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Bury Council
Headline Partner

Bury Council was formed in 1974 following local government re-organisation, and is now one of the ten districts in Greater Manchester. The new borough brought together the towns of Bury, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Whitefield, Ramsbottom and Tottington, and now has a population of around 185,000.

As a metropolitan council, Bury is a 'single-tier' organisation that is responsible for the full range of local authority services, from education and social services to highways, parks and leisure. It is the borough's largest employer, with more than 8,000 employees. 

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Headline Partner

thebestofbury market, promote and champion the best local businesses in a number of different ways.

They showcase businesses online through web features, blogs, events and social media, as well as offline at  business exhibitions and networking events, in the Handy Local Book and on high profile billboard campaigns, banners and signed vehicles.

thebestofbury has been promoting local businesses since 2006 and over the last 14 years has gone from strength to strength.  They cherry-pick those businesses that go the extra mile when it comes to customer service and can truly say they’re the best at what they do.

thebestofbury website attracts over 40,000 page views per month and they have a reputation to be proud of, as many local people consider thebestofbury the ultimate resource for Bury.

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Sponsor of the BusinessLodge customer excellence award and the BusinessLodge Drinks Reception

BusinessLodge provide a superb range of flexible serviced offices, meeting venues and executive virtual office services. Offering brilliant accessibility in a modern working environment, with fantastic onsite facilities and dedicated support team.

We don’t tie clients down with conventional leases, enabling you to upsize or downsize when you need to (or take a short term contract if that’s what you need). We like this approach because it frees up your cash and also takes away any worries about predicting the future. Why tie yourself into four desks when you might soon need ten! We’re flexible with our packages too – meaning you can tailor things like broadband, telecoms and servers to your exact requirements. So, if you have a growing business, we reckon there are two big priorities – flexibility and focus. By taking a serviced office from us, we provide the flexibility so that you can focus.

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Connect Comms

Connect Comms is a family business run from a recently refurbished former pub in the heart of Bury town centre, which has become our flagship head office.

Our dedicated team have over 30 years’ experience within the telecommunications industry consistently focusing on the latest technology, innovation and customer expectations. We offer a diverse range of solutions and services to our customers readily adapting to customer trends and technological advances. Partnering with leading global telecoms providers, allows us to competitively price all landline/mobile/solution costs. We aim to ensure that we listen to our customer’s needs and along with our extensive knowledge in cloud-based telephone systems and a range of other technological services, we can provide a solution that will significantly improve your business.

As our business has evolved, we have placed a huge emphasise on our Customer Service and Support where our mantra is embedded into our daily customer contact. 

“At Connect Comms we are committed to supplying all our customers with first-class solutions and service from start to finish.”

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

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Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall
Sponsor of the Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall Manufacturing & Engineering Award

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

The firm has offices in the heart of Bury where specialist teams have built a strong reputation for its work advising businesses, individuals and families.

With decades of experience of advising owner-managed businesses and engineering companies, the firm is delighted to be sponsoring the Made in Bury Business Awards.

Many of our engineering clients operate in leading-edge advanced sectors and have benefited from our advice across business law, litigation, intellectual property, commercial property and employment law.

The experience of Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall makes our clients’ experience that much easier, a value that we’ve demonstrated consistently for over 200 years.

We were also delighted in the last 12 months to be winners of the Made in Bury Business Award for the Legal and Financial class, the Rossendale Large Business of the Year award and a Highly Commended award in the Lancashire Business View Red Rose in the Legal Sector Category. We also have many accreditations as shown on our website.

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Sponsor of the Nettl of Bury Professional, Legal & Financial Award

Your website is your shop window to the world. It’s an essential element of your brand identity and provides a vital opportunity to create the right impression before customers have even spoken to you. Thousands of potential customers are searching online for local, small businesses and without a website, businesses will lose out.

Our popular Nettl websites are ‘responsive’ – their ‘liquid layout’ adapts and reflows to suit any device. With more than half of visitors now browsing on their phone, a responsive mobile-friendly website will maximise the chances of engagement from potential clients.

We specialise in building creative, beautiful, functional – but most importantly – responsive websites to take your business to the next level. We’re ready to build your next website and we’re here to help keep it fresh and continue performing. Contact your Nettl of Bury studio today for a free consultation.

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AFG LAW are a full service law firm with offices in Bury (0161 359 3880) and Bolton (01204 377600). Our specialist legal teams cover family, criminal, property and civil law. With more than 100 years history in Bolton, AFG LAW made the move to Market Street, Bury in March 2013.
‘We were already doing a lot of work in Bury and - given the close geographical proximity and the relationship the two towns enjoy - expanding into Bury seemed a logical step,’ commented partner Greg French who manages the Bury office. ‘We’re excited about expanding into Bury. This is an excellent opportunity for AFG LAW to create new links within a vibrant town.’

AFG LAW’s specialist legal teams in Bury and Bolton have been providing expert legal advice and services to both individual and commercial clients. They have experience in helping clients across many different areas including accident claims, care proceedings, criminal law, employment law, family law, property law and more. We are LEXCEL accredited by the Law Society, CQS accredited for conveyancing and we have an in-house specialist who deals with elderly clients and their legal requirements. We also have one of the largest Children Panel teams in the Greater Manchester area and offer Legal Aid to qualifying clients.

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Sponsor of the Milliken Businessman of the year award

Milliken European Airbag Products based on Wellington Street in Bury, is owned and operated by Milliken Industrials Ltd., a subsidiary of the privately owned Milliken and Company, a USA based  textiles and chemical company. The business manufactures airbag fabric and components for the highly competitive automotive market producing 25 million square metres of fabric per annum with 99.8% of its products being exported to 24 customers in 21 countries.

As well as winning the inaugural Made In Bury Outstanding Achievement Award, the plant also has been awarded:

World Textile Award – Weaver of the Year 2015

UK Fashion & Textile Award – Let’s make it here 2014

UK Best Factory Award – Winner of Supply Chain 2013

UK Best Factory Award – Winner of Best in Sector – Household & General Products 2013

Manufacturer of the Year – Winner of World Class Manufacturing Award 2013

Manufacturer of the Year – Overall Runner Up 2013

Made in the North West – Winner of Manufacturing Company of the Year 2012

Milliken Bury recently celebrated 150 years since the mill was built and 50 years of Milliken ownership.

As a World Class Manufacturer we work with Performance Solutions by Milliken and others showcasing lean manufacturing and assisting others along their Excellence journey.

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Car Benefit Solutions
Sponsor of the Car Benefit Solutions Family Business Award

Set up in 2002, Car Benefit Solutions (CBS) is a financial services company and the leading provider of Employee Car Ownership Schemes (ECOS) in the UK; delivering turn-key solutions from scheme design through to implementation and fleet management.

CBS deliver rewarding staff benefits and a best in class solution for employee car provision, administered by a team of 150 experts based at our Bury head offices in the old Wellington Barracks building. We have a strong presence across the automotive sector and our solutions are utilised by over 2,000 car dealerships, supported by over 25 motor manufacturer brands.

The CBS family is committed to its people and the local community, raising money for many local organisations as well as recently launching an employee volunteering initiative. In 2019, CBS received both Investors in People Silver and Best Companies to Work for 2-star Outstanding, being listed as 49th in the North West region’s Top 75 Best Companies to Work For.

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Orme Galleries
Sponsor of the Food & Drink Award

Orme Galleries (Formerly known as the E. Anthony Orme Gallery - T/A Rome Fine Arts Ltd.) is UK's largest retail Art Gallery and Framers and is located at Park 66 in Bury.

Award winning online art business website 2017. UK picture framing business 2016. Fine Art Trade guild member. We offer Expert Picture Framing Service and Photo Printing on Paper or Canvas.

Fine Art Original Paintings, Signed Fine Art Prints And Limited Edition Prints on Paper or Canvas by E. Anthony Orme & Vlasta. 

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sure store
SPONSOR OF the Businesswoman of the year award

Sure Store offer secure, convenient and affordable self storage and office solutions in a number of locations across the UK . The new Bury facility means that if you need storage, it's right on your doorstep.

Whether moving home or looking to expand and house your business, Sure Store can offer a range of flexible services to a high standard. 

Modern, attractive trade counters for shops and offices, with full amenities and no rates to pay.

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Sponsor of Start-Up business

NatWest serves customers in England and Wales, supporting them with their personal, private, business banking needs. NatWest helps customers at all stages in their lives, from opening student accounts, to buying their first home, setting up a business, and saving for retirement.

Alongside a wide range of banking services, NatWest offers businesses specialist sector knowledge in areas such as manufacturing and technology, as well as access to specialist entrepreneurial support.

NatWest is focused on becoming the UK’s number one bank for customer service, trust and advocacy by 2020.

This is being done through simplifying our business, concentrating on the areas where we can lead the market, and placing customers at the heart of everything we do.

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square peg associates
sponsor of the pet services award
Square Peg Associates are the north west's leading recruitment consultancy. With a wealth of experience in the industry, they work with businesses and individuals to place candidates in the right roles and with the right business.

Square Peg Associates are a recruitment business with a dedicated approach, recognised as the “go to” service provider for offering innovative recruitment solutions throughout Bury and the surrounding areas, by finding the perfect candidate that fits with both you and your workplace culture. 

As a recruiter, Square Peg Associates offer a thorough approach, from sourcing the right candidate, pre-screening, arranging interviews, making the offer through to reference checking and the candidate starting. 

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Consilium Wealth Management provide advice and support on all aspects of personal (investments, mortgages, pensions, IHT, etc) and business (Tax planning / Relief, Risk Management, Employee Wealth Health, etc) finance.

We aim to always deliver an exceptional service and quality of advice that our clients deserve. To achieve this, we work closely with our clients, their families and their businesses to ensure that our advice is bespoke to their individual needs.

We believe that the best financial advice should be a right, not a privilege…

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The Fisherman's Retreat
Sponsor of the Fisherman's Retreat Black Tie Sponsors Dinner

The Fisherman’s Retreat is one of the finest venues in the area, serving local produce and featuring one of the finest single malt whisky bars in the world

This multi award-winning business is situated in acres of beautiful countryside overlooking Ramsbottom, Bury.

An independent family owned, bar, restaurant and wedding venue serving freshly prepared, locally sourced produce, a truly stunning range of Scottish single malt whiskies, traditional real ales, wines and champagnes to suit any occasion.

The Fisherman’s Retreat prides itself on sourcing and supporting local producers where possible; their aim is to provide an exceptional standard of food freshly prepared by their team of chefs.

The Fisherman’s Retreat is also fully licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies for up to 150 guests. Wedding ceremonies can be held either in the spacious Valley Suite which is enhanced by an amazing feature wall of glass with stunning panoramic views of surrounding countryside, or in the more intimate Nuttall Room, with a wood-burning stove, perfect for a romantic winter wedding.

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Horsfield & Smith chartered accountants
Sponsor of the Horsfield & Smith Backing Young Bury award

Horsfield & Smith is a long established firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors with an excellent reputation for delivering a high quality personalised service to clients. We provide a complete range of accounting, tax and business advisory services to individuals, small and medium sized businesses and offer specialist expertise in niche sectors such as charities, doctors, insurance brokers and solicitors.

We believe an accountant should do a lot more than just report on how a business has performed – we will help clients achieve their aims through support and advice at all stages.

We care - we take our clients' interests to heart and strive to be pro-active in recommending value added solutions. Our aim is to help them reach their full potential.

We are approachable - we have a team of friendly well trained staff in many areas. Our clients do not have to face their business problems alone.

We encourage our clients to talk to us, are committed to the needs of our clients and offer a rapid response, clear fee structure and expert advice.

This client led approach helped us win the "Best Accountancy Company" Award at The Talk of Manchester Awards, voted for by our clients.

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HH Smith & Sons

H.H. Smith & Sons Co. Ltd have been providing a high quality and innovative construction service since 1955.

Founded by Herbert Harold Smith, shortly after the Second World War, the company has steadily grown and successfully developed into a business that now supplies a comprehensive service to a vast range of customers throughout the United Kingdom.

While always maintaining their traditional value of workmanship, customer care and integrity, H.H Smith has established an enviable reputation for supplying quality, flexibility and customer satisfaction. As a family run company they pride themselves in the excellent customer relationships they have built up over many years, often resulting in repeat business. They are a construction company with a mission statement and proven track record of completing projects safely, on time, and within budget.

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Cranswick Continental Foods
Sponsor of the Cranswick Continental Foods Excellence in developing people award

Cranswick began as a group of farmers, nurturing pigs with generations of know-how. Understanding that to get the best out, you have to put the best in, they started producing pig feed together.

In the 1980s, Cranswick moved into food production.

Today, Cranswick is one of the largest food producers in Britain, and they've stayed true to their simple ethos - to create authentically made British food, without compromise. Using the skills of artisans and the dedication of generations of craftsmanship, they make great, tasty food.

They manufacture and produce; Olives & Antipasti, Continental Charcuterie, Cooked Meats, Pizza Toppings, Platters & Selections, Pate, Fresh Pasta & Gnocchi. These products are supplied to major retailers and foodservice chains.

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Nori HR & Employment Law

NORI HR & Employment Law provide you with HR Peace of Mind.

They understand that HR and Employment Law can be confusing and an added headache to businesses, which is why they provide a range of bespoke HR and Employment Law products and services to support clients.

Let NORI HR and Employment Law look after your employment needs, so that you concentrate on building company success with engaged employees.

Just some of NORI's Unique HR Support & Guarantees are: No long term contracts, Access to Legal Professionals, On-site support, Support provided 24/7, 365 days a year, Encrypted Client Portal and Experienced Employment Tribunals advocates.
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CPN Cudis

Founded in 2004, Cudis Limited is a family led Bury business, which has quickly established itself as a successful electrical designer, manufacturer & supplier of high-quality electrical products to the domestic and commercial markets.

Cudis Ltd supplies a comprehensive range of price competitive and high quality electrical equipment, which includes consumer units, distribution boards, circuit breakers, surge protection devices and a large range of other associated electrical equipment and components, manufactured to a high quality design specification in its own factory. All products are compliant to all UK regulatory and safety requirements and come with a Cudis guarantee of up to 5 years.

Amongst the product range is the award winning and highly acclaimed LED illuminated Lumo® consumer unit range.

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Barclays - Building Thriving Local Economies

Building Thriving Local Economies is a five-year initiative that aims to understand the drivers and barriers to local economic success. We will have pilot areas in four geographically different parts of the country, taking place in Bury, Kilmarnock, Taunton Deane and Great Yarmouth. We will conduct in-depth research and collaborate with local stakeholders to find out how these local economies can be better supported.

Bury is our first pilot area. Barclays has been present in Bury, in one form or another, since 1798 when woollen merchants John Grundy and Abraham Wood founded a predecessor bank based in Silver Street. Historically famed for its cotton industry, today Bury has a more diversified local economy. Bury is our ‘metropolitan pilot’ as a large town in the Greater Manchester area. Overall, the borough serves a population nearing 200,000 people. We have chosen Bury as a town which is broadly typical of its kind of place based on metrics across income, employment, educational attainment and business start-up levels. As a result, what we learn in Bury should be highly relevant to the town, but will also be of use to other places which have similar demographics and economies.

We have been engaging with a range of local stakeholders in Bury and are excited about the opportunity that we have, working with many other people and organisations who care about the success of Bury, to inform the thinking about the town today, and in the future. We will share further information and insight about the pilot as we move forward; including publishing research into the local economy; detail on actions we agree to take and measurement of their impact over time.

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Platinum Care

Platinum Care is a domiciliary care agency that provides home care services and respite care to individuals across the Bury area. Their friendly and experienced team offer a professional, practical and completely personalised home care service.

Platinum Care give your loved ones the freedom they are used to. 

Each service is tailored to meet the needs of service user who may require home care due to illness, disability or frailty of age. Choosing these services also gives carers respite from their duties, improving quality of life for them and the people they are caring for.

Platinum Care covers the whole of Bury and surrounding areas, from Ramsbottom to Farnworth. Free, no obligation care assessments are also available.

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GC Business Growth Hub
sponsor of the large business award

GC Business Growth Hub exists to significantly improve our communities by making businesses the very best they can be.

We unlock potential in business by opening new markets, driving operational efficiencies, championing sustainability, sparking innovation, developing diverse talent streams and providing access to finance.

Our experienced advisors spend time getting to know you and your business objectives, enabling them to create a bespoke growth plan which adapts as your company evolves. The tailored support they deliver is often fully-funded and includes one-to-one and peer-to-peer advice, events, specialist programmes and exclusive resources.

Whether you’re a micro company working to get the basics right, an SME preparing for exponential growth, or a large organisation looking to take the next step, we are #HereForBusiness in Greater Manchester.

Pixelwave Creative
videography sponsor

Pixelwave Creative is a full service video production company who produce creative and engaging content for businesses.
Whether you're in the events industry, educational sector or corporate environment, Pixelwave Creative can create video that's innovative, informative and delivers a message direct to the audience for which it was intended.

Bringing your message or story to life can be difficult, and finding the correct creative channel to make that happen can often be a minefield. Pixelwave Creative can produce video content to do exactly that; content that's engaging and communicates the message you intended, to the audience for which it was created.

The team at Pixelwave Creative, led by JP Woffenden are experts with years of experience. They consist of designers, writers, animators, camera operators, editors, actors and voice over artists, to ensure that every production is exactly as you intended with a message that's clear in it's delivery. 

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Martin Stembridge photography
Photography Sponsor
Martin Stembridge Photography is one of the most recommended photographers in Bury, specialising in commercial photography which includes PR and editorial, schools and educational and personal injury.

With a vast experience in the industry spanning over 20 years, Martin specialises in a variety of areas which include event, corporate and PR/editorial photography. Martin is fully DBS checked and insured for your peace of mind.
Martin covers the whole of the North West, including Lancashire and Cheshire and shoots on location. Martin also has a studio in Ramsbottom for relevant, local work.

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Remote AV
AV Sponsor

Based in Bury Remote Audio Visual offer a wide range of staging, sound and vision solutions for hire and sales. Specialising in the production and delivery of all events from a boardroom meeting to a full technical production for a national or international conference.

Whether it’s an Exhibition, Road Show, Product Launch, Conference, Wedding or Private Party our highly trained staff will deliver, install and work alongside you to ensure your event is a success.

Selling a wide range of professional audio visual equipment including projectors, LED screens, sound equipment, lighting and Interactive Technologies for business, education, public sector organisations and government bodies Remote Audio Visual can offer independent advice to ensure the perfect audio visual solution for any environment.

Working to the highest standards Remote Audio Visual have a broad range of experience in installing audio visual solutions from boardrooms to training rooms, classrooms and school halls to places of worship.

Remote AV are proud to work alongside many local Bury based businesses including hotels, schools, meeting places and showrooms.

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DAM Photography & Photobooths
Photobooth Sponsor

DAM Photography is a local company supplying photography and photo booth services for events of all occasions. Whether it's a birthday or a wedding, this local company will ensure every moment is captured so you can remember it for years to come.

From a birthday or an engagement shoot through to weddings, DAM Photography and Photo Booths believe in turning your precious times into lasting memories. Capturing you in the light you intended is all in a days work. Whatever your preferred location or style, DAM are passionate about delivering images that reflect the moment.

As well as photography, DAM have a variety of photo booths, perfect for livening up any party or event.
Photo booths are a perfect addition to any party or celebration. Whether you're one or 81, a photo booth adds a different element to the celebrations and will ensure that each guest remembers your party for all the right reasons.

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