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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...
This week’s winner is Davenports Business Support Centre! Davenports, who recently opened their new office doors in Bury, offer a wide range of services including accounting, graphic design, printing and web design. Owner, Jason Davenport, also set up Davenports Food Bank to support those in the local area who are really in need of a helping hand. Charity is extremely important to Jason and he truly cares about the cause of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw. He entered on behalf of his business as he was passionate about helping to fund the mentorin...
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! Six Town Housing is an Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO), which was set up in 2005 to manage...
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...