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Partners, Patrons & Sponsors
Introducing the Partners, Patrons and Sponsors of the Made in Bury Business Academy...


Connect Comms are committed to supplying customers with first-class service from start to finish.

Their dedicated team have over 30 years’ experience within the telecommunications industry and pride themselves in listening to the customer’s needs and along with their extensive knowledge in cloud-based telephone systems will provide a solution that will improve your business.

They know how important communications are within the business and that’s why they have a highly trained customer support team ready and waiting to answer any questions you may have during your journey with them.

Connect Comms can help your business with, New Systems, Business Landlines, Mobile Solutions, Broadband Solutions, IT and Wi-Fi Solutions and with their sister company Connect NRG your Solar solutions are covered too.

They want you to sit back, relax and enjoy being on their Connect Comms Hosted Cloud-Based Solution.

For more information, please click here to visit their website or call 0161 764 5242

consilium wealth management


Consilium Wealth Management believe that the best financial advice should be a right, not a privilege.

They provide advice and support on all aspects of personal and business finance and deliver an exceptional service and quality of advice that their clients deserve.

To achieve this, they work closely with their clients, their families and their businesses to ensure that the advice given is bespoke to their individual needs.

Wayne, Hannah and the team at Consilium provide an exceptional service. They ensure that financial plans are robust, reviewed and rigorously monitored, giving their clients peace of mind and ongoing support.

As well as offering financial advice to individuals in and around Greater Manchester, Consilium work closely with businesses and their directors, informing and implementing benefit solutions for their employees, whilst offering advice to the directors.

For more information, please click here to visit their website or call 0161 537 1290

WHN Solicitors


Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall Solicitors is a law firm that employs over 100 specialists across eight locations in Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

With offices in Accrington, Bacup, Blackburn, Bury, Clitheroe, Great Harwood, Haslingden and Rawtenstall, WHN have teams of specialist, friendly lawyers committed to delivering outstanding results and service to businesses, individuals and families.

The range of legal services available at Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall is comprehensive.

If you’re a business, they have a dedicated employment law team that can help prevent and deal with people issues should they arise.

Their corporate team advises clients on buying and selling businesses while they also advise on commercial property transactions. When things don’t go to plan their commercial property disputes and business disputes teams are on hand to help.

Their solicitors who advise individuals and families provide an expert and sympathetic approach. WHN’s expertise ranges from buying and selling a house and financial advice to complex and sensitive matters involving family law, civil disputes, employment problems, asset planning, landlord tenant and housing, personal injury, medical negligence.

The specialists at WHN have helped thousands of clients get the best possible legal result.

For more information, please click here to visit their website or call 0161 761 4611

ISM Waste & Recycling


Waste Management, Recycling & Skip Hire Experts Since 1965

In the last fifty years, ISM have grown from a small local family run scrap metal business into a large regional waste management company providing waste disposal and recycling services to businesses and domestic skip hire throughout Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

ISM Waste & Recycling are committed to providing the best quality and most environmentally friendly waste management services for all business sectors.

Their state-of-the-art recycling facilities ensure that they can deal with all kinds of waste while also achieving excellent recycling rates for their customers waste of over 90%.

ISM have built their reputation on exceptional levels of service and professionalism, ensuring they remain at the forefront of the waste management industry. They believe in building a solid relationship with customers through excellent service standards, ease of communication and transparency.

ISM take care of all your waste management and recycling needs in line with UK waste laws. They are a fully licenced, so you can rest assured that you can focus on your business's core operations without being troubled by the waste your company produces.

For more information, please click here to visit their website or call 01706 823001 

dream big little one


Dream Big Little One is a day nursery that puts the children at the heart of everything they do. They pride themselves on the children being happy and getting the perfect balance of nurture, care and education.

Dream Big Little One are dedicated to providing a physically and emotionally secure environment. Every child is treated as an individual and as a result, the care and education they offer is tailored to your little one’s needs. They work in close partnership with parents and mirror the care and attention they would get at home

Every day at Dream Big Little One is carefully planned to ensure your child receives the best learning opportunities in a safe, fun and caring environment.

Play is an important part of learning and through purposeful play, the children enhance their knowledge and understanding of the world. Dream Big Little One support a child’s natural curiosity by providing a wide range of experiences at nursery, and plenty of positive interaction with well-trained, caring, professional staff.

The first five years of a child’s life are the most important. Dream Big Little One give the support and care to help make them happy, confident children.

For more information, please click here to visit their website or call 0161 797 6100 

Aspin Facilities Management


AspinFM are a local, family run company offering Commercial Eco-Friendly Commercial Cleaning and Facilities Management Services throughout Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire.

They offer a wide range of services that come together to form a combined package, meaning that if you choose AspinFM, you can be sure that your entire premises are taken care of.

With over 70 years of combined industry experience, they take pride in their ability to deliver a bespoke, tailored service, conducted by highly trained staff, all with transparent pricing.

Established in 2013, AspinFM started its first contract at an estate agent in Wilmslow, travelling 30 miles in order to offer the service they deserved. That single contract then grew across Manchester and Cheshire, they now service all of the North West, and are still growing!

As a family run business, they hold onto family values and see AspinFM and its employees as part of that family.

Facilities management is a lot more complex than it may seem at first and Aspin are extremely passionate about using their knowledge, along with their tried and tested systems, to ensure that their clients receive a seamless service, allowing them to focus on what counts, growing and running their respective businesses.

For more information, please click here to visit their website or call 0161 989 3280

JCS Nuclear Solutions


Oliver Caunt is the Managing Director of family business, JCS Nuclear Solutions, who specialise in nuclear instrumentation design and manufacture. Oliver relocated the business to the Bury in 2005 and has since overseen stable growth from £1m turnover to just under £2m.

With roots firmly established in the SME landscape, Oliver is a strong champion of entrepreneurship and positive collaboration. He is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme; has led a successful £1m grant application in collaboration with the University of Liverpool to develop world-class nuclear reactor safeguards and operations technology (Project VIDARR); is a member of a pan-European academic/commercial collaborative project- FINCODA - setup to establish a global standard tool to define and identify innovative competencies in people for the benefit of postgraduates and employers; is a participant in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's SME mentor programme; was nominated as one of the North West Insider Magazine's 42 under 42 (faces of the future); was the best in class for Technology in the Made in Bury Business Awards 2013; a member of the IoD99 (Institute of Directors 99 select entrepreneurs) and is now a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers in London. In recent years, Oliver has been involved with mentoring several start-up businesses, and leading an award-winning development of a world-class gamma monitor in partnership with AWE, enabling the licensing of a MoD (IP) technology into the commercial sector.

As Managing Director of JCS Nuclear Solutions, Oliver overseas all aspects of the business: business development, supplier and partner relations, R&D, compliance and managing a highly dedicated team. Products and services are focussed on nuclear radiation sensing and shielding solutions - driven by applying COTS and novel technologies to meet radiation measurement and protection challenges in nuclear, defence, industrial, medical and research sectors. The company has been providing solutions since 1975 and is proud to serve as a preferred supplier to Sellafield Ltd, AWE, EDF, BAE Systems, BP, NHS, MoD, Rolls Royce, CERN, NNL, UKRC, ILL and many valuable OEM instrumentation and systems manufacturers.

Oliver lives in Ramsbottom with his family. He spends as much time as possible out in the countryside, as well as enjoying the many excellent local restaurants and pubs in the area!

For more information, please click here to visit their website or call 0161 763 3334

Horsfield & Smith


Horsfield & Smith provide a full range of business advisory and tax services through a team of specialists.

Horsfield & Smith has been in business for more than a century, combining deep local roots and a great tradition of customer care with a forward-thinking approach to business. Whether it’s crunching numbers to process your payroll, guiding you through UK tax law, or filling the role of trusted advisers, H&S give their clients the freedom to think big.

The services offered fall under three main areas: Advisory, Compliance and Outsourcing…

Advisory - When your business needs an injection of financial expertise, an objective outsider’s eye on a tricky situation, or practical guidance. Their suite of advisory services offers everything a company might need to grow or to enter the next stage of its successful journey.

Compliance - Missing tax or administrative deadlines, or failing to meet your legal obligations, not only leaves your business vulnerable to investigation, fines or prosecution, but also wastes valuable time, money and energy. Horsfield & Smith offers practical support to ensure your business stays on track so you can focus on what really matters.

Outsourcing - These are tasks typically managed by in-house accounting departments in large organisations which can simply be a burden for smaller businesses. Horsfield & Smith can deliver these tasks on your behalf, giving you the benefits of running your own finance team without the cost or commitment.

For more information, please click here to visit their website or call 0161 761 5231 

Platinum Care


Platinum care was founded in 2012 in order to provide home care in Bury and the surrounding area with professional, experienced and caring support workers, enabling clients to remain in their own homes and keep their independence.

They are proud of their compassionate home care programme which is not only designed to help people stay at home rather than go into a health care facility or nursing home, but to enhance the quality of life and stay healthier longer.

Platinum care will provide the following home health care services in Bury at flexible schedules and cost-friendly service rates; Hourly home care, Daily home care, Hospital to home care, Respite home care, Specialised care and Advanced care.

Platinum Care also offer a wellbeing service which is designed to ensure not only do their Care Professionals enable individuals to maintain or improve their lifestyle, but their engagement process also ensures the greatest success rates of managed support to increase individual wellness, therefore providing a complete wellness package for individuals living within Bury and surrounding districts. 

The wellbeing service includes unique customised lifestyle support, a named customer account manager, experienced and professional lifestyle supporters, flexible and unique support and of course complete peace of mind.

For more information, please click here to visit their website or call 0161 714 0440



Grow Your Mindset was founded by 2 primary school teachers, Gemma Sanchez and Elizabeth Cronshaw.

The Grow Your Mindset team have experience in both the corporate and education sectors and understand that all individuals can develop their mindset to achieve their goals both personally and professionally, through growth mindset training and workshops across the UK.

Their mission is to positively impact on as many individuals as they can, to ensure they become the best version of themselves.

Their workshops, training and bespoke programmes cover a huge range of areas including language use, zones of learning, resilience training, metacognition, collaborative learning, team building, mental health and employee engagement.

Growing mindsets is fundamental for successful learning and development in any organisation, whether this is corporate or educational based. Grow Your Mindset use fun, interactive strategies throughout all their workshops, staff and employee CPD and keynote conference speeches.

Whatever your business, organisation or educational setting, primary, secondary, college or university, they've got it covered and adapt and suit their work to your setting.

For more information, please click here to visit their website or call 07803 909838

stay n play doggy daycare


Bury’s Premier Daycare for Dogs.

Stay N Play Doggy Daycare offer a fun, safe and stimulating environment for your dog or dogs to socialise and meet new friends. They have a one stop shop to meet all your needs, offering Daycare, Grooming & Training.

The staff or pack leaders as we call them, are incredibly friendly and are very proud of their 5-star ratings and awards.

Never feel guilty about leaving your pooch home alone again. Stay N Play really is THE place to be for all dogs and with two venues in Bury there is one near you!

You can contact the team at either Daycare centre…

Radcliffe - Unit 1, Dale Industrial Estate, Radcliffe, M26 1AD, Tel: 07716 928281

Bury - Unit 4, Park Rd, Bury, BL9 5BQ, Tel: 07510 099173



Do You Want More from Your Work Space?

BusinessLodge is a contemporary flex-space provider, offering innovative office solutions to business communities in Bury and Stoke-on-Trent.

Their buildings feature high-spec serviced facilities and we also provide virtual offices, meeting rooms and conference suites.

With their unique, community-focused approach, their clients benefit from a professional, friendly working environment including an on-site gym, catering facilities and chill-out zones, along with ample, free, secure car parking.

If you’d like to love where you work, call BusinessLodge for a viewing on 0330 024 9299.

Meeting & Conference Rooms

BusinessLodge understands that meetings are an essential part of working life and their flexible meeting rooms provide a tailored approach in a professional environment.

Rooms are available to hire from hourly to a full day. They have spaces for 2-50 people which are equipped with cutting edge conference facilities, Tea and coffee making facilities, stationery, projectors, and options to have a light lunch delivered to your room, they’ll promise to exceed your expectations.

Their on-site management team will be on hand to offer assistance, to ensure that your business is projecting the very best first impression. They’re here to support your business with meeting solutions in a professional and friendly environment

Virtual Office services

Call Answering Service - First impressions count – and that often starts with a phone call.

Their fully trained receptionists can take care of your calls and add a touch of professionalism, answering with your company name and transferring them directly to you

Business Address - A business address will enhance your professional image on your correspondence and marketing materials.

Through their service, they will not only provide you with an address, they’ll sort and forward on your mail to you.

For more information please click here to visit their website

Joe Hague Photography


Joe Hague is a professional photographer whose passion and expertise lies in capturing beautiful, creative images that will allow you to look back and remember your corporate event or big day for years to come.

With over 10 years experience Joe Hague Photography has shot over 300 Weddings, plus Corporate/Private events, Headshots and Property Photography.

Although weddings are his specialist area, Joe also offers a range of corporate and private event photography. Choosing the right photographer for your needs can often be a challenge, with a number of factors to consider such as reputation, style, qualifications and of course the ability to feel comfortable in their presence.

From a team image or head shots for your company website or PR, to product images for brochures, capturing professional images that reflect your brand are paramount.

Joe covers...Weddings, Corporate Events, Private Events, Headshots, Journalism, Property, Brand, Sports Events, Festivals & Prom, Celebrations, Birthdays, Family

For more information please click here to visit their website or call 07561 306410