and TV production companies. 

On a personal note, I am passionate about animal welfare and am the Honorary Treasurer of the Bolton RSPCA, a member of Harvey’s Army and also support many other animal charities.

Sara Beaumont - whn solicitors

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

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. 

As a recent member of the brunch club I can only say how welcome I have been made to feel amongst this group of talented, driven and fun ladies. Having tried other ‘networking events’ that weren’t right for me, this group provides support, great content, and like minded people to learn from, share experiences and collaborate with.
The sessions are always useful and focussed but lighthearted. I alway come away with ideas and focus.
And the brunch is fabulous! Great value, good fun and sound business.
I recommend you come as a guest and see for yourself! Caryn Clarke - Menopause Champion
Saira Poonawala - Wellness on the Rock

Saira always had an interest in wellbeing and over the last few years realised how important the maintenance of health is. I think everyone has realised this though!

As a result my other business is The Purple Herb Tree where I offer wellness evaluations to help people to understand the composition of their body and what it needs to be/stay healthy. Wellness On the Rock is a wellness hub where clients will be able to not only visit for wellness coaching but also purchase healthy food options.

We will soon be offering many wellbeing services including workshops, cooking sessions, meditation/exercise and nutritional breakfast clubs.

Watch this space for FREE to attend events!

Sarah Nicholson and Jane Chapman - DTE


Sarah Nicholson, Head of Payroll Outsourcing

At DTE Payroll Outsourcing we offer a fully comprehensive outsourced payroll and pension solution, tailored to each business’s specific requirements.

As head of the team, my remit is to grow the business by gaining new clients and continuing to build current client relationships. I am responsible for the overall management of the payroll department, ensuring a first-class service to clients, in a secure, accurate and timely manner.

I joined DTE in 2005 and have almost 30 years’ experience within the payroll profession. My qualifications include the Foundation Degree in Payroll Management from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) and the CIPP Foundation in Payroll Administration.

My passions include eating out, drinking wine, and spending time with my young son and husband. We have recently started to convert a campervan and are now enjoying outdoor life and new adventures.

Jane Chapman, Payroll Team Leader & Mental Health Advocate

As Team Leader my role is to assist Sarah in leading the team and running the department.

I have 15 years payroll experience and joined the team in 2008 as Payroll Administrator. I have since progressed to my current role and I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP). My qualifications include the completion of the CIPP Foundation Degree in Payroll Management along with the CIPP Payroll Administration Certificate.

I have recently been appointed Mental Health Advocate for DTE, and hold qualifications in Life Coaching, NLP, Stress Management, CBT, Psychotherapy & Counselling, along with some holistic therapies in which I have over 20 years’ experience.

I enjoy spending time with my two children, friends & family. I am a lifelong Manchester City fan, so I love to watch the football and have a love for music, along with a continued passion for holistic and mind therapies.

suzanne duffy - little haven at home
If you're in need of some R&R look no further than Little Haven At Home. Suzanne and the Little Haven at Home team bring the Spa to you, offering individual treatments or group bookings.

Their team of friendly, qualified and insured Therapists are ready to provide 5* service to you at home!

Offering a range of pampering services including massage, facials and pamper packages, Suzanne and her team can soothe away your stresses without the need to travel to a salon or spa.

Abigail Court - Aspin FM Ltd
I formed Aspin FM Ltd in 2019, where I became the Commercial Director. Prior to this, the company was known as AspinFM and has, to date, been trading for 10 years. Over the years we have built a brand that I am incredibly proud of and it is continuing to grow and building a strong brand based on us being ECO-Friendly.
Aspin FM Ltd are a family run Commercial Cleaning and Facilities Management company that covers the North of England, as we are a family run business we are all very passionate about it and pride ourselves on the relationships we build and retain with our clients, we offer cleaning to various businesses including Doctors Surgeries, Schools, Construction, Manufacturing etc.
I have been in the Sales and Customer care industry for over 20 years so have the experience and passion to go a long way with Aspin FM and build it to a national brand.
Before Aspin FM, I worked for TNT as a sales representative for 7 years and Credit Control clerk for 3 years, previous roles have been in Customer service.
I was educated at Haslingden High School and after gaining my GCSEs, went straight into training to be a Florist for 2 years and then went on to be a Furniture Restorer.
I had my first son, Liam, aged 21 and then went on to have Brandon and Josh in 1996 and 1999, I met Warren in 2011, who is my rock, and had Dexter in 2013, we eventually tied the knot in December 2021.
We don’t have a lot of down time with the work we put into the business; When we do we tend to spend it with family and drinking wine and gin, I also have an amazing shoe collection and love reading a good thriller. The best part of the year is our annual holiday to Madeira in the summer.
Gill Arnott – GEM Business Support

Having worked in sales and office management for around 40 years, Gill formed GEM Business Support in 2015.  A virtual PA business which ticks all of Gill’s skill / experience boxes and allows her to support and help busy business owners manage day to day activities and take the stress away, without the need to employ someone! Ad-hoc support when needed most.   Gill also offers bookkeeping support, in particular Xero and Quickbooks, up to VAT filing and liaising with accountants at year-end.  Every client is bespoke, and Gill is happy to  sit down and find out where she can really be of the most help within businesses to ensure maximum benefit.  All those time consuming jobs that get left, and a never ending to-do list can be a thing of the past. 

On a personal note, Gill is a prosecco drinking, crochet fanatic!   1 dog, 4 cats and a husband. 

Ryesha Clough - Exoro Consulting Limited
LAURA PEDLEY - First Aid Safety Training

Marketing & Business Development for First Aid Safety Training in Bury. We offer a wide range of workplace training courses covering the whole of the UK. All our courses are run in accordance with current HSE Regulations and UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021 and can be held at your place of work or our dedicated training centre in Bury.

First Aid Safety Training has been operating for over 10 years and has built a great reputation for delivering quality and engaging courses in First Aid training/Health & Safety courses to local businesses throughout the UK. All our courses and trainers are registered with Qualsafe Awards, Highfield, CPD and First Aid Awards(FAA).

Having worked for over 10 years within Marketing and Business Development role’s, I have lot’s of experience in speaking to businesses large and small and still get excited about the work I do and the people I build relationships with on a daily basis.

On a personal note, I love to spend time with my partner and son and close friends. As a family we have a Legends motor racing team – Bridgeman Motorsport - which takes us all over the UK regularly. In addition to this, I’ve been known to be partial to a glass or two of good wine!

Angela & Caroline - Femme Finesse
Nina Camplin - Bury Hospice

Originally from Yorkshire, I grew up in the pub trade.

Crossing the Pennines to study, working part time to make ends meet at the Tax Office then for a local off licence.

After graduation, I stayed to continue working with the same Wine store chain, managing and training Off-licences and Wine Shops. A few busy years later, I decided to change career and took an office role, working with Professional Two Way Radios for sale or hire with a local Communications company. I sourced and grew our customers across the UK, particularly enjoying supporting and getting to know them, both external and internal. My mantra was to keep all customers happy, and keep them! Many are still very good friends decades later.

Nearly 25 years in, I decided to change tack again and take a break. I started full time volunteering in 2023, loved it and I’m now the Corporate Fundraiser for Bury Hospice. It’s my hope that I become the most successful Corporate Fundraiser the Hospice has ever seen and keep all our fantastic supporters as happy and for as long as possible, well at least for a few decades…

Lyndsey Ayres - Lyndsey Ayres Photography

Lyndsey Ayres is a Brand Photographer.

She helps business owners and entrepreneurs showcase their business by creating a bank of personalised, bespoke images creating brand awareness, increasing consistency, online presence and sales.

Kerry Evans - Share It Media
Share It Media specialises in social media management for businesses. With expertise and years of experience, Share It Media is the go-to solution for business owners looking to outsource their social media management. 
By entrusting their social media presence to Share It Media, business owners can focus on core aspects of their operations while benefiting from a highly targeted, engaging, and strategic approach to social media marketing. 
Share It Media crafts tailored strategies, curates captivating content, and engages with the target audience to maximize brand visibility, drive traffic, and ultimately increase conversions, saving business owners valuable time and resources in the process.
Paula Lappin - Little Haven in Prestwich

Paula Lappin has over 20 years experience in the beuaty therapy and wellbeing Industry.

In addition to deep tissue / sports massage Paula offes waxing and beauty treatments including personalised facials, eyelash and brow tints, manicures, pedicures, gel nails and toes.

Helen Wilson - A Star Tuition Group

I have a passion for education! After 25 years experience working with pupils in the public and private sectors, and my own children, I know what works. And the glowing reviews I regularly receive from parents and students prove that I am getting it right!

A Star Tuition Group evolved from my own experience when my boys started school. It quickly became apparent that they needed more than school alone could provide. Ben and Mathew attended a high-performing primary school and as a parent, I felt under enormous pressure to ensure that they were not just happy, but also thriving in the classroom. Being a teacher, I was able to provide the extra support the boys needed – not just with homework, but also by taking them onto the next level when they were ready.

The results were so impressive that I was asked to teach a neighbour’s daughter. Her father was delighted with the progress she made in such a short time, so he recommended me to his friend. Within a few months, further recommendations resulted in a steady flow of pupils who all needed that extra boost in order to thrive at school… A Star Tuition Group was born!

Since then I have taught thousands of children with outstanding results. Furthermore, A Star Tuition Group continues to grow – I have a fantastic team of teachers, working alongside me, delivering high-quality English, maths, science & languages support. I am very excited about this because now we can help even more 15 to 18 year-olds, who are anxious about upcoming exams, but cannot get the support they need from the school system.

In 2019, A Star Tuition Group was crowned the ‘Best Tuition Group in Manchester’ in Corporate Livewire’s ‘Prestige of Manchester Awards. Furthermore, in 2022, we won the accolade of ‘Best Tuition Group in the North West’ - further proof that our unique approach works!

It’s been my privilege and a pleasure to help so many children achieve their educational goals and to be awarded for doing a job that I love, is incredible!

Joanne Platt - Village Hotel Club

Joanne is the Director of Sales at the Village Hotel Bury

Village Hotel Bury really does have everything!

Where else can you go and get an amazing burger, have a work out, attend a tribute night/have a meeting/or use the collaborative working space? Let alone sleep in a comfy bed and watch tv on a giant screen.  We create lively, modern spaces for our guests to work, eat, relax, play and exercise.

Joanne has 20 years experience working in Sales within the Hospitality and Events industry with 5 years in Account Management.  

On a personal note she is married with two children and enjoys going to the gym, reading and spending time with my family and friends.

Lisa Moore - Cosalea
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Nilam Parbat - Cheetham Jackson

Nilam joined Cheetham Jackson in August 2023, bringing with her a wealth of experience as a Mortgage, Protection, and Equity release advisor.

As a devoted mother, Nilam understands firsthand the importance of financial well-being, this understanding fuels her passion for helping others achieve financial freedom and stability.

Nilam’s approach to client relationships is built on the foundations of trust, transparency, and personalized guidance.

Outside of work, Nilam enjoys an active lifestyle, whether it’s hitting the gym, embarking on hiking adventures, or exploring new destinations.

Caryn Clarke: The Edge Health

Caryn is a licensed Menopause Champion,  health & wellness coach, corporate trainer, and keynote speaker.  She is on a mission, driven by her own personal experiences, to spread Menopositivity…making menopause a transition to be embraced, not endured.  She is committed to improving menopause awareness, education, support and communication to both businesses and individuals.

Caryn’s Menopositive services include.

Corporate Menopositivity: Making Menopause Work, at Work - tailored workshops & training, focused group support, leadership engagement & policy development.

Menopositive Accreditation for Gyms:  providing gym owners & fitness professionals with CPD certified training & resources to enable them to provide the best evidenced based training, support, safe spaces, and solutions to the lucrative 40+ female market.

Health Coaching : Personalised 121 and small group coaching on menopause, nutrition, fitness, lifestyle, HRT etc to help women look, feel and live m during menopause.

Caryn’s previous career was in corporate marketing, having held Marketing Director roles within the home interior industry, with a love of design & wallpaper!  She is married with 3 grown up daughters, and a passion for lots of holidays!

Jenny Aspray - Cranswick Continental Foods

Jenny Aspray is the HR Manager at Cranswick Continental Foods in Bury part of Cranswick PLC which is one of the leading food processors in the UK, they have a proud history of investment in people and facilities. Jenny joined the business at the beginning of 2020 with a project to develop their people team and to deliver an engaging employee experience for the 550 colleagues on site.

She started her career in Operations Management for big branded Hospitality companies such as Pizza Express and Zizzi and moved into a training role within these brands when she realised her passion was developing people to enhance the operation of the business. 15 years later she is still as passionate about people development and is a bit of a HR rebel ripping up the tried and tested for solutions that work in different industries.

Born in Bury but with experience working UK wide and internationally Jenny recently returned to work in her in home town to engage the local population into working in food manufacturing and help to develop local peoples’ careers in this sector.

Nicola Flaig - Chameleon Experiences @ Not Just Travel

I’ve always had a passion for travel, and all the planning that goes into organising that dream escape. So, in 2023 I took the decision to make the leap and turn my passion into a full-time ‘career’ (I don’t see it as a job as it’s so much fun!!).

As a personal travel consultant, I take the time with all my customers to delve into what makes them tick and what’s important to them, to help them find their dream holiday. I chose the name ‘Chameleon’ as I am adaptable to everyone’s individual requirements, providing a bespoke tailored service for all my customers.

After spending the past 20 years working in the Hospitality industry, I understand how important customer service and attention to detail can be, and pride myself on offering a 5 star service to all of my customers.

If you haven’t used a personal travel consultant before you are missing out, let me help you create the holiday of your dreams.

Katy Richardson - Cross Plant Hire