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Since forming the Made in Bury Business Awards back in 2013, we have come across a variety of niche industries that are successful not just in Bury, but throughout the world. An excellent example of this is GJ Plastics Ltd. GJ Plastics design and manufacture a vast range of display and signage products to a very high standard. Their signs and display products are made in their state of the art factory in Radcliffe, Bury. The company has an installation team to install the produced signage if required and are members of the British Sign and Graphics Association, ...
Milliken sponsor the 'creative' category at the Made in Bury Business awards, however, did you know they joined us as a guest speaker at the Made in Bury Business Academy 2016? The Made in Bury Business Academy is a funded initiative delivered by Made in Bury Limited, sponsored by Bury Council and thebestofbury. Now in it's second year, the Academy offers workshops and on-going support for Bury businesses who have been trading for under two years. The Made in Bury Business Academy members arrived at the Milliken plant for a guided tour of a glob...
I’ve got news for you, it is impossible to switch off when you work from home. You promise yourself you’ll spend your evenings winding down but the silent buzz and dim flicker of your desktop computer won’t allow it. This is where a serviced office can make a huge difference to your work/life balance. A professional space to call your own and one where you can close the door and leave work behind until the following day. As always Made in Bury like to help and we know a fantastic serviced office space, in fact so good that we’re based the...
I guess finding the perfect office neighbour is like finding a partner, it begins with polite smiles in the corridor, next comes small talk at the water dispenser and is usually followed by years of happiness and bliss (well for some). If I had to choose two words which accurately describe our new office neighbours, the words personable and reliable spring to mind. With customer excellence at the heart of everything they do, there was no doubt that they’d make great neighbours. In fact, we were delighted when we heard the news that Connect Comms were moving ...
Will you be entering the MIBBA’s? The Made in Bury Business Awards are now in their fifth year! This year, the entries open on May 2nd and when you think about it, it’s not long to wait at all. We’re so excited for the awards process to begin! We’ve made lots of changes and can’t wait to share some new categories with you but more on that later… Now, it wouldn’t be the Made in Bury Business Awards (MIBBA’s), without a spotlight on our sponsors and this week it’s AFG LAW. Did you know that they run weekly dr...
The Made in Bury Business Awards (MIBBA’s) were created to champion local Bury Businesses whilst celebrating the achievements of the diverse business community. Bury Council are headline sponsors of the MIBBA’s and are involved in revealing the annual Outstanding Achievement Award. Councillor Rishi Shori was a guest speaker at the Made in Bury Business Awards in 2016. Councillor Shori was appointed leader of Bury Council in May 2016, becoming the first council leader in Greater Manchester to come from a BME background, as well as being the youngest le...
It’s 2017 and The Made in Bury Business Awards are back to showcase the best businesses in the Bury borough. Now in our fifth year of the awards, I know we cannot believe it either… We’re here and ready to host the best business awards of 2017. So, what’s next for the winners of the 2016 Made in Bury Business Awards I hear you ask? Many will rejoice in the excitement of last year’s awards, receiving recognition and business through the connections they made at last year’s awards. Others will already be working on their applica...
After much anticipation, the winners of the Made in Bury Business Awards 2016 were announced on Thursday 1st December at a glittering black tie ceremony held at The Longfield Suite.   The mission of The Made in Bury Business Awards is to recognise and celebrate the achievements of local Bury businesses across all industries, from start-ups to those more established. Now in its fourth year, The Made in Bury Business Awards continues to celebrate the achievements of our local and successful business sectors within Bury. With entries from across the borough, t...
November 25, 2016
It’s been a long journey but we’re nearly there, and do you know what this blog means? It means it’s the last sponsor of the week blog and we have six days until the MIBBA’s! So on that note, let’s introduce AFG LAW, one of Bury’s most loved solicitors. AFG LAW'S professional and fully qualified solicitors have been providing legal advice and services to private and commercial clients since 1897. AFG LAW is LEXCEL accredited by the Law Society, which means that they provide an excellent standard of client care no matter wha...
“What do people say about you when you’re not around?” For Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall it’s only positive! Woodcocks are thought to be oldest firm of solicitors in England, having practised law for more than 200 years! They are also one of our longest standing sponsors after joining our elite force back in 2013. With a list of accreditations longer than your arm, these solicitors are here to help. With offices in Accrington, Bacup, Blackburn, Bury, Great Harwood, Haslingden and Rawtenstall, their 100+ employees which are made up of par...
Where else in Bury would you find fully-furnished and instantly available serviced office space with flexible lease lengths? These highly recommended business centres offer centrally located premises close to transport links, free onsite parking, a fully equipped gym and air conditioning throughout the premises. A perfect location for you, your business and your employees! Bury BusinessLodge are one of Bury's most recommended business centres perfectly situated in Bury town centre, just five minutes away from major transport routes and stations. Made in Bury...
With the countdown until the big day vanishing just like the overpriced phone bills Bury businesses had before joining Connect Comms, we would like to introduce a sponsor of ours… Connect Comms, based in Bury, provides innovative telecommunication systems to businesses of all sizes, including mobile phone packages, competitive tariffs and device repairs. Connect Comms are dedicated to satisfying the needs of every customer. This is why they cater each package to suit the requirements of every business, from sole traders to large national companies. The f...
We’re kicking off our favourite season of the year with GJ Plastics. Not only is December the time of year that all your wishes come true, you wake up feeling like a little kid again and you revel in the excitement of the big day, but enough about the MIBBA’s, it’s also Christmas… With over 30 years’ of experience in the display and sign systems solutions industry. GJ Plastics are one of the many few businesses that create all of their products in-house. Established 23 and half years ago they can bring your brand and displays to li...
After much anticipation and entries across all categories of the highest standard, the finalists for the 2016 Made in Bury Business Awards can be revealed.  The Made in Bury Business Awards (MIBBAs), now in their fourth year, are delivered by Made in Bury Limited in partnership with Bury Council, thebestofbury and Tower FM to champion local businesses and celebrate their outstanding achievements.  A total of 108 businesses made the short list for the awards across 18 categories. All entries were of a very high standard and categories such as ‘Bes...
Preparations for the Made in Bury Business Awards are now in full swing, and we're beginning to get excited! From booking the entertainment to deciding on the menu, we're making sure that on the 1st December, it's going to be one of our best award nights yet!  This week, Debi (the office veggie) and Emilie (the office foodie) took themselves off for a food tasting to ensure that the menu we've selected is perfect for our award-winners and their guests.  Debi tried the vegetarian menu, which started with a Caprese Salad, drizzled with a ...
After much anticipation, the shortlist for the Made in Bury Business Awards 2016 has been announced – with categories such as Start-up business and Community Impact hitting a record number of entries, making 2016 the biggest year yet with the highest number of applicants! The Made in Bury Business Awards also known as the MIBBAs, are organised by Made in Bury Ltd and sponsored by Bury Council, thebestofbury and TowerFM. The MIBBAs are in their fourth year and are championing businesses in the borough and celebrating their outstanding achievements.   ...
One of Bury’s most prestigious events in the business calendar, The Made In Bury Business Awards is offering businesses an extra week to get their entry forms submitted, and the new deadline is now Monday 18th July.  The awards, whose headline sponsors are Bury Council, Tower FM and thebestofbury, are now in their fourth year of recognising and celebrating the fantastic businesses and all they do from within the Borough of Bury. These awards are a fantastic way to get your business noticed, and with 18 categories to choose from, your hard wor...
Whether you’re a business looking for the opportunity to shout about your success or you’re a customer who knows of a business that should – we want to know! The Made in Bury Business Awards are in their 4th year, recognised by businesses and consumers alike as a voice of authority in the community. Businesses of all sizes can enter, whether they’re relatively new or well-established in the area, and there are 18 categories available. But quick, entries close on 10th July! Last year’s winners included AFG LAW, Bury Black Pudding Com...
Now in our 4th year, we’re excited to see the huge range of businesses which will be entering to win the prestigious Made In Bury Business Awards 2016, organised in conjunction with thebestofbury, Bury Council and Tower FM. The Made In Bury Business Awards (MIBBAs) champion businesses in the borough of Bury, celebrating their achievements along with their commitment to making Bury a fantastic place to live and work. Businesses can enter themselves, or if you have a business in mind which you think would be worthy of an award, you can nominate them by simpl...
After much anticipation, the winners of the Made in Bury Business Awards 2015 were announced on Thursday 19th November at a glittering ceremony here in Bury. The Made in Bury Business Awards, in association with thebestofbury, Bury Council and Tower FM, are championing local businesses and celebrating their outstanding achievements. Over 350 business men and women, including judges, sponsors and some of Bury’s most high-profile professionals, attended the prestigious awards ceremony, which took place at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich. The evening fe...
After much anticipation, the finalists for the Made in Bury Business Awards 2015 have been revealed! The Made in Bury Business Awards, in conjunction with thebestofbury, Bury Council and Tower FM, are championing local Bury businesses and celebrating their outstanding achievements. Longlisted businesses, who were successful during the application stage, attended the Meet and Greet at Bury Town Hall, where they presented themselves in front of a high-profile panel of judges. Following a day of interviews, six panels of judges had one hour to decide on the ...
After much anticipation, the shortlisted businesses for the Made in Bury Business Awards 2015 have been announced – with some categories featuring a record-breaking number making it to the next stage! The Made in Bury Business Awards, organised by Made in Bury, in conjunction with thebestofbury, Bury Council and TowerFM, are championing businesses in the borough and celebrating their outstanding achievements.  The 2015 awards have been described as the toughest yet, with an astounding number of businesses receiving joint scores. One category has as man...
Get The Label, a discount designer brands website partially owned by JD Sports with Topgrade sportswear, has launched a fantastic 2015 calendar to help raise money for the Cash For Kids Mission Christmas Appeal.Bloggers from across the UK came together in the name of fashion to support a great cause. Get The Label, partially owned by JD Sports, one of the winners at this year's Made in Bury Business Awards, organised a fabulous clothing event that brought together the country's most popular bloggers to take part in a photo shoot featuring some ...
Six Town Housing; an organisation that manages homes for Bury Council, produced amazing light-box letters for The Made in Business Awards 2014. The Made in Bury Business Awards 2014 were unlike any other awards event in the area. The venue, Castle Armoury, a 13th Century Castle, was completely transformed to accommodate professionals from across Manchester dressed for the occasion. One of the most striking features at the awards was the large light-box letters spelling out MIBBA, courtesy of Six Town Housing. Six Town Housing designed...
After much anticipation, the winners of the Made in Bury Business Awards 2014 have been announced.Bury businesses of all sizes and from all sectors have been recognised for their outstanding achievements at the Made in Bury Business Awards 2014, in a sparkling ceremony that took place at Castle Armoury, Bury. In their second year, these awards, organised by thebestofbury in conjunction with Bury Council and Tower FM, are fast becoming the number one event in the Bury business calendar, with excitement already brewing for next year.The r...
No matter what the size of your business you can enter the MIBBAs. However it’s not just the winning that counts!Here are five reasons why simply entering the Made in Bury Business Awards will be good for your business.1.       Free marketingJust being shortlisted for a MIBBA can improve your brand awareness and promote your business to new customers. Make sure you maximise PR exposure and update your marketing materials with the award logo. Awards celebrate hard work and success and are great PR opportunities. Winning...
Six Town Housing; an organisation that manages homes for Bury Council, produced amazing light-box letters for The Made in Business Awards 2014. The Made in Bury Business Awards 2014 were unlike any other awards event in the area. The venue, Castle Armoury, a 13th Century Castle, was completely transformed to accommodate professionals from across Manchester dressed for the occasion. One of the most striking features at the awards was the large light-box letters spelling out MIBBA, courtesy of Six Town Housing. Six Town Housing designed and manufactured these stun...
 Heart of the Ram, a beautiful restaurant and bar in the heart of Ramsbottom, has been extremely busy since winning their category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.This local business are currently working on a purpose built outdoor terrace, which will be ready this weekend.In the beautiful setting of Ramsbottom, it's no wonder that Heart of the Ram are giving their customers the opportunity to eat and drink outdoors. Their new terrace will be covered and heated; ensuring it can even be used in winter!If that wasn't enough, Hearth of th...
Rowe Hankins, distributor and manufacturer of electrical mechanical components, sponsored the Backing Young Bury category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.Since sponsoring, this local business went through a winning streak of their own with a few of their fantastic products!The Rowe Hankins Non-Intrusive Current Monitor was Highly Commended at the Rail Business Awards and their CPN-Cudis LED illuminated consumer unit became Highly Commended in the Innovative category at the Electrical Product Awards!It appears that this local business is getting the...
DD Exhibitions design and build bespoke exhibition stands for all events, budgets and styles.Since sponsoring the Retailer category at the Made in Bury Business Awards, DD Exhibitions have had a very exciting few months. This local business have expanded their client base worldwide, with orders to build and install stands in Amsterdam, Milan, Paris, Dubai and Adu Dhabi, plus many more.Of course, with success comes expansion, and therefore it comes as no surprise that DD Exhibitions have invested in new equipment for their worksh...
Becoming Commended in the Made in Bury Business Awards is not the only success that Faith in Nature has seen this year!With its upcoming 40th anniversary and the launch of two new product ranges, Faith in Nature is undoubtedly going from strength to strength.This business; providing green health products, is continuously growing and even expanding to an overseas market. It is nearly 40 years ago that creator of Faith in Nature, Rivka Rose, decided to use her background in herbalism and aromatherapy to produce these fantastic, natural products t...
As the winner in the Environmental Impact category, it comes as no surprise what Incredible Edible have been doing since - planting!This community group, who are dedicated to help the local area and grow their own produce, have been doing just that since winning at the Made in Bury Business Awards.Currently, this fantastic local group are preparing for summer by improving Tottington's vegetable plot and getting ready to plant a variety of veg.As well as creating food sources, Incredible Edible work to improve the local area. This community grou...
What's next for Fluid Digital?You won't be surprised to find out what Fluid Digital has been doing since sponsoring the Made in Bury Business Awards - designing websites!This local agency has seen an increase in work, with the launch of two new sites and one in the pipeline.Fluid Digital worked with Tyreonfire to design and create their website.  Tyreonfire gives individuals the chance to sell their vehicle, view other cars and communicate through a forum. With their 'Banger of the Week' and 'Bargain of the Week' pages, this website is the ultimate hu...
April 23, 2014
Brytannic, winner of the Highly Commended award in the Legal and Financial category at the Made in Bury Business Awards, have since released a number of products and even expanded their workforce! Haven't they been very busy?!Released by Chesire Mortgages, Brytannic will now provide finance to people who have previously experienced financial difficulties. All past credit problems from over a year ago will now be ignored and applications by those on a low income will now be accepted by Brytannic!To help settle debts, Brytannic are now allowing homeo...
Since becoming Highly Commended in the Community Impact at the Made in Bury Business Awards, Re>Build have been continuing their fantastic work of improving communities.Paint has been given to over 120 households, crockery and bedding has been sold at affordable prices and they have saved a large number of household items from going to waste. 80 tonnes of bulky goods and 125 litres of black paint were saved from landfills, and furniture has been collected from nearly 1500 local households.As well as improving the standard of living, Re>Build ...
Bespoke Landscapes aren't just your average local lanscaping firm. As well as giving customers a garden that they are proud of, Bespoke Landscapes have increased their services! This has been since becoming Highly Commended in the Property and Construction category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.Bespoke Landscapes now specialise in installing disabled access, after carrying out work on a local church. This job was far from their usual work of designing and working on gardens and patios.  The installation of disabled access is now a service they can c...
Brand Idol have had a busy year since becoming Commended in the Creative category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.This local business, which specialises in creating personalised signage and banners, have already gained three new clients and there's no sign of trade slowing down!Brand Idol are now producing building signage for new, local business LNK Motors, who have just become a member of thebestofbury.As well as this, they have been hired to provide Sound Physique Bury Clinic, a business offering non-surgical treatments to aid weight...
Bury Garage Door Centre has experienced a lot of changes since sponsoring the Environmental Impact category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.With a complete refurbishment of their showroom and a redesign of their outside display, Bury Garage Door Centre has created a freshened look for their business, which will soon be ready for customers. Their new display includes sectional doors, operators and spares.Their new online store is now up and running, suppling customers across the UK with discounted, branded garage doors. You can view it here....
 Lex Busines Equipment was Highly Commended in the Family Business category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.This local business established in 1980, and have since been providing a large range of equipment and services for businesses of all sizes.Wayne Elphick owns and manages Lex Business Equipment, and in 2008, Sam Elphick joined the ranks, in charge of the office stationary, furniture and IT departments of the business.Since winning the Highly Commended award in the Family Business Category at the Made in Bury Business Awards, L...
East Lancashire Railway is one of the most recognised and respected railways in the North of England. With its traditional history and regular events, it's no surprise that they were Highly Commended in the Leisure and Tourism awards at the Made in Bury Business Awards.East Lancashire Railway may have been built in the 19th Century but it continues to break the boundaries and come up with innovative ideas to ensure that it still attracts a large amount of customers. Many of the old railways from that period are closed and abandoned, but this local railway ...
AFG Law sponsored the Property and Construction category at the Made in Bury Business Awards but what's happened since?This Bury business has had even more success, proven by their new qualified member of staff! Heather Lloyd, who joined the office in December, has now qualified as a Family Law paralegal!Heather has the characteristics which are reflected in AFG Law. She is friendly and enthusiastic and is the latest member to join the highly trained staff.AFG Law was established in 1897 and has since been providing exceptional legal advice. They spons...
After being Highly Commended at the Made in Bury Business Awards 2013, Continum Group Ltd has since come up with some even more fantastic and innovative ideas.Specialising in producing technology systems, Continum Group Ltd have a number of sectors. Quasar Studios Ltd is the part of Continum Group Ltd which has developed this latest fantastic application.The most recent idea and technological product created by this local business is a sports gaming application which allows sports fanatics to play tournaments in order to win amazing prizes.A sports applica...
March 26, 2014
Belvoir was the sponsor in the Motoring and Transport category at the Made in Bury Business Awards. Since then, they've been winning a few awards themselves!After sponsoring this event and helping support local businesses, Belvoir hosted their very own award ceremony, which saw a winner in local agency Belvoir Bury.Belvoir Bury won the Best New Franchisee Award 2014. This local business opened its doors in 2012 and now, not only rent out properties but deal with sales too. They offer their customers a great service, seven days a week.But, i...
MWB Essential have had a busy year. Not only were they a sponsor at the Made in Bury Business Awards, recently they have undergone a huge rebranding.MWB Essential, a sponsor of the Customer Excellence category, are now known as Bury Business Lodge. They provide excellent office space, meeting facilities and business services for corportate clients.Bury Business Lodge will help a business in any way they can, from setting up WiFi, providing a virtual PA to simply providing a telephone answering service.With a new website on the horizon and a...
 It came as no surprise to a number of people that Albert Matthews Butchers won the Food and Drink category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.Albert Matthews has been providing the people of Bury and across the North West with amazing food since 1935; this was when the man himself, Albert Matthews, opened his first ever butchers. Since then, they have grown considerably and in the process, gained a huge amount of satisfied customers.Today, Albert Matthews have moved with the times and now offer their customers delivery on meat across the...
 Barista cafe bar, in the heart of Bury, was commended in the Food and Drink category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.With it's homely and welcoming atmosphere, Barista offers a service that is second to none. The contemporary decor and friendly staff make Barista a lovely place to eat. It's only expected then that they were commended at the Made in Bury Business Awards!As a fairly new business, Barista, just three years old, has already gained a great reputation by those who vacate it reguarly or on one-off occasions. The handmade...
[caption id="attachment_112" align="alignnone" width="245"] Winner of the Start-up Business category in the Made in Bury Business Awards[/caption]2013 was a big year for contemporary cafe bar Cuckoo.Located on Bury New Road, Cuckoo only opened in 2013 and already managed to win the Start-up Business category at the Made in Bury Business Awards, all in one year!The success of this cafe bar comes as no surprise to those who vacate it regularly. With it's modern interior, homemade food and a large selection of beverages, Cuckoo is a homely and fun pla...
Newbank Garden Centre ended 2013 on a high by sponsoring the Creative category in the Made in Bury Business Awards.Since opening their Radcliffe premises back in 1990, Newbank Garden Centre has become a household name across Bury. The centre was opened on the site of the old Irwell Bank Farm. The farm buildings were then converted to house the garden furniture shops, homeware shops, giftware shops, houseplant rooms and acres of glasshouses stocked with a vast array of plants.Newbank Garden Centre is a great place to visit, offering a unique sho...
2013 was a very exciting year for Brighter Blinds, ending on a high with a win at The Made in Bury Business Awards. Brighter Blinds were Highly Commended in the Retailer category, receiving a certificate and a lovely glass award to commemorate their success.Although Brighter Blinds is a traditional, family run business (established for 18 years) innovation is always at the forefront of their activity. Constantly adding new product ranges demonstrates this commitment to drive the business forward.Just one new product introduced last year was roof window...
February 20, 2014
Picture shows Andy Couser of RRG Bury presenting the Health and Beauty award to Cath Harrop at Carriages Hair and Beauty.2013 has been an exciting year for RRG Group. As one of the biggest sponsors of our Made in Bury Business Awards, and after a £1milllion expansion, it's no wonder you've heard a lot more about this dealership since it first opened in Bury in 1978.The history of RRG Group goes back to its first Toyota dealership, complete with petrol station, in Elton.From then it moved to a bigger plot, became RRG Toyota Bury and is still on...
During the awards ceremony it was clear that we could not have chosen a more deserving winner in the Community Impact category than Bury Hospice.Most people who live and work in Bury are aware of the important work of the hospice and the high standards of palliative care they provide. Many of us know someone (either directly or indirectly) who has been in the hospice and it's a cause that's very close to our hearts here in Bury.Bury Hospice provides invaluable care and support not only to people who are approaching the end of their life, but also to their fami...
The World Famous Bury Market added another award to their long list of accolades when it was Commended in the Tourism & Leisure category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.The team at the market were presented with a certificate to commemorate their achievement at a sparkling lunchtime ceremony in November last year. However, being an award winner isn't new to Bury Market, as it was named Market of the Year in 2009 and voted Best Food Market by BBC viewers.The market dates back over 500 years and has always dominated the retail sector in the town,...
Horsfield and Smith Chartered Accountants were Commended in the Legal & Financial category of the Made in Bury Business Awards. Their team accepted their award at a sparkling lunchtime ceremony on Friday 22nd November 2013.So what made Horsfield & Smith stand out from the crowd? Well, the business philosophy is a great starting point -Horsfield & Smith always put clients first, treat each client as an individual and in turn, provides a unique service to perfectly match their needs. Horsfield & Smith works closely in partnership with eac...
2013 was an exciting year for Amanda at Natural Balance Pilates, who now runs a number of classes from her studio in Ramsbottom.Although the business is relatively new, Amanda has already built a loyal client base and is teaching classes throughout the week. It's clear that Amanda has tapped into a real niche in the market and as a result, the business is really taking off!In recognition of their success as a new business in the area, Natural Balance Pilates was Commended in the Start-Up Business category of the Made in Bury Business Awards. Amanda...
Friday 22nd November was a very special day for Cath Harrop, owner of Carriages Hair and Beauty. She was named as the winner of the Health and Beauty category at the Made in Bury Business Awards. Cath was presented with a beautiful glass award and a certificate during a sparkling ceremony at the Longfield Suite.What sets Carriages Hair and Beauty apart from the competition is the experience they provide to every customer - luxurious, indulgent and completely relaxed. When you step through the door at Carriages it's easy to immerse yourself in a world of pa...
This week we're taking a closer look at the story behind Leckenbys Licensed Tea Rooms, which was Highly Commended in the Customer Excellence category in the Made in Bury Business Awards.Leckenby's started life in December 1997, when the owners opened a specialist chocolate shop named "Chocoholics". The shop stocked a mouth-watering range of chocolates from all around the world and quickly gained a reputation as a real delight for chocolate lovers everywhere in Bury.However, it was soon realised that there was a gap in the market for high class tea room...
Susan Pattison Chartered Neurological Physiotherapists was Commended in the Health & Beauty category at The Made in Bury Business Awards last year. This was a fantastic achievement for an excellent local business that has steadily grown since it was first set up in 1998.What's different about Susan Pattison is that they are not a traditional physiotherapy practice in the sense of treating bad backs and dodgy elbows - instead the clinic specialises in treating people who suffer from neurological conditions and minimising the effects of long-term disability.The ...
Bloco Ashe Samba Group was Commended in the Community Impact category of the Made in Bury Business Awards last year.In this blog we'll be taking a closer look at the people and the history behind the music! Bloco Ashe is a percussive group that plays Samba influenced grooves and global beats from Brazil, Cuba and Africa. The group's aim is to promote, support and develop percussion-based music and related carnival arts in the local community.The group was started by Zac Sargent, a Manchester based percussion musician and samba enthusiast. After receivi...
2013 was a very special year for Platinum Care - being named as Highly Commended in the Start-Up Business category at the Made in Bury Business Awards was the icing on the cake!November 2013 also marked Platinum Care's first year in business, as owner Liam Gately first started the agency in November 2012. Liam quickly gained a fantastic reputation for the quality of the care his team provides. The business has gone from strength to strength in recent months, as the demand for Platinum Care's excellent services has increased rapidly through word of mouth re...
This week we're taking a closer look at Milliken, a global business with a local base right here in Bury. Milliken is a world-leading company in the automotive airbag market.In November last year Milliken sponsored the Made in Bury Business Awards, when they were Commended in the Environmental Impact award and Highly Commended in the Manufacturing and Engineering award. This is a fantastic achievement for Milliken, a business that continues to be at the forefront of innovation when it comes to car safety.Milliken European Airbag Products and the Wellin...
2013 proved to be a hugely successful year for the team at Ramsbottom Dental Surgery, who were Highly Commended in the Health & Beauty category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.The award was presented at a sparkling ceremony on Friday 22nd November last year. Of course, this really was the icing on the cake for dentist Adam Nulty, who was named as a finalist for Best Young Dentist UK in 2013's Dentistry Awards.It's always been Adam's goal to change the face of dentistry, which is too often associated with fear and reluctance to sit in the ch...
2013 proved to be one of the most successful years in the history of Bury Financial Advisers.The company sponsored the Food & Drink category in the Made in Bury Business Awards, which showcased the very best businesses in the area and celebrated their achievements.Only a month before the awards ceremony was held, Bury Financial Advisers welcomed a new member of staff. Christine (or Chris as she prefers to be called!) is a financial adviser with many years of experience specialising in equity release.This has expanded the range of services available fro...
On November 22nd last year Martin Stembridge Photography was named as the winner of our Creative award, a well-deserved accolade for the Ramsbottom-based photographer.But what made Martin's business shine that little bit brighter and secure the win? Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and Martin's pictures are a perfect reflection of his passion for photography.Martin is a member of the Master Photographers Association and The British Institute of Professional Photographers, as well as being the winner of another prestigious award -...
2013 proved to be a hugely successful year for Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall Solicitors, ending the year on a high after being named the winners of the Legal and Financial category in the Made in Bury Business Awards. The results were revealed during a sparkling awards ceremony on Friday 22nd November last year. Earlier in the year they also won the Large Business of the Year Award in the Rossendale Business Awards.What made Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall stand out from the competition is their dedication to clients, their excellent service and a highly...
What a 12 months its been. In our first year as a new brand we have achieved our mission to strengthen the firm and offer a greater range of services to clients, while attracting new ones.Unprecedented levels of competition fostered by huge changes in the legal sector, have put the pressure on and firms can afford to stand still. Our brave, entrepreneurial drive to innovate and grow has given us a new focus and in a period of uncertainty for many legal businesses, we are building a law firm for the future.Our commitment to growth has been evidenced...
Its been a tense wait for the nominees in the Made in Bury Business Awards 2013, but winners were announced in a sparkling ceremony on Friday 22nd November. The Made in Bury Business Awards will become a major annual event in the Bury business calendar and has been organised by thebestof bury in conjunction with Bury Council and Tower FM.In no particular order, the winners highly commended and commended businesses for each category are as follows:Best in Class Award - Start-up BusinessWinner - Cuckoo - 3DM Leisure LimitedHighly Commended - Platinum CareCom...
The marketing campaign for the Made in Bury Business Awards 2013 has got off to a fantastic start this month.We now have a very prominent link from Bury Council's website which encourages local businesses to nominate themselves for the awards by 20th September. Bury Council are our primary sponsor for the event and we are working in partnership with them to identify the best businesses in Bury and celebrate their achievements.This week also saw the launch of a very high profile marketing campaign with our media partner, Tower FM. Stay tuned to 107.4 to hear ou...
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