December 19, 2018

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, you can never plan what is going to happen!

Our first winner was Horsfield & Smith Chartered Accountants (pictured) who entered as a team. Jonathan Staples, Director at Horsfield & Smith, was the person we surprised with the £2,000 cheque. Jonathan has been part of the Made in Bury Business Draw since the very beginning because he really believes in supporting businesses here in Bury!

As their win was a team effort, Jonathan said the money would go towards a social for the office, something which the receptionist who overheard will definitely be holding him to!

Hadyn Keenan from Bury Council was our second lucky winner, but unfortunately, we couldn’t reach him as he was out of office. We hate having to ruin surprises, especially since we were live streaming them, but this week we had to. When we rang him, we even had the misfortune of being greeted by his voicemail rather than Hadyn himself, but as we said, you just can’t plan things! Hadyn later got in touch with us and was delighted to hear he had won £2,000.

Despite things not going to plan, we still had the pleasure of putting a smile on people’s faces in time for Christmas!

The double draw saw us surprise our 33rd and 34th winners, meaning so far, we have given away a grand total of £68,000!

The more people that enter, the more we can raise to help start-up businesses in Bury. It costs just £2 a week to take part in the Made in Bury Business Draw, and we give away a £2,000 cheque every Wednesday! Anyone that owns or works for a business in Bury can take part in the draw, and we’ve also opened it up to friends and family!

The Made in Bury Business Draw will be back on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Good luck to everyone, and we hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Congratulations again to our double draw winners! This week’s surprises were filmed in three parts, so head to our Facebook page where you can watch them all.