November 14, 2018

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, this meant we had to give away the surprise.

It turned out that Jonathan was on holiday from work – no wonder his colleagues couldn’t track him down! Instead, we asked Johnathon if he could come down to the Made in Bury office at Bury BusinessLodge, so we could present him with his cheque.

Johnathon has been working at Bury Council as a Service Desk Technician for over 4 years. He was ecstatic to hear the news that he had won this week’s £2,000 prize, especially considering he has 4 tickets for the draw! Johnathon was very adamant that his money would be spent on treating his dad rather than anything for himself which we thought was lovely!

The money raised by the Made in Bury Business Draw goes back into supporting small businesses within the borough. The draw helps to fund our Business Academy which mentors start-up businesses, and will eventually enable us to setup interest free loans to support new businesses.

The draw is open to owners and employees of all Bury businesses and organisations, plus their friends and family. Could you be our next winner?

Congratulations to Jonathan! We hope you save enough to treat yourself! Watch the moment we surprised him here.