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Please join us in congratulating Margaret Hogan who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23979. Today we surprised our 3rd Weekly £2,000 Draw winner of May, and this time it was the grandmother of one of this year’s Made in Bury Business Academy Members. Margaret, from Radcliffe worked as a supervisor at Halls mentholyptus in Radcliffe for 29 years before retiring. She bought a ticket in the draw to help her Grandson Aaron Hughes, owner of Under Pressure Cleaning Valeting & Maintenance to give back to Made in Bury...
£2000 Draw Winner Donates Every Penny to Bury Hospice Christian Pepper, Financial Options Group founder & CEO, having won this week’s prize draw with ticket number 21917, has decided to donate the £2,000 win to local charity Bury Hospice. Many of the team at the Walshaw-based firm participate in the draw for fun and to support the next generation of business owners, helping more entrepreneurs to successfully launch businesses and thrive in today’s challenging business environment. The firm currently has 18 tickets in the Draw, and as...
Please join us in congratulating Rebecca Battle who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23476. Today's Weekly £2000 Draw winner is Rebecca Battle who works at Fairfield Hospital on a Mental Health ward.  Rebecca has been working at Fairfield Hospital for 19 years. She is currently a Domestic but is due to start a new role soon as an Activities Co-ordinator, delivering therapeutic activities with inpatients. Whilst usually we would be really excited to share the stories of us surprising our winners, this week is u...
Please join us in congratulating Laura McMahon who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23141. Today we surprised our first Weekly £2000 Draw winner of May, and this time it was Laura McMahon, from Cranswick Continental Foods based in Pilsworth. Cranswick are passionate about producing only the best quality food, efficiently and sustainably in well invested facilities across the UK. Their focus on quality is a top priority all the way through their supply chain from farm to fork. Their mantra is ‘good in equals good o...
Please join us in congratulating Wendy Corns who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23655. Today we surprised our last Weekly £2000 Draw winner of April, and this time it was Wendy Corns, from Prestwich and Whitefield GP Federation. Wendy is a Social Prescriber for Prestwich and Whitefield GP Federation and has been in that role for 18 months. Wendy's role involves helping people access non-medical support within the community. Whether it's signposting people to local support services or running drop-in centres an...
Please join us in congratulating local business, BusinessLodge, who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 20132. Today we surprised our third Weekly £2000 Draw winner of April, and this time it was a ticket owned by local business,  BusinessLodge. BusinessLodge is a contemporary flex-space provider, offering innovative office solutions to business communities in Bury, Stoke-on-Trent and Widnes. Their buildings feature high-spec serviced facilities and they also provide virtual offices, meeting rooms and conference suite...
Please join us in congratulating Julie Bentley who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 20703. Today we surprised our second Weekly £2000 Draw winner of April, and this time it was Julie Bentley, from Prestwich and Whitefield GP Federation. Julie is a Social Prescriber for Prestwich and Whitefield GP Federation and has been in that role since 2019. Julie's role involves helping people access non-medical support within the community. Whether it's signposting people to local support services or running drop-in centres...
Please join us in congratulating Anne Beagan who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23829. Today we surprised our first Weekly £2000 Draw winner of April, and this time it was Business Academy member, Anne Beagan, from The Health & Wellbeing Consultancy. Anne is the owner and founder of The Health & Wellbeing Consultancy based in Bury. The Health and Wellbeing Consultancy works with a variety of organisations, some of which work with young people in the education sector, charities, local authorities, and private s...
Please join us in congratulating Graham Evans who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 20634. Today we surprised our final Weekly £2000 Draw winner of March, and this time it was local driving instructor, Graham Evans, from Get Driving Today. Graham, a local businessman from Radcliffe, is the owner of award-winning business, Get Driving Today. With a fully booked diary, and a waiting list of students, we knew that surprising Graham in his busy lesson schedule wasn't going to be easy... but, with the help of his daughter...
Please join us in congratulating Gwyneth Roberts who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23496. Today we surprised our third Weekly £2000 Draw winner of March 2024, and this time it was Gwyneth Roberts from Bury Church of England High School. Gwyneth is the Medical Support Officer at Bury Church of England High School, where she has worked for the just over 30 years. Gwyneth started the school as a Support Worker, helping children in their lessons. Gwyneth has had various roles within her 30 years but the last 5 years has ...
March 13, 2024
Please join us in congratulating Adam Bullough who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23992. Today we surprised our second Weekly £2000 Draw winner of March 2024, and this time it was Adam Bullough from PPS Commercials Ltd. Adam is the Head of Business Development at PPS Commercials Ltd, where he has worked for the last 4 years. Expertly manufactured in the UK, PPS Commercials is a true pioneer in the world of commercial body building. Bespoke is their norm, and they hold themselves to the highest standards possible. Not...
Please join us in congratulating Viv Howard who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23653. Today we surprised our first Weekly £2000 Draw winner of March 2024, and this time it was Viv Howard from Crown Oil. We tried to capture the moment where Viv found out she had won, only to find that someone in her office had accidentally given the surprise away worried that her win was a scam! Haha - safe to say it's not a scam and Viv is now the proud owner of an additional £2000.  Viv is the Transport and Operations ...
Please join us in congratulating Lisa Driver who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23678. Today was a lovely one! We had the pleasure of surprising our last Weekly £2000 Draw winner of February 2024, and this time it was Lisa Driver from Browfield Residential Home, Bury. We managed to capture the moment where Lisa found out she had won and record the phone call. Click here to have a listen! Lisa is the registered manager at Browfield Residental Home and has worked there for 6 years, Her role involves managing a small tea...
Please join us in congratulating Lauren Tabbron who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 21472. Today was a tense one! We had the pleasure of surprising our third Weekly £2000 Draw winner of February 2024, and this time it was Lauren Tabbron from DTE Business Advisors Ltd. Unfortunately, Lauren has been in client meetings all afternoon so was very difficult to get hold of but it was worth the wait! Lauren has supported the Weekly £2000 Draw since September 2019 and has been with DTE Business Advisors Ltd since 2015. L...
Please join us in congratulating Peter Crowe who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 20674. This Valentine's Day we had the pleasure of surprising our second Weekly £2000 Draw winner of February 2024, and this time it was Peter Crowe from Bury Council. Peter has supported the Weekly £2000 Draw practically from the start and has worked for Bury Council for almost 12 years. Peter is a Customer Service Representative and supports callers with enquiries about anything from Council Tax to Welfare. When we told Peter ...
Please join us in congratulating Jess Smith who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 20745. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our first Weekly £2000 Draw winner of February 2024, and this time it was Jess Smith from Slattery. Jess has supported the Weekly £2000 Draw since 2018 and has been a cake decorator at Slattery for 9 years! Jess has always had a love of Art and progressed in a career as a Chef before eventually landing her "job of dreams" at Slattery. Family run Slattery Patissier and Chocolati...
January 31, 2024
Today we had the pleasure of surprising our last Weekly £2000 Draw winner of January 2024, and this time it was Darren Fletcher from The Bury Roast Company. Darren has supported the Weekly £2000 Draw since 2022 because he wanted to help support local businesses. Darren's business, The Bury Roast Company, is a family run catering business that has been going for over 20 years and offers the best products they can locally source. Every time you book them, you can be sure to get great food, with responsibly sourced meats from the local area.  ...
Please join us in congratulating local business, Connect Comms, who have won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 20058. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our final Weekly £2000 Draw winner of January 2024, and this time it was local business, Connect Comms. Connect Comms have supported the Weekly £2000 Draw since the beginning, holding 10 corporate tickets and they have 7 staff members that hold tickets too - that's a total of 17 tickets! Connect Comms are committed to supplying all their customers with first-clas...
Please join us in congratulating Aurelie Girault who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22416. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our third Weekly £2000 Draw winner of 2024, and this time it was Aurelie Girault from Red Tiger Karate. Aurelie has held a ticket to the Weekly £2000 Draw since July 2022 and says that he joined the draw after Phil Fellone (Made In Bury) did a presentation to the karate class about the Weekly £2000 Draw. Aurelie started karate when her son, Kyle, started lessons. Like many adu...
Please join us in congratulating Steven Greensmith who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22615. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our second Weekly £2000 Draw winner of 2024, and this time it was business owner, Steven Greensmith. Steven has held a ticket to the Weekly £2000 Draw since October 2021 and says that he joined the draw to help support local businesses, just like him. Steven runs his own business, Class Alloys, for mobile alloy wheel refurbishment based in Bury. Class Alloys offer a high quality m...
Please join us in congratulating Cara Atkinson who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22507. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our very first Weekly £2000 Draw winner of 2024, Cara Atkinson, Cara bought her ticket back in 2021 after seeing all the winners promoted on social media. Cara is Mum to a Son and two Daughters and is expecting Baby number four, a Boy, on Valentine’s Day, she was over the moon to hear that she had the winning ticket for this week’s Weekly £2000 Draw. When we aske...
December 20, 2023
Please join us in congratulating our Weekly £2000 Double Draw winners, Chris O'Connell with ticket number 21050 and Zoe Fogarty with ticket number 20357. Today we had the pleasure of surprising, not one, but two Weekly £2000 Draw ticket holders just in time for Christmas! That's right, in order to spready some Christmas cheer we decided to bring next weeks Draw (27th December 2023) a little earlier as a lovely Christmas surprise. So, let's learn about our Double Draw winners! Our first winner is Chris O'Connell who is a Security Cont...
Please join us in congratulating Sarah Hodgkinson who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 21477. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our second Weekly £2000 Draw winner of December, and this time it was Personal Advisor, Sarah Hodgkinson. Sarah has held a ticket to the Weekly £2000 Draw since September 2019. Upon hearing the news that she had won £2000, Sarah was shocked and said, "I never win anything!". Sarah works at the New Kershaw Centre, part of Bury Metropolitan Borough Council. She is a P...
December 6, 2023
Please join us in congratulating Paula Trippier who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22743. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our first Weekly £2000 Draw winner of December, and this time it was FedEx Dispatcher, Paula Trippier. Paula has held a ticket to the Weekly £2000 Draw since February 2022. Upon hearing the news that she had won £2000, Paula said "Oh my gosh! No way have I won... and just in time for Christmas!" Paula went on to say, "I'm a big Robbie Williams fan and tickets...
Please join us in congratulating Joanne Pilling who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23051. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our final Weekly £2000 Draw winner of November, and this time it was DWP worker, Joanne Pilling. Joanne has held a ticket to the Weekly £2000 Draw since September 2022. Joanne said "I am overwhelmed by this! After a very difficult 2023, moving into the last month of it £2000 better off is amazing!". Joanne went on to say, "This year has been full of stress. From ...
 Please join us in congratulating Kelly Ratcliffe who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23457. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our fourth Weekly £2000 Draw winner of November, and this time it was Kelly Ratcliffe from Ramsbottom. Kelly has held a ticket to the Weekly £2000 Draw since April 2023. Kelly said "the reason I joined the draw was to support local people and local businesses, plus, my colleague won the Weekly £2000 Draw in March so it prompted me to grab a ticket".   ...
November 15, 2023
Please join us in congratulating local business, Performance Electrical Limited, who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23428. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our third Weekly £2000 Draw winner of November, and this time, it was local business, Performance Electrical Limited.  Established in 1978, PEL are currently one of the leading Electrical Contractors in the North West. Although North West based, Performance Electrical can be called upon nationally and provide invaluable services to the electrical indust...
Please join us in congratulating Jade Carroll who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22919. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our second Weekly £2000 Draw winner of November, Jade Carroll. Jade is a stay at home Mum to daughter, Nevaeh (aged 8) and Carter (aged 2). Jade was over the moon to hear that she had the winning ticket to this weeks Weekly £2000 Draw. When we asked what she'd be spending her winnings on, Jade said that she'll be treating her mum by taking her for a nice lunch, and the rest of ...
Please join us in congratulating Victoria Gilkey who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23026. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our first Weekly £2000 Draw winner of November, Victoria Gilkey!  For the last 2 years Victoria has been the Head Teacher at Fairfield Community Primary school, which is where we visited to surprise her with the fantastic news that she had won the Weekly £2000 Draw. Victoria is pictured with Polly, the school therapy dog, as she received her £2000 cheque. Victoria has had...
Please join us in congratulating Victoria Gilkey who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23026. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our first Weekly £2000 Draw winner of November, Victoria Gilkey!  For the last 2 years Victoria has been the Head Teacher at Fairfield Community Primary school, which is where we visited to surprise her with the fantastic news that she had won the Weekly £2000 Draw. Victoria is pictured with Polly, the school therapy dog, as she received her £2000 cheque. Victoria has had...
Please join us in congratulating Codey and Lori-Ann who have won this week’s weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 21142. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our final £2,000 winner of October, Codey Moran, who is sharing his winnings with his Sister Lori-Ann. Julie Moran, their lovely Mum (pictured with Phil Fellone from Made in Bury and Codey) has 5 tickets in the draw, each allocated to a family member and has been a supporter from the very beginning. Julie, a Director at ISM Waste & Recycling won way back in December 2018, her Husb...
Please join us in congratulating Helen Robinson who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22935. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our third Weekly £2000 Draw winner of October, Helen Robinson!  For the last 24 years Helen has worked for the Department for Work and Pensions and currently coaches and manages Jobcentre Plus Work Coaches. Work Coaches support individuals who are unemployed, looking for a job, or claiming benefits. Helen was thrilled to be surprised with the news that she had won, especially as we su...
Please join us in congratulating Mark Graham who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22591. Today we had the pleasure of surprising our second Weekly £2000 Draw winner of October, Mark Graham!  For the last 23 years Mark has worked for Vic Graham & Son Ltd, and has been the Managing Director since 2019. For over 40 years, Vic Graham & Son have been a leading wholesale potato delivery company, supplying cafes, restaurants, takeaways and fish and chip shops in the North West. By continuously providing an enviabl...
October 4, 2023
Please join us in congratulating Jillian Quinn who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23058.  Today we had the pleasure of contacting our first Weekly £2000 Draw winner of October, Jillian Quinn!  For the last 2 years Jillian has worked as a paralegal in the family department within the Bolton branch of AFG Law. AFG Law offer a full range of legal services for individuals and businesses alike. Many of their services are provided UK-wide, with their physical offices located in Bolton and Bury. AFG LAW belie...
Please join us in congratulating Carl Dyson who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23119. Today we were thrilled to contact another local business that has continued to be an avid supporter of the Weekly £2000 Draw. With 36 tickets held by it’s employees, we visited The Bury Black Pudding Company to let them know that one of their staff members was this week's winner of our £2000 prize. The Bury Black Pudding Company are the only manufacturers of Bury Black Pudding actually based in Bury.  Due to dema...
September 20, 2023
Please join us in congratulating Exchange Utility who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 20114. Today we were thrilled to visit a local business that has continued to be an avid supporter of the Weekly £2000 Draw. With 25 tickets in their pocket, we visited Exchange Utility to let them know that they are this week's winner of our £2000 prize. Managing Director, Kelly Ivison (pictured) was thrilled to hear the news. Exchange Utility are an impartial energy consultancy aiming to help UK businesses save time and mo...
Please join us in congratulating Emily Cronshaw who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23597. Today we were thrilled to surprise Weekly Draw ticket holder, Emily, to let her know that she was this week's winner of our £2000 prize. Emily was over the moon to hear the news, especially as we surprised her at her workplace, East Ward Primary School! Emily has worked at East Ward Primary School (which is part of the Vision Academy group) for the last 4 years. She is currently a year 6 teacher that teaches all subjects and ...
September 6, 2023
Please join us in congratulating Jacqui Waite who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 20389. Today we were thrilled to contact Weekly Draw ticket holder, Jacqui, to let her know that she was this week's winner of our £2000 prize. Jacqui was over the moon to hear the news! Jacqui has held a ticket to the Weekly £2000 Draw since the day it started, which means she (and her ticket) has been supporting us with our mission of "helping tomorrows businesses today" for an amazing about of time.  Jacqui ha...
Jenna Simpson has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23351. The Made in Bury team were thrilled to contact Weekly Draw ticket holder, Jenna, to let her know that she was this week's winner of the £2000 prize. Jenna was delighted to hear the news that she had won. Jenna only joined the draw in January this year after a work colleague won the draw for the 2nd time, maybe Jenna will be joining her friend in the double winners club one day, who knows! When asked what she would be spending her winnings on, Jenna said that she...
Please join us in congratulating Amanda Dunlop who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 20575.  Today we were thrilled to contact Weekly Draw ticket holder, Amanda, to let her know that she was this week's winner of our £2000 prize. Amanda was ecstatic to hear the news that she had won £2000. Amanda holds 5 tickets and has been a supporter to the Weekly £2000 Draw since the beginning. What makes this even more special is that she was also a member on the Made In Bury Business Academy in 2017 with h...
Please join us in congratulating Michelle Thornhill who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22936. Today we were thrilled to contact Weekly Draw ticket holder, Michelle, to let her know that she was this week's winner of our £2000 prize. Upon hearing the news that she had won £2000, Michelle was overwhelmed and didn't know what to say as she found out the news just as she was about to start a night shift at work as a nurse at Warrington Hospital. "I really can't believe it!... you've made my day!&...
August 9, 2023
Please join us in congratulating Lisa Rogerson who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22668. Today we were honoured to contact Weekly Draw ticket holder, Lisa, to let her know that she was this week's winner of our £2000 prize. Upon hearing the news that she had won £2000, Lisa was speechless and didn't know what to say as she found out the news whilst playing with her grandchildren in the local park.  Lisa has held a Weekly £2000 Draw ticket since November 2021 and  when asked what she would...
Please join us in congratulating Stephanie Lomax who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22710. Today we had the pleasure of contacting Weekly Draw ticket holder, Stephanie, to let her know that she was this week's winner of our £2000 prize. Stephanie was extremely excited to hear the news that she had won saying "Oh my gosh! I can't believe it!" Stephanie has held a Weekly £2000 Draw ticket since January 2022. "I joined the Made In Bury Weekly £2000 Draw after someone I work with at Rege...
Please join us in congratulating Mark Moore who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22944. Today we had the pleasure of contacting Weekly Draw ticket holder, Mark, to let him know that he was this week's winner of our £2000 prize. Mark was extremely happy to hear the news that he had won saying "I'm over the moon!" Mark has held a Weekly £2000 Draw ticket since June 2022. "I joined the Made In Bury Weekly £2000 Draw to because I saw a few of my colleagues had won so I wanted to be in with...
Please join us in congratulating Rachel Howson who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22494. Today we had the pleasure of contacting Weekly Draw ticket holder, Rachel, to let her know that she was this week's winner of our £2000 prize. Rachel was extremely happy to hear the news that she had won and didn't quite believe it had happened, saying "I very nearly didn't answer the phone, but I'm so glad I did!". Rachel has held a Weekly £2000 Draw ticket since August 2021. "I joined the Mad...
Please join us in congratulating Chantelle Farrow who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22829! Today we had to contact our winner via Facebook because their phone kept going to voicemail, little did we know that it was for a very important reason! This weeks winner, Chantelle, has been busy trying to capture a cat in a local tip. Sat poised and waiting with a hard hat, safety boots and a hi-vis vest, Chantelle has a very important role with Kitty Rescue Bury - she is trying to capture a female cat who has recently had kittens....
Please join us in congratulating Clive Turner who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22433! Clive was surprised today with a phone call from Debi, who proudly told him that he was this weeks Weekly £2000 Draw winner!  As well as running his business, Sure Roofing, Clive is a bit of a local celebrity! Clive went viral in 2022 with the infamous and extremely funny #LambGate. For those that live under a rock and missed it, Clive became a  bit of a local hero after his wife posted her unfiltered feelings on Faceboo...
Please join us in congratulating Kay Quinn who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 20722. Kay was surprised today with a phone call from Debi, who proudly told Kay she was this weeks Weekly £2000 Draw winner! Kay was out shopping when she got the call but we have arranged to visit her tomorrow to hand over her winnings! Keep an eye on our socials tomorrow to learn more. Kay has a very creative role at her workplace, Slattery Patissier and Chocolatier. Kay is a Cake Decorator and has worked at Slattery for over 30 years!&nb...
Please join us in congratulating Simon Toft who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 21031 Simon was pleased to get a surprise phone call from Debi today, especially when she told him that he was this weeks Weekly £2000 Draw winner! Simon is the franchisee of the McDonalds branches in Radcliffe, Whitefield and Pilsworth. Simon holds a ticket for each one of his branches, however it was his Pilsworth branch ticket that was the lucky one this time! As well as providing the local area with well loved fast food, Simon, and his...
Please join us in congratulating Paul Frain who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 21040. Paul was happy when he got a surprise phone call from Debi today, especially when she told him that he was this weeks Weekly £2000 Draw winner! Paul is a Health and Safety Adviser at Bury Metropolitan Borough Council. His role sees him doing quarterly and annual reporting, as well as internal training. Did you know that in August Paul will be celebrating his 25th year of working for Bury Council! Wow!   Paul was excited to...
Please join us in congratulating Pete Kirke who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22673. Pete was surprised with the amazing news by Debi, who visited his workplace, Churchill Machine Tools, to present him with his £2000 cheque! Pete has been in the same workplace since 1980! He started with Rola Cylinders over 43 years ago, and bar a 2 month stint in another job in 2000, he soon returned to his beloved role at Rola Cylinders - which was very recently taken over by Churchill Machine Tools in April 2023. Churchill Machin...
Please join us in congratulating Emma Pearce from Designer Travel by Emma Pearce who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22586. When we called to surprise Emma, we had an international dialling tone, so we did a little Facebook stalking to find she was on holiday in Turkey with her family. Emma is the owner of Designer Travel by Emma Pearce your local friendly independent travel agent based in Bury. Emma is able to book all holidays with most tour operators and is able to meet or beat most online prices. She offers a personal a...
Please join us in congratulating Dominique Le Couze who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 21635. Dom was surprised with the amazing news by Debi and Phil, who visited to present him with his £2000 cheque! Dom has been the owner of D Plus Mobile Bike Servicing since 2018 and is just about to open Rossendale Bike Hub serviced by D Plus Mobile Bike Servicing, at Rossendale Ski Slope. D Plus Mobile Bike Servicing were a member of the 2019 Made In Bury Business Academy which included the beginning of 'lockdown' when ...
Please join us in congratulating Darryl Gordon who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 22926 Darryl was surprised at his workplace, Job Centre Plus, today by Debi and Phil who presented him with his £2000 cheque! Darryl is the day Janitor for Job Centre Plus, Bury, and has been in that role for just over 2 years. Darryl is responsible for making Job Centre Plus offices, workspaces and toilets clean, and also replenishes stock, housekeeping and responding to the needs of the staff who work there. Job Centre Plus is a publi...
Please join us in congratulating Katie Pinder who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23196. Katie, pictured with her husband, Brent-James, and pup Bizzie, was surprised by Debi and Phil Fellone with the great news!   Both Katie and Brent run their business, Action Media Hire Ltd, which is a premier media production company based in Bury. Action Media Hire quickly established itself as the northern go-to provider of police cars and paraphernalia for use in TV, Film, Music Videos, Photography, Advertising and Event...
Please join us in congratulating Olivia Kermath who has won this week’s Weekly £2,000 Draw with ticket number 23002. Olivia joined the Weekly £2000 Draw in July 2022. For the last 4 years she has worked as a Dental Nurse with local dental surgery, Brandlesholme Dentistry.  Brandlesholme Dentistry provide dental health for the whole family, in Bury and surrounding areas, and specialise in dental hygiene and prevention, dental implants, children's and cosmetic dentistry.  Did you know that there are two Weekly £2000 Draw tick...
April 26, 2023
Congratulations to Paul Brown from Bury Financial Advisors who has won this weeks Weekly £2000 Draw with ticket number 20073! Paul joined the Weekly £2000 Draw right from the start because he wanted to "support with start-up businesses", and as a ticket holder he's joined us in helping tomorrows businesses today with his 5 tickets! Phil visited Paul, who is the owner and director of Bury Financial Advisors, to present him with his huge £2000 cheque. We asked Paul how he's going to be spending his £2000 winn...
Congratualtions to Catherine Kenworthy who has won this weeks Weekly £2000 Draw with ticket number 21470! Catherine joined the Weekly £2000 Draw as a ticket holder after her husband became one of our #WinningWednesday Winners!  Phil visited Catherine who works as Senior Engineer (Highways) for Bury Council to present her with her huge £2000 cheque. Catherine is due to go on holiday soon so will be using her winnnings to treat herself whilst she is away. Her and her husband are also buying a house so there will be a bit of cash going toward...
Please join us in congratulating Rick Atkinson who has won this week’s Weekly £2000 Draw with ticket number 22995. Rick joined the draw in June 2022 when he worked at Cormar Carpets in Bury however has since moved to a new role with Endress+Hauser Ltd, Industrial equipment suppliers in Wythenshawe, which made tracking him down all the harder! When Debi eventually surprised Rick with a phone call giving him the fabulous news he was delighted with the news and will be spending his winnings towards a family holiday, we hope you have a wonderful time Ric...
Congratulations to Michael Crossley who has won this week’s Weekly £2000 Draw with ticket number 20140. Michael, who has two tickets in the draw has joined the double winners club. Michael’s first win was back in August 2018 with his first number and today his second number has won, having 2 ticket really does increase your chances of a win, Michael is the proof of that J Michael has been a Weekly £2000 Draw ticket holder since the very start, purchasing his tickets via his employer, BusinessLodge Bury before relocating to BusinessLodge...
Congratulations to Rebecca Nadin who has won this weeks Weekly £2000 Draw with ticket number 21297!   Rebecca has been a Weekly £2000 Draw ticket holder since March 2019. Debi and Phil surprised her today with the fantastic news at her workplace, Bury Town Hall, where Rebecca works as the Registrars Receptionist. Rebecca is pictured with her giant cheque, Phil Fellone (Made In Bury) and her colleague, Haydn, who is also a previous Weekly £2000 Draw winner. Bury Town Hall Celebration Suite is home to weddings, civil partnerships and fune...
Congratulations to Liz Kyme who has won this weeks Weekly £2000 Draw with ticket number 22653!   Liz has been a Weekly £2000 Draw ticket holder since November 2021. Debi and Phil visited Lavender Hills Care Home, Ramsbottom, where Liz works as an Activities Co-ordinator, with the amazing news. Lavender Hills is an amazing home with stunning views across the Lancashire countryside. They specialise in dementia, residential and respite care. Liz has been in her role of Activities Co-ordinator since July 2022 and she gets to support resident...
Congratulations to Claire Southern who has won this weeks Weekly £2000 Draw with ticket number 21260!   Claire has 3 tickets and has held her Weekly £2000 Draw tickets since March 2019. Debi and Phil surprised Claire with the amazing news by visiting her workplace, Heaton Park Primary School. Claire is the school business manager and has been there for over 6 years.    Claire says that she's going to spend her winnings on a new outdoor wheelie bin tidy and some treats over the Easer period. How lovely!   Congratulatio...
March 8, 2023
Congratulations to Jaynie Powsney who has won this weeks Weekly £2000 Draw with ticket number 22026!    Jaynie has held her Weekly £2000 Draw ticket since September 2020 and the special winners call came at just the right time! Jaynie took her Nanna out for lunch today but unfortunately her car broke down, whilst waiting for her breakdown provider, she got the call she's been waiting for! £2000 winnings is sure to brighten anyones day!    Jaynie is the Managing Director of J Star Academy of Performing Arts which has l...
Congratulations to Michelle Bracegirdle who has won this weeks Weekly £2000 Draw with ticket number 20002!   Michelle has held two tickets to the Weekly £2000 Draw and has been a ticket holder since the Weekly £2000 Draw started in May 2018.   Phil and Debi surprised Michelle with the great news today! Michelle, pictured with her husband who has recently been poorly, is going to use her winnings to buy her husband something special and put some towards a holiday. Michelle said, "I'm sure the money will help us to have a ...
Congratulations to Jane Brown from Browns Farm Firewood who has won this weeks Weekly £2000 Draw with ticket number 23209!    Phil and Debi surprised Jane with the great news... and more importantly, the HUGE £2000 prize money cheque! Jane, pictured with Granddaughter, Georgia, says she's going to spend her winnings on "something lovely".    Browns Farm Firewood is a Bury based business that supplies local kiln dried firewood, smokeless fuel and kindling to the surrounding area.    Congratulatio...
Congratulations to MSL Solution Providers who have won this weeks Weekly £2000 Draw with ticket number 20459! Phil presented the cheque to the Managing Director, Carolyn Burney, who has been at MSL for 10 years. Founded in 2001, MSL Solution Providers was established primarily for the cosmetics, personal care and disinfection markets, which are still at the core of its business today. The company has grown year on year, and is expanding into new markets on a regular basis. MSL Solution Providers have held tickets for the Weekly £2000 Draw since it s...
Congratulations to Mark Rybczynski from Rehabilitation for Independence Ltd, who has won this weeks Weekly £2000 Draw with ticket number 21890!   Mark has had a busy day in meetings, however we were lucky enough to tell him the great news over the phone! He was delighted to hear he'd won £2,000 and says he's going to spend it on a well deserved holiday to Gran Canaria which sounds amazing!    Marks business, Rehabilitation for Independence Ltd, is an indepedent occupational therapy company that offers services to childr...
It’s Winning Wednesday and this weeks winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Sara Beaumonth from Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall Solicitors, with ticket number 20449! Congratulations! Sara, head of the Bury branch and specialist in resolving commercial disputes, has been with WHN Solicitors for over 16 years - and joined the company straight out of University.  Sara says that her £2000 winnings will be spent on treating her son, Theodore, to a fantastic trip to LegoLand... and of course, Sara will be pampering herself this we...
It’s Winning Wednesday and this weeks winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Sally Bailey, from All Saints' Church of England Primary School, Whitefield, with ticket number 20203! Congratulations!   Sally is the school Business Manager and ensures the smooth running of the school office, day to day finances, attendance and many other aspects of school administration. She has been part of the school for 27 years, originally starting as a parent helper when her son attended aged 3! She has also been part of the Parent Teacher ...
The winner of this weeks Weekly £2,000 Draw is... Rachel Fisher with ticket number 21863! Congratulations Rachel!   Rachel bought her ticket in April 2020 when she worked at the Yorkshire Bank on the Rock in Bury. The bank has since closed as it was bought out by Virgin Money so we couldn't surprise her in person, but it was one fantastic phone call! Even more so because Rachel is in fact a DOUBLE WINNER!   That's right! Rachel first won the Weekly £2,000 Draw in December 2020 and was going to use her winnings on a lovely hol...
This Winning Wednesday we had the pleasure of surprising an employee of one of the Made In Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw business supporters, The Bury Black Pudding Company. The winner of this weeks £2,000 is Terence Holt with ticket number 23117! Congratulations Terence!   Terence has been a packer at the company for 5 years, and supports across all The Bury Black Pudding Company product lines. We managed to surprise him with a visit during his shift today and it really was a special moment, in which he said that he will spend his £2,00...
The first #WinningWednesday of 2023... and we're off! The first lucky winner of 2023's Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Emma Schwartz with ticket number 20935! Congratulations Emma! Emma has supported the Weekly £2,000 Draw since 2018 when she became a member of the Made In Bury Business Academy which supports local start-up businesses to gain industry knowledge, skills and support networks. In her 'Emma Schwartz' business of Marketing, Emma supports local businesses with social media, blogs and content creation. ...
It’s Winning Wednesday and this weeks special lucky winners of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Christmas Double Draw are Martha with ticket number 21335 and Brandon with ticket number 22797! Congratulations to you both!   Martha has worked for Six Town Housing for 17 years and supports clients within their Customer Contact Centre. She will be spending this festive season with family and seeing in the New Year in the Lake District - which she says that her £2,000 winnings will help make it that little more special. Martha has also pledged ...
It’s Winning Wednesday and this weeks lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Christine with ticket number 20659! Congratulations Christine!   Christine is the Admin Assistant at local insurance brokers, Munro Greenhalgh, and is the first person people meet as customers walk through their premises in Rambottom. Christine has been supporting the Weekly £2000 Draw since it started in 2018! Her £2,000 winnings are going towards Christmas presents!   The Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is a not-for-profit ...
It’s Winning Wednesday and this weeks lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Laura Wolstenholme, with ticket number 20264! Congratulations Laura!   Laura is the Head of People and Communications at Bury based business, Persona Care and Support, an inhouse social support service that takes pride in their purpose to "support people to live their best life". Laura has been with Persona since it was created in 2015, and before that, she dedicated 18 years to Bury Council, where she started as a Modern Apprentice.   ...
It’s Winning Wednesday and this weeks winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Margaret Matweiejew, with ticket number 22558! Congratulations!   Margaret, a customer assistant that has worked in TK Maxx Bury for 5 years, was surprised in store today as she started her shift. Phil surprised her with a HUGE cheque for £2,000 whilst being surrounded by her friends and colleagues. Click here to watch the moment Margaret learnt she'd won!   An overwhelmed Margaret said that she intends to do a lot of good with local cause...
It’s Winning Wednesday and this weeks winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Elizabeth Yates, from All Saints' Church of England Primary School, Whitefield, with ticket number 20384! Congratulations! Elizabeth, or more commonly known by her students as Mrs Yates, is the EYFS Teacher who looks after the Reception children at All Saints' Church of England Primary School. The school has had great success over the years with winning the Weekly £2,000 Draw! In 2018, Headteacher, Mrs Branch, won too! That's amazing! We mana...
It’s Winning Wednesday and this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Julian Brejwo & Paul Corbin from cartime Bury with ticket number 20966! Congratulations! Julian, Head of Purchasing, has been supporting local start-up businesses through the Weekly £2,000 draw for 4 years now! That's amazing! His colleague, Paul, known within the business as the "best" buyer, has previously won £2,000 with the Weekly Draw and split it with Julian, so this time Julian has kindly agreed to split it with Paul a...
November 9, 2022
It’s Winning Wednesday and this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Davina Cook with lucky ticket number 22303. Congratulations. Leanne rang Davina to which we found out that she was driving at the time so Leanne asked her to pull over before telling her that she had won £2000! She was in complete shock and kept saying “Oh my gosh!” She was just on her way back from cleaning when she found out; a little business that she has just started up recently. Davina joined the draw back in April 2021 via the Facebook...
It’s the first draw of November and this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Michael Herwald with lucky ticket number 21207! Congratulations. Michael joined the draw back in November 2018 after attending the Made in Bury Business Awards at the Longfield Suite in Prestwich and as a businessman himself he wanted to support local start-up businesses in the area. We rang Michael to let him know that he was this week’s winner. He said that it’s made his day and he was really chuffed about winning! Michael told us that ...
October 26, 2022
It’s the last draw of October and this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Elise Marie Challis with lucky ticket number 22432! Congratulations. Leanne met Elise back in July 2021 via a Zoom with a few of the wonderful people from Mum’s in Business. Elise joined the Weekly Draw after finding out that Heather Rose had won and though why not support other businesses and give herself the chance to win £2000… and she sure is glad that she did. We rang Elise to let her know that she was the winner, she is current...
The sun was shining today and what a great chance to surprise this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw who is Jade Sheen with lucky ticket number 22613! Congratulations from us all. We called Slattery and spoke to Anthony who was so helpful in playing a vital part in today’s surprise. We also called under an alias name as well to make sure we didn’t give the game away! Anthony secretly let us know that Jade was in until 5pm. We got straight in the car and headed to Slattery Pâtissier and Chocolatiers in the Whitefield...
October 12, 2022
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Mark Hinchliffe with lucky ticket number 22093! Congratulations. Mark joined the draw October 2020 and became an Official Supporter of the Weekly £2000 Draw by having 5 tickets via his business Hinchliffe Transport Services Ltd. Mark and the company are based on Walmersley Road so we decided to go and surprise him in person. Leanne went into the main office where Mark was sat at his desk, she asked how he was and he said he was “Flipping brilliant now!” as he saw his name o...
October 5, 2022
It’s the first daw of October and this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Kelly Hannah with lucky ticket number 21613! Congratulations. Kelly joined via her place of work, Six Town Housing in December 2019. We called Kelly a few times throughout the afternoon with no luck and we had almost given up hope that she was going to find out she was the winner today and then she called back. The reason she didn’t answer is because she is currently on holiday in Bali. Kelly was on the balcony of her hotel when she contacted us ...
September 28, 2022
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Emma-Jayne Linney with lucky ticket number 22959. Emma was in complete shock when she came to the door and saw Leanne with the big cheque; she was lost for words. After finally letting the amazing news sink in, Emma is looking to spend the winnings on a nice treat for herself, her husband Stephen and their boys. The rest will go on renovating the front garden of their home. Happy Spending. Click here to see the moment we surpised Emma. If you’d like to win like Emma or get your ...
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Emma Debono with lucky ticket number 20142. Emma has been in the draw since the very beginning and purchased her ticket via her place of work, BusinessLodge on Barcroft Street in Bury. Emma is now the 5th winner that they have had so far which is amazing. With the help of Beckie Powell from BusinessLodge we were able to surprise Emma at Europa House and we picked up a few of the people from the BusinessLodge community to come and watch while we surprised her. Emma was completely oblivious to...
September 14, 2022
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Agata Ostrowska with lucky ticket number 22960. Agata purchased her ticket in June 2022 via his place of work, Cranswick Continental Foods in Bury after seeing another Cranswick winner. We contacted Charlotte Parkinson, the Senior HR Advisor at Cranswick, to let her know about the winner. Charlotte checked and sadly Agata wasn’t in today so we called her to let her know the amazing news. Agata has worked at Cranswick for 7 years and is in the Technical Department. Agata is 7 months pre...
The first draw of September saw Liam Gately from Platinum Care win the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw with ticket number 20052. Phil contacted Liam, Managing Director of Platinum Care and Leeway Care, to surprise him. Liam is a long-time supporter of the draw with 5 tickets and this is the 2nd time he has won. Back in June 2018 Liam was our 5th winner of the draw and today he is our 277th winner. He was absolutely delighted and said this has come at the prefect time as he has just booked a family holiday and this will be fabulous spending money. Pla...
The last draw of August and Yasmin Ullah is the winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw with ticket lucky number 21002. Leanne contacted The Bury Market Management Suite in the hope that Yasmin was in the office and it was our luck that she was. A big thank you to Louise and Sue for keeping it a secret and making sure that Yasmin was in the office when we turned up. Yasmin joined the Weekly £2000 Draw October 2018 and we thank her for her continued support, along with the other colleagues at the Bury Market Management Suite. Her current role is ...
August 24, 2022
This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Ross Hand with lucky ticket number 22263, congratulations! Ross has been in the draw since May 2021 joining via the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw Facebook group and has 2 tickets per week, thank you for your support. Ross answered almost straight away when Leanne rang him. After Leanne said it was Winning Wednesday you could hear the delight in Ross’s voice even before Leanne confirmed he was in fact this week’s winner. Ross said “What a Wednesday this is!” We&...
This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Robert Cox with lucky ticket number 21318, congratulations! Robert has been in the draw since April 2019 and it’s great to have him involved, he said that he joined as he wanted to support local businesses in the area. We called Robert to let him know the good news. He was in disbelief that he was the Wednesday Winner and couldn’t wait to call his wife straight afterwards to let her know the good news, she was just as shocked and delighted as Robert. After the surprise we popped...
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Tracy Kingston with lucky ticket number 22233, congratulations! Tracy has been in the draw for over a year now and is a very active member of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw Facebook group so thank you for your continued contribution and support. After a bit of ‘detective work’, we found out that Tracy was at home today so we decided to turn up and surprise her in person. She couldn’t believe it when she greeted us at the door and was completely lost for words (whi...
The first draw of August sees Valerie Pierce from The Bury Black Pudding Company win the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw with lucky ticket number 20964. Congratulations. Valerie has worked for The Bury Black Pudding Company for 27 years and has been in the draw since the first year it started so thank you so much for all of your support over the years. With the help of Valerie’s daughter Debbie, Managing Director of The Bury Black Pudding Company, we arranged to surprise Valerie on the stall at Bury Market while she was working. She was in disbelief t...
It’s the last draw of July and this week’s winner is Ginnie Maitland with lucky ticket number 22594. Congratulations from us all. Ginnie works for AFG Law and we knew we wanted to surprise her in person so we got in touch with Rhianne Williams, a previous Wednesday Winner, who helped in coming up with the plan. They already had a meeting planned today and so Ginnie was then asked to come into their Bolton Office where Leanne would be waiting with the huge cheque. All off the office knew about the plan and so a big thank you for keeping it a secret. E...
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 is Louise Montana with lucky ticket number 20509. Congratulations. Louise has been in the draw since the beginning so a big thank you for your support over the years! Bury Council have over 350 tickets across all of their employees and Louise is now their 49th winner. When we called Louise with the good news she couldn’t quite believe it, saying that it’s come at a perfect time. Being a member on the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw Facebook group she mentioned that she regularly che...
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw  is Kayleigh Chew with lucky ticket number 22519. Kayleigh works as a Teaching Assistant at Woodbank Primary School on Brandlesholme Road in Bury. She joined the Weekly £2000 Draw in August 2021 via the Facebook Group after messaging Leanne. Leanne called the school and spoke to Mrs Javed who was so excited for Kayleigh. She wasn’t in at the time, but with the help of her and Miss Lilley we were able to arrange to head over to the school to surprise Kayleigh with the giant chequ...
It’s the first draw in July and this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 is Isabella Kay with lucky ticket number 20727. Congratulations. Isabella Kay joined the draw in June 2018 and is the 11th winner from Slattery! With a little help from John Slattery, we found out that she wasn’t working today so instead we gave her a call to give her the good news. Isabella works in the restaurant as a waitress and has recently celebrated her 20th year of service at Slattery. Happy work anniversary to you, what an achievement! She couldn&...
It’s the last draw in June and this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 is Michael Fern with lucky ticket number 22130. Congratulations. Michael is the Principal Dentist and Owner of Brandlesholme Dentistry. He joined the draw in January 2021. A big thank you to Danielle Fan, the Practice Manager, who helped us in surprising Michael. We headed down to the practice on Brandlesholme Road in Bury with the giant cheque at lunch time. Leanne walked into the reception and Michael was asked to come out of his office. He was in complete shoc...
The sun‘s shining and we're delighted that we get the chance to go and surprise this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 draw who is Laura Tierney with lucky ticket number 22243. Congratulations. We jumped in the car and headed to Bolton Street in Ramsbottom to surprise Laura at the Salon she owns, The Cutting Room. As we walked into the salon Laura saw the giant cheque and said “Are you serious!” she was in absolute shock. Laura said that she never wins anything and that it has made her year. She has been in the Week...
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Christine Butterworth with ticket number 21699. Christine purchased her ticket in December 2019 via her place of work, Dream Big Little One in Bury and it's now the 2nd time they have won. Congratulations from us all. We wanted to surprise Christine in person so we called Sonja, the owner of Dream Big Little One, to arrange to go down with the giant cheque. Sonja informed us that Christine’s was actually in Dubai on holiday so we decided to call her on the hope that she’d...
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Peter Cummings with lucky ticket number 21753. Peter purchased his ticket back in January 2020 via his place of work, Cranswick Continental Foods in Bury. We rang Cranswick and we were put through to Charlotte Parkinson, the Senior HR Advisor, with her help she was able to let us know that Peter was working 10pm until 6am, but we could surprise him after his shift finished on Thursday morning. As you know at Made in Bury we love to surprise every winner where possible and so we were more than...
It’s the first draw of June and this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Graham Sharples with ticket number 20043. Congratulations from us all and just in time for the Jubilee weekend as well. Graham has been in the draw since the beginning and purchased his ticket via Bury Council. When Leanne called Graham to let him know he was this week’s winner he said he’s completely forget that he’d purchased a ticket, but he’s certainly glad he did as it’s come as a really lovely surprise. Graham has worke...
It’s the last draw of May and this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Peter Allen with ticket number 21706. Congratulations. Peter is one of the Directors at ISM Waste and Recycling, he has 2 tickets in the draw and has been in since December 2019. ISM are great advocates of the Weekly Draw, they have supported since the beginning with corporate tickets as well as many of the colleagues having individual tickets as well. We really appreciate their ongoing support and Peter is now the 4th winner that they have had which is lov...
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Gillian Marsden with lucky ticket number 20644. Gillian got her ticket via her place of work DTE Business Advisors who have offices in Bury and Manchester. Congratulations. It was a glorious day in Bury so we took full advantage to go to DTE based in The Exchange on Bank Street in Bury Town Centre to surprise Gillian. A big thank you to Emily, an Audit Manager for DTE, who I contacted in organising the surprise and for keeping it a secret. Emily lead us into the office and straight over to G...
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Chris Barker with lucky ticket number 21548. Chris has 4 tickets and has been in the draw since October 2019. Congratulations from us all. Chris owns Connect Electric, has the experience and knowledge to undertake a number of jobs including the installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Points and solar panels, for both commercial and domestic clients. Not knowing where Chris would be, we decided to give him a call to give him the good news. When he answered Phil told him that he was this we...
It’s the first draw of May and this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Rhianna Bateson with lucky ticket number 21591! Congratulations from us all. Although it was raining that wasn’t going to stop us from brightening up Rhianna’s day by letting her know that she’d won £2000, so we headed to Clough & Willis on Manchester Road in Bury Town Centre. We got to the office and went in, we were greeted by Taylor who was on reception, Leanne straight away asked her to be super quite and showed her the gia...
The last draw of April has seen Mike Court from Bury Council bag the £2000 with ticket number 20713 in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw. A huge congratulations to you from all of the team! Mike joined the weekly draw way back in June 2018 as part of payroll at Bury Council and couldn’t quite believe it when he received the phone call. He said to Leanne “I entered the draw for the good work done with new businesses, I never expected to win, but how amazing that I have!” Mike has worked for Bury Council in the hospitality sector for ...
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Peter McDonald with lucky ticket number 20806! Congratulations from us all. It was a glorious day so we went down to Conservatory Insulations in Radcliffe to surprise Peter. Leanne called the office and spoke to a lovely colleague called Alison. Leanne initially explained why she was there and that she wanted her help to surprise Peter; Alison and the others in the office thought it was a joke at first, but when they realised it was true Leanne was greeted by several colleagues who were so ex...
We can so happy to announce that this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw James Round with ticket number 22211. Congratulations from us all. It was absolutely brilliant to be able to get James’s wife, Christine, and the company he works for, Essity based at Stubbins in Ramsbottom, involved in making the surprise a success. Chrissy bought her ticket back in May 2021 after a flyer was dropped off where she works at Velvet in Ramsbottom. She decided to get herself a ticket and also treat her husband to a secret ticket too. Chrissy ...
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is ticket number 22211. The reason why the winner’s name hasn’t been announced is because they currently don’t know yet that they are the winner! It’s going to be so exciting as they won’t find out until later this evening when they start work. The ticket was purchased as a secret from the winners lovely wife. At the time she decided to get herself a ticket and also her husband one as a surprise. After ringing to see if she could help us with a covert operation to ...
It’s the first daw of April and this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Yvonne Lindley with lucky ticket number 21618! Congratulations. Yvonne joined the draw in December 2019 via her place of work Six Town Housing. We called Yvonne to give her the exciting news. When she answered Leanne asked whether ‘Winning Wednesday’ had any meaning to her and she replied saying “oh wow!” Yvonne was in complete shock and lost for words that she was the winner and said that it's the best news she's has ...
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Steve Holt with lucky ticket number 22293! Congratulations. Steve joined the draw in April 2021 after knowing other people who were in the draw and has followed the work that Made in Bury do with the Academy and other areas of the business. Leanne called Steve and when he answered he said was hoping that she was going to give him some really good news… and he was right, as he was this week’s winner. We luckily caught Steve while he was on this lunch break at work, Craftprint in ...
March 23, 2022
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Linda Hough with ticket number 21809! Congratulations from us all. Linda joined the draw in March 2020 via her place of work, Tottington Medical Centre who are part of Tower Family Healthcare, she emailed us in May 2021 to let us know that she was retiring but wanted to stay in the draw and so we knew that we’d be calling her as a winner. Leanne rang Linda to inform her it was Winning Wednesday and that she was the winner. Linda was in complete shock, repeating that she couldn’t ...
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Brenda Thomas with ticket number 20372! Congratulations. We were lucky enough to go down to where Brenda works to surprise her in person at the Connect Comms office on Manchester Road in Bury. We sneaked into the office with the giant and straight away we were noticed by Hannah and some of the other colleagues who were desperate to find out who the winner was. When they saw it was Brenda they all screamed with delight. What's even nicer about today’s win is that it's part of a ...
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is John Blackburn with ticket number 20936. John has 2 tickets in the draw and joined back in September 2018. Congratulations! We didn’t know a lot about John so we were intrigued to call him and find out more, while letting him know that he was the Wednesday Winner! John answered straight and Leanne wanted to see whether he had any idea as to why we were calling. Leanne was so pleased to let John know he was this week’s winner and he was completely thrilled. He told us he joined the...
It's an extra special Winning Wednesday as today marks our 200th winner and we have now given away an amazing £400,000 in prize money. So this weeks winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 is Beverley Ashwell with ticket number 22569. Beverley has 2 tickets in the draw and it’s her 2nd ticket that is this week’s winning number! Congratulations from us all. When Leanne rang Beverley and let her know that she was the winner, Beverley was in complete shock and couldn’t believe that she had won, it’s made her day, month and yea...
February 24, 2022
As many of you may know we were unable to get hold of our winner on Wednesday 23rd February to let them know they had won £2000. But with the power of social media and with the help of the great people in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw community we were able to get in touch with them on Thursday morning. So it’s our pleasure to announce that this week’s winner is Lyn Meadows with lucky ticket number 21423. Leanne rang the number that we had for Lyn the morning after and with our delight someone answered, it was her husband John and he...
So this week was a first for us at Made in Bury as we haven't been able to get in touch with this weeks winner. The winning ticket number is 21432. The winner purchased their ticket through Woodhey High School in the Bury in June 2019 and when we went to surprise them with the giant cheque to fine out that they have since retired.  We went back to the office to make our surprise phone call and sadly we've tried the details we have on record to get in touch and we've been unsuccessful. Now over to the amazing people in the Made in Bury Weekly &p...
So Valentine’s Day has just been and love is still in the air for this week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw. The winner is Kerry Khan from Hearts for Homes in Ramsbottom with ticket number 21432. Kerry has been in the draw since July 2019. Congratulations. Storm Dudley was in full force but that didn’t stop us from going to Hearts for Homes on Bridge Street to surprise Kerry with the giant cheque, when we got there we found out from a lovely colleague, Liz, that she wasn’t in and so we headed back to the office to...
The winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Bernadette Burton with ticket number 20831. Bernadette purchased her ticket through Red Tiger Karate. Congratulations from us all. We found out that Bernadette is a one-to-one carer in the day, so we couldn’t surprise her in person with the giant cheque and so had to call to let her know the good news. We called Bernadette a couple of times before she answered as her phone was on silent. When she answered Leanne asked her why she might have phoned her, and she was confused about the call until Leanne...
Well, it was like a covert operation to surprise the winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw for the first draw of February, and it was so fun! The winner’s Gillian Dutton with ticket number 21829, who works at The Bury Black Pudding Company in Bury. Congratulations Gill. Leanne phoned Matthew McDermid from Brand and Marketing at Bury Black Pudding who informed us that Gill was in and that he would be delighted to help us in surprising her. When we got to their Factory and Head Office which is based locally in Bury, he’d involved all the co...
January 26, 2022
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Mary Cooke, who works at East Lancashire Railway on Bolton Street in Bury Town Centre. Mary has 2 tickets per week in the Draw and it’s her 2nd ticket, number 22053, that was the lucky winner. Congratulations from us all. It was a very windy Winning Wednesday, but that wasn’t going to stop us trying to surprise this week’s winner. Leanne decided to go down to ELR’s head office to see if Mary was in and we were in luck. We were greeted by the lovely Mark who helped us w...
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Simeon Annis, who has Annis Fabrics on Bury Market. Simeon’s lucky ticket number was 20516. Congratulations from us all. With the sun shining Leanne was able to go down and surprise Simeon at the World-Famous Market in the heart of Bury and he was overjoyed that he was this week’s winner. He’s supported the draw since the beginning and loves seeing the videos of the winners each week. Simeon is the latest generation to work in the family business which has been on the outdo...
This week’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw was David Minshull with ticket number 20195. David joined the Draw right at the very beginning and has 2 tickets per week. Congratulations and thank you for your support. Phil had the pleasure of calling David with the good news. When Phil asked David how his day was, he replied ‘I’m hoping it’s about to get better!’ Phil playfully teased David for a little bit before letting him know that he was this week’s winner, and he was overjoyed. David joined the draw...
Happy New Year everyone! The first winner of 2022 in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Danielle Vickers, congratulations! Danielle’s lucky ticket number was 20794. She has 2 tickets per week in the draw and has been in since the very beginning, joining via JD Sports who she has worked for since she was 17. Thank you so much for your ongoing support. We couldn’t go down to JD in Pilsworth with the giant cheque, as we found out that Danielle wasn’t in this week, so we surprised her by calling and what a complete shock it really was. Whe...
January 4, 2022
In the run up to Christmas Made in Bury launched their ‘Winning Weeks of Christmas’ Campaign. They teamed up with some amazing local businesses in the Bury borough who support the Draw to become the ‘Sponsor of the Week’ while providing an incredible gift for a lucky winner each week. With the difficult year that everyone has had, Made in Bury wanted to show their support and appreciation to not only the wonderful people who support the Draw with tickets each week, but to bring awareness to some amazing local businesses in the area, s...
December 22, 2021
It’s double draw day at Made in Bury! As we are off over the Christmas period, we didn’t want the winner on December 29th to miss out or have to wait until after Christmas, so we brought this draw forward by one week and decided to surprise two winners in one day. The first winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw was Jamie Bowler with ticket number 21866. Jamie joined the Draw in April 2020 via her work Dream Big Little One. It’s always exciting to surprise the winner in person and get their reaction, so we went to Dream Big Little ...
December 22, 2021
The winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw for December 29th is David Pope with lucky ticket number 20255. David has been in the Draw since the very beginning, and we want to thank him for his support. We found out that David worked for Persona Care and Support off Wellington Road in Bury. So, we jumped in the car and drove down to see if we could catch David and surprise him. After meeting all the wonderful staff at Persona, we sadly found out that David was working from home, so we called him to let him know that he was the Winner for the 29th of De...
This week’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw was Ruth Atherton-Kelly with ticket number 22081. Ruth joined the Draw in October 2020 purchasing 3 tickets as she said that 3 is her lucky number and how true that now is. We had the great pleasure of being able to go and surprise Ruth in person at her shop, Alternative Arrangements, in the heart of Ramsbottom. Ruth came out from the back of the shop to see Leanne holding the giant cheque with her name on it and screamed with joy knowing that she had won, while the other colleagues cheere...
December 15, 2021
It’s the last week of our ‘Winning Weeks of Christmas’ Campaign and this week’s Made in Bury Draw was proudly sponsored by Sky Bar based in Bury Town Centre. Mick and the team were offering an incredible prize of a Bottomless Brunch for 6 people worth a massive £180. The winner of the prize was Rachel Adamson with ticket number 22339. Rachel phoned in to join the Draw in May 2021 and works for Northern Star HR and Wellbeing Solutions. When Leanne phoned Rachel to let her know that she was the winner of the prize she was on a train t...
This week’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw was Carl Price with ticket number 22357. Carl joined the Draw in May 2021, and we are grateful for his support. With Storm Barra on the way we were lucky enough to not have to travel far to surprise Carl as he has an office in Business Lodge. We found out that he’d nipped into Olives Kitchen for a coffee so we were able to go in and surprise in. Carl was in complete shock and almost lost for words that he’d won and kept asking Leanne if she was being serious. With Christmas co...
December 8, 2021
It’s getter ever closer to Christmas and in the ‘Winning Weeks of Christmas’ Campaign this weeks Made in Bury Draw was proudly sponsored by Slattery in Whitefield. Slattery a local Pâtissier & Chocolatier established in 1967. John and the team were offering an incredible Chocolate hamper worth over £150. The winner of the prize was Chris O’Connell with ticket number 21050. Chris has been in the Draw since October 2018 and purchased his ticket via the Mill Gate Shopping Centre in Bury where he has worked for them for 29 and ...
It was the first December Draw and what an absolute delight to be able to go and surprise the winner in person, we took a little trip to the heart of Whitefield to Slattery Pâtissier and Chocolatiers. This week’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw was Jeanette Ramsden with ticket number 20746. Jeanette joined the Draw in June 2018 and told us that she shares the ticket with 2 of her work colleagues, Wendy Hilton-Casey and Becky Glover. Congratulations! We were able to give John Slattery a call to find out if Jeanette and the ladi...
This week’s Made in Bury Draw was proudly sponsored by Shoulder of Mutton in the ‘Winning Weeks of Christmas’ Campaign. Cat and the team were offering a voucher for £150! The winner of the prize was Karen Mahon with ticket number 20978. She has 2 tickets in the Draw and been in since October 2018, we really appreciate her support. Karen purchased her ticket originally through Bury Council but is now retired. Karen was shocked and elated that she was the winner and told Leanne that she loves the Shoulder of Mutton so can’t wait to ta...
It’s only 4 weeks until Christmas Eve and we’re delighted that this week’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw was Deborah Alty with ticket number 22156. Deborah joined the Draw in September 2019, but last Christmas she bought 2 tickets for her children as a present and it was one of those tickets that won! Congratulations. We were lucky enough to catch Deborah and let her know the wonderful news as she was on the train heading to Edinburgh for a few days for her birthday celebrations. When she’s not enjoying a few day...
This week’s Made in Bury Draw was proudly sponsored by Currys in Bury in the ‘Winning Weeks of Christmas’ Campaign. The team were offering a tech bundle which included a Tassimo Coffee Machine, an Amazon Fire Stick, Amazon Echo Dot and much more worth £200! The winner of the Prize was Paul Lindsay, with ticket number 20014, he has been in the Draw since the very beginning and we really appreciate his support. Paul purchased his ticket though for Bury Council where he has worked in the Waste Management department over 22 years. Paul, along...
Wednesday’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw on 17th November 2021 was Ian Varrechia with lucky ticket number 21307! Ian joined the Draw in May 2019 through his workplace, Six Town Housing where he has worked in the Repairs Department for the last 5 years. Congraulations Ian from us all at Made in Bury. Sadly, we couldn’t go to surprise Ian in person, but it was a delight to call him, and he was so excited that he was this week’s winner. The first thing he did when he found out that he won was to shout to his work colleag...
This week’s Made in Bury Draw was proudly sponsored by The Bury Black Pudding Company in the ‘Winning Weeks of Christmas’ Campaign. The team were offering a £100 Tesco Voucher as well as a Hamper made of up local products by Bury Black Pudding. The winner of the Prize was Rebecca Lynch, with ticket number 22265. Rebecca works for Bensons for Beds at their distribution centre. She joined the Draw after hearing that her cousin, who works for Bury Council, had joined and then later won the £2000. Rebecca said that this has made her wee...
This week’s draw was an exciting one, as we were able to surprise the winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw in person! Our lucky winner this week was Nicola Rollo who works at Clough & Willis Solicitors in Bury, with lucky ticket number 21371. Nicola joined the Draw after attending a Made in Bury Brunch Club in May 2019 to substitute another colleague who couldn’t make it, she’s so glad that she did. She has already been lucky enough to win a Sponsor Prize from the ‘Winning Weeks of Christmas' Campaign back in Christmas...
It’s been a month now of the ‘Winning Weeks of Christmas’ Campaign. The Draw was proudly sponsored by Balloons by Design based in Ramsbottom. Louise Isherwood offered a balloon arrangement for an event in the next 12 months up to the value of £200. The winner of the Prize was Salmah Hashemi, with ticket number 20187. I was lucky enough to catch Salmeh just after she finished work at Woodhey High School in Bury where she teaches Science. She was over the moon that she’d won. Leanne asked if she had any special events coming up in the...
November 3, 2021
It was the first Draw of November and this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw was Vicki Jones who is the Director for Footlights Theatre in Bury, with lucky ticket number 21875, joining in May 2020. Congratulations! When Leanne called Vicki and told her where she was from and explained it was Wednesday, she gasped with excitement before asking if she had actually won, we love surprising people each week. Vicki moved to Bury from Manchester around 10 years ago and fell in love with the place, she said there’s a great community s...
It was the third week of the ‘Winning Weeks of Christmas’ Campaign. The Draw was proudly sponsored by Best Western Bolholt Hotel in Bury. The team were offering a stay for 2 people, including dinner and breakfast in an executive suite, PLUS a bottle of wine too. The winner of the Prize was Gillian Samuels, with ticket number 21145. Gillian is currently on maternity leave and due to go back to work at Bury Council at the beginning of next year where she has worked for them for the last 8 years. She was delighted that she’d won the amazing prize ...
We’re delighted to announce that this week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Tom Finkill. Congratulations from us all at Made in Bury! Leanne introduced herself to Tom and let him know it was ‘Wednesday’, but the penny didn’t drop until she said he was this week’s winner! He was over the moon that he won and said it’s the best news he could have had. Tom is a DJ, Host and Voice Actor who lives in Bury. He purchased 5 tickets back in May this year and is an ‘Official Supporter’ of the Mad...
October 27, 2021
It was the second week of the ‘Winning Weeks of Christmas’ Campaign. The Draw was proudly sponsored by Paws for Coffee in Bury. Karen Philips the owner was offering an afternoon tea for 4 people with a bottle of Prosecco, K9 afternoon tea for 2 dogs, tickets for 2 adults & 2 children to the Howl-o-ween party and a doggy hamper, all worth over £150. The winner of the Prize was Paul Dyke. This is the 2nd time Paul has won in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw, he won the £2000 back in July this year. Paul is a supervisor for the Ra...
This week’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Horsfield & Smith Chartered Accountants with lucky ticket number 20407. Congratulations from us all at Made in Bury! Jonathan Staples, one of the Directors of Horsfield & Smith, was the person we surprised to let them know the exciting news. They have been in the Weekly £2000 Draw since the beginning, having a massive 20 tickets a week. It’s incredible to have such great support from them, helping the next generation of new local businesses. We found out that the colleagu...
It was the first week of the ‘Winning Weeks of Christmas’ Campaign. The Draw was proudly sponsored by Little Haven at Home and Suzanne Duffy the owner was offering a Sparty for 3 people with a choice of either of Massage or Nails Party, plus Bubbly Foot Spa and Fizz, along with an At Home Pamper Package worth £108. The winner of the Prize was Karen Tems. She was on her way back from a Business Fair in the wet weather when Leanne called, and she was absolutely delighted to have won this prize. Karen is the owner and host of The Business Netw...
The North West Premier Business Fair, in association with thebestofbury and BusinessLodge. took place on Thursday 7th October 2021. There were over 300 attendees at the exhibition which was the first since lockdown, and we were delighted to have James Daly attend and show his support for local businesses in the area. The team behind the North West Premier Business Fair have been organising business fairs and business exhibitions since 2005. James Daly was welcomed by Phil and Leanne at the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw stand. Every Wednesday, someone in B...
Although it was the 13th of October, which it’s unlucky for some, it wasn’t for the Wednesday Winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw. This week’s winner was Hariett Dawson with ticket number was 22231. Congratulations! Harriet has been in the Draw since March this year, emailing in to join after seeing a few posts on the Facebook Group and she was so happy that she did. When Leanne called Harriet and said where she was calling from the first thing she said was “Oh my god, shut up!” before Leanne had even said she was the...
It’s the first Winning Wednesday of October and this week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Scott Burns with lucky ticket number was 20283. Scott has been in the Draw since the very beginning which is great to have his continued support along with over 400 tickets that the employees at Bury Council have and he is now their 40th Wednesday Winner. Congratulations. Scott has been with Bury Council since 2005, starting in the Highways Department before moving onto the Street Cleansing Department in April 2019. He was absolutely deli...
It was the last Winning Wednesday of September and the winner was Terence Hardman. Congratulations! Terence’s lucky winning ticket number was 20749. He has been in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw since June 2018 and purchased his ticket through his work, Slattery’s Pâtissier and Chocolatiers in Whitefield. Terence is the 9th Winner from Slattery’s and the employees have over 40 tickets per week in the draw, it’s incredible to have their support, thank you. We were hoping that we could go down to surprise Terence in person w...
This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Karen Rowlands, congratulations from us all here. Karen’s lucky winning ticket number was 20921 and she has 2 tickets in the Draw. The first ticket she purchased in March 2018 and then 7 months later, October 2018, she decided to get another after her colleague Jonathan won and it was actually her second ticket that won in the Draw! Karen got her ticket via Bury Council where she has worked for the last 35 years and is currently in the Service Desk Department. She has two of over 400 t...
So, it’s everyone’s favourite day of the week at Made in Bury…Winning Wednesday. This week’s lucky winner of the Weekly £2000 Draw is Sandra Seymour, congratulations from us all here. Sandra’s winning ticket number was 22235 and she has only been in the Draw for a few months. She has 3 tickets per week and it’s great to have her support, thank you. We had to try and ring Sandra a few times before she answered as she was at work. Even when she answered she wasn’t sure why Leanne was ringing her and was in complete ...
September 8, 2021
It was a glorious day in Bury on the 2nd Winning Wednesday of September and it was Leanne’s first opportunity to go out and surprise the winner in person which just made it even more exciting! The lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Sarah Kendell. Sarah’s winning ticket number was 21280 and she has been in the Draw since March 2019. Most of the colleagues at Financial Options Group have a ticket in the Draw and Sarah is their 3rd winner. It’s amazing to have the support of Sarah and the rest of the colleagues, we apprecia...
September 1, 2021
So, it’s the first ‘Winning Wednesday’ of September and today’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Deann Hilton, congratulations! Deann’s lucky ticket number was 21884. She has been in the draw since June 2020 and has 3 tickets per week. Thank you so much for your ongoing support. Deann emailed in to join the Draw and I bet she’s glad she did! We caught Deann just in time as she had just finished her shift at work. She works for a local Costcutter in the Bury Borough and has worked for them for the las...
It’s a sunny day in Bury and it’s the last draw of August. Today’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Gillian Warde, who bought her ticket via Bury Council. Gillian, with lucky ticket number 21144, has been in the draw since November 2018. Today’s call was worth the wait, and we would like to thank her for all the support she’s given over the years, we really value it. We had to ring Gillian 3 times before she answered as she didn’t recognise the number and was ignoring us, in the hope that we’d ...
August 18, 2021
We have our third lucky double winner…Josh Riddett! Josh won with another of his lucky tickets, number 22047. He been in the draw since September and has a MASSIVE 20 tickets in the Draw each week! It was great to be able to surprise Josh and he was completely in shock that he’d won for a 2nd time. Which he said was just amazing and it’s not just made his day, but his entire month. He’s not normally lost for words, but this was a great surprise. He told us afterwards that one of the reasons for joining the Made in Bury Weekly £200...
It’s the first time in a while that we’ve been able to go out and surprise the Wednesday Winner in person. Today’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Katherine Garnett who bought her ticket via Marquise Spas based at Park Farm Shop and Garden Centre in Bury. Katherine, with lucky ticket number 21840, has 2 tickets and has been in the draw since April 2020, thank you for your support. Katherine has been the Director at Marquise Spas since February 2015. The multi-award winning Bury based company have a wide variety of ho...
It’s the first Draw of August and today’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Nik Caldeira who bought his ticket via Exchange Utility. Nik, with lucky ticket number 21519, has been in the draw since November 2019 with 2 tickets, thank you for your ongoing support. Nik has worked at Exchange Utility for 4 years this November and is a Sales Team Manager there. The Bury based company provide energy management solutions for thousands of UK businesses, and they are massive supporters of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw, it&...
It’s the last Draw of July and today’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Gemma Lindsay who bought her ticket via Bury Council. Gemma, with lucky ticket number 20023, has been in the draw since the very beginning, May 2018, and was one of the first people to sign up to the Weekly £2000 Draw. Today’s call was worth the wait, and we would like to thank her for all the support she’s given over the years, we really value it. With the weather all over the place this week, it was nice to bring a bit of sunshine to...
July 21, 2021
Today’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Paul Dyke who bought his ticket via AOJ Restaurants, the franchise of the Radcliffe, Pilsworth and Whitefield McDonalds. Paul, with lucky number 21168 has been in the draw since November 2018…. So, 2nd times a charm today as Paul did not pick up straight away. He told us he was on his day off from work and gets several calls so had first screened our call and decided not to answer. It was only when we rang a 2nd time that he thought the call might be important…and it sure was...
Today’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Josh Riddett who bought his ticket via his local business, Easy Crypto Hunter. Josh, with lucky number 22038 has been in the draw since September…. We did not have to go very far today for our Wednesday Winner as Josh is based at Business Lodge, so it was lovely that we were able to hand over the £2000 in person! As a local entrepreneur Josh supports the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw with a massive 20 tickets every week! This is the first win of the £2000 for Eas...
Today’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Julie Kendall who bought her ticket via her local business, The Tiny Iron. Julie, with lucky number 22090 has been in the draw for just 7 months. So, there was a first at the Made in Bury office today…we had a Wednesday Winner and had no contact details. The detective hats were on! After much searching and looking through all our available records, we finally realised that Julie Taylor had got married only 5 days before and changed her name to Julie Kendall. We found our winner! De...
Today’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Heather Rose who bought her ticket via the local ‘Mum’s in Business International’ Networking Group. Heather, with lucky number 22239 has been in the draw for just 3 months, so quite a newbie. Debi tried to call Heather with the good news and after being red buttoned twice (Heather was in a meeting) decided to use the power of Facebook to get Heather to answer her phone. Before too long a very happy Heather called Debi back to receive the fabulous news. Heather is Head L...
Today’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Sandra Willan who bought her ticket via Bury Athletics Club and works for Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They deliver Hot Daily lunches, Frozen weekly deliveries and a Home Shopping Service but more importantly as Sandra described they offer so much more that that. They don’t just deliver the meals, they ensure that the recipient has the correct cutlery, they will make them cups of tea, turn over the TV if required and generally make s...
Another Winning Wednesday and another winner to surprise with the fact that they will be ending their day with an extra £2000 in their bank account! This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Margaret Hostey with ticket number 21642 – congratulations! Maggie works for Six Town Housing and has been with them for 5 years. She was part of the Customer Service Team up until the beginning of this month and  now works in the Planning Team for Repairs Direct within Six Town Housing. She spends her days planning operatives, o...
This week’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Jodie Finta from Yates & Suddell with ticket number 21756 – Congratulations! Yates & Suddell based on Bridge Street in Ramsbottom are official supporters of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 draw and it is fantastic to have their support. Having an enviable reputation Yates & Suddell are an independent opticians built over 60 years. They pride themselves on providing exceptional eye care to the local community. Their highly skilled team of opticians, contact lens pr...
Today’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Richard Oxley with ticket number 21908. Having been in the draw since June 2020 with three tickets - today was his lucky day! Richard is the Director of Kenmac Associates. Kenmac Associates are a Safety & Assurance Consultancy that has been running for 14 years. The company started out in Warrington, but Richard and his business partner Gareth bought the company 6 years ago and moved it over to Bury. Specialising in dealing with the Safety, Quality and Environmental issues that businesses ma...
Today’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Fiona Jackson with ticket number 20474. Fiona has two tickets in the draw and has been in since the very beginning. She originally signed up to the draw when she worked at AFG Law and paid via payroll. She left her role with them in September 2020 but chose to continue playing as she supports what the draw encompasses, loves that it helps local businesses and knows that the odds are fantastic as there are only 2,400 tickets available! Fiona is a lawyer and worked at AFG Law for 3 years. Th...
Another Winning Wednesday and a very lucky lady walking away with today’s £2000! Congratulations to Chantelle Linacre from Slattery with ticket number 21263. We had the chance to go and surprise Chantelle today after making a quick call to John Slattery who found out that she was working. When we arrived, Chantelle happened to be in the back on her lunch break, but with a little bit of help from her team by telling her there was a customer here that needed to speak to her, they got her out in the front where Amy was waiting with the giant cheque!...
It is Winning Wednesday again, and a very exciting one here for the Made in Bury Team as we got to surprise this week’s winner in person (socially distanced of course)! Congratulations to Lindsay Holt from Chadwicks of Bury with ticket number 21101! Chadwicks of Bury which is part of the Clondalkin Group is a world leader in heat seal, pre-cut lid and shrink sleeve manufacturing. They maintain their position at the forefront of the industry by using the latest technology and processes. Working to the highest possible standards for the past 50 years Chadwic...
It’s the first Winning Wednesday of May and today’s lucky winner is Lisa Sayer from Bury Council with ticket number 20986! Lisa has two tickets in the draw and has been in since 2018 so today’s winning call was definitely worth the wait! When Amy called Lisa to surprise her with the news that she’d won, she was absolutely delighted and said that Amy really had made her day. Amy asked Lisa if she knew why she might be calling on a Wednesday and she said she was hoping it is because she’s won! It certainly was the reason Lisa! Lisa w...
Today’s £2000 Winner is Lindsay Rolt with ticket number 20030 – Congratulations! Lindsay works for Bury Council as a HR Business Partner. She has been working in the Human Resources Department for 14 years. There are lots of Bury Council employees with tickets in the draw and it is fantastic to have so many of them behind us and have their support! We tried to surprise Lindsay with the news that she was today’s £2000 winner and hoped to catch her reaction on video but unfortunately, she didn’t answer her phone when we were fi...
Another Winning Wednesday, another lucky person walking away with an extra £2000 in their bank! This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Carl Parker with ticket number 21749. Carl has been in the draw since January 2020 and bought his ticket because his Fiancée Jessica was a member of the Made in Bury Business Academy with her business Wing Cleaning. Carl has seen how beneficial structured training and mentoring can be to a new start-up business with Jessica being part of the Academy and seen what the money from the dra...
This week’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Sarah Cottam with ticket number 21405. Sarah has had her ticket since May 2019 and worked at Sambro International on Dumers Lane Bury for three years. She bought her ticket whilst she worked for Sambro and has continued to play in the draw even though she no longer works there. Sarah lives in Bury and is the Financial Manager at Crown Paints in Darwen. Sarah kept her ticket on as being in the draw helps local businesses in the borough and we really appreciate her support. It has well an...
It is Winning Wednesday – our favourite day of the week! This week’s £2000 winner is Louise Isherwood with ticket number 21239. Louise is the owner of Balloons by Design in Ramsbottom. Based on Bridge Street, Balloons by Design offers a bespoke balloon and room décor service. Whatever the occasion, Louise can create a design to suit! Louise is an ex-academy member and went through the Made in Bury Business Academy in 2016 so knows first-hand what the funds from the draw go towards. She has one ticket in the draw and has been in for quite...
This week’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Andy Kendall from Nu Form Fire UK with ticket number 21935 – Congratulations! This is the second win in 8 months for Nu Form Fire as Apprentice Tom Frankland walked away with the £2000 last September. With Andy winning today, it is another win to thank fantastic boss David for! In June 2020 David Carswell, Director of Nu Form Fire bought 20 tickets and allocated a ticket number to each member of his team – what a fabulous thing to do and a great way to make his staff ...
We are excited to announce that this week’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Danielle Caponnetto from BusinessLodge with ticket number 21570! Danielle is one of the lovely receptionists at BusinessLodge and has worked there for just under a year and a half. She spends her days looking after everyone that works there, answering the phones, booking meeting rooms and generally being a friendly point of contact for all clients. We can certainly vouch for that and get to see Danielle’s smiling face on a regular basis as the Made ...
It’s Winning Wednesday, and it is the 150th Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw! Today’s lucky winner of the £2000 cash prize is Richard Bell from DTE with ticket number 20626. Richard has two tickets in the draw and Amy had the pleasure of surprising him with the Winning Call! Richard was very aware that it was Winning Wednesday and when asked by Amy if he knew why we would be calling today he made no hesitation in saying that it is about the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw. When questioned how it feels to be the £2000 wi...
The lucky winner of the Made in Bury £2,000 business draw is Gareth Heaton from Riverside Creative with ticket number 21389.  Gareth joined the draw back in 2019 when he attended a discovery meeting for the Business Academy. This win could not have come at a better time for Gareth who will be using the £2000 as a deposit on a new car. Riverside Creative was established by Gareth 4 years ago and as a design consultant Gareth designs and manufactures clothing for both the high street and top end designers. The Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Dra...
It's Winning Wednesday - our favourite day of the week and today we gave £2000 away to Nicola Fletcher from Business Utilities UK with ticket number 21607. Amy surprised Nicola with the winning call and I think it's safe to say that Nicola definitely couldn't hide her excitement. When asked if she knew why we might be ringing her today her first words were "Stop it! Stop that right now!". What a brilliant response! Nicola was over the moon that she was today's £2000 winner and said we really had made her day. Well Nicola - yo...
Today's £2000 Winner is Legacy Pets Cremation Services with ticket number 21989! We decided to call Jodie who is their marketing manager to surprise her with the fantastic news. Jodie knew exactly what day it was and was so pleased to be told they'd won the £2000 this week!  When asked what they're going to spend the money on her response was that they will donate some to charities. They work with a few local pet charities around Bury so they are yet to decide exactly where their donation will be going. Jodie said the remaining money...
February 17, 2021
It’s another Winning Wednesday, and this week’s £2000 winner is Wayne Campbell from Six Town Housing with ticket number 21625! Phil called Wayne to surprise him with the news and when he answered he didn’t immediately register why someone from Made in Bury might be calling him on a Wednesday. With a few little hints from Phil, Wayne soon realised and said, “Have I won?”. Yes, you have Wayne! You are the lucky one walking away with today’s £2000 cash prize! Wayne sounded as cool as a cucumber on the telephone and wh...
The lucky winner of the Made in Bury £2,000 Weekly draw is Jena Bell from Bell’s & Bristles with ticket number 22078.   Jena is a current member of the Made in Bury Business Academy, which is actually funded by the Weekly £2000 Draw, so that makes Jena a double winner in our eyes. Jena is very quickly building a reputation as one of Bury’s premier groomers, wowing her clients with her expertise and her signature end of groom cute photo’s which flood local Facebook groups. Bell’s & Bristles can be found insid...
The lucky winner of the Made in Bury £2,000 Weekly draw is Mike Connolly, ex Leader of Bury Council and Mayor of Bury with ticket number 21159. Mike, proudly Bury born and Bred, bought his ticket back in November 2018 and loves to support new business start-ups in our Borough. Mike is now happily retired and in normal circumstances can often be seen out and about in Bury with his partner Ian, supporting our Town Centres Famous Market and many local eateries. Keen travellers, Mike and Ian will be putting their winnings towards a cheeky week’s holiday ...
January 27, 2021
The lucky winner of the Made in Bury £2,000 business draw was Chris Murray from The Phenomenal Group with ticket number 20915.  Chris has 5 tickets in the draw and has been involved from the very first draw back in May 2018. Chris was part of the Made in Bury Business Academy group in 2018 and knows how important it is to support the draw, which in turn supports the Business Academy, training new start-up businesses in the Borough of Bury. Chris who knows lots of people in our Town through both his business and through his role as Chairman of Bury AFC...
January 20, 2021
The lucky winner of the Made in Bury £2,000 weekly draw was Olivia Greenwood from Munro Greenhalgh with ticket number 21382.  Olivia joined the draw back in May 2019. Phil brought Olivia to tears (of joy of course) when he called to give her the fabulous news. Olivia has worked at Munro Greenhalgh for almost 2 years and is an Apprentice Insurance Broker. Olivia is looking forward to spending her winnings on a holiday when things get back to normal. Click here to see the moment we called Olivia with the news. Munro Greenhalgh are an insurance brokers ...
Today's £2000 Winner is Jeremy Hutton from Greater Manchester Police with ticket number 21437. He is the second winner we have had from Greater Manchester Police as the first winner was back in July 2019! Debi surprised Jeremy with the winning phone call this afternoon and when told he was todays £2000 winner, he said that he'd have to sit down! He was absolutely delighted to win and said he was actually in the same office as Adele Schofield who was our first winner from Greater Manchester Police, and has been playing in the draw since then. ...
Our first £2000 winner of 2021 is Julie Moran from ISM Waste & Recycling with ticket number 21703. Now, this is actually a second win for Julie, but this ticket number is the one she bought for her husband Jason, so it is in fact Jason that is the lucky man walking away with the first £2000 prize of the year! Julie bought her husband and daughter one each for Christmas in 2019 and told them if they win with their number, the money is theirs! What a fantastic gift that is. We decided to call Julie and surprise her with the news that one of her tic...
In the run up to Christmas Made in Bury launched a campaign called the 12 Weeks of Winning. We teamed up with 12 fantastic Bury businesses that support the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw who then became the sponsor of the draw for a week and provided an amazing additional prize for a lucky winner.  The aim of the campaign was to show our support and gratitude to 12 of our brilliant supporters of the draw and raise awareness of local businesses at the end of what was a very difficult year for everyone. We also wanted to give our ticket holders some...
It's double draw day! This Wednesday we surprised not one, but two winners!  As next week’s draw falls on 30th December, we brought the draw forward one week and decided to surprise two winners in one day! The first £2000 winner is Melanie Quilton with ticket number 20909 (photo above). We started filming and called Melanie to surprise her with the news, but unfortunately it went straight to voicemail. Just as we'd put the camera away Melanie called us back, so we didn't manage to catch her reaction on video but she couldn't beli...
1 week before Christmas, Made in Bury gave to me 2 £50 vouchers for Rozzzy's Fusion Cafe and Diner! Joanne Goodram from Business Utilities is the winner of this brilliant prize with ticket number 21606. Enjoy the delicious food at Rozzzy's!   Rozzzy's Fusion Cafe & diner is a family run business at the Rock in the heart of Bury centre, specializing in Halal Indo-Chinese and Fusion cuisine covering dishes from Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Arabic, English etc. They were a finalist for the Triumph over Adversity in this year...
Today's £2000 Winner is Mark Gibbins with ticket number 21049...and it is actually a second win for this lucky man! Mark is a roadworker in the Highways Department for Bury Council and has been working on the roads for more than 16 years! He first won back in August 2019 and has continued his winning streak in 2020 with another £2000 win! Just before Christmas aswell, what fantastic timing! Despite numerous phone calls and a phone call to the depot to surprise Mark with the news we have been unable to get hold of him so far, but we will keep tryi...
2 weeks before Christmas, Made in Bury gave to me a hamper full of delicious treats from Slattery Patissier and Chocolatier! Catherine Hodson from Persona is the winner of this fabulous prize with ticket number 20889. What a brilliant prize, just in time for Christmas!   Slattery Patissier and Chocolatier based in Whitefield is a 3rd generation run business famous for their handmade luxury chocolates, fancy cake, fresh cream and ice creams, which are all made on the premises in their beautiful 3 storey building. They have an onsite bakery with fresh bread ...
This week's winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw, walking away with the cash prize is Sharon Hall from Bury Council with ticket number 20450. As we know that Bury Council are currently working from home we went with the Winning Call to surprise Sharon with the news! When Phil called Sharon she wasn't quite sure why he would be ringing her on a Wednesday, and with some prompting from Phil she questioned, I've not won something have I? When told she was in fact this week's £2000 winner, she thought it was a wind up! After assurin...
3 weeks before Christmas, Made in Bury gave to me over £200 worth of toys and merchandise from Sambro International! The lucky lady who's taking home this amazing prize is Sarah Lowe from Food Foundry with ticket number 20836! Sarah was very happy with the prize and said she has a big family so they will make great presents this Christmas. She already knows who will be getting the Fortnight bag! Donated by this week's sponsor of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw - Sambro International Ltd, all of these toys and merchandise are sure to m...
December 2, 2020
Today’s Winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Barry Sanderson from Lacey Plumbing & Heating Ltd with ticket number 20593! Barry has had a ticket in the draw since the very beginning and when we found out he’d won we hoped to be able to surprise him with the news and get him down under the pretence that we had a leak here at Bury Business Lodge! After a call to manager Becky with the good news that one of her team members had won the £2000, we found out that Barry was actually out of town today and busy on a job, so we went ...
4 Weeks before Christmas Made in Bury gave to me an overnight stay for two people with dinner and breakfast! This week’s sponsor of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is The Bolholt Country Park Hotel and they kindly donated an overnight stay for two in one of their newly renovated executive rooms with dinner in the Lake View Restaurant and breakfast included – what a fantastic prize! The winner of this lovely stay is recently crowned Businessman of the year, Josh Riddett, CEO of Easy Crypto Hunter! The Bolholt Country Park Hotel, set in 50 ac...
Another Wednesday, another chance to make someone's day with that winning phone call! This week's winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Nicola Hughes from Six Town Housing with Ticket Number 20265. We knew Nicola would be working from home so we decided to call her to tell her the fantastic news! When Nicola answered the phone she didn't immediately register why Phil would be ringing her on a Wednesday. Once Phil told her she was this week's £2000 winner, elated Nicola burst into laughter and said "you're joking me!&...
5 weeks before Christmas, Made in Bury gave to me a Luxury Christmas Wreath & Table Arrangement! The lucky winner of this wonderful prize is Nicola Rollo from Clough & Willis Solicitors with ticket number 21371.   This week's sponsor of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw was Alternative Arrangements and owner Ruth kindly donated a voucher for a Luxury Christmas Wreath & Table Arrangement to the value of £150 as the additional prize!   Alternative Arrangements is a friendly independent florist based in Ramsbottom. With Thi...
November 18, 2020
Today’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Henry Thomas from Lifestyle Sales and Lettings Ltd with ticket number 21560. We decided to give owner Mel a ring and let her know the fab news that Henry had won, and see if there was any way we could surprise him today. It turned out Henry was actually using up some of his holidays and having a week off, but she knew that he was at home just down the road, so said she would give him a ring. She decided to ask him to pop into to the office for an hour, under the pretence she needed some help mo...
6 weeks before Christmas, Made in Bury gave to me a £350 Voucher for the South Lakeland Leisure Village! This week's lucky winner of this fantastic prize is John Alty with ticket number 20757! John bought his ticket via Red Tiger Karate and has won a £350 voucher to be used at the South Lakeland Leisure Village which is known as the 'Jewel in the Crown' of the Pure Leisure group. What a beautiful place to spend a weekend or even a week away! The voucher has been donated by this week's sponsor of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 D...
This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Christian Jackson from Financial Options Group with ticket number 21962. Due to us all being in lockdown, we unfortunately weren’t able to go and surprise Christian in person, but we managed to get hold of him straight away on the phone to surprise him with the great news! Phil called Christian and when he said “Every Wednesday someone wins £2000, guess who the winner is today?”, Christian very quickly replied with “Well I’m hoping it’s me by this p...
Today’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Fin McCaul from Prestwich Pharmacy with ticket number 20308. Prestwich Pharmacy located in the Longfield Centre offers a wide range of services and facilities for you and your family. With the pharmacy, health and wellbeing services, photography department and gifts all under one roof, they aim to make it easy for everyone. We went down to the pharmacy to surprise Fin with the good news in the hope that he would be in today!  It turned out that Fin had actually just started a zoom ca...
It is another week in 12 Weeks of Winning and this week's sponsor of the draw is Easy Crypto Hunter! Lucy Royds who works for the NHS at Pennine Care is the lucky winner today! Lucy has won a months free crypto currency. Lucy will have very own mining rig in the Easy Crypto Hunter head office in Bury, that will be generating lots of crypto currency, which could then be worth a few hundred pounds within the month, and who knows how much it could be worth further down the line!  Easy Crypto Hunter is the UK's leading team for Cryptocurrency mining. Ar...
This week’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Laura Littlejohn from Slattery Pâtissier and Chocolatiers in Whitefield with ticket number 20750. We hoped to head down and surprise Laura with the good news so we decided to call owner John to see if Laura was working today. Unfortunately, Laura wasn’t in today so we had to go with a phone call instead! Phil called Laura and it turns out she is actually at home isolating at the moment as someone in her house has COVID-19, so she was delighted with the news t...
It is another week in the 12 Weeks of Winning and this week's sponsor of the draw is Pizzeria 3 Amici!  Phil Ashcroft from Western Provident Association is the winner of a £100 voucher to be used in the restaurant on Broad Street, Bury. Pizzeria 3 Amici is an Authentic Italian Restaurant based on Broad Street in Bury, serving fresh pizza, salads, pasta, anti pasti platters, homemade desserts and more! Not only do they serve their delicious food in the restaurant, you can also find them on Just Eat and order a takeaway! Check out their website http...
Today's winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Samantha Caraher from Bury Council with ticket number 20038. Knowing that a lot of Bury Council employees are currently working from home, we had to think outside the box slightly and work out how we could surprise Samantha with the good news today! After a little search on Facebook we soon discovered a mutual friend, who has actually won the draw previously herself! We informed Nicola that her good friend Samantha had won, she was more than willing to help out and find out if Samantha was working ...
Congratulations to Mike Traynor who is this week's winner in the 12 Weeks of Winning Campaign! Mike is a former employee of The Bury Black Pudding Company and was very pleased to hear that he'd won the prize!  We would like to say a big thank you to this week's sponsor of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw - Little Haven at Home. Little Haven at Home are a team of friendly and professional therapists who bring the pampering into your home! Follow their page on Facebook to book treatments and why not treat someone special to one of thei...
October 14, 2020
Today’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Wendy Dawson from H.H. Smith & Son’s Co. Ltd with ticket number 21364. We had the pleasure of heading down to the office today to surprise Wendy in the office. With a little help from a colleague who was great at keeping a secret, Wendy had no idea we were coming down with the big cheque, and was in genuine shock when Phil told her she’d won the £2,000! When asked what she’d spend the £2,000 on, Wendy said her partner has had quite a rough time lately so she&rs...
Today marks the second week of our 12 Weeks of Winning Campaign and this week's winner is Sam Elphick, Director of Lex Business Equipment Ltd. Sam has won a £150 to be used on food and drink within the next 6 months at the Shoulder of Mutton! A big thank you to this week's sponsor of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw - Shoulder of Mutton. They have just launched a new menu and have so many delicious options on there to choose from. Not to mention they have a wide range of local real ales and a fully stocked bar if you fancy a tipple! Located...
October 7, 2020
This week's winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Paul Charnock with ticket number 20251. Paul has been a very difficult man to find, but three days of trying to get hold of him and we finally did it! Paul was thrilled to receive the call from Debi telling him he'd won the £2,000. He is currently off work and just taking some time out to relax so hadn't seen our post announcing his ticket number on Facebook, or seen our calls! When asked what Paul would be spending the money on, he said he's not had a proper holiday now sin...
Today marks the first Wednesday of our 12 Weeks of Winning Campaign and this week’s sponsor of the draw is Balloons by Design!   Our very first winner in the campaign is Victoria Kay from Barista Café Bar with ticket number 21574. We had the chance to deliver Aldwyn to the cafe this afternoon and put a big smile on her face. “He’s as big as I am!” she exclaimed as she held the bear in her arms!   Aldwyn is a beautiful limited edition Charlie Bear donated by Balloons By Design. Retailing at £195, he is a collectibl...
This Wednesday’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Tom Frankland from Nu-Form Fire UK with ticket number 21937. What a lucky day for Tom as this ticket is one of the tickets bought by the company director – David Carswell. David is a brilliant boss and has bought a draw ticket for each of his team and allocated them their own ticket number. He only bought the tickets around 3 months ago so I guess we could call that beginners luck! Don’t we all wish we had a boss like David! We had the pleasure of speaking to David on...
September 23, 2020
Today’s Winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Charlotte Banks from Financial Options with ticket number 21919. Upon finding that Charlotte wasn’t working in the office today as she was actually on her way to Rhodes, we decided to give her a phone call to surprise her with the news, in the hope that we'd catch her before she boarded her flight! When Phil gave Charlotte the call, her first words were "I haven't won, stop it!". Well, yes Charlotte, yes you have! Today was Charlotte's first day off from work this y...
September 16, 2020
Today has been a brilliant day as we got to go and surprise Jacqui Majid, this week's winner of the Weekly £2000 draw. It has been a lucky couple of years at Connect Comms and they've now scored a hat trick with their winnings! Back in January 2019, they won the £2000 collectively on one of their team tickets, and in May this year the lovely Ella struck lucky with her ticket and won. Now it's Operations Director Jacqui's turn, so it really is a family affair. It just goes to show the more tickets you have in the draw, the more chances...
Today’s Winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Matthew Settle from Sterling Properties – ticket number 21710 Matthew has been the Director of Sterling Properties for 10 years after working his way up through the company. His passion and drive for the business has helped them become the success they are today.  Sterling Properties are a leading property management agent with over 20 years of residential lettings. They own a vast portfolio of retail units, office developments and industrial sites, as well as an array of residential ...
This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Sean Priestley from ISM Waste & Recycling with ticket number 21727. Sean has worked at ISM for three and a half years and is a supervisor in the team. Unfortunately, we were not able to make contact with Sean as he was on holiday. Sean found out he was our winner when he returned from holiday and we were able to visit him at work to deliver the cheque. Sean said the money will pay for his holiday and hopefully he can book himself another one in the near future. ISM specialise in the was...
This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Pauline Hardman from The Bury Black Pudding Company with ticket number 21857. During lockdown, we haven’t been able to go and surprise our winners as we normally would. However, today, for the first time in a long time, we were very excited to have been able to deliver the cheque in person. We called Debbie Pierce, Founder of The Bury Black Pudding Company, to let her know that Pauline was this week’s lucky winner. Debbie kindly let us go down to their offices so we headed over w...
Today’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Stephen Barnes from Slattery Patisserie in Whitefield with ticket number 20730. We called John Slattery first just to check if Stephen was working and fortunately he was. As John made his way up to the kitchen to pass the phone over, Stephen was busy taking hot food out of the oven for the lunchtime service. When we delivered the good news, he was delighted to have won £2,000. Stephen has worked at Slattery's for 42 years and is married to John Slattery’s Daughter. Stephen will ...
August 12, 2020
Today's winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Denise Hadley from Bury Council - ticket number 21774.   Denise has worked for Bury Council for 20 years and is a support worker in the Rapid Response Team. This department receives calls from GP's and Hospitals for people who need urgent support and they have been working the whole way through lockdown to support those in need.   When we called Denise to deliver the good news, she told us it was the first time she had ever won anything so we are thrilled that Denise's fi...
August 5, 2020
This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Barbara Aherne. Barbara accompanied her daughter Bridget to the Made in Bury Business Awards back in 2018. Bridget was a finalist for Businesswoman of the year. Barbara purchased a draw ticket at the Awards.   Barbara was a tough one to track down today. We first attempted to call Barbara directly but there was no answer. We managed to get hold of her daughter Bridget who was delighted to hear her Mum had won the £2,000. Bridget provided us with Barbara’s place of work so ...
July 29, 2020
Our latest winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Mike Jackson from Advantage ATO with ticket number 20533. Advantage ATO are qualified Accountants and Tax Advisers providing services across a wide range of market sectors for owner-managed businesses, sole traders, partnerships and private individuals. Phil gave Mike a call to give him the good news and he was over the moon, ATO have supported the draw from the very start back in May 2018. When asked how he will be spending the money Mike responded saying he’ll be sharing it with his team....
This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Jane Coghlan from Persona Care. Persona Care is a group of Care Homes and Adult Day Care Centres and Jane is based at Pinfold Lane Day Centre in Whitefield. Jane has worked there for 15 years and is part of the domestic team where she looks after the general cleaning and also helps out with kitchen duties serving food. Jane was a hard one to track down today. After a few attempts at calling, we finally received a callback and we were able to deliver the good news to Jane. Jane was really sur...
Today’s winner of The Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Alison Ratcliffe from Bury Council. Alison is an Admin Supervisor at Bury Adult Learning where she's worked since 1987. As we were unable to deliver the cheque in person, we called Alison to surprise her with the good news. When Alison saw our incoming call, she thought it was an urgent work matter. Fortunately for Alison, it was a nice surprise phone call and her reaction was “You’ve made my year” Alison is going on holiday in a few weeks so she will put her winnings...
This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Gill Arnott from GEM Business Support. We know Gill very well here at Made in Bury and are under strict instructions never to call her on a Wednesday unless she is the lucky winner. Today, we ventured out for the first time in 16 weeks in the hope Gill would be working in the office. When we arrived, unfortunately, nobody was there so we decided to Facetime her to deliver the good news. Gill was absolutely delighted when she realised we were stood outside her office with the big £2,000...
Today’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Gillian Colson from Car Benefit Solutions with ticket number 21715. Today we attempted a little investigating work and called Gillian’s colleague to find out if she was in the office. Unfortunately, Gillian was working from home so we weren’t able to deliver the cheque in person. Gillian was delighted when she realised why we were calling her. It’s always such a nice moment to hear the surprise in the winner’s voice. Gillian is going to put the money towards a new ...
Today’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Louise Sleight with ticket number 21121. Louise who works at Bury Masonic Hall took our call whilst at her 2nd job at Jason Plastics today. Louise was due to go on holiday next week so will be looking forward to rebooking a new holiday with a little extra money to spend on herself. Click here to see the moment Phil told Louise about her win. Made in Bury would like to thank everyone who supports the draw and stay tuned in every Wednesday as someone wins £2,000. #winningwednesd...
June 17, 2020
Today’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Sally-Ann with ticket number 20857. Sally-Ann was a member of the Class of 2018 Made in Bury Business Academy and supports the draw, knowing how important the Academy is to new start-up businesses and the fact that the draw part funds the Academy. Sally-Ann, who is now part retired was absolutely thrilled to have won £2,000 and once she got over the shock, told us that she’ll be spending the win on herself and her family. Made in Bury would like to thank everyone who supp...
Today’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Russell Pritchard from 360 Vehicle Leasing with ticket number 21026. We have known Russell for many years and he’s always up for a laugh, so we decided to have a little fun. It may be the result of 3 months lockdown, but today Phil drew on his Italian heritage and did a prank call pretending to be a disgruntled boyfriend. Russell was very cool and utterly professional, and Phil was unable to ruffle his feathers, the accent failing, Phil revealed that Russell was indeed this week...
The lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Independent Financial Adviser Philip Whitworth from DTE Group. As the Made in Bury team were unable to deliver the cheque in person, our Phil called Philip to congratulate him and give him the good news. His reaction was fabulous, and he plans to put the money towards a well-earned Family holiday. Phil has worked for DTE Financial Planning for 18 years, they work with a diverse range of private and corporate clients and recognise that achieving financial goals can take many years to come ...
The lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Assistant Procurement Officer Lucinda Kay who has worked for Bury Council since 2017. As the Made in Bury team were unable to deliver the cheque in person, we called Lucinda to congratulate her and give her the good news. Her reaction…. Thanks for bringing me literally the best news I’ve had all year!!! Lucinda who usually spends her working day procuring things for BMBC can now do so for herself and will be spending her winnings on something that can be ordered online, maybe some new ...
The lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is respiratory nurse Anna Webster who has worked for the Pennine Acute NHS Trust since 2006. As the Made in Bury team were unable to deliver the cheque in person, Phil called Anna on the phone to congratulate her and give her the good news, click here to hear Anna's reaction. The Pennine Acute NHS Trust operates from hospital sites and community clinics including Salford Royal, Royal Oldham, North Manchester, Fairfield, Rochdale Infirmary and the Floyd Unit. The Trust provides a wide range of servi...
The winner of this week’s Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Patricia Pettman, a machinist from Chadwick's of Bury! Chadwick’s of Bury is a leading packaging supplier specialising in heat seal lids and shrink sleeves. They provide the latest packaging solutions to huge companies across the food and drink industry. Chadwick’s have had two previous winners and this time we have a trio of winners as Patricia told us she shares her tickets with Supervisor; Margaret Hoolahan and Slitter; Derek Sealby, who between them have worked at Chadwi...
Congratulations to the 105th winner of the Made in Bury £2000 Weekly Draw, Ella Majid from Connect Comms. Ella is an Account Manager at Connect Comms, a family-run business based in Bury providing innovative telecommunication systems to businesses of all sizes, including mobile phone packages, competitive tariffs and device repairs. Ella was delighted with the news that she’d won £2,000 and knew immediately what she’s be spending it on; a girl’s holiday when we are all out of lockdown. It was lovely to brighten Ella’s day, cl...
Today’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Exchange Utility with ticket number 20121. Exchange Utility are the 6th lockdown winners and it’s this lucky companies 3rd win. As you all know, The Made in Bury team love to surprise their lucky winners every Wednesday in person however once again we are following government guidelines and staying at home. Phil called Managing Director Kelly Ivison who said the money would be spent on her people, some of whom are working from home and she’s missing them. The £2000 ...
Today’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Jane Marsh from The Bury Black Pudding Company with ticket number 21831. Jane is our 5th lockdown winner and April is her very first month in the draw, one very lucky lady. As you all know, The Made in Bury team love to surprise their lucky winners every Wednesday in person however once again we are following government guidelines and staying at home. Debi called to tell Jane the good news and Jane was absolutely overjoyed, she even shed a tear or two. Jane has worked for The Bury Bl...
Today’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Chris Smith from 360 Vehicle Leasing with ticket number 21017. 360 Vehicle Leasing have supported the draw from the launch. As you all know, The Made in Bury team love to surprise their lucky winners every Wednesday however this week was a little different. Debi called to let Chris know about the win but there was no answer and she had to leave a voicemail. Chris didn’t listen to the voicemail and returned Debi’s call. Quick thinking Phil recorded the call and we were abl...
This week we took to the phone to surprise Mark Walker, the Restaurant Manager at Slattery's Patisserie in Whitefield.  Slattery's are closed at the moment due to the COVID-19 Pandemic so we tried to track down Mark on the phone. As our video shows, we were initially unsuccessful and couldn't reach him, but Mark did call us back not long after our initial call. Mark was over the moon at his win and told us that he'll be spending his winnings on a new pizza oven! Mark has worked at Slattery's for 27 years, having started out as a confecti...
This week we took to the phone to surprise our lucky winner, Ann Sherring from Bur Metropolitan Borough Council who holds ticket number 20349! Ann works as a Quality Assurance Team Leader in the Housing Benefits and Council Tax Team and we took her by surprise as she waited in the queue to get into Asda! Ann told us that she was shopping for family and would make sure that she bought some extra treats for them.  Telling Phil he was a wonderful, wonderful man and that he had made her day, Ann told us that she intends to take her family away for a UK hol...
This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Zaheeda Sunni from Six Town Housing – ticket number 20710. As you all know, we love to surprise our lucky winners every Wednesday and today was no different. We called Zaheeda to deliver the good news and she was absolutely thrilled to have won £2,000. Zaheeda works at Six Town Housing which was set up in 2005. They provide a wide range of services to around 8000 homes in Bury. Their aim is to not only deliver great services but to improve the quality of homes and...
This week, The Made in Bury team had a lovely visit from Dawn at SuperJosh who pushed the button to reveal the winning ticket number. The winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Complete Driveway Designs. They have been supporters of the draw since the very beginning and hold multiple tickets. This is, in fact, the second time Complete Driveway Designs have won the draw so congratulations. We announced our lucky winner live on Facebook. Tim from Complete Driveway Designs did pop in to say hello and collect the £2,000. Tim and his business par...
March 13, 2020
This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Matthew O’Sullivan. Matthew purchased his draw ticket at The Made in Bury Football Tournament last year when he was on a team with Cheetham Hill Construction. Unfortunately, we were unable to surprise Matthew in person but we did manage to speak with him on the phone and he was delighted to have won. Matthew paid us a lovely visit at our office to come and collect his £2,000 cheque and he is going to spend the money on a holiday. Congratulations Matthew, we hope you have an amazi...
This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is James Brownson from Brownson Design and Installation. James runs his own outdoor design and installation business so we had no choice but to contact him directly. However, in order to keep his win a surprise, we called James and asked him if he could come down to the office to “provide us with a quote for an outdoor bar” at the BusinessLodge. Little did James know he was coming to collect his £2,000 cheque. When James arrived, with the help of the lovely Petra from Business...
This week, we have the lovely Aimee McGuirk doing work experience in the office. Aimee pushed the button to reveal our lucky winner of the £2,000 draw who is Jayne Carey from Bury Council. Unfortunately, we were unable to deliver the cheque but we did speak with Jayne on the phone who was absolutely delighted to be this week’s winner. We arranged to meet Jayne the following day at Tottington Health Centre where she was working. Although it wasn’t a surprise, Jayne was so thrilled to see us and all of her colleagues were applauding so i...
February 19, 2020
This week’s winner of The Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Ben Farnworth. Ben bought his ticket via SuperJosh and when we called SuperJosh to find out where we could locate him, we were told he was on holiday in Venice. As much as we would have loved to venture to Venice to deliver the cheque, we surprised Ben on the phone and that’s when we found out he had returned from his holiday last night. So we invited Ben down to our office to collect his £2,000 cheque. Ben is a teacher at Elton High School and has been there for almost a year. B...
February 12, 2020
Today’s winner of the Made in Bury weekly £2,000 draw is Greg French from AFG Law. Greg is a member of Bury Business Group which is a local networking group that meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at Red Hall Hotel. BBG are the oldest networking group in the greater Bury area representing a wide range of business networking sectors. The group support the weekly draw and with 5 tickets, the networker of the month is rewarded with a ticket number to recognise the contribution provided to the group. BBG’s networker of the month is Greg so we went do...
This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw is Andrea Yates. Andrea works for the Pennine Acute NHS Trust and with several different hospital sites, it made our task of locating Andrea somewhat tricky. As we were unable to deliver the cheque in person, we called Andrea on the phone to congratulate her. Click here to watch the moment we surprised Andrea. Andrea is a respiratory nurse specialist and has worked at the Pennine Acute NHS Trust for 22 years. Andrea works in the ARAS team providing acute care in clinics and to patients at home to prevent ...
This week the lucky winner of the weekly draw is Veronica Harris from Killelea House. There was however a bit of a twist to the surprise. We recruited the help of Lorraine who informed us Veronica was working at an exhibition in the Town Hall and wouldn’t be back in the office for the rest of the day. We were determined to surprise Veronica so we decided to head down to the Town Hall. Not knowing what Veronica looked like, a couple of lovely ladies pointed us in the right direction. We walked into the busy room and Veronica’s face lit up with delight....
This week’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury £2,000 business draw is Tracy Paterson from Munro Greenhalgh. We contacted Ian who is one of the directors for the business and he kindly helped us plan the surprise delivery of the £2,000 cheque. When we arrived at Munro Greenhalgh, we crept up the stairs to the room Tracy was working in. She was absolutely delighted when we walked in and presented her with the cheque. Lots of Tracy’s colleagues were in the room to congratulate her which made the moment extra special. Munro Greenhalgh insuranc...
This week the Made in Bury team was delighted to surprise John Allen with the £2,000 cheque. John works at Bury Council who are no strangers to the draw having had several previous winners. We recruited the help of Lesley who kindly helped us surprise John. We went upstairs to the busy office John was working in and as we surprised him with the cheque, he said: "I had a premonition I was going to win". John only signed up to the draw before Christmas so it goes to show how great the odds are. John has worked at the Council for 6 years as a provid...
This week our first lucky winner of The Made In Bury Business Draw is Gemma Enright who works at Lex Business Equipment Ltd in Radcliffe. We recruited the help of Sam who is the company director at Lex. Sam met us outside and took us upstairs to the room Gemma was working in. As we walked in Gemma was totally surprised and so happy to have won the £2,000 cheque. She couldn’t believe her colleagues had been in on the surprise so thanks for your help guys.   Gemma is the finance manager and has worked at the company for 15 years. Gemma works ...
This week we surprised our second lucky winner Tomasz Szembor who works at Cranswick Continental Foods in Bury.   We recruited the help of Eleanor who told us to arrive shortly before the end of Tomasz’s shift. Eleanor and her colleague met us downstairs in reception and took us up to the cafeteria where Tomasz was waiting. We walked into the busy cafeteria and surprised Tomasz with the £2,000 cheque. He was so surprised and the applause from his colleagues really made it a very special moment. Cranswick was founded in 1975 and through ambition ...
This week’s Made in Bury Business Draw was extra special as we surprised not one but two lucky winners. Every Wednesday, we deliver a £2,000 cheque to one of our lucky ticket holders but as Christmas day falls on a Wednesday this year, we had ourselves a double draw. We had a lovely visit this morning from John Fidler at The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity. John pressed the button to reveal our two lucky winners so they both have John to thank for their winnings today. Our first lucky winner was Joanne Hall. Unfortunately, we were unable to delive...
This week we surprised Rhianne Williams from AFG Law, our lucky winner of the Made in Bury £2000 weekly draw. Her colleague Katrina helped us plan the surprise and the clock was ticking as Rhianne was leaving the office early. We were advised not to press the buzzer at the entrance as there is a video camera so Rhianne may well have seen us and more importantly the big cheque. So we called Katrina on her mobile when we arrived outside so she could come and collect us. We crept upstairs and waited in one of the rooms with all of the AFG team who were also i...
This week’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury £2000 weekly draw was Christine Ashworth from Slattery Pâtissier and Chocolatiers in Whitefield. To plan the surprise, we called for the help of owner John who informed us Christine was busy working in the Mason’s dining room. We snuck up the back stairway and made our way through the kitchens where all of the staff were busy making delicious chocolate treats and lunch for their customers. When John called Christine over, she initially thought she was in trouble. We soon put a smile on Christine...
November 27, 2019
It was almost a phone call surprise for Mr Hayes… This week we surprised Tony Hayes from Diamond Solutions UK with the £2,000 business draw cheque. We recruited the help of Victoria who informed us Tony was out of the office. Initially we thought we would have to call Tony to deliver the news, however, Victoria went the extra mile for us and contacted Intech, where Tony was due to have his 4pm meeting. Intech were so helpful and kindly agreed that we could wait in the back so we could surprise Tony with his £2,000 cheque. Tony is the founder ...
This week the Made in Bury team delighted not one but two lucky winners! Katharine and her colleague Kaye agreed to split their winnings should either be lucky enough to scoop the Winning Wednesday £2000 draw. Katharine works as a social worker at the Killelea House Intermediate Care Facility which provides therapy and treatment for adults following an illness or injury who need rehabilitation. These facilities provide up-to-date approaches to reablement, focusing on independence and reducing the likelihood of people being readmitted to hospital or going in...
November 13, 2019
This week we took the short drive to Milliken to surprise our winner Kath Pollard! We almost had the element of surprise taken away from us as Kath was about to head out of the office to move her car! Thankfully with the help of Kim Birmingham and some of their colleagues, Kath was convinced to stay put as we were seen on camera pulling into the car park at that exact moment! Kath works in the role of Performance Solutions Administrator (EMEA) and is part of the Management Consultancy team at Milliken European Airbag Products. We crept up the stairs and...
This week we are excited to announce the winner of the Made in Bury Weekly Draw is Kate Holt from BusinessLodge! Kate is the Managing Director and has been at BusinessLodge for 15 years. BusinessLodge provide fully furnished flexible office space. Located in the centre of Bury and featuring free on-site parking, a gym and a cafe, it is a perfect spot for any business - so much so that our Made in Bury office is based here! BusinessLodge have recently opened a 2nd Business Centre in Stoke and Kate was down there on Winning Wednesday, so unfortunately, we were u...
This week there was no time to monkey around as we went to surprise our winner! We headed off towards Ainsworth Road to surprise one of our current Academy members, Caroline Garthwright. Since Caroline works from home, we had nobody to help us with our surprise this week so we took a chance that she would be in and set off with the big cheque!  Caroline runs The Monkey Box, a gift and accessories store for babies and children. Offering a great range of dribble bibs, teething accessories, back packs, reward jars and lots more! It's safe to say that w...
This week we were at the Grundy Centre in Bury, which is where Persona Support are located. With the help of some of the staff, we surprised John O'Connor the Finance Manager with his £2000 cheque. With his colleagues gathered in reception, Finance Director, Bernard Noblett, who was in on the surprise, brought John into the main foyer under the pretence of moving some boxes. Instead of boxes, he was presented with his cheque to a round of rapturous applause and congratulations from everyone watching.  John has been in his role as Finance Manager f...
This week we had a winner from AST Hampsons Solicitors and although they have an office in Bury, our winner took us out of the borough to Rochdale to surprise Deborah Moore! With the help of Jillian Josephson, Commercial Partner, we conspired to keep Deborah from her dental appointment so that we could make her day with the big cheque!  Jillian had to come up with an excuse to keep Deborah from leaving the office at 1pm on the dot and it's lucky that she did as we arrived just in the nick of time!  Deborah has been a receptionist at AST Hampso...
October 9, 2019
The lucky winner of the Made in Bury £2000 weekly draw this week was Abbie Porter from Slattery Patissier and Chocolatiers in Whitefield. Abbie was busy in the onsite kitchen decorating a delicious looking chocolate cake when we surprised her with the help of owner John. Abbie was delighted and told us that as she is due to move house at the end of the month she will be spending her winnings on some lovely things for her new home. Abbie has been working at Slattery’s for around four years, after completing a patisserie course at college. Her role is ...
This Wednesday’s lucky winner of the Made In Bury £2000 weekly draw was Keilan Hodkinson from Six Town Housing - congratulations Keilan! Keilan is an electrician at Six Town Housing, an Arms Length Management Organisation, which manages the housing stock owned by Bury Council. They provide a wide range of services to around 8000 homes in Bury and aspire to deliver great services that improve the quality of homes and neighbourhoods. As an electrician for the company, Keilan’s role is to carry out responsive repairs at the homes they manage....
The Made in Bury team paid a second visit to Exchange Utility today as the team won the weekly £2000 draw for the second time in 18 months! With a little help from Business Support Manager Pam we surprised Head of Customer Experience Annie with the cheque - turning heads in the office as we passed by with the large cheque. Annie, who has worked at the company for 6 years, remembers the last time the company won and told us that as it did last time, the winnings will go on a team day or night for all the staff to celebrate together. Exchange Utility help b...
September 18, 2019
This week’s lucky winner of the Made In Bury £2000 weekly draw is Lorraine Bignell, who bought her ticket via draw supporter and local Bury business, Sambro International. Lorraine was thrilled when she heard the news, and when asked what she will spend her winnings on, Lorraine told us that kitchen renovations are top of her list. Sambro International is an award winning global supplier of licenced merchandise, producing toys, arts and crafts, stationery and bags for leading entertainment franchises such as Despicable Me, Paw Patrol and Disney&rsquo...
This week we were at The New Kershaw Centre, which is part of Bury Council to surprise Debra Frost. The centre is a community hub and offers a range of services to young people within the borough. There are rooms available for hire which are suitable for training events, meetings, conferences or community events and all within easy access to Bury Town Centre and motorway network. Debra has worked for the council for 18 months in her current role as a  Personal Adviser. With her children just recently heading back to university and a holiday in the planning ...
This week was extra special as it was our first ever double winner!! Warren Senior from Senior Waste Removals won the draw back in April this year and we took him by surprise back then by getting him to BusinessLodge under false pretences. The week, knowing that we had to do something different, we enlisted the help of another local business and supporter of the draw to lure Warren to their new site to “remove some rubbish”. Luke from Stay & Play Doggy Daycare called Warren and got him to his new site in Bury which is currently being refurbished....
Mark Gibbins works for the Highways Department at Bury Council as a roadworker. It took us a while to track him down this wet Wednesday as he's out and about on the roads laying tarmac.  With some help from his co-workers we managed to surprise him before he left work for the day. We were secretly brought into the Bradley Fold Depot where everyone was waiting for us in the staff breakout area. Mark has worked on the roads for 16 years, in all weathers, and has been part of the £2000 weekly draw since March 2018 so it was no surprise that he said &...
This week, we surprised Julia Page from Admin Anywhere with her £2000 win. Julia runs a virtual PA service from her home on the Bury/Bolton border, she has been offering virtual admin and business support for over 8 years, with everything from data input and general business admin to marketing support and event administration. We took her (and the decorators) by surprise today when we popped in to deliver a large cheque!  Greeted by a very happy and playful Chewie, we stepped outside into Julia's newly rennovated garden for some photos and to chat...
LNK Motors Ltd is a used car dealership in Bury offering a fantastic range of high quality vehicles to suit any budget. With over 50 years experience in the trade, LNK Motors offer customers the best possible service whilst purchasing their perfect vehicle. As well as providing high quality used cars, LNK Motors will offer you a competitive price for your old vehicle if you are looking to sell. This local dealership also have a large range of finance options available, ensuring that each customer can purchase the car of their dreams at a pric...
Newtons of Bury is a unique co-working space in the heart of Bury that offers a range of services to its users including, meeting rooms, a coffee shop, event space and 10 offices. It’s a place for businesses, start-ups, freelancers, charities and other organisations to go when they need a place to work and get things done. With the help of some of the co-working space users, we surprised Matthew Kendall, the Managing Director. He wasn’t expecting us at all and was busy with visitors when we arrived, so we really did take him by surprise. We asked Ma...
This week we went off to the Brighter Blinds showroom to surprise Rob...unfortunately, when we arrived, he wasn't there! Thanks to the help of Rob's mum, Olive we were still able to surprise him with the cheque; we snuck into the warehouse just next to the showroom and we waited for him to return. Luckily, he was only a couple of minutes away and we were able to jump out and surprise him!   Brighter Blinds Ltd is a Bury-based, family owned and operated business with over 50 years' experience within the window blinds industry. The team design...
Today we surprised Jane from Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall with £2,000!  Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall is a law firm based in Bury that provides a range of different legal services. Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall have been established since 1791 and have a team of solicitors who are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate about their specialist areas of law. This means that whatever your legal position or problem, you will receive high quality advice. Jane is a receptionist and has been for the past two years. Her role involves answering calls and...
This week we surprised Richard Beard from DTE Business Advisers with the £2,000 cheque! DTE Business Advisers are a firm of chartered accountants based right here in Bury! The team offer a range of services such as auditing, accounting and tax advice to their clients. With over 80 years' experience, DTE work with a range of different businesses and believe in helping clients realise the full potential of their businesses.  Richard is an audit manager at DTE Business Advisers, which involves preparing accounts and auditing the accounts of companies...
July 10, 2019
This week the 62nd winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced. Congratulations to Adele Schofield. Adele bought her ticket via Draw supporters Greater Manchester Police where she has worked for the past 13 years as an intelligence officer. We roped in her colleage Dave Johnson to track her down and with his help we were able to surprise her at Bury Divisional Headquarters. When asked how she would be spending the £2,000, Adele said she would probably spend some of the winnings on her children and put some towards a holiday. Click here to see ...
Congratulations to the lucky winner of the £2,000 draw, Leah Bates from JD Sports! JD Sports may be internationally recognised now for always having the latest sports fashion, although their huge success started right here in Bury in a small shop, back in 1981! This single Bury store grew to having a store opening in the Arndale Centre in Manchester in 1983, to now having 2,400 stores worldwide.  Unfortunately, we were unable to do a video this week as Leah was on annual leave, so we resorted to plan B and we decided to head over to the JD warehouse i...
This week we were delighted to present the £2,000 cheque to Jacqueline Cross from Bury Council! 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. Jacqueline is a Safeguarding Development Officer at Knowsley Place and her job involves safeguarding vulnerable adults. Jacqueline has been working at Bury Council for 8 year...
This week's £2,000 went to Phil from Belvoir Sales and Lettings Bury!  Belvoir are Residential Sales & Lettings specialists based at The Rock. They offer a wide range of services for people who are thinking of selling or buying a property, including; free, no obligation, sale or rental valuation appraisal, extensive marketing, professional photography & floorplans, accompanied viewings, 24 hour maintenance and more. With the help of Shaz, we were able to turn up when Phil and Chris were both in the office and surprise them with the cheque...
This week's lucky winner was Elizabeth Partington from Woodhey High School!  Woodhey High School is based in Holcombe Brook, Bury and strives to help each child work hard and achieve the best they can, preparing them for their future and making them into confident, successful individuals.  Elizabeth is an english teacher at Woodhey and has been for 5 years! We did a little plotting today with the headteacher, Mr Roadnight, so we could go and surprise her. Mr Roadnight got the whole of the unsuspecting english department together and informed them ...
This week we were excited to announce the winner of the Made in Bury Weekly Draw was Lauren Wood from  Bury Business Lodge! Bury Business Lodge provide fully-furnished office space to lease. Located in the centre of Bury and featuring free on-site parking, a gym and a cafe, it is a perfect spot for any business - so much so that our Made in Bury office is based here! Lauren has worked as a receptionist for five years now, which involves answering the phones, dealing with clients, the post, general administration and welcoming visitors with her lovely smile ...
This week the 56th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced. Congratulations to Hilton Horton from Milliken. Milliken European Airbag Products based on Wellington Street in Bury. They manufacture 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. Hilton has worked for Milliken as a Beaming & Sizing Operator for the past 13 years. When asked how he would be spending the £2,000, Hilton sai...
This week's lucky winner was Philip Turner from Sambro! Established in 1996, Sambro is a global supplier of everything from toys, arts and crafts, stationery, to novelty toys and bags. Sambro now employ over 80 people, working on everything from designing packaging to manning the 300,000 sq.ft. of warehouse space. Today, with a little help from the Head of HR, Kelly, we were able to track down Philip and time our arrival just after his lunch - he was called back in to his office (which left him thinking he was in trouble!) and we were able to surprise him wi...
This week’s lucky winner is the lovely Michelle Peachey from Health and Safety Solutions NW Ltd! Health and Safety Solutions are a Bury based business who provide health and safety training courses to businesses and individuals across the whole of the North West. The team offer a range of courses including epipen, fire marshal, children's safeguarding, first aid and even human resources and legal services training. Michelle was over the moon with her £2,000 cheque and when we asked her what she would spend it on, she immediately said shoes! She a...
Today we got the chance to surprise another lucky person with £2,000! The Made in Bury £2,000 Weekly Draw has now been running for just over a year and as it’s still our Anniversary month, we were excited to surprise another winner! The Draw is all in aid of supporting start-up businesses in Bury through the Made in Bury Business Academy and providing interest-free loans. This week, we surprised Peter Axon from Bury Council! Peter has worked as a Street Mason at Bury Council for just over 25 years now! His role involves kerbing, flagging, bloc...
Today is a very special day...it's the one year anniversary of the Made in Bury £2,000 Weekly Draw! This means that over the past 52 weeks we've given away £104,000 - all to help support start-up businesses with the Made in Bury Business Academy, as well as providing interest-free loans to help new businesses grow. Congratulations to this week's winner of the draw, Gemma Worrall from Datum Group! Datum is one of the largest structural monitoring specialists in Europe and provide services to the railway industry. Launched in 1999, Datum of...
Congratulations to the winner of this week’s Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw… Warren Senior from Senior Waste Removals! Senior Waste Removals is a waste collection company that was set up in 2015 by owner Warren Senior. In 2017 the company joined the Made in Bury Business Academy which is funded by the Weekly £2,000 Draw. Since then, Senior Waste Removals has become an award-winning business and has been recognised for their environmentally friendly practices. This week the cheque was presented at BusinessLodge Bury, where the Made in Bu...
The winner of this week’s Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Diane Whitfield from H.H. Smith & Sons! Congratulations Diane! H.H. Smith & Sons are a construction company based in Whitefield. Diane has been the Bid and Commissions Coordinator at H.H. Smith & Sons for 6 years and oversees the sourcing of contracts and tender submissions. This week we decided to hide the cheque from our winner to see if she could figure out why we might be visiting her on a Wednesday…! Diane never expected to become one of our winners and was over the ...
This week, the winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Louise Thornsby, a Trainee Solicitor at Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall Solicitors. The law firm was first established over 200 years ago and now have seven offices across Greater Manchester and Lancashire. They offer a comprehensive range of legal services for businesses, families and individuals. The Made in Bury team headed to the Woodcocks Bury office where plenty of staff were waiting in the reception to help surprise Louise. She was called down by one of the receptionists and was shocked...
The winner of this week’s Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Simon Timperley from Chadwicks of Bury! Chadwicks of Bury is a leading packaging supplier specialising in heat sealed lids and shrink sleeves. They provide the latest packaging solutions to huge companies across the food and drinks industry. This week’s winner, Simon, is the Manufacturing Manager at Chadwicks where he has worked for 21 years! Simon was asked to come to the reception where the Made in Bury team were waiting to greet him. He had no idea what was going on and was thrille...
The winner of this week’s Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Tina Clapperton from Bury Council! Tina is a HR Assistant and has been with Bury Council for 10 years. Bury Council was founded in 1974 and looks after the 6 towns within the Bury borough; Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich. Tina had a feeling that today would be her lucky day! She revealed that she has a lucky elephant that she keeps on her desk and was wishing for extra luck today – and it worked! Tina was thrilled to be this week’s winner and is...
The winner of this week’s Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Glen Duckett, owner of the Eagle & Child! The Eagle & Child are an award-winning pub and hotel in Ramsbottom offering locally sourced food and 5 stunning en-suite rooms. As a social enterprise, they employ and train young people from marginalised groups such as young offenders or those with disabilities and help them progress into careers within the hospitality industry. Glen was thrilled to find out he had won £2,000! He is extremely passionate about supporting the local comm...
On Wednesday 13th March, the 45th Weekly £2,000 Draw winner was announced. Well done to Gary Reynolds from Six Town Housing! Six Town Housing was set up in 2005 and manages over 8000 homes on behalf of Bury Council. Their services include rent collection, caretaking and repairs. Gary has been a Flagger for Six Town Housing for 15 years. He was out on a job when his lucky number was drawn but was tracked down to a location on Chesham Fold Road! Gary was over the moon to find out he had won £2,000. Unbelievably, he was working alongside the third ever...
Congratulations to the team at The Stables Country Club! The Stables Country Club in Bury is part of the Lavender Hotels group. The leisure club is nestled in 50 acres of lakes and parkland and can be hired out for a range of functions. They offer 10 purpose built conference rooms, amazing wedding packages and a range of party nights. It was pouring it down when we went to visit the team with the £2,000 cheque, but we were sure the news would brighten their day! We hadn’t warned anyone that we were coming as we wanted to keep it a surprise for the wh...
This week’s £2,000 Draw winner is Adam Clayton from NatWest! Adam has been with NatWest for over 12 years! His current role as Business Growth Enabler, which he has held for 3 years, involves assisting customers and helping them grow and develop their businesses. Adam’s job means he is away from the office a lot, which made him very hard to track down. We tried to locate Adam by phoning him under the false pretence that we wanted to invite him out for lunch. Unfortunately, Adam had already eaten, so the surprise had to be ruined! He later came...
This week the 42nd winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced. Congratulations to Beverley Fulcher from Jetchem, who celebrated a special birthday on Monday which made this win all the more special. Could this be one of Bury’s luckiest companies?  Mike Beckwith who bought a ticket through Red Tiger Karate back in July 2018 also works for Jetchem. Jetchem Systems Limited and Superjet are market leaders in the High-Pressure Water Jetting Industry. They cover everything from administration, engineering, parts, training, hire, service and sale...
On Wednesday 6th February, the 40th winners of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw were announced! Congratulations to both Louise Carroll and Jacqueline Summerscales from Bury Council! Louise is the Customer Complaints Coordinator and Jacqueline is the Principal Strategy Officer at Bury Council, where they have worked for a combined 29 years! They entered the Draw as a pair to double their chances of winning, agreeing that if they won, they would split the £2,000 down the middle. The duo said they wanted to spend their £2,000 with local busines...
Congratulations to Olivia Nance from Slattery! Slattery are an award winning patissier and chocolatiers located in Whitefield. They were founded over 50 years ago and are well-known across Greater Manchester for their amazing custom cakes, handmade chocolates, desserts and ice creams. When asked how she would be spending the £2,000, Olivia said she might put her winnings towards a holiday. She is currently saving to buy a house, so wasn’t expecting to go away this year. Hopefully with an extra £2,000 in her bank account she can treat herself to...
On Wednesday 23rd January we announced the 38th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw. Congratulations to Rosie Cooper from PM+M Solutions for Business LLP! PM+M Solutions for Business LLP was formed almost 100 years ago and has three offices in Bury, Burnley and Blackburn. The team specialises in accountancy, tax, corporate finance, wealth management, and technology. Rosie is the Assistant Manager at Run My Business, powered by PM+M, which handles bookkeeping, accounts, payroll, VAT and tax returns for businesses. Rosie is based in the Bl...
Congratulations to Ryan Sealby from Chadwicks of Bury! Chadwicks of Bury is a world leading packaging company specialising in heat seal lids and shrink sleeves. They provide packaging solutions to huge brands across the dairy, food and drink industries. Ryan is a Plate Mounter at Chadwicks where he prepares all the packaging for mounting and has been there for just 9 months. Every week is different here at Made in Bury and while we love to see the surprise on our winners faces when we visit them with the £2,000 cheque, it’s not always possible! This ...
This week we announced the 36th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw. Congratulations to Magdalena Stefaniuk from Sambro! 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. Magdalena, Customer Operations Executive...
Last week we announced the first winner of 2019. Congratulations to the 35th winner of the Business Draw, Connect Comms - who entered as a team! Connect Comms is a family-run business based in Bury providing innovative telecommunication systems to businesses of all sizes, including mobile phone packages, competitive tariffs and device repairs. We rang Brenda, Director of Finance, to reveal the good news and arrange our visit for the weekly surprise video, but it was just our luck that most of the team, including the directors, were not back in the office followi...
This week we surprised not just one, but two winners! As next week’s draw falls on Boxing Day, and we didn’t fancy trying our luck at tracking down our winner the day after Christmas (it can be hard enough on a regular day), we brought the draw forward one week and decided to surprise two winners in one day - doubling everyone’s chances of winning before Christmas! To make the double draw special, we decided to live stream the surprises so that people could tune in to see where we were heading as it was happening. Of course, with all things live...
On Wednesday 12th December we surprised the 32nd winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw. Congratulations to this week’s winner Julie Moran from ISM Waste & Recycling. ISM Waste & Recycling is a waste management company that specialises in waste collection, disposal and recycling. The family run business was established in 1965 and now provides waste management services to over 300 customers including local authorities and large industrial companies.    We loved Julie’s reaction to our surprise visit! She didn’t acknowledge u...
On Wednesday 5th December we announced the 31st winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw. Congratulations to this week’s lucky winner, Ron Prentice from Tubs Direct! Tubs Direct was founded 3 and a half years ago by Director Ron, and sells a range of hot tubs, swim spas and outdoor fires to enhance your outdoor spaces. Despite the miserable weather, we knew £2,000 would brighten Ron’s day! He was just about to tuck into some lunch when we arrived, but we’re sure he wasn’t too upset that we interrupted him. Ron said he first got inv...
November 28, 2018
The past couple of weeks have been a little different for the Made in Bury Business Draw, but we are pleased to announce that we are back to our normal routine! Our 30th winner is Leanne Fletcher from Bury Financial Advisers, which is situated right here at Bury BusinessLodge. We didn’t even have to go outside – which is preferable in this weather! Leanne has worked in the admin department at Bury Financial Advisers for 4 years. Bury Financial Advisers is located just below us, making this week’s surprise a very easy one. We called Leanne&rsquo...
The 29th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was a special one! The lucky number drawn on Wednesday, the day before our annual Made in Bury Business Awards, belonged to someone who was actually attending the event. Rather than go out on Wednesday as we usually would, we decided to save the surprise for the MIBBA’s the following night, where we could present the £2,000 cheque in front of over 360 people from the Bury business community. The lucky winner was Paul Corbin from Cartime! We surprised Paul by announcing his number in the middle of the ...
This week’s Made in Bury Business Draw didn’t quite go to plan! Our 28th winner, Jonathan Acton, is the first winner that we haven’t been able to surprise! This morning, after drawing his lucky number, we contacted his office at Bury Council to try and get hold of him without giving away the surprise. His colleagues didn’t seem sure of Johnathon’s whereabouts and we waited in the hope they would get back to us. A few hours passed, and no news, so we did a Made in Bury Business Draw first and contacted him ourselves! Unfortunately, t...
November 7, 2018
On Wednesday 7th November, we surprised the 27th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw. This week’s lucky winner was Hilary, a secretary at Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall Solicitors, where she has worked for an unbelievable 36 years! We crammed into the reception with Hilary’s team who all came down from their desks to help us surprise her. Hilary certainly realised something was happening when she saw the crowd of people waiting for her through the glass door. It wasn’t until she came into the reception that she realised she was the lucky w...
On Wednesday 31st October we announced the 26th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw. The lucky person to receive our £2000 cheque was Adam Gee, Menswear Merchandiser at JD Sports, where he has worked for two and a half years. We attracted plenty of attention as we walked through the huge JD Sports office with our cheque. Adam’s win was warmly welcomed by the rest of the staff and he received a huge round of applause. A Halloween treat indeed! Adam said his winnings would be spent on Christmas presents for his two sons; Oscar, 6 months, and Arth...
On Wednesday 24th October we drew the 25th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw! The winners this week were Andy and Julie Foy, owners of Think Carpet & Floors. They set their business up 10 years ago, and now have two showroom locations in Bury and Radcliffe. You can learn more about them on their website. We tracked Andy down to his Bury showroom. Despite being easy to find, Andy actually spotted us before we’d spotted him. We even held the door open for him as we entered Think Carpet & Floors with his cheque, assuming he might be a customer...
On Wednesday 17th October the 24th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced! This week’s winner was Clark Burgan, the General Manager of UKMeds4U, an online platform for prescription medicines, which he has been looking after for 10 years. We had a bit of a challenge finding Clark this afternoon! By the time we got to his office, he was no longer there. As quite the lone wolf, we struggled to find anyone who might know his whereabouts. We were almost about to admit defeat and reveal the win to Clark over the phone, when we managed to get hold...
On Wednesday 10th October the 23rd winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced! Today’s lucky winner was Leigh Garrett who is the Dual Service Manager at the Mill Gate Shopping Centre, where he’s worked for two and a half years. Leigh is in charge of security and cleaning, so in a nutshell helps keep our local shopping centre both safe and sparkling clean. Leigh suggested his winnings may go towards a new fish tank, but we think Mrs Garrett may have other ideas…. a holiday perhaps! The Mill Gate is Bury’s leading indoor shopp...
On Wednesday 3rd October the 22nd winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced! We had to track down this week’s winner Craig Pinder, the station manager at GM Fire & Rescue and boy was he hard to find.... so hard that after ruling out arson (obviously) we eventually had to call upon the help of our good friend Karan Lee, retired Chief Superintendent of GM Police to help find Craig. Once a detective always a detective! Craig has been with the Fire Brigade for over 22 years, the last 9 years here in Bury. Craig said his win will go towards a b...
On Wednesday 26th September the 21st winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced! This week’s lucky winner is Paul Birchall, a Supervisor from the Street Lighting Team at the Bury Council Bradley Fold Depot. We caught up with Paul in the canteen just before he left for the day. Paul made our day with his smile, slightly shocked he admitted the most he’s ever won before was £10 on the lottery! Every week, just 2,400 tickets are available at only £2 each, with a fantastic opportunity to win £2,000. Proceeds from ticket sal...
This week’s winner is Paul Holt from Garside Garage / Bury Mini Bus Hire. Paul was busy with a phone call when we arrived with the big cheque, he certainly cut the call short with a big smile on his face to greet us. Paul, with a little help from his wife Jolene will be spending the winnings on a family holiday next year. Minibus services are available 24/7 from Bury Mini Bus Hire and Paul and his team care so much about their Minibus vehicles they are regularly serviced at Garside Garage which Paul also owns. Every week, just 2,400 tickets are...
We took a trip to the World Famous Bury Market today to deliver our £2000 cheque. This week’s winner is Michelle from Charlie & Co, a gift and wax melt stall on Georgiana Block. The stall was an Aladdin’s Cave full of hand-crafted wax melts, Himalayan salt lamps, gifts and more, the smell was divine. Charlie & Co has been on Bury Market for just over two year and is owned by Father & Daughter team, Ken and Michelle and the business is named after Michelle’s Grandson Charlie. We got chatting to two customers, who were happy t...
This week's lucky winner was totally stunned when he found out he was this week’s lucky winner. Matthew Davidson is a Financial Controller at AFG LAW. He’s been with the firm just over 2 years and is based in their Bolton office. Matthew was asked to pop over to the Bury office under false pretence, so we could surprise him, however it all became clear when Phil walked into the MD’s office with our large cheque. Matthew is off to Dubai with his Girlfriend in a few weeks, his win will be extra spending money for the holiday but not before h...
This week's lucky winner was lost for words when he found out he'd won £2,000 in The Made In Bury Business Draw.   Ian Hayes, a director at Munro Greenhalgh, insurance brokers based in Ramsbottom, was completely shocked and very quiet when we arrived to present him with the cheque; something his colleagues don't often witness.  He and the team had just been discussing a meal out so when asked what he'd spend the money on, he was quick to say that he'd take the team for lunch and he'd be footing the bill!...
This week's winner couldn't have looked happier if she'd tried!  Karen Smalley was the name on the lucky ticket that was drawn this week and she was literally jumping for joy when she heard the news that she'd won £2,000. In actual fact Karen and three of her colleagues have purchased tickets as a syndicate, so there were four, not one winner this week, each taking home £500.   Karen is a senior carer for Persona who provide a range of different support options designed to be flexible to meet the diverse needs of the co...
This week’s lucky winner is Sarah Jenkinson, CRM Team Administrator at Weaveability Ltd based at Imperial House, BusinessLodge. Sarah who has worked at Weaveability Ltd for almost 4 years is taking her children Lauren, 16 and Summer, 8 to Bulgaria and her winnings will help make this a very happy holiday. Weaveability Ltd are just one of almost 70 local businesses that support the Business Draw. Every week, just 2,400 tickets are available at only £2 each, with a fantastic opportunity to win £2,000. Proceeds from ticket sales will help new sta...
On Wednesday 8st August the 14th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced! This week’s lucky winner is Michael Crossley, Operations Assistant at BusinessLodge Bury. A very surprised Michael told us he would be treating himself to some new clothes during a shopping spree in Manchester. Perfect timing for a new wardrobe as Michael is holidaying later this month in Cornwall…. That’s’ a lot of shorts and tee shirts! Michael bought his ticket through Bury BusinessLodge, serviced offices in Bury town centre, which are secure, ai...
On Wednesday 1st August the 13th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced! This week’s lucky winner is business owner Jason Groves from Nettl of Bury. Jason said… “I didn’t ever expect to win”, before telling us he will spend the money on a family holiday with his wife Samantha and their children. Nettl of Bury, is an award-winning graphic design and print agency with a fantastic reputation for professionalism and innovation. Whether you are looking for eye-catching graphic design, print or web design, Nettl ca...
On Wednesday 25th July, we had the pleasure of presenting the £2,000 cheque to the 12th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw. This week’s lucky winner is Erica Edmunds, a drinks waitress at Stattery Patisserie and Chocolatier. Slattery is a huge supporter of the Business Draw and we were thrilled to be able to pay them a visit to present the cheque to Erica. Slattery was founded in 1967 and is a 3rd generation, family run business based in Whitefield. Click here to view the moment Erica was presented with the cheque to a round of applause from b...
On Wednesday 18th July the 11th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced! This week’s lucky winner is Mike Beckwith, Accounts Manager at Jetchem, Bury. Mike bought his ticket through ‘Business Draw Supporters’ Red Tiger Karate Club. Red Tiger Karate Club is based in Bury and teaches non-contact karate classes which are suitable for both adults and children. They run over 60 classes, specialising in teaching Shotokan and goju karate. The club is led by Sensei Paul Wolstencroft and Sensei Mike Beckwith and between them they have ov...
On Wednesday 11th July the 10th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced! This week’s lucky winner is Gail Branch, Headteacher at All Saints Church of England Primary School in Whitefield. We surprised a delighted Mrs Branch, who took a short break from her busy schedule to tell us that she’ll be putting her winnings towards a new car. All Saints' is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School for boys and girls from three to eleven years of age. It is situated on Rufford Drive in Whitefield and is one of the Bury Family of Sch...
On Wednesday 4th July the 9th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced! This week’s lucky winner is IT Manager Kevin Walsh from DTE IT Support based at The Exchange in Bury Town Centre Kevin, who has worked for the business for over 20 years, said he would be putting his winnings on England winning the world cup…. as much as we’d love England to win, we do hope he spends it on something else, maybe a holiday Kevin? His work mates certainly saw cake and prosecco in the not so distant future, all on Kevin of course! DTE IT Suppor...
The latest winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced on Wednesday 27th June as Complete Driveway Designs. The cheque was accepted on behalf of the directors by project manager Sophie Clayton who is hoping her bosses will spend the windfall on a team night out! Complete Driveway Designs is a specialist driveway and patio installation company based in Ramsbottom. Complete Driveway Designs is renowned for their friendly approach and high-quality finish in all projects. Complete Driveway Designs undertake projects across the North West. Every week, ju...
The latest winner of £2,000 was announced on Wednesday 20th June as Exchange Utility. Bury based Exchange Utility provide energy management solutions for thousands of UK businesses. They negotiate excellent contract prices with suppliers then pass the savings on to the businesses. Managing Director Kelly Ivison was delighted with the win and said that Exchange Utility will be keeping the winnings local by spending it on their staff with a celebratory night out in Bury. Every week, just 2,400 tickets are available at only £2 each, with a fantastic op...
The latest winner of £2,000 in The Made In Bury Business Draw was announced on Wednesday 13th June as Cheri D'iorio from Woodbank Junior Football Club; and it's not just Cheri that benefits from the windfall. Cheri has donated £500 back to the club which was met with smiles all round. Cheri said she never wins anything, so was both shocked and thrilled when she received the phone call and has decided to put the money towards a family holiday next year. Team manager Matt Jordan broke off from training for a team picture on Thursday evening, a...
On Wednesday 6th June the 5th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced! This week’s lucky winner is company CEO Liam Gately from Platinum Care in Radcliffe. Liam said… “I didn’t go on this to win, but to support small business. As crazy as it sounds I didn’t ever actually connect in my mind that I might win something by putting my money in.” Liam also told us that he will be spending his winnings on a family holiday with wife Julie and daughters Deanna, Summer and Lydia. Since setting up Platinum Care 6 years a...
On Wednesday 30th May the 4th winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced! This week’s lucky winner is Ifda Zaman from the Bury Council Contact Centre in Whittaker Street Radcliffe. Ifda has been a Customer Service Advisor at the centre for 2 years and was overjoyed with the win! When presented with the cheque the entire room applauded. Ifda told us that she will be spoiling her son this August when she takes him to Euro Disney. You can get advice and information about Council services from the Whittaker Street office in Radcliffe. The office ...
On Wednesday 23rd May the 3rd winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced! This week’s lucky winner is Paul Dawson from Six Town Housing. We caught up with Paul on a job in Radcliffe who happily took a short break from laying a pathway to tell us that he’ll be spending his winnings on his wedding next year in July. Paul made our day with the biggest smile ever although he did admit he didn’t actually think he’d ever win! See the moment he did here. Six Town Housing is an Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO), which ...
On Wednesday 16th May the second winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced! This week’s lucky winner is David Wiggins from Bury Council, who said he would be spending the winnings on his house, or maybe even a holiday…. this was after asking if it was really happening! Yes David, you really did win!  Every week, just 2,400 tickets are available at only £2 each, with a fantastic opportunity to win £2,000. Proceeds from ticket sales will help new start-up businesses through the Made in Bury Business Academy, and support i...
The first winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw was announced on Wednesday 9th May as HR Simple Limited. HR Simple Limited of Bury New Road, Whitefield take the stress and worry out of HR by providing simple, clear, and cost-effective solutions. They also boast a HR Simple Academy which is a support platform for SME's, an industry leading Knowledge Portal designed to meet the needs of organisations with a passion to effectively manage and develop their internal talent.  For more information visit www.hrsimpleacademy.co.uk So, wha...