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Why should I enter the awards?

Entering the MIBBA's comes with a range of advantages – whether or not you eventually win.

The application process for the Made in Bury Business Awards will provide you with a valuable opportunity to properly appraise your business. Business owners are often so overwhelmed with the day-to-day running of their business that they do not get a chance to work on their business. The application process will often force you to adopt a new perspective on your business, encouraging you to identify your strengths and weaknesses.

The judging process, meanwhile, can be thought of as a benchmarking process. Judges will consider your application in comparison with other businesses within your sector. You will therefore have an opportunity to assess your position in relation to that of your peers and competitors. 

Winning, of course, brings its own advantages. The MIBBA’s can generate fantastic publicity, and this can have a direct and dramatic impact on your business. Just as importantly, winning a MIBBA clearly differentiates you from your competitors, and can provide a real competitive advantage when seeking or retaining customers.

If you are seeking investment, demonstrating that you have received recognition as the best business in your field can really help your case. Similarly, you may find it easier to attract top quality talent as a result of your awards success.


How do we submit an entry?

You must download and complete a seperate entry form for each category you wish to enter.

If you wish to enter 3 categories you need to submit 3 entry forms.

Please then upload this to the entry form page of this website or email to or send by post. 

How many submissions can I enter?

There is no limit to the number of entries an organisation can make however please ensure you upload one entry form for every category you wish to enter. 

How much does it cost to enter?

Unlike most Business Awards the MIBBA's are completely free to enter.

Who can enter the awards?

The awards are open to ALL business with a base in the borough of Bury.

You DO NOT need to be a member of 'thebestofbury' to enter the Made in Bury Business Awards!


What are the rules regarding supplying supporting documents/materials?

You may upload or email up to 3 pieces of supporting material along with your entry as well as an obligatory business logo in JPEG (this may be used in presentation materials and the event brochure should you be shortlisted).

Each must be no larger than 2MB, and can include items such as:

  • Team CVs
  • Business account summaries
  • Copies of media coverage
  • Media evaluation
  • Testimonials
  • DVDs / CDs
  • Marketing materials
  • Photography
  • Web links
What is the maximum submission length i.e. word count, number of pages?

All entries should not exceed the word count as stated on the entry form.

We strongly recommend keeping your entries concise and to the point.

Is there a required structure for the written entry?

Yes, please download and complete the entry form, please do not change headings.

Please ensure you answer the questions as they are listed as this is how entries are marked and changing headings can severely affect your scoring.

Please use the entry form provided and do not create your own, we do not award marks for design.


Does anything need to be signed or approved?

By submitting your entry you are confirming that information included is true and correct and you have gained the appropriate permissions. 

What is the confidentiality policy for the written entries?

All entries are confidential and will only be viewed by the judges. Judges are placed into panels to ensure they do not have access to any entries within their particular business sector.

We will not publish or reveal any of your entry without your prior permission.

Who’s behind the MIBBAs and who should I contact with any questions?

The MIBBAs is organised by Made in Bury Limited  You can contact us via the methods below:-


Made in Bury Limited

Europa House


Barcroft Street




T: 0161 447 8814


What can I expect on the night?

A night like nothing you’ve ever experienced before – the MIBBAs ceremony is something very different and will certainly be a night to remember, regardless of if you are a guest, a finalist or even better a winner!  

Your colleagues, important clients and prospects will enjoy the very best in hospitality, entertainment, cuisine and production.

How can I keep up to date with the latest MIBBAs news?

Simple, check back here regularly, visit our blog section, follow us on twitter or check out our Facebook page.

Can I sponsor the Business Awards?

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Debi Fellone via or call 0161 447 8814

What is the deadline for the Made in Bury Business Awards?

The deadline for entry this year is 30th August 2020

Can I enter on behalf of another company?

If you are an agency entering a company on their behalf, please state the company name on the entry form to avoid confusion.

Please ensure you provide your contact details and most importantly those of the company you are entering for. If they become a finalist we will need direct contact with them. 

Can I extend the word limit for my entry?

The limits have been set at a level that we believe offers enough room to fully explain your entry. The word limit cannot be extended.

What happens after I submit my entry form?

You will be contacted when the shortlist is announced whether you are successful or not. 

Can I request feedback?

The judges decision is final.

We will give feedback post awards if requested.

If I am a finalist am I guaranteed tickets?

If you are chosen as a finalist you will be offered the opportunity to purchase tickets for yourself, your team or clients to celebrate with you if you win.

Availability is limited, finalists will be initially offered 2 tickets each to purchase with the option of more if available.

How will I know If I am a finalist?

You will be contacted via email whether you have been successful or not. We will also announce via our website and social media channels.

What format should the documents be in to upload on the website?

Your entry form is a WORD document and the supporting evidence can be WORD, PDF or JPEG.

Zip Files and videos cannot be accepted as supporting documents. If you wish to use video evidence, please include a link to the online file in your entry form or within your supporting documents.

What happens if you are unable to host a physical event dinner on the 26th November due to Covid-19?

If we are unable to hold a physical event due Government guidelines regarding to Covid-19, the ceremony will take place online on the 26th November rather than at the Longfield Suite.

What is your Privacy Policy?

Privacy Policy

Made in Bury Limited is committed to protecting your personal information. This privacy notice explains how we process your personal information.

If you have any queries about this privacy notice or wish to exercise any of the rights mentioned in it, please contact Debi Fellone, either in writing at Europa House, Barcroft Street, Bury, BL9 5BT or via email

Why do we need to collect your personal data?


We use personal information about you in the following ways:

·       to register you as a £2000 draw player / Award applicant / Exhibitor / Academy candidate

·       to manage and administer your account with us;

·       to notify you about changes to our services;

·       to communicate with you in response to any request, query or complaint that you may have; and

·       to communicate the weekly £2000 draw winners


What personal information do we collect?


We collect the following information from you:

·       Your title, full name, your contact details, including for instance your email address, home & mobile telephone numbers and social media links

·       Your home and business address including postcode;

·       Bank account details to set up standing orders / direct debits

·       Payroll numbers if applicable

·       Logo’s and links to your website


Do you have to provide your personal information to us?


If you do not provide us with the personal information we need, we may be unable to provide you with our services or process your application to open an account with us.


Where do we collect your personal information from?

We will only collect your personal information directly from you.


Keeping in touch with you:

We may use your home address, phone numbers and email address to provide you with important information.

You will have the opportunity to opt out of receiving information when you first provide your details to us, and you can change your mind at any time by contacting our office.


Legal grounds for processing your personal information:

We are required, under data protection laws, to explain our legal grounds for processing your personal information. The legal grounds that are relevant to us are:

·       Processing which is necessary for the performance of a contract with you.  We use this ground for:

·       administering and managing your account and updating your records.

·       contacting you when you have won a prize and to pay you any prize money.

·       Processing which is necessary to comply with our legal obligations.  We use this ground for:

·       compliance with laws that apply to us under our licence.

·       verifying your details to set up an account;

·       notifying you about any changes to our terms or our privacy notice;

·       communicating with you in response to any query, request or complaint you may have.


·       Processing which is necessary for our own legitimate interests or those of other organisations where these interests are not outweighed by any prejudice to your rights and freedoms.  We use this ground for:


·       administering and managing your accounts and updating your records;

·       to adhere to guidance and best practice of regulatory bodies;

·       for direct marketing communications; and

·       communicating with you in response to any query, request or complaint you may have.


·       Processing with your consent.  We use this ground for:

·       using your personal details in publication materials where you have given consent.


Who do we share your personal information with?

We do not share your personal information with any third parties.


Where do we process data?

We process data in the UK at the above business address. We do utilise cloud computing applications such as Microsoft Office 365 which potentially means that data may be stored outside of the UK. 

We apply UK data protection law and the GDPR conditions to our processing.


Keeping your personal information secure

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.


Changes to personal information

You should tell us immediately if there is a change to your personal information so that we can update our records.  The contact details for this purpose are email: or telephone: 0161 447 8814


How long do we retain your personal information?

We will generally hold your information for the whole time that you have an account with us, and for a period of seven years after your account is closed.  We may, in certain circumstances, keep your information for longer than this, for instance where we are required by law to do so, or where we need to retain your information to defend or exercise our legal rights.


Your rights

Under data protection laws, you have the rights listed below.  If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact Debi Fellone, email

·       The right to refuse publicity of a win

·       The right to be informed – we have to be transparent with you about what we do with your personal information.

·       The right to ask us to correct your personal information if it is inaccurate and to have incomplete personal information completed.

·       The right to object to our processing of your personal information where it is based on our legitimate interests or where it is processed for direct marketing. Your right to object may be relevant if you wish to find out more about what legitimate interests we rely on.

·       The right to restrict processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

·       The right to ask us to have your personal information erased. This right is not absolute – it applies only in particular circumstances and, where it does not apply, we will tell you. We will not be able to comply if we are required to keep your personal information in order to comply with a legal obligation or to exercise or defend legal claims.

·       The right to request access to the personal information held about you. This is often described as a Subject Access Request.


Making a complaint

You can contact us at the above address, alternatively the supervisory authority in the UK for data protection matters is the Information Commissioner (ICO). If you think your data protection rights have been breached in any way by us, you are able to make a complaint to the ICO. The ICO Helpline number is 0303 123 1113.

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