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!
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!
Juliette Davenport joined BusinessLodge in 2009 as the Business Centre Manager and became a Director in 2014.
Juliette has a proven and consistent track record of exceptional sales and received various awards in recognition of those achievements, one award in particular that Juliette has received, includes Outstanding Centre Manager as awarded by former Regus UK CEO, John Spencer.
During the past 18 years BusinessLodge Bury has been pivotal in providing the local SME enterprise sector with flexible and affordable office space, creating a platform for all types of businesses to grow and develop. We know that different businesses have different needs, which is why our Centre caters across the board. With our diverse range of serviced offices, you can work within your budget and get the best value for your business without compromising on customer service. Juliette says “that is what drives the team, day in day out, delivery of exceptional customer service and a passion for what we do”.
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.
Fiona Gaskell is a solicitor and Partner at Clough & Willis in Bury. She has nearly 30 years experience of dealing with a wide range of disputed matters but specialises in disputes concerning property and insolvency.
The property dispute work involves acting in connection with both commercial and residential property for landlords, tenants and owners of neighbouring land. Fiona is always keen to find solutions to disputes between parties who may have ongoing contact once the dispute has been resolved and as a consequence is pro-active in the use of mediation.
The insolvency work involves acting for both individuals and businesses who are in difficulties as well as trustees and other insolvency office holders.
Fiona has worked in Bury since 1990 and has been involved in a number of high profile re-development projects in the area and as a member of the Bury Town Centre Management Board, she takes every opportunity to promote the town and support local business.
Founder of The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity
Dawn, proud Mum of Joshua (aka SuperJosh) is a well-known figure within the Bury community. When Josh was 3 ½ years old he was diagnosed with a brain tumour and after life saving surgery and ongoing treatment was left with serious post-operative complications.
On his 13th Birthday in August 2013 Josh and his Mum launched the charity which helps other families of children along their own journey living with brain tumours & post surgery disabilities.
In her previous career Dawn has 19 years experience of working in Sales, Marketing & Customer Experience Management within the Corporate world.
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.
Suzanne Edmonds founded Square Peg Associates back in 2012 after working in the industry for a solid 20 years. As an Accrington born lass, she spent the first 10 years of her career within East Lancashire and then moved to the heart of Manchester City Centre.
Suzanne is an experienced and well-established Recruitment specialist, her determination and passion for networking drives the Square Peg brand for a successful future.
Recruitment is a people based industry and Suzanne simply – gets people.
For her, it’s all about passion, honesty and a lot of hard work. Known for going the extra mile, she eases the recruitment process for her clients whilst maintaining a high standard and reputation.
Suzanne still manages to make time for her family and her young son, she enjoys challenges such as the three peak challenge and socialising. Suzanne loves to travel, having explored Asia and South Africa but would be quite content with a croissant, her family and a bucket and spade in France!
Helen Davies, Practice Manager at Hunt Minas Wealth Management
Helen’s career began at the University of Manchester where she spent 25 years in senior administrative and support roles connected with international scientific and technological research management, with a strong focus on the offshore oil and gas industry.
In 2007, Helen took the decision to leave her position and establish herself as a Virtual PA. She set up PA-as-you-go.com and worked in a consultative capacity with a variety of clients to build and develop their businesses. These clients included financial services, recruitment consultancy, legal firms, a magician and a dating agency! Helen also built Cherchez Networking and ran monthly lunch time events for women in business across 5 locations throughout the North West.
Helen went on to become the full time Practice Manager for one of her financial services clients and played a key role in establishing and developing the support infrastructure and client liaison operations. She subsequently joined Hunt Minas in Bury and is looking forward to using her vast array of experience to help raise the profile of the Practice within the local business community.
Managing Director at GEM Business Support, an out-sourced PA / admin and call-answering business based in Bury.
With over 30 years-experience in business management, administrative and bookkeeping roles, Gill and her team at GEM offer a professional go to support network when you need that extra help. Anything from call-answering, general admin help, bookkeeping, social media, blog writing to project work. Professional support when busy business owners need it the most.
With a love for a ‘social’ event, prosecco and bad karaoke tunes, Gill is also crazy about cats (4) and dogs (1) and to relax she loves to crochet.
Mortgage & Protection Adviser - Boutique Financial
I have many years’ experience in Financial Services from working in Banks, a Building Society and independent mortgage brokerages as a mortgage & protection adviser. I help to people to buy their dream homes, organise their finances and protect their families and lifestyles.
Specialities: Easing the stress of the house buying journey by guiding my clients through the process. Ensuring my clients understand what they, their families and their businesses are covered for and why; rather than just “selling insurance”.
In my free time I enjoy getting up to adventures with my Son, sampling nice gins in nice places, walking my daft Labrador and spending time by the sea in Wales.