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Made in Bury Limited would like to thank our Sponsors
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 10 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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Tower FM
Media Partner
107.4 Tower FM has been playing more of the music you love for Bury, Bolton and North Manchester for 16 years. Entertaining tens of thousands of listeners every week and super-serving local businesses 24/7.

‘Glen Hunt in the Morning’ wakes up the region every morning from 6am, followed by the Tony Horne Radio Show ensuring your workday goes faster. Jon Holling is on the air from 2pm with regular travel updates on the Home Run.

107.4 Tower FM is always first for truly local news and essential travel information that matters to you. Shaker’s fans, if it’s happening at Gigg Lane, we’ll let you know about it straight away!

Proud to be your local radio station, Playing more of the music you Love - 107.4 Tower FM

Proud to be your local radio station, we are Today’s Best Mix - 107.4 Tower FM

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Connect Comms

Connect Comms provide innovative telecommunication systems to businesses of all sizes, including mobile phone packages, competitive tariffs and device repairs.

They 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 fully-qualified team at Connect Comms have over 30 years' experience in the telecommunications industry and are best placed to advise you on the most suitable mobile phone and tariff for your business.

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E Anthony Orme Gallery
Sponsor of Food & Drink

E. Anthony Orme is a Manchester-born, naturally skilled artist whose work includes exceptional oil paintings, prints and sketches from across the world, which are available to purchase from this Radcliffe-based gallery.

As well as offering a personal insight into E. Anthony Orme's world of art, this popular art gallery - which is run by his son, Chris, provides printing, framing and photography services.


The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity is a Bury-based charitable organisation that offers hope, advice, support and financial solutions to children with brain tumours and post-surgery disabilities.

Joshua Wilson was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of just three and a half. Life saving brain surgery left Josh in a coma for three months before he started his journey to recovery.

The surgery was very complicated due to the location of the tumour on the brain stem and unfortunately left Josh with complex physical needs, scoliosis, epilepsy, joint problems and a brain injury. Joshua Wilson sadly passed away in November 2014 aged 14. His mum Dawn, supporters and patrons of the charity are passionate about continuing the charity in his name and helping to improve the lives of other children suffering from brain tumours and post-surgery disabilities. 

As well as providing specialist equipment, the charity also offers advice, advocacy, grants and financial solutions.

Getting involved with The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity couldn't be easier and there's lots of different ways you can help! You can organise your own event, attend a fundraising event or become one of Josh's Thumbraisers. 

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Registered Charity No. 1151518

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

Bury 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.


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.

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, business 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…

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

Longden & Cook
sPONSOR OF excellence in developing people

Longden & Cook have a 125 year pedigree as property professionals, with an excellent reputation for providing a comprehensive range of property management services for commercial and residential complexes.

From our established Manchester City Centre and Bury offices, we service Greater Manchester and a wide portfolio across the North West.

We are large enough to offer a complete solution, but small enough to remain agile and responsive to the changing needs of our customer.

Our professional yet open and friendly style appeals particularly to small and medium sized owner managed businesses and private entrepreneurs.

We assist in the acquisition and then manage the property investment to maximise financial returns and increase its long-term value.

Coupled with the simplicity of working with us as effectively a one-stop-shop, our clients also enjoy our high levels of customer service and dedication to minimising any inconvenience to them or their tenants.

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Horsfield & Smith chartered accountants
Sponsor of Backing Young Bury

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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Sponsor - Large Business

SAMBRO is one of Britain's biggest privately-owned toy manufacturers.

Established in 1996, SAMBRO is an award winning GLOBAL supplier of licensed merchandise. Working with world leading entertainment companies, Sambro bring franchises to life! They create bespoke ranges across a host of product categories including Toys, Arts & Crafts, Stationery, Bags, Pocket Money & Novelty Toys.

Through continuous development and investment, their sourcing, design and distribution capabilities have become unrivalled and their speed to market is second to none.

Sambro now employ over 80 people, working on everything from designing  eye-catching packaging to manning the 300,000 sq.ft. of warehouse space.

Showrooms in Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Bury.

Bury College
Sponsor of the community Impact Award

Business Solutions Bury College - helping businesses succeed through training and development.

Business Solutions Bury College provides innovative, high quality training to employers. With a proven track record of successful delivery across a wide range of Apprenticeship programmes and professional training courses, Business Solutions strive to ensure businesses maintain a competitive advantage.

  • Services include:
  • Apprenticeships - both Frameworks and the new Standards
  • A dedicated Apprenticeship recruitment and vacancy matching service
  • Bespoke accredited company training
  • Professional work-based qualifications
  • Distanced and E-learning

Business Solutions are committed to ensuring that employers succeed through raising the level of talent and skills within their organisation and achieving results through responsive training solutions.

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 seven 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 Best of 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. Please visit for further information.

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.

SPONSOR OF the meet & greet and the best in class Family award

Square Peg Associates are the north west's leading recruitment consultancy.

With a wealth of experience in the industry, Square Peg work with businesses and individuals to place candidates in the right roles and within the right business.

They are a recruitment business with a dedicated approach, recognised as the “go to” service provider for offering innovative recruitment solutions and positive futures throughout the local area by finding the perfect recruit that fits with both you and your workplace culture.  

AMF Bowling
entertainment SPONSOR


Get yourself down to AMF Bowling for some fantastic all-round entertainment.

With two dozen lanes to choose from, you’re guaranteed to get the good times rolling when you go bowling in Bury! For people of any age or skill, everyone can take part and have plenty of fun at our state-of-the-art bowling centre.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, refresh and refuel with the delicious food and drinks offered by our outlets. From quick snacks to main meals, there’s plenty of tasty treats to choose at AMF Bowling Bury.

When all the pins are down the fun doesn’t stop – strike it lucky on an array of great games, pool tables or the latest amusements! With big screen televisions and plenty more, the facilities will easily keep everyone entertained.

Tell the team what occasion you’re celebrating when you arrive and we’ll ensure everyone in the group enjoys a good 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.


Complete Driveway Designs

Complete Driveway Designs specialise in the installation and maintenance of driveways.

Tim and his team have over 20 years combined experience and can undertake projects for both domestic and commercial clients in Bury, as well as throughout the North West. Complete Driveway Designs is renowned for high quality installations, superb products and excellent customer service!

Complete Driveway Designs can install pattern imprinted driveways, paths and patios, with all projects completed to your exact requirements. The team also specialise in installing quality fencing, walling and decking, with a wide variety of products to choose from.

Driveways installed by Complete Driveway Designs are almost maintenance free, easy to clean and extremely hard wearing, ensuring great value for money. 


Remote AV
Table 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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Andy Whitehead Photography
Photography sponsor

Andy Whitehead is a highly reputable photographer, experienced in travel, tourism, event, corporate and sports assignments as well as capturing the magic and special moments of your wedding day.

Andy's professional attitude, friendly approach and high quality photographs have resulted in him becoming highly sought after on a local level in Bury, across the UK and even worldwide.

Andy is highly experienced and combines a creative approach to photographic briefs with a high level of software knowledge, ensuring a professional workflow from beginning to end. Andy currently works with a number of high profile clients including The Thomas Cook Group, HSS Hire Group, Manchester United, The Daily Express, The Equality and Human Rights Commission, Academy Group and Newsquest (North West) Ltd.

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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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.

Stables Country Club
Sponsor of the Creative Award

The Stables Country Club is surrounded by 50 acres of lakes and parkland.

The country club is perfectly suited for business and pleasure. A short drive from the M60 it combines the cosmopolitan trappings of Manchester on the doorstep with the peace and heritage of the Irwell Valley countryside.

  • One of the finest Leisure Clubs in the region with two indoor pools
  • Stirrups Coffee Lounge serving Italy's favourite coffee; Lavazza
  • Choice of 10 purpose built conference suites, the largest able to accommodate up to 450 delegates
  • Stunning choice of wedding venues open out on to private, mature gardens
  • Friendly and attentive long serving staff
  • Extensive grounds and outdoor terraces
  • FREE super fast Wi-Fi throughout


EAT (Employment and Training) Pennines Ltd is an award-winning food focused social enterprise supporting disadvantaged young people from the Pennine region into training and employment in the horticultural, catering and customer service sectors.

The business is fronted by their eating establishments, the multi award-winning Eagle and Child, Ramsbottom and EAT+DRINK+SHOP ventures in Manchester’s iconic Heaton Park, including cafes, community horticulture centre and soon to be developed community orchard
sponsors of the retailer award

Cartime is one of the north-west’s biggest independent used car dealerships, specialising in prestige used vehicles. Based in Bury and set up in 2012 by Matt Kay, cartime, offers a ‘new way to buy a used car’ - providing a main dealership experience with used vehicles.

Cartime’s highly experienced team handpicks vehicles taking colour, mileage and condition into careful consideration and it ensures it has something for everyone, with vehicles from £5,000 up to £200,000.

The dealership offers one of the best warranty packages available, covering all repairs for three years, with all warranty work delivered by its in-house team of master technicians.

All cars go through a 62-point check, service, MOT and detailing before sale, again, delivered by the in-house team at cartime’s own prep centre. cartime guarantees to price match within a 100-mile radius of its Bury sales centre.

To search current vehicle stock, visit or visit the sales centre anytime, seven days a week.

sponsors of Bury Businesswoman of the Year

Rakem Ltd, founded in 1996, is an agent and distributor for manufacturers who supply speciality raw material to the paper, coating, plastics, textile fibres, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

They have a full technical sales team who can help ascertain your requirements and then tailor products to suit.

They cover the UK and Ireland and have distribution sites located throughout the country.

They are an ISO 9001:2015 Certified business.

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