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November 27, 2017

Local businesses celebrate at The Made in Bury Business Awards 2017!

After much anticipation, the winners of the Made in Bury Business Awards 2017 were announced on Thursday 23rd November at a glittering ceremony here in Bury.

The Made in Bury Business Awards, in association with Bury Council, thebestofbury and Tower FM, are championing local businesses and celebrating their outstanding achievements.

360 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 featured a Prosecco drinks reception sponsored by BusinessLodge with guests being entertained by musicians from Holy Cross, a delicious three-course meal and amazing performances by singer Katie Bunting from School of Harts, Active Dance and a guest appearance from international opera star Sean Ruane.

Councillor Rishi Shori, leader of Bury Council, said: “It is always a huge pleasure to attend the annual Made in Bury awards, which go from strength to strength every year. Local businesses are vital to the health of our borough, creating jobs, bringing investment and fostering innovation and creativity, all of which helps make Bury a fantastic place in which to live, work and study. Skills, jobs and training are among my most important priorities for Bury, and I will work closely with our partners to bring about the very best outcomes. My heartiest congratulations to all the winners and nominees.”

Winners, Highly Commended and Commended across 20 categories, plus the Outstanding Achievement award, were announced by BBC Radio Manchester presenter Andy Crane, with businesses from all sectors and sizes rewarded for their success.

Now in their fifth year, the MIBBAs is the number one event in Bury's business calendar.


The Winners in each category are as follows:

  1. Best in Class- Start-Up Business, Sponsored by NatWest

Winner - Icon Kitchen Studio Limited

  1. Best in Class Award - Tourism & Leisure, Sponsored by Complete Driveway Designs

Winner - Eagle + Child

  1. The Bury BusinessLodge Award for Customer Excellence

Winner - AFG LAW

  1. Best in Class – Creative, Sponsored by Milliken

Winner - Icon Kitchen Studio Limited

  1. Best in Class- Food & Drink, Sponsored by E. Anthony Orme Gallery

Winner - Dining with Distinction

  1. Best in Class – Technology, Sponsored by the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity

Winner - Tetrosyl Limited

  1. The Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall Manufacturing & Engineering Award

Winner - Milliken European Airbag Products

  1. Best in Class - Backing Young Bury, Sponsored by Horsfield & Smith

Winner - Bury College

  1. Best in Class– Professional, Legal & Financial, Sponsored by Nettl of Bury

Winner - PM+M Solutions for Business LLP

  1. Best in Class Award- Environmental Impact, Sponsored by H.H.Smith & Sons Co Ltd

Winner - Holchem Laboratories Ltd

  1. The GJ Plastics Retailer Award

Winner - Lilli Oliver Cake Boutique

  1. Best in Class – Large Business, Sponsored by Sambro

Winner - Milliken European Airbag Products

  1. Best in Class - Motoring & Transport, Sponsored by Platinum Care

Winner - Freedhome Luxury Motorhome Hire Ltd

  1. Best in Class - Community Impact, Sponsored by Bury College

Winner - Bury Street Pastors

  1. Best in Class - Excellence in Developing People, Sponsored by Longden & Cook

Winner - Milliken European Airbag Products

  1. The Connect Comms Award for Health & Beauty

Winner - Lavender Hotels

  1. The AFG LAW Property & Construction Award

Winner - HH Smith & Sons Co Ltd

  1. Best in Class - Family Business, Sponsored by Chant Productions

Winner - The LK Group

  1. Bury Businessman of the year, Sponsored by St Modwen

Winner - Graham Swann – Milliken European Airbag Products

  1. Bury Businesswoman of the year, Sponsored by Square Peg Associates

Winner - Elizabeth Clark – Dream Agility Ltd

  1. Outstanding Achievement Award, Sponsored by Bury Council

Winner - Pennine


A full list of all winners, highly commended and commended businesses can be found at

Made in Bury Ltd, judges and sponsors would like to congratulate all the businesses who took part in this fantastic event and now look forward to the 2018 Made in Bury Business Awards.