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TICKET NUMBER 20644 - 18TH MAY 2022

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.

Gillian is now the 5th winner that DTE have in the draw, she has worked for DTE for a long time, starting out as a Junior, before moving onto a Manager role and is now the Financial Controller for internal accounts. DTE Business Advisers are a partner-led firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers. They we are the largest independent advisory firm in Bury and one of the largest independent firms across Manchester and the North West. They pride themselves on being the perfect-fit partner for SMEs, particularly owner-managed businesses, with industry-leading expertise and a personalised approach when working with clients.

Gillian isn't sure what she is going to spend the winnings on, but she is definetly having a takeaway tea as a treat tonight.

It was wonderful to have the help of Peter Andre who wanted to help present Gillian with the Giant cheque for £2000.

A big thank to DTE who are Official Supporters in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw, they are great advocates of the draw  since the beginning and offer payroll deduction as an option of payment for colleagues who want to get in.

Click here to see the moment we turned up to surprise Gillian.

Ticket number 21548 - 11th may 2022

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.

Chris got married 3 years ago and his honeymoon was cancelled due to Covid, this then became a ‘Family moon’ which was again cancelled due to Covid, not once, not twice but a whopping 3 times!!! So, this year Chris is confident he, his wife and their children will finally be able to get away, and with an additional £2000 spending money we are sure they will all have an amazing time in Florida on their ‘Disney Cruise and Stay’ family moon.

Click here to see the moment we called Chris.

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TICKET NUMBER 21591 - 4TH MAY 2022

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 giant cheque with Rhianna name on it, but sadly we were told that she wasn’t in today. Thank you for keeping the surprise a secret until we called Rhianna.

Leanne called Rhianna when she got back to the office, when she answered she told her that she’d been to the office to see her and she wasn’t there, Rhianna seemed suspicious and asked who it was, Leanne responded and said that it was Winning Wednesday. Rhianna paused for a moment and then screamed “Oh my god!” She couldn’t believe it and kept asking if she had really won and it’s made her day.

Leanne asked what the £2000 winnings would go on, initially Rhianna said that the money would go towards some DIY projects on the house, but then changed her mind and said it would be nice to go on a holiday with it and we couldn’t agree more.

Rhianna will be celebrating 5 years at Clough & Willis this October. She has recently been made a Partner and deals with wills and probates. This is now the 2nd win for Clough & Willis, as Nicola won back in November 2021.

Thank you Clough & Willis for supporting the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw, they are a personal and commercial solicitors based in Bury and Little Lever, Bolton. They pride themselves on being open, honest and speaking in plain English with you.

If you’d like to win like Rhianna or get your team involved go to www.draw.madeinbury.co.uk for tickets or contact Leanne on weeklydraw@madeinbury.co.uk to arrange a visit.

Click here to see the moment we called Rhianna.

TICKET NUMBER 20713 - 27TH APRIL 2022

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 23 years, what an achievement!

When Leanne first called and asked if Winning Wednesday rang any bells to Mike, he quickly said no but once she mentioned Made in Bury, the penny dropped, much to Mikes delight. Leanne asked Mike the all-important question “so what will you spend the £2000 on?” but Mike was lost for words and said that it's come at a great time.

We always love to see our Wednesday Winners so Mike allowed us to pop to his house a bit later on to take a photo of him with the giant cheque. She also met his two beautiful dogs, 11 year old Jack Russell’s George and Dennis who were more than happy to pose in front of the camera and obviously they got a little dog treat brought for them as well!

While Leanne was there, Mike explained that he has two children, a 20 year old daughter and a 16 year old son and said he would like to get them both a treat (I suspect the dogs will get a little something too!)

TICKET NUMBER 20806 - 20TH APRIL 2022

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 excited for Peter and even more excited when they saw the giant cheque.

Some of the colleagues did try and call Peter to get him to come into work without raising any suspicion, but sadly he was feeling a little under the weather. Thank you to everyone at Conservatory Insulations for keeping the surprise a secret until we called Peter, especially Georgia, Matt and Richard the Marketing Director.

Leanne called Peter to let him know that he’d won £2000 and he couldn’t believe it, he was absolutely shocked and it has made his day. Peter has been in the draw since July 2018 and it’s incredible to have his ongoing support. He’s looking at spending the winnings on his wife and children. Peter’s youngest, Leon, is turning 2 years old very soon so some of the winnings will go towards a very special party for him as Peter told us that he was born 2 months premature, he was very tiny and he's truly grateful at him being in everyone's lives.

Conservatory Insulations are the UK market leaders in conservatory roof insulation. They will be celebrating 10 years this year, with around 160 employees many of which are local to the Radcliffe area, the incredible team thrive on ensuring they are the best at what they do. They can make your conservatory warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, with rising living costs it’s a great way to transform an old conservatory, save money and make the space more liveable all year round.

Click here to see the moment we called and surprsied Peter him with the news.

TICKET NUMBER 22211 - 13TH APRIL 2022

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 was at work when she got the call off Leanne to tell her that her husband’s ticket was this week’s winning number. She was so happy and overjoyed he had won, and this is where the plan started to surprise James later in the evening.

After speaking with Mike who works on security he passed Leanne’s details on and within no time at all Deborah Friend from Essity called Leanne to help facilitate the operation! We already knew that James started work at 7pm but Deborah informed us he gets to work a little earlier so we knew we had to get there before he did, she also sent an email round to the Shift Managers to let them know as well what was going to happen.

Chrissy said she could barely contain her excitement and told James that she was going to go for a walk, but really she was meeting us there for the reveal. We hid behind the security cabin and as James walked past he spotted us, but had no idea why we were there. Leanne explained what the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw was and that every Wednesday someone wins £2000 and that he was this weeks winner! James was in complete shock and couldn’t believe it.

James has worked at the Stubbins Mill for almost 20 years in the maintenance department. Essity are a leading global hygiene and health company, the Stubbins Mill first started making paper in 1911 and is well-known by the local people in the area. Essity manufactures paper and hygiene products including popular household brands Cushelle toilet roll, Velvet toilet roll and Plenty household towels. Today Essity’s Stubbins site makes Tork paper products using 100% recycled fibre and employs more than 60 people. The mill is proud of its roots and regularly contributes to local community initiatives through funding, sponsorship, product donations and volunteering. It has recently donated products to help Bury Hospice, the Burnley Bobcats Swimming Club and several local foodbanks supporting individuals and families during the pandemic.

Chrissy has worked for Velvet in Ramsbottom for 2 and a half years. Velvet have been in the heart of Ramsbottom for 12 years now, opening a 2nd shop in 2018, as well as having a shop online. Deborah the owner of Velvet would like to thank the local customers for always being so loyal, especially throughout lockdown.

James and Chrissy are going to Turkey so the winnings will go towards a well deserved holiday for them. Thank you again to everyone involved in pulling off the surprise for James.

Click here to see the video of us surprsing James.

If you’d like to win like James or even treat a loved one to a secret ticket go to www.draw.madeinbury.co.uk for tickets!

TICKET NUMBER 22211 - 13TH APRIL 2022

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 surprise him we were informed that he works nights and so won’t start his shift until 7pm. Leanne rang the company he works for and the response from the team has been incredible, they have helped us to arrange a visit later tonight and the winner has no idea!

We cannot wait as this will be a first for us at Made in Bury surprising someone at night. A big thank you to his wife and also the colleagues at the company for being so kind in assisting us with this. Stay tuned for another email that will be sent out tomorrow letting everyone see the wonderful video of when we our lucky winner.

TICKET NUMBER 21618 - 6TH APRIL 2022

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 in 2022 so far!

In May this year Yvonne will be celebrating her 4 year anniversary at Six Town Housing where she is a Neighbourhood Housing Officer.

The winnings are going to go towards a holiday to Lanzarote that has been booked for later in the year, it will be the first time that Yvonne will have been away in a few years. Yvonne is also going to treat her Mum and Grandma, who are very dear to her, with a spa day for them both as well.

Six Town Housing provide a wide range of services to around 8000 homes in Bury and aspire to deliver great services that improve the quality of your home and neighbourhood.

Would you like Leanne to come into your business to get colleagues involved in the draw and hopefully have a Wednesday Winner in your work soon, whilst supporting the local area to create and retain jobs? Email weeklydraw@madeinbury.co.uk to arrange a visit.

Click here to see the moment we called Yvonne with the good news!

TICKET NUMBER 22293 - 30TH MARCH 2022

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, 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 Bolton, where he was worked for about 9 years as a Sales Advisor. When his colleagues heard that he'd won £2000 they were so plesaed for him and said the cake run was on him today!

Local Steve grew up in Brandlesholme before moving. Previously to working for Craftprint Steve worked for Bury Hospice for 5 years and then later on Bolton Hospice. He has also helped out at the Bury Cancer Support Centre.

When Leanne asked Steve what he was looking to spend his winnings on he said his wife, Sheena, will be helping with that task. But he is looking to get himself a season ticket for Bury FC who he has been a fan of for many years.

Steve celebrates his 70th Birthday later in the year, him and Sheena have booked to go on holiday to Tenerife so some of the winnings will go to making that birthday that little more special. He also has 8 grandchildren that will probably all get a little treat as well.

Click here to see the moment we called Steve to tell him he's won £2000.

TICKET NUMBER 21809 - 23RD MARCH 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 believe it. She thought it was a joke and that someone was winding her up. Linda said “I couldn’t win a boil on the end of my nose.” Linda kept saying how amazing it was that she’d won £2000 and how wonderful the news was.

Linda is going to save half of the winnings for some holidays and breaks away, she is going to use some of the money to spruce up her apartment with new doors and finally she is going to treat her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Linda worked for the NHS for 32 years before retiring, she now enjoys her time with family and friends, going for brunch, lunch and meals out, as well as travelling and getting away.

Click here to see the moment we called Linda to surprise her!

TICKET NUMBER 20372 - 16TH MARCH 2022

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 syndicate. Brenda, along with 5 other colleagues, all have 1 ticket each in the draw and have agreed to share the winnings should they be the Wednesday Winner, giving themselves 6 chances each week to win! The person who’s name the ticket is under gets £500 and the rest all get £300 and this is now the SECOND time they have won collectively which is incredible.

Brenda is going to London this weekend for her daughters belated birthday and so the money will go on some extra treats. Jake is going to Liverpool on Saturday so he’s now got some extra money to help the weekend be even better than expected. Hannah and Matt have recently moved into a new home so this will go towards a new TV for the house. Izzy is looking to put her money towards a well-deserved shopping spree and Ella was still in shock that they had won so isn’t sure what she’ll spend the winnings on.

Connect Comms have been in the Weekly Draw since the beginning, they have 10 corporate tickets each week, some colleagues have a syndicate going and a couple have individual tickets. They are great advocates and believe it’s a great cause to get behind, helping the local community and new businesses in the area to succeed. This is now the 4th win for them overall.

Connect Comms are family run business that offer a wide range of telecommunication related services, including the supply of mobile phone, business landlines, phone lines, and phone systems and offer competitive prices on all devices and tariffs for businesses of all sizes, as well as ongoing support. 

Click here to see the moment we went down the the Connect Comms office.

Why don't you and your colleagues get involved with syndicate tickets and give yourselves even better odds of being a winner! Go to www.draw.madeinbury.co.uk for tickets!

TICKET NUMBER 20936 - 9TH MARCH 2022

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 draw after his friend, Richard Bell from DTE Business Advisers, recommended to join and he’s overjoyed that he did, not only does the cause support local businesses but he’s now won £2000.

We found out that John works as a Marketing Manager for a children’s healthcare company, Aspris, and is currently working from home in the city centre. When Leanne asked John what he would spend the £2000 on he said now that we’re allowed he’s going to book a holiday. He’s hoping to go back to a favourite place of his, Goa.

Click here to see the monent we called and suprised John.

Why not get family, friends and colleagues involved in the draw by sharing the link below to easily get tickets:

www.draw.madeinbury.co.uk

 

TICKET NUMBER 22569 - 2ND MARCH 2022

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 year she told us.

Beverley has worked for Woodcocks, Haworth & Nuttall Solicitors for the last 2 years, working on reception, as well as being a secretary. The business have been great advocates of the draw since the beginning and sent a communication to all their branches to see if any colleagues would like to join for a chance to win, Beverley is so glad that she joined. This is now the 4th winner they have had.

Leanne asked Beverley what she was looking to spend the £2000 on and without hesitate she already knew, a chimney repair! She has been saving up to have this done for a while and now the repair can go ahead sooner than expected, which is an absolute blessing for Beverley especially with all the bad weather that we’ve been having. Hopefully there will be some left over for Beverley to treat herself as well.

Woodcocks, Haworth & Nuttall Solicitors have branches across the North West in in Accrington, Bacup, Blackburn, Bury, Clitheroe, Great Harwood, Haslingden and Rawtenstall with a full range of comprehensive legal services available. They were founded over 200 years ago and are one the oldest family firm of solicitors in England. Click here for more information about what services they have available for you.

Thank you again to Woodcocks, Nuttall and Howarth Solicitors for their continued support in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw.

Click here to see the moment we called Beverley.

TICKER NUMBER 21423 - 23RD FEBRUARY 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 passed the phone over to Lyn. When Leanne explained that she was trying to get hold of her, Lyn said 2 of her friends had sent her a screenshot of one of the posts later that evening from social media and they asked if it was her, knowing that she wasn’t on social media herself. Initially Lyn wasn't sure but when she checked her records she indeed found out that the ticket number was hers and she was going to ring back first thing, but Leanne just beat her to it.

Lyn had a very busy day on Winning Wednesday, she was out and about all day including a trip to the world famous Bury Market and meeting with her Daughter-in-Law.

Lyn purchased her ticket in June 2019 while working at Woodhey High School, she was there for a phenomenal 22 years before she decided to retire in the Summer of 2020. She was still in shock that she was the winner and the news hadn’t properly sunk in. As she has had a little bit of extra time to think about what to spend her winnings on Lyn told Leanne that it was going to put it towards a holiday that’s been booked for Scotland later in the year as well as treating a couple of family and friends, including Alison and Carol who sent the posts over.

Lyn has now given us her mobile number and an updated email address in case we ever need to get in touch again and she said that she will definitely answer if it's a Wednesday! If you have a ticket in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 and there’s a chance you’ve changed your contact number, email address or the place where you’d be on Winning Wednesday, then drop Leanne an email at weeklydraw@madeinbury.co.uk with your updated details.

Why not get family, friends and colleagues involved in the draw by sharing the link below to easily get tickets:

www.draw.madeinbury.co.uk

TICKET NUMBER 21423 - 23RD FEBRUARY 2022

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 £2000 Draw, can you help us track the winner. Do you reckon you might know who this person might be? Have you got friend or family memeber that has purchased a ticket in the draw and they have now retired from Woodhey High School? If so please get in touch with us on 07494 185595.

We'll keep you updated and put out an updated blog once we have let the winner know their wonderful news.

TICKET NUMBER 21432 - 16TH FEBRUARY 2022

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 call her with the great news. Thank you Liz for keeping it a secret until we could contact her.

We called Kerry a couple of times with no joy, but she then rang the number back. Leanne let her know that she was from the Made in Bury Weekly Draw and that she’d just been into the shop and sadly didn’t see her. It was only when Leanne mentioned she had a giant cheque with her that Kerry gasped with delight. Kerry was ecstatic with her win and said that she that we’d made her day!

Kerry was a nurse before she decided to take the leap and set up Hearts for Homes in 2016. She said it’s the best thing she’s done and loves what she does. She is off this week as it’s half term and wanted some time with the children. When Leanne asked what she will do with the £2000 and although she might treat herself to a little something, Kerry is looking to invest the money back into Hearts for Homes. The idea of Hearts for Homes is to offer affordable gifts and home accessories, with a wide variety of local handmade crafts and creations from local artists.

Click here to see the moment we called Kerry to surpirse her.

TICKET NUMBER 20831 - 9TH FEBRUARY 2022

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 said that she was part of the Made in Bury weekly £2000 Draw! The penny dropped and she was so excited that she was the winner.

Bernadette has been part of Red Tiger Karate for over 10 years and is a 2nd Dan Black Belt and a Branch Instructor. We like to ask every Wednesday Winner what they will spend the £2000 on, Bernadette said that her son would love to go skiing and so the money will go towards making that wish would come true for all the family.

Red Tiger Karate Club provide quality instruction to children from 4 years old all the way to late adulthood. Their classes are based all over the North West, including availability in locations across Bury, Radcliffe and Whitefield, catering for people of all abilities and with a team of the amazing instructors to assist. If you’d like more information, check out their website.

TICKET NUMBER 21829 - 2ND FEBRUARY 2022

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 colleagues and Debbie Pierce, the Managing Director, in facilitating the wonderful surprise. We were able to sneak in and walk right behind Gillian without being seen before she was told to turn around.

Gill was completely blown away that she was the winner, and it took a moment for the information that she’d won to sink in. Gill joined the Draw in May 2020 and is the third winner that the company have had. Gill has worked for the company for 7 years and in Dispatch, a crucial department in their organisation. When asked what she would spend the winnings on she told us that she’s off next week so a shopping trip to The Trafford Centre will definitely be happening. Afterwards Gill said that she’s completely forgot that she’s been saving up for a new car so some of the money will contribute towards that as well.

The day is extra special for those at The Bury Black Pudding Company as this marks the 20th anniversary as a registered business, dating 02.02.2002. Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement.

The company said “We're so pleased for Gill, like all the team here at Bury Black Pudding, she is very dedicated to her role. Gill has been with us for seven years and it's a pleasure to have her part of our team. I'm sure Gill will have a brilliant holiday next week and treats herself to something special”

The Bury Black Pudding Company are extremely well known and are the UK’s leading retail black pudding brand, selling their wide variety of products not only locally at the World Famous Bury Market, but at leading supermarkets up and down the country and many renowned restaurants. Click here for more information about their products.

Thank you to Bury Black Pudding for being advocates of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw, many of the colleagues have tickets in the draw and it’s great to have their support.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Gill.

TICKET NUMBER 22053 - 26TH JANUARY 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 with the covert operation to sneak into Mary’s office without being seen.

What a shock it was Mary was lost for words when she was presented with the giant £2000 cheque. Mary joined the draw after attending a Business Awards night representing East Lancs Railway in replacement for another colleague who couldn’t make it, she saw a leaflet about the draw and thought it was a great idea to join as it’s a not-for-profit initiative, just like ELR. A year later Mary decided to get another ticket to increase her odds of winning and she told Leanne afterwards that she’s delighted that she did.

Mary has worked for East Lancs Railway for almost 5 years in the finance department, she absolutely loves what she does and is a great advocate for everything that the ELR does. Mary told Leanne that the £2000 winnings is going to go towards a holiday that she’s booked with the family in July this year.

Since reopening in May 2021 after lockdown, East Lancs have had many events and are an incredible day out for all the family, catering for all ages. From their multi award winning Dining Experiences, a Day Out with Thomas, to the infamous Santa Special at Christmas. With food and drink available along the way, including The Trackside Pub offering a wonderful range of craft ales, the events that they offer are sure to put a smile on your face and create some very happy memories.

East Lancs have over 800 volunteers that help throughout the year and they are incredibly proud of the great support from the local community in continuing the rich heritage that the ELR have to offer. If you're looking for a great day out or want to volunteer, then check out East Lancashire Railway for more information. 

Click here to see the moment we surprised Mary.

TICKET NUMBER 20516 - 19TH JANUARY 2022

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 outdoor stall at Bury Market since 1946, based at the top of the subway from the main car park. Local business trader Simeon works alongside his father, who at 83, still loves what they do.

The money couldn’t have come at a better time for Simeon as he sadly had his car stolen just before Christmas so the £2000 winnings will go towards a new run around, what a worthy winner.

Annis Fabrics offer fine fabrics for all occasions starting from just £3.99 per metre. Whether you want to use their bespoke made to measure curtain making service or you’re looking to get some material for that project you’re doing in your home, then Annis Fabrics will help you out. Check out all the services and products available at www.annisfabrics.com or give them a call on 0161 763 1819.

Don’t forget the Bury Markets outdoor stalls are open Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays so don’t forget to pop down and check out the incredible products and produce that is available in our wonderful hometown.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Simeon.

TICKET NUMBER 20195 - 12TH JANUARY 2022

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 via his work, Six Town Housing, where he has been there for 16 and a half years as a Multi-Skilled Electrician. There has been a couple of his work colleagues that have won in the Draw and now David can join them in celebrating with his win.

When Phil asked David what he would spend the £2000 on, he said that he’s got a couple of weekends away planned so the money will help towards making those extra special. He has also just moved into his new home at the end of last year and so some of the money will come in handy in helping towards renovations.

Six Town housing was set up in 2005 and provides a wide range of services to around 8000 homes in Bury and aspire to deliver great services that improve the quality of your home and neighbourhood.

Click here to see the moment Phil called David with the amazing news.

TICKET NUMBER 20794 - 5TH JANUARY 2022

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. When Danielle answered the phone to Leanne, she was stunned that she’s won and couldn’t believe it. She joined the Weekly £2000 Draw after seeing a poster in the kitchen community area at work and thought it was worth doing.

Danielle first started with JD in a retail store where she worked for 8 years before moving to head office where she is now a Junior Space Planner on the Merchandising Team. Also, Danielle is currently on an apprenticeship with JD Sports and studying BSc (Hons) Retail Business Management at the University of Bolton. The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship is an exciting work-based route towards developing professionally competent Chartered Managers. Danielle said that JD Sports are an incredible company to work for and have been really supportive throughout her career.

Danielle and her partner have decided to move into a new place together so the £2000 couldn’t have come at a better time for her and will go towards the deposit to the new place. We wish you all the best in your new home and for 2022.

JD Sports are known as a global sports-fashion company, but they started in Bury back in 1981, celebrating their 40th anniversary last year. Congratulations.

Click here to see the moment we called and suprised Danielle.

TICKET NUMBER 20255 - 29TH DECEMBER 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 December Draw. He was absolutely stunned and overjoyed, especially winning just before Christmas.

David has been with Persona for almost 13 years and is their Health & Safety Building Compliance Trainee Officer. Although we couldn’t meet David in person, it was an absolute delight that we were able to meet David’s Grandad, Stan, who was visiting Persona for the day, along with all the lovely staff who were there and kept Davids’ win a secret until we could call him. David is looking to treat himself and his girlfriend to a holiday as they haven’t been away in a few years due to Covid.

Persona have been around for almost 40 years looking after day visitors in the Bury area. They deal with a wide range of people and abilities, offering a huge variety of activities for the visitors to enjoy. They have continued to work throughout the Pandemic and have never closed, so here at Made in Bury we want to say a big thank you for all your kind work in ensuring that people have a place to go and aren’t lonely in these difficult times.

Click here to see the moment we called David.

We will be back on Wednesday 5th January for our first Winning Wednesday of 2022.

TICKET NUMBER 21866 - 22ND DECEMBER 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 One in Bury with the giant cheque in hope that Jamie was there. We found out from the Nursey Manager, Pam, that Jamie wasn’t in, however with the help from another colleague, Hannah, they called Jamie to get her to come down.

When Jamie walked through the doors and saw Leanne with the giant cheque she fell to the floor and started to cry. She could barely get any words out she was that happy that she’d won. Jamie has recently moved into a new home and is looking to put the £2000 towards that and some treats over Christmas for her boys, her partner and the family.

Jamie is a qualified nursery practitioner and is the Dream Big Little One's ‘Creative Queen’. From displays to balloons to making teepees, Jamie is your girl. Nothing is ever too much trouble, she puts everyone else first, so all the staff are so happy for her as it’s a well-deserved win!

Dream Big Little One is a home from home for all your little ones. There’s a real family feel, putting the little ones at the heart of everything they do. They care for children from birth to five years old. Each room is especially designed to meet the needs of each age group and their well-trained, amazing staff know just what to do to make sure that the days are action packed and fun-filled! 

They are currently taking bookings for 2022, get in touch to arrange to see them in action. Visit their website or find them on Facebook for more details.

Click here to see the moment we visited Jamie.

TICKET NUMBER 22081 - 15TH DECEMBER 2021

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 cheered and clapped with delight.

Ruth entered the Draw to support local businesses, like herself, and the fact that she has now won was a bonus, especially as Christmas is just around the corner. Previously based in Holcombe Brook, Alternative Arrangements moved to Ramsbottom almost 9 years ago and are on Bridge Street. She is extremely grateful for the Ramsbottom community for their continued support and for all those that shop local.

When Leanne asked Ruth what she would spend the £2000 on she said that she's going to treat her children and she is looking to buy her husband something extra special as he has been incredible this last year, looking after her and the family. Alternative Arrangements are open until Christmas Eve for any last-minute gift ideas or give them a call on 01204 884041 and they can have something special ready for you to collect.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Ruth.

TICKET NUMBER 21050 - 8TH DECMEBER 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 a half years! Mill Gate are ‘Official Supporters’ in the Draw and we really appreciate their ongoing support.

Leanne was lucky enough to surprise Chris in person with his prize. He was delighted and has said that he is looking to share the chocolate out with family and friends.

Congratulations again Chris and thank you John and the team at Slattery for being the ‘Sponsor of the Week’ in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw.

TICKET NUMBER 22357 - 8TH DECEMBER 2021

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 coming up Carl is going to spend the winnings on presents and maybe a little get away as he’s not been away in a while.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Carl.

TICKET NUMBER 20978 - 1ST DECEMBER 2021

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 take family or friends over and have a fantastic time. The Shoulder of Mutton have 

Congratulations again Karen and thank you Cat and the team at Shoulder of Mutton for being the ‘Sponsor of the Week’ in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw.

TICKET NUMBER 20746 - 1ST DECEMBER 2021

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 ladies were working, and we were thrilled to find out that they were. It was a complete shock for everyone that Leanne had turned up with the giant cheque and everyone was eager to find out who the winner was. When John announced it was Jeanette’s ticket that was the winner the ladies jumped for joy and all the colleagues erupted in cheering and applause. This is the 10th winner from Slattery and the employees have over 45 tickets per week in the Draw, it’s incredible to have their support, thank you.

We found out Jeanette has worked at Slattery for almost 20 years, Wendy for 31 years and Becky for 15 years, and they absolutely love where they work. Sadly, Becky wasn’t in today, but the other ladies were able to video call her afterwards to tell her the wonderful news that they were the winners! Jeanette is looking to put her portion towards a trip to New York and Wendy said that she’s going to have a wonderful Christmas with her children.

Click here to see the moment we surprised the ladies.

TICKET NUMBER 20014 - 24TH NOVEMBER 2021

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, 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 with all the crew and staff in the back room, worked throughout Covid and we just want to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for all their hard work and support through such a difficult time.

He was overjoyed that he’d won the Tech Bundle from Currys in Bury and wanted to collect the prize straight away. The week is full of celebrating for Paul, his son turns 18 and so he is looking forward will be able to buy him his first legal pint.

Congratulations again Paul and thank you everyone at Currys in Bury for being the ‘Sponsor of the Week’ in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw.

TICKET NUMBER 22156 - 24TH NOVEMBER 2021

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 days away Deborah runs the kitchen at Fragrance Oils in Radcliffe where she has been for over 3 years.

Deborah rang Leanne back as soon as she got connection and told her that she wanted to scream and jump for joy that she was the Wednesday Winner but being on a crowded train she didn’t want alarm anyone so had to keep herself calm.

When she purchased the tickets for her children, Ben and Courtney, they all agreed that if one of the tickets won they would split the money between them all. Deborah is going to put her share of the winnings to the trip that she’s on as they haven’t been able to get away for a while so this will make the break even more spectacular.

Click here to see the moment we called Deborah.

TICKET NUMBER 22265 - 17TH NOVEMBER 2021

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 week. Her partner has recently caught Covid and so this was some great news that was warmly welcomed. The Tesco voucher has come at a wonderful time for Rebecca as the £100 will go towards the Christmas shop and make the day even more spectacular.

Congratulations again Rebecca and thank you everyone at The Bury Black Pudding Company for being the ‘Sponsor of the Week’ in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw.

TICKET NUMBER 21307 - 17TH NOVEMBER 2021

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 colleagues in the department that Leanne was on the phone, and he’s won the £2000.

Fate played its part this week for Ian as he said that he had told his work colleague on the Tuesday that he felt like he was going to win the Made in Bury Draw on Wednesday. He also told his partner Tuesday night while he was getting his stuff ready for work that he was going to wear his Wednesday socks as it was ‘going to be a good day’ and Ian couldn’t have been more spot on!

Ian is going to visit his Father-in-Law in Fuengirola early in the new year, which has been previously cancelled due to Covid, so the £2000 is going to go towards the holiday to make the trip extra special after the delay.

Click here to see the moment Ian was surprised.

TICKET NUMBER 20187 - 10TH NOVEMBER 2021

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 next 12 months and Salmeh said that she’s going to make sure that she does something now that the decorations for the event will be sorted and has already come up with ideas of when she can use them.

Congratulations again Salmah and thank you to Louise and the team at the Balloons by Design for being the ‘Sponsor of the Week’ in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw.

TICKET NUMBER 21371 - 10TH NOVEMBER 2021

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 replace another colleague who couldn’t make it, she’s so glad that she did. She has been lucky enough to win a Sponsor Prize from the ‘Winning Weeks of Christmas Campaign’ back in Christmas 2020, and now she has won the big £2000!

Leanne was able to get Lois the receptionist at Clough and Willis to go undercover in getting Nicola to unsuspectingly claim her prize. Once Nicola realised why Leanne was there, she gasped with shock! It always great to see the excitement of our winner firsthand, and her wonderful colleagues seemed overjoyed for her too clapping and cheering

Nicola has worked at Clough and Willis in the centre of Bury for over 3 years now and enjoys being a part of the Bury community. Clough and Willis are commercial and personal law solicitors, established right here in the North West. Nicola’s colleagues are now hoping it will be one of them that wins next time!

Nicola is jetting off to France next year for a big family holiday, and it will be her first holiday since before Covid so she will be putting her winnings towards that! We really hope she enjoys spending all that money.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Nicola.

TICKET NUMBER 21145 - 3RD NOVEMBER 2021

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 offered by the Bolholt Hotel and said that herself and her husband can enjoy a break away soon, it will be a lovely treat to look forward too.

Congratulations again Gillian and thank you to everyone at the Bolholt Hotel for being the ‘Sponsor of the Week’ in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw.

TICKET NUMBER 21875 - 3RD NOVEMBER 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 spirit and that people in Bury really help each other out, which is one of the reasons she’s in the Draw to help new businesses like herself.

She started Footlights in 2019, just before the pandemic. Times have been hard for the entertainment and performing arts industry and it’s great to hear that Vicki’s local stage school has grown from strength to strength. They offer classes stage school classes for 3 to 18 year olds, and the acting school classes in Tottington for 6 to 18 year olds. Vicki is offering free trials for children at the moment, if you’d like more information email bury@footlightstheatre.co.uk or call Vicki on 07956 771041.

Vicki is hoping to put the £2000 towards a holiday as she hasn’t been a way for a few years.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Vicki.

TICKET NUMBER 22167 - 27TH OCTOBER 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 Radcliffe, Pilsworth and Whitefield McDonalds, working for them for over 19 years. This week Paul had decided to take a week’s holiday from work, so we were able to catch him. He was really shocked that he’d won, and he said that he can take his little boy to the Howl-o-ween party and let him see all the doggy’s in their costumes.

Congratulations Paul and thank you to Karen Philips at Paws for Coffee for being the ‘Sponsor of the Week’ in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw.

TICKET NUMBER 22352- 27th October 2021

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 Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw! We really appreciate his support, and he is a real advocate in helping local businesses in the Bury Borough.

Tom told us that it was his wife, Gemma’s, 40th Birthday last weekend and as her present he’s taking her and the children to Florida and Disney, the £2000 will go towards making the family trip even more special and rememberable.

Tom recently raised £13,500 for Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity and broke the World Record for the longest online quiz show stream, 48 hours non-stop.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Tom with the win! 

TICKET NUMBER 22179 - 20TH OCTOBER 2021

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 Network Central & East Lancashire since 2009.

Congratulations Karen and thank you to Suzanne Duffy at Little Haven at Home for being the Sponsor of the week in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw.

The Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is a not for profit initiative and costs just £2 a week to enter. The funds raised from the draw go towards supporting start-up businesses in Bury. There are only 2,400 tickets available and for just £2 per ticket per week, you have a chance to WIN £2,000 every Wednesday and until Christmas an EXTRA prize donated from a local business.

If you would like to sign up for the draw just follow these simple steps:

1.     Email weeklydraw@madeinbury.co.uk (saying how many tickets you’d like) 

2.     Wait for your number/s to be issued along with details on how to set up a standing

order via your online banking.

3.     Set up your standing order, cross your fingers then wait for the Winning Wednesday call!

TICKET NUMBER 20407 - 20TH DECEMBER 2021

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 colleagues at Horsfield & Smith were in a meeting, so Leanne called Jonathan a couple of times in the hope that he’d answer or ring back. When he answered and Leanne introduced herself, he still wasn’t 100% sure why she was calling and was in complete shock that they’d won.

This is the 2nd time that Horsefield & Smith have won in the Draw and Jonathan was very relieved that we didn’t turn up to record his reaction, but over the moon to have won.

Before Leanne could even ask Jonathan what the £2000 would be spent on, he said he was going to go back into the meeting and let everyone know that they’d won, and the money will be happily spent on the staff.

Horsfield & Smith Chartered Accountants are a long-standing established firm based in Bury, serving businesses and individuals across the North West for over a century.

Click here to see the moment that Leanne rang with the brilliant news!

TICKET NUMBER 22231 - 13TH OCTOBER 2021

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 winner as she thought it was a joke. She was having a terrible day, and this made it so much better.

We didn’t know too much about Harriet before we called to give her the amazing news, so she was able to let us know that she’s from Ramsbottom and purchased her ticket when she was working at Viva PR based in Rawtenstall before recently moving to a company in Manchester called iProspect, working in the Digital PR Department. The company revolves around helping companies to rank better on Google, so they produce fun and creative campaigns to catch media attention.

Harriet has seen a few of the previous videos from winners, so when Leanne asked what she was going to spend the money on she said a clothes shopping spree and maybe a city break with friends or putting the money towards a car. It’s amazing to know that we’ve turned Harriet’s terrible day around into a day she won’t forget.

Click here to see the moment Leanne called Harriet with the good news!

TICKET NUMBER 20283 - 6TH OCTOBER 2021

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 delighted that he won, and he told Leanne afterwards that he went round everyone in the Office telling them all his fantastic news!

Scott told Leanne that he has only recently joined the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw Facebook group and has seen a few of the posts. So, when he woke up, he thought to himself ‘Oh it’s Winning Wednesday today’ not thinking that he’d be the lucky winner getting the call.

The money couldn’t have come at a better time as he’s having work done on the family home, so it’s going to go towards making sure that the lounge is ready in time for Christmas. He’s going to take his wife and the family for a lovely meal to celebrate as well and surprise their three Children to a shopping spree at Smiths as a treat.

Click here to see the moment we called Scott.

TICKET NUMBER 20749 - 29TH SEPTEMBER 2021

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 with the amazing news, so we rang John the owner to see if Terence was in. Unfortunately, he was off this week, so we had to give him a phone call instead.

When Leanne called, he was in complete shock that he’d won and was “gutted” to be off work as he’d have loved us to have gone down to surprise him with the giant cheque, but he was ecstatic to win regardless.

Terence has worked for Slattery’s for almost 12 years and is one of their talented cake decorators, as well as a supervisor of the cake room, what an incredible job.

Leanne always asks what the Wednesday Winner will spend the £2000 on and he’s thinking of going on a massive shopping spree and why not! Afterwards he told Leanne that he was discussing with his partner a few days ago of maybe getting another puppy, so this might be the sign to get one.

Click here to see the moment we called Terence

TICKEK NUMBER 20921 - 22ND SEPTEMBER 2021

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 tickets that Bury Council employees have, and she is their 39th winner since the draw started. It’s incredible the amount of support that the colleagues of Bury Council give to the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw.

When Leanne called Karen to tell her that she was the £2000 winner she was in complete shock and she that she “isn’t normally lost for words”. We are delighted that she’s won and is now the 2nd winner from the department that she works in.  

We love to ask the Wednesday Winner what they will spend the £2000 on and Karen is hoping to be able to book a holiday for next year as it’s been quite a while since she’s been away.

Have you already got a ticket in the Draw? Why not treat yourself to another one like Karen did?

Click here to see the moment we surprised Karen.

TICKET NUMBER 22235 - 15TH SEPTEMBER 2021

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 shock that she’d won.

Sandra, who lives in Bury, bought her ticket after seeing a local family friends’ business win on Facebook after they signed up for the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw and she is so glad that she did.

When Leanne asked what Sandra would spend the winnings on, she had no idea at the time as she’d never won anything before. Her and her husband are hoping to be able to get away on a much-anticipated holiday to Greece after their original holiday to Turkey has been cancelled due to Covid, so some of the money will go towards that. Also, Sandra’s son is flying the nest very soon and moving into an apartment so some of the £2000 will go towards helping him out.

Click here to see the moment that Sandra won.

TICKET NUMBER 21280 - 8TH SEPTEMBER 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 appreciate it so much.

With the help from Charlotte Banks, a previous winner of the Weekly £2000 Draw, we were able to arrange to go and surprise Sarah in the middle of a Team Meeting. What Sarah didn’t realise is that the rest of the team were already in on the surprise just before we turned up!

Sarah has worked for the Bury based Financial Options Group for 18 years, she plays an instrumental role in their business strategy and management of the firm while providing expert advice to individual and corporate clients. Sarah also takes the lead on event organisation and fundraising for the Financial Options Group Charitable Foundation.

She was absolutely dumbfounded that she’d won and has no idea what to spend the money on, but I’m sure her little boy and Murphy the dog will get an extra treat or too.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Sarah.

TICKET NUMBER 21884 - 1ST SEPTEMBER 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 last 2 year.

Deann was 50 in August and was able to get away for a mini break with her friend in Newcastle for a couple of days, but she hasn’t been able to celebrate properly yet. The £2000 is going to go towards a holiday away for her and her Husband for a proper celebration and a long overdue break for them both.

Remember all the proceeds from the Weekly £2000 Draw go back into the Bury Borough to help new start-up businesses with training, mentoring and interest free loans.

Click here to see the moment Deann won.

TICKET NUMBER 21144 - 25th AUGUST 2021

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 leave a voicemail. It was only when she saw the number continue to ring that she answered, thinking it might be important and she’s so glad she did! Like many of our winners, she never thought it would happen to her, and it was a great surprise. Gillian was lucky enough to be present for one of the phone calls to a previous winner and she said the atmosphere was amazing!

Gillian has worked for Bury Council for 39 years on the 1st of September this year and works in the finance Department, she is currently working for home. We were lucky to catch her while she was on her lunch. She has one of over 400 tickets that Bury Council have and is their 38th winner since the draw started. It’s amazing to have their support.

We love to ask what the lucky winner is going to spend their £2000 on. Gillian and the family were meant to be going to Portugal, but like many, plans have had to change and they’re now going to the Isle of Wight. The money will go towards some treats while they’re away.

Click here to see the moment we surpirsed Gillian.

TICKET NUMBER 22047 - 18TH AUGUST 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 £2000 Draw is to be able to support new start-up businesses. As a businessman himself, he knows what it’s like when you first start up and wants to ensure he gives back by supporting up and coming Businesses locally. He said the Made in Bury Business Academy is a great programme for those who need help, support, and guidance.

Easy Crypto Hunter are the UK’s leading team for Cryptocurrency mining and were founded in 2017. The business not only help individuals and companies, but they are now working with agricultural industry to help monetise green energy. Josh recently attended the European Union summit on crypto as a delegate.

Josh told us that he is he going away with his family soon, so the £2,000 winnings will be used towards some fun times and some extra treats.

Click here to see the moment he won.

TICKET NUMBER 21840 - 11TH AUGUST 2021

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 hot tubs and saunas from many trusted brands. They have a variety of different sizes and styles to suit all homes, including the new ATV & Swim Spas. Marquise Spas also offer other products including saunas, steam rooms and grills.

We love finding out what our winner will be spending the £2000 on. Katherine told us that she will be putting the money towards some treats for the children as the family are going away for a few days down south soon. After getting over the shock, she told Phil and Leanne that it’s not only her Birthday on Saturday, but also her husband Stuarts too. She’s going to treat herself to something extra special on the day and Katherine said the children will be more than happy to help spend the money with her

Click here to see the moment Katherine won.

TICKET NUMBER 21519 - 4TH AUGUST 2021

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’s fantastic to have their backing.

Nik said afterwards that he thought the call was a prank from one of his colleagues, working in sales that is the sort of thing they would do to each other in their office. It was only when Leanne called Nik back that he realised it was true and it’s the best call he’s had in ages!

Like many, it’s been a tough year for Nik and the family. Jo, his partner, sadly lost her Dad in February. He’s hoping to put some of the money towards getting an annex for Jo’s Mum who has moved closer to the family. Also, Nik recently got engaged at the beginning June due to Covid this didn’t go quite to plan, with their son Dylan testing positive on the day. He’s hoping to be able to book a nice meal and have the night they deserve after everything they’ve been through in the last 12 months.

Click here to see the moment Nik won.

TICKET NUMBER 20023 - 28TH JULY 2021

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 the lovely Gemma today. She was completely delighted that we had made her day telling us that she never wins anything and felt like crying she was that emotional about the win.

Gemma who has worked for Bury Council since 1999 and works in Children’s Services in the Workforce Development Team. She is one of over 400 tickets that Bury Council have, and their 38th winner since the draw started. It’s amazing to have their support!

Gemma told Leanne that she’s going to spend the money on doing a few things to the house. Also her and the family are going away for a few days so this will go towards some fun things while they’re away and finally she wants to use some of the money to get her son some driving lessons.

Click here to see the moment we phoned Gemma.

TICKET NUMBER 21168 - 21ST JULY 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….

Paul is a supervisor for the Radcliffe, Pilsworth and Whitefield McDonalds and he has been there for an outstanding 19 years! He said it was only meant to be a part time job, but he has made an amazing career out of it. Paul has 2 tickets in the Draw and is hoping that he will get another win in the future.

He told us he will be using the £2,000 winnings to treat his partner and son, George, as it is both their Birthday’s next month.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Paul.

ticket number 22038 - 14th July 2021

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….

As a local entrepreneur Josh supports the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw with a massive 20 tickets every week! 

When Phil presented the current Made in Bury Businessman of the Year with his winnings, he was dumfounded and shocked to say the least that he'd won, but we made his day!

Easy Crypto Hunter are the UK’s leading team for Cryptocurrency mining. Their expertise has culminated in advisory positions both for the Home Office and the EU Parliament with regards to the future of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain policy! WOW!

Josh told us he will be using the £2,000 winnings to treat the staff at Easy Crypto Hunter and make their work environment a better place by adding some cool additions.

Click here to see the moment we suprised Josh.

Ticket Number 22090 - 7th July 2021

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.

What a year Julie has had, after postponing her wedding it was 4th time lucky on 2nd July. After sadly being made redundant a year ago like many due to Covid, Julie set up The Tiny Iron having over 25 years’ experience within the laundry industry. In September of last year Julie has now added domestic cleaning to her catalogue. The laundry service is based in Prestwich with local collection and delivery available.

Julie told us the £2,000 winnings will be going towards a little honeymoon away to her Mums’ favourite place, Whitby, as she sadly passed away in January before the Wedding. Something that would not have happened anytime soon and could not have come at a better time, so it will be lovely to be able to go in her Mums honour.

Click here to see the moment we suprised Julie.

Ticket number 22239 - 30th June 2021

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 is Head Leader UK & Ireland & Director of Events Development at Mums/Moms in Business International, she runs over 100 regular child friendly networking events. Heather also runs a business called Mindset and Me, which helps children become more confident, have positive mindsets and grow up having a growth mindset and become resilient.

Heather is currently running her businesses from Spain for a few months whilst giving her son Isaac some amazing experiences at the same time.

Heather told us the £2,000 winnings will be going towards Scuba Diving Lessons for Isaac and couldn’t have come at a better time.

Click here to see the moment Debi told Heather she'd won.

Ticket Number 20818 - 23rd June 2021

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 will ensure that the recipient has the correct cutlery, they will make them cups of tea, turn over the TV if required and generally make sure that the person is comfortable.

Sandra has worked for Meals on Wheels for seven and a half years and was very passionate when describing her job.

Phil surprised Sandra with the call whilst she was out helping her mother buy a garden bench which soon changed to Sandra buying her Mum a garden bench when she realised that she was a whopping £2,000 richer.

Sandra also plans to treat her kids who have both been poorly recently… we hope you save a little for yourself Sandra!

Click here to see the moment Phil surpised Sandra.

TICKET NUMBER 21642 - 16TH JUNE 2021

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, oversees the caretakers and deals with fly tipping and removals.

We tried to surprise Maggie with the winning call to let her know the fantastic news that she was today’s £2000 winner, but she was a very difficult lady to get hold of, and after three attempts of calling her, we still didn’t have any luck being able to surprise her with the news and catch it on camera for the video.

We eventually got hold of Maggie and were able to speak to her on the phone. Although surprising Maggie whilst filming didn’t quite go to plan, she was delighted with the news that she had won! She said she has a holiday booked for next year and £1,000 left to pay so this will go towards that, and the remaining £1000 will be spending money – amazing!

Congratulations Maggie! We hope you have a brilliant holiday next year and enjoy treating yourself whilst you’re there.

Watch the video here!

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TICKET NUMBER 21756 - 9TH JUNE 2021

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 may have, they have experience with a range of company sizes, from new start-ups to medium size companies to large multinational organisations.

From helping with relevant legislation changes, undertaking risk assessments and safety audits to developing safety plans, Kenmac Associates give businesses the assurance that they have full compliance with all health and safety procedures.

Amy called Richard to surprise him with the news that he was today’s £2000 winner and he was thrilled with the news that he had won. He said he bought the tickets for the business so will be sharing the money out between his team as a treat!

We are sure the team will be delighted when they find out they are receiving a nice summer bonus. What a fantastic manager they have!

It is great to have Kenmac Associates in the draw and we really appreciate the support. Congratulations!

Watch the moment Amy surprised Richard with the winning call here.

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TICKET NUMBER 21908 - 2ND JUNE 2021

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 may have, they have experience with a range of company sizes, from new start-ups to medium size companies to large multinational organisations.

From helping with relevant legislation changes, undertaking risk assessments and safety audits to developing safety plans, Kenmac Associates give businesses the assurance that they have full compliance with all health and safety procedures.

Amy called Richard to surprise him with the news that he was today’s £2000 winner and he was thrilled with the news that he had won. He said he bought the tickets for the business so will be sharing the money out between his team as a treat!

We are sure the team will be delighted when they find out they are receiving a nice summer bonus. What a fantastic manager they have!

It is great to have Kenmac Associates in the draw and we really appreciate the support. Congratulations!

Watch the moment Amy surprised Richard with the winning call here.

If you’d like to win £2000 on a Wednesday just like Richard, then get in contact with us! You can get in touch on Facebook through our Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw Facebook Group or send an email to weeklydraw@madeinbury.co.uk and we will get you signed up. You could be adding an extra £2000 to your bank account as soon as next Wednesday!

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TICKET NUMBER 20474 - 26TH MAY 2021

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. The full-service law firm with offices in Bury and Bolton are an Official Supporter of the Weekly £2000 Draw. Many of their team members have tickets and we really appreciate their support.

The element of surprise was stolen from us as Fiona was tipped off by her previous employer so when Amy called her to tell her the news that she had won the £2000 she already knew. Although the call didn’t quite catch her off guard she was utterly delighted with the news.

Having had a very difficult time due to ill health and going through open heart surgery last year this was, just the kind of positive news Fiona needed. Things are really starting to turn around for her recently.

When Amy asked Fiona what she plans to spend the money on, she said her son lives in Vietnam and he had a baby last year, so she is going to use the money to travel out there to visit them.

Watch what happened with the winning phone call here.

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TICKET NUMBER 21263 - 19TH MAY 2021

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 in working.

Chantelle was completely lost for words when she saw that she had won, and her reaction was brilliant! I don’t think we have ever had a reaction quite like this before! A flabbergasted Chantelle could not believe it and once she had composed herself a little bit more as the news sunk in, she said she wasn’t sure what she will be spending the £2000 on but she will definitely be treating herself.  A couple of members of the team around the shop shouted out that she better be treating them too!

Chantelle said when she started working for Slattery’s she found out about the draw through fellow team members and had seen that other colleagues had won so wanted to get involved. She is actually the 8th winner from Slattery’s and there are currently 36 employees from there with a ticket. We really appreciate their support in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw, and we love being able to head down to the famous patisserie in Whitefield to surprise the winner and make their day!

Watch the moment we surprised Chantelle here!

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TICKET NUMBER 21101 - 12TH MAY 2021

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 Chadwicks have their head office and manufacturing site on Villiers Street in Bury.

With numerous employees having tickets in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw, Lindsay is now the third winner from there!

Lindsay has worked for Chadwicks of Bury for 22 years and has been a Charge Hand there for 6 years. She spends her days doing office work, checking on the machinists and generally overseeing other employees onsite.

We got the chance to surprise Lindsay in person today as we found out Lindsay was in on shift after a phone call to director John Chadwick. With a little help from John and Lindsay’s manager Simon, who has previously won himself, we got to surprise Lindsay in Chadwick’s Reception.

Lindsay couldn’t believe she’d won the money and said she has the ticket with her fellow colleague, Christine Jennings who wasn’t at work today and they will share £2000 between them. She said Christine will be delighted with the news and apparently mentions Winning Wednesday often and has been eagerly waiting for the day it arrives. Lindsay said she told her “our time will come”. Well this is it! Your time has come! Sometimes things in life are worth waiting for…patience is definitely a virtue! 

Watch the moment Amy surprised Lindsay here.

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TICKET NUMBER 20986 - 5TH MAY 2021

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 was so grateful and said it feels “absolutely fantastic” to have won and it is such a surprise as she never wins anything.

Having an avid interest in riding motorcycles, Lisa said the £2000 will probably go on parts for her motorbike.

Lisa is a Community Response Day Officer for Bury Council. She spends her days doing many things within the security department including checking on properties and dealing with security alarm activations.

Lisa has worked for Bury Council for 21 years and has always worked in security. It is brilliant to have her supporting the draw and we really value her support.

Congratulations again Lisa! Who knows, we could be calling you next week telling you your second ticket number has come up!

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TICKET NUMBER 20030 - 28TH APRIL 2021

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 filming. Nevertheless we don’t give up easily when it comes to surprising our winners and we do everything we can to get the news that they’ve won across to them.

After putting a ‘WANTED’ post up on our social media accounts with a photo of Amy holding Lindsay’s £2000 cheque, we managed to grab the attention of someone that knows Lindsay. A little nudge in the form of a message from Lindsay’s boss Adam to encourage Lindsay to check her voicemail meant that we got to speak to her and let her know that she had won!

Lindsay has two tickets in the draw and has been playing since February 2018 so was absolutely delighted to find that she had won today’s cash prize. She hopes to put the money towards a well-deserved holiday next year.

What a brilliant idea. Congratulations again Lindsay!

Click here to watch the video. 

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TICKET NUMBER 21749 - 21ST APRIL 2021

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 draw goes towards.

Amy called Carl to surprise him with the news that he was this week’s winner! He definitely wasn’t unaware of the fact that it was a Wednesday, and he was receiving a call from Made in Bury. He said he had a small inclination we may be calling about the draw. When Amy said to Carl that yes, he was right about the reason she was calling as he was in fact this week’s £2000 winner his reaction was “you’re joking!”

Carl is the Stock Manager at International Timber based at Trafford Park and is coming up to his 2-year anniversary of working there on Tuesday.

Congratulations on the win Carl! We are so pleased to be able to make your Wednesday and that the money will be of great use to you with buying your new home!

Watch the moment we surprised Carl here.

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TICKET NUMBER 21405 - 14TH APRIL 2021

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 and truly paid off as she got to walk away with the £2000 today!

Amy surprised Sarah with the winning call and she was thrilled with the news that she had won!

It took her a moment to realise the significance of the call from Made in Bury on a Wednesday but once she did she was slightly lost for words! Sarah said her Wednesday was going quite well, but now with this news it had got even better!

She actually won £5 on the lottery this morning so today is definitely her lucky day. They do say good things come in threes and this £2000 is the second lot of luck today, so maybe a third is on it’s way! We think Sarah should buy a ticket on tonight's Euromillions! 

Amy put Sarah on the spot when she asked what they money would be spent on. Sarah said it will probably go on a holiday as they haven’t been anywhere for a long time. That sounds like a fantastic idea.

Congratulations Sarah, enjoy spending your £2000 cash prize!

Click here to see the moment we surprised Sarah.

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TICKET NUMBER 21239 - 7TH APRIL 2021

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 a while so today was definitely worth the wait!

Amy called Louise to surprise her with the news that her number had come up and she was today’s winner! She was so delighted and was quite lost for words at first. When asked how it felt to be the winner, she said “it feels amazing”.

The win could not have happened at a more perfect time as Louise is in the process of moving so the money will go on appliances for the new house.

Watch the moment we surprised Louise with the news here.

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TICKET NUMBER 21935 - 31ST MARCH 2021

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 members very happy.

Nu-Form Fire UK, based on Manchester Road in Bury are the UK’s leading independent fire protection contractor. They specialise in fire sprinkler, water spray, deluge, and foam systems. They operate in the UK and Europe and have contracts ranging from small modifications to existing systems, up to multi-million-pound installations.

We called Andy to surprise him with the news that he was today’s winner but unfortunately his phone went straight to voicemail. Rest assured, we continued to attempt to contact him after trying to catch the call on the video and spoke to him shortly afterwards.

Andy is a Project Manager and has worked for Nu-Form Fire UK for 7 and a half years. He had been working onsite when we had first called so didn’t have his phone on him when we rang.

When Amy told him that he was today’s winner in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw he was incredibly pleased! He said he had been having quite a stressful day so far so this news had really made his day. He will be using the money on a family holiday to Majorca later this year.

It was a real pleasure to make your day Andy, have a great holiday!

Watch the video here!

TICKET NUMBER 21570 - 24TH MARCH 2021

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 in Bury office is based in Europa House at BusinessLodge!

Danielle was delighted to have won and plans to spend the money on a holiday to Italy with her husband and children to visit family. That sounds fabulous and will be something for you all to really look forward to.

Watch the moment we surprised Danielle here

TICKET NUMBER 20626 - 17TH MARCH 2021

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 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 winner, he said “it feels great!”

Richard plans on spending his winnings on a holiday abroad somewhere when we can travel again. We think that is a fabulous idea.

Having supported the draw since the very beginning, the news that he had won the £2000 was worth the wait for Richard today, and I am sure very different to his usual Wednesday phone calls. As a Partner at DTE, Richard spends his days helping clients with their financial needs, doing their accounting, and providing them with advice. He has worked for DTE for 15 years and been in his current role for 5 years.

Situated in the heart of Bury, DTE is a leading independent firm of chartered accountants and tax advisors and have had experience in aiding a variety of businesses for over 80 years.

They have more than 10 tickets in the draw and we have had two previous winners from the company before Richard’s win today! It is fantastic to have them involved and we really value their support.

Watch the moment we surprised Richard here!

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TICKET NUMBER 21389 - 10th March 2021

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.

See Phil suprise Gareth here

TICKET NUMBER 21607 - 3RD MARCH 2021

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 - you also made ours with your reaction! 

It really is an amazing feeling being able to surprise someone with the news that they've won £2000 on a Wednesday. Nicola has a holiday booked in Devon so some of the money will be spent there. She also plans to buy clothes, shoes, and beauty treatments! We think that sounds like a fantastic idea Nicola - treat yourself, why not!

Nicola is an Administrator for Business Utilities UK and has been in her role for around 6 years now. She spends her days communicating with clients and suppliers and creating contracts to send to customers. 

Based in Bury, Business Utilities UK are an impartial commercial comparison and switching service, that help people compare prices on utility bills. Having over 10 years experience within the industry, they are a friendly team who can help people save money and make the process hassle free.

Click here to see the moment Amy surprised Nicola with the winning call!

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TICKET NUMBER 21989 - 24TH FEBRUARY 2021

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 will be spent on the team as a treat! The team at Legacy Pets is going to be thrilled and the charities will be overjoyed when they receive the donation. What a fabulous idea, this is exactly what the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is all about - helping local businesses and making people's day!

Legacy Pets Cremation Services, established in 2018 is an award-winning pets crematorium. They pride themselves on their core values and ensure people's pets are handled with the highest levels of care and dignity. As a family of life long pet owners and having worked with animals for over 20 years, they understand what it means to have lost a beloved family pet. With a beautiful and serene environment to say your final goodbyes to your pet, the team at Legacy Pets Cremation Services provides compassionate support to each and every family they serve.

Watch the moment Amy surprised Jodie with the winning call here.

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TICKET NUMBER 21625 - 17TH FEBRUARY 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 when told he had in fact won the £2000 today he said it's brilliant, and very nice to win £2000! The win is perfect timing for Wayne as he moved home only a week ago so said he can use the money on his new house. We are delighted for you Wayne!

Wayne is a Business Manager at Six Town Housing and manages the building maintenance & caretaking services and has been in his role for 10 years. Wayne spends his days at work delivering a great service improving the quality of other people’s homes and neighbourhoods, so it is fantastic that he can now treat himself in his own home with this money.

Watch the moment Phil surprised Wayne here!

ticket number 22078 - 10th February 2021

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 inside AquaDogs Hydrotherapy clinic, in the Bolholt Industrial Park, Walshaw Road, Bury.

Jena plans to reinvest her winnings back into the business, with a new dryer for towels and some new scissors.

Click here to see Phil suprise Jena.

Ticket Number 21159 - 3rd February 2021

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 to possibly Benidorm when restrictions are lifted.

We hope you get somewhere sunny soon Mike!

ticket number 20915 - 27th January 2021

The lucky winner of the Made in Bury £2,000 Weekly draw was Chris Murray is 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 has helped us track down previous winners in the past, so it was lovely to be able to make the call giving him the good news that he was this week’s winner.

The Phenomenal Group are a Multi Service Digital Marketing, Advertising and Branding agency providing support with Social Media platforms and Paid Ad Campaigns.

Chris will be investing the majority of his winnings back into his business, after treating his little boys to something of course.

Click here to see us suprise Chris.

ticket number 21382 - 20th January 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.

Munro Greenhalgh are an insurance brokers set in the picturesque town of Ramsbottom. With a wealth of experience spanning over 90 years, their dedicated team are on hand to help identify any areas of risk to a person or their business whilst upholding the core values - to try their hardest for all clients.

Click here to see us suprise Olivia.

TICKET NUMBER 21437 - 13TH JANUARY 2021

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. Debi put Jeremy on the spot, and when asked what he will be spending the money on, he said he'd like to treat himself and his family. Jeremy - I'm sure your family will be thrilled with that!

Jeremy is part of the Administration Department for Greater Manchester Police. He has been with the police for over 40 years, starting out as a Police Officer and then being in his current role as the Operational Support Officer since 2012.

It is great to have the employees of Greater Manchester Police in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw and we really value their support.

Congratulations again Jeremy, we hope you enjoy spending your £2000!

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TICKET NUMBER 21703 - 6TH JANUARY 2021

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 has multiple tickets as she 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 tickets had come up. She was absolutely delighted and when she discovered it was husband Jason who had won, and said he's actually at home right now so why don't we surprise him and give him a call. 

Once we received Jason's phone number, following a little white lie from Julie about the reason we'd be calling, we got hold of him to surprise him with the news! It turned out that Jason thought we were calling him to arrange some jobs that needed doing, not that we were calling to tell him that he'd won £2000. When asked what extra present he had received from Julie for Christmas a year ago, he had no idea until a few hints were dropped by Phil. He couldn't believe it when he was told and actually didn't realise that Julie had been paying for the draw each week for a year, he thought it had been a one-off ticket she'd bought that Christmas! His words were "I'll have to buy her a present now!"...we think that is a very good idea, and I'm sure Julie will love that! Jason also plans to put the rest of the prize money in a pot to go towards a holiday when we are able to travel again so that will definitely be something to look forward to.

Click here to see the moment Phil surprised Jason with that winning call! 

Congratulations Jason! Enjoy spending that £2000!

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TICKET NUMBER 21863 - 30TH DECEMBER 2020

Our winner of the 30th December draw is Rachel Fisher with ticket number 21863 and this lucky lady works at Yorkshire Bank in The Rock, Bury! We managed to surprise Rachel with the winning phone call! At first we had no answer but luckily for us she called back straight away as we were still recording! Rachel couldn't believe her luck when she was told she was the £2000 winner, she said she's never won anything before! After some bad news with work recently this is just the pick me up she needed and plans on using the money to hopefully go on holiday next year, possibly to Turkey. Nicola is a Customer Banking Advisor at Yorkshire Bank and spends her days supporting customers and making their lives easier. She has worked in the Bury centre branch for 17 years and has been in her current role for just under 12 months.

Congratulations Rachel! We hope you get that well deserved holiday in 2021.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Rachel with the winning call!

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TICKET NUMBER 20909 - 23RD DECEMBER 2020

The first £2000 winner is Melanie Quilton with ticket number 20909. 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 believe the news and was absolutely delighted! She came down to the Businesslodge to collect her cheque this afternoon and said she will be donating a quarter of it to Bleak Holt Animal Sanctuary as she's a big dog lover and she will be also treating her family this Christmas as they haven't had the best of times recently. Melanie is an ex Made in Bury Business Academy member and owns MAQ Beauty providing mobile nails and beauty around Bury. Not only does she have her own business, but Melanie also works for Persona, a care facility and will be working this Christmas Day as she said it's only her and her dog at home, so she wants her colleagues to be able to spend Christmas with their family at home. How kind! 

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TICKET NUMBER 21049 - 16TH DECEMBER 2020

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 trying with phone calls and will get a photo of Mark with the winning cheque as soon as we can.

This just goes to show that you have to be in it to win it, and it really is possible to win multiple times!

Congratulations Mark! Who knows, in 2021 you could be making it a hat trick! 

TICKET NUMBER 20450 - 9TH DECEMBER 2020

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 assuring her that this was the real deal and that she really had won, Sharon was absolutely delighted with the news! When asked what the money will be being spent on, Sharon gave a definite answer of "on Christmas". What great timing to win the money at this time of the year! 

Sharon works in the Live Well Team and spends her days helping people to live healthier lives. She has been working for Bury Council for 6 years but has actually been in her role for 36 years in total, as it was originally with the NHS before it moved over to be part of the Lifestyle Service at Bury Council. 

Watch the moment Phil surprised Sharon with the news here!

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TICKET NUMBER 20593 - 2ND DECEMBER 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 with the winning phone call instead.

When Debi called Barry with the fantastic news, he actually had no idea why she would be calling on a Wednesday and had completely forgotten he was in the draw as he has been playing for so long through his payroll. A shocked Barry said he doesn’t know what he’ll be spending the money on yet. I think we caught him off guard with the news and I’m sure he’ll come up with something to spend it on!

Barry, otherwise known as Baz, is named The Special One of the Lacey Plumbing & Heating team. Being their all-round star plumbing & heating engineer in the company for 7 years, he likes to keep the people of Bury warm and happy. Lacey Plumbing & Heating Ltd are a family-based business, based in Radcliffe. Established in 2006, they are on a mission to provide confidence in the plumbing and heating trade. Through their honest, transparent and prompt approach to work Lacey Plumbing & Heating aim to change the face of the industry.

Click here to watch the moment we surprised Barry with the winning phone call! 

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TICKET NUMBER 21560 - 18TH NOVEMBER 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 moving furniture, with the promise she’d give him that time back of course!

So, with Mel sneakily helping us pull off the surprise by letting us into the office, we hid in the back while a very unsuspecting Henry turned up for an exciting afternoon of moving furniture. When Phil appeared with the cheque Henry’s jaw literally dropped open as he realised he’d won the £2000.

Henry said he’d always thought about what it would be like to win the £2000 – well this is it Henry, you’ve done it! He plans to spend half of the money in Selfridges and the other half will go towards the deposit he’s saving for a house.

Congratulations Henry! Watch the moment we surprised him here!

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TICKET NUMBER 21962 - 11TH NOVEMBER 2020

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 phone call!”.

He’s going to spend the money on a holiday next year and plans to go to Vegas!

Christian is a Client Services Executive so spends his days looking after clients’ portfolios. He has worked for Financial Options Group for 3 years in January.

Voted the UK's #1 financial advice network in both 2019, and 2020, Financial Options Group are a founding member of Quilter Financial Plannings national network. They take a client-centered approach - delivering customised solutions to preserve and grow wealth.

They provide seamless coordination to meet the multi-faceted and diverse financial and legal requirements of individuals and families through their new family office. With a team of around 15 people and many of them being ticket holders of the weekly draw, we really value their support.

TICKET NUMBER 20308 - 4TH NOVEMBER 2020

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! 

Fin was delighted to win the £2000 and said they are putting in a new digital marketing system, so that’s where the money will be going. Investing back into the business! He said he’ll also throw a party for the girls so I’m very sure they will appreciate that.

Click here to watch the moment we surprised Fin with the news!

Fin is the Managing Director of Prestwich Pharmacy so oversees the team and running of the whole pharmacy and has been in the role for 30 years. Having several tickets in the draw since the very beginning, Made in Bury would like to thank Prestwich Pharmacy for their support.

TICKET NUMBER 20750 - 28TH OCTOBER 2020

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 that she’s won £2000 today and it’s something positive to be told during these strange times.

When asked what she would spend the money on Laura said she’d like to spend it but her partner would prefer she puts it towards their deposit as they are saving to buy a house together, so it’s probably going to go on that!

Laura has worked for Slattery for 8 years. Starting out as their Saturday girl, she is now a cake decorator in the patisserie.

There have been quite a few winners from Slattery in the past few years as lots of the employees there are involved in the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw and we want to thank them for their ongoing support. You have to be in it to win it!

TICKET NUMBER 20038 - 21ST OCTOBER 2020

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 at home so that we could head down with the big cheque! Samantha was told a little fib that Nicola would be dropping something off at her house very shortly.

As soon as we got the go-ahead we made our way to Samantha's house, and as luck would have it, we bumped into her husband outside the property who was over the moon for his wife and lead us into their house to break the news to a very unsuspecting Samantha! Samantha was expecting to see her friend Nicola so looked very confused when Debi called out her name and approached her holding the huge £2000 cheque! As soon as she realised what was actually going on, Samantha exclaimed "Oh wow! No way!". 

Samantha was elated that she's won the £2000 as she has supported the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw since day one! Samantha celebrated her 50th birthday this year but due to travelling restrictions she was unable to go away, so she's going to use the money on a really good holiday to celebrate!

Samantha has worked for Bury Council for 33 years and is the Team Leader in the Older People Staying Well Team. Samantha provides a service to help older people maintain their health and wellbeing. 

Watch the video here!

TICKET NUMBER 21364 - 14TH OCTOBER 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’d love to take him somewhere nice when we are able to travel again. She will also be treating her team to a drink and cake in the office!

As we went to take a photo of Wendy with the big cheque she said this is the first time she’d ever won anything and she still couldn’t believe it!

Founded by Herbert Harold Smith shortly after the Second World War, H.H. Smiths & Sons Co Ltd pride themselves on providing an innovative and high quality service since 1955. Throughout the years the family run company has established a sought-after reputation for supplying quality service and customer satisfaction whilst always maintaining their traditional value of workmanship.

Watch the moment we surpised Wendy here!

TICKET NUMBER 20251 - 7TH OCTOBER 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!

Paul is a supervisor in the Waste Management department at Bury Council and has been working there since 7th May 2003. He was very specific with the date when telling Debi on the telephone. He said its a date he doesn't forget as only two days before, he had left the forces after serving for 24 years.

Bury Council are longstanding supporters of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw and many of their employees have tickets. We are very grateful for their valued support.

TICKET NUMBER 21937 - 30th SEPTEMBER 2020

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!

CLICK HERE to see the moment we surprised Tom!

TICKET NUMBER 21919 - 23RD SEPTEMBER 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 year and when we made the phone call she had literally just landed in Rhodes for her 2 week Holiday with fiancé Tom. It's actually a holiday for Tom's 40th Birthday, and it has been cancelled 3 times prior to this. So now they've finally made it, and they have an extra £2000 to spend on excursions during their time in Greece. Tom will even be getting an extra special birthday present now!

Charlotte has been the Head of People and Development at Financial Options for 8 years and is a big supporter of the Weekly £2000 Draw, so much so she's even been rounding up her new staff that she's been training and getting them to sign up.

Click here to see when Phil called Charlotte to surprise her!

TICKET NUMBER 21579 - 16TH SEPTEMBER 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.

Jacqui has just had to cancel her holiday in Portugal due to quarantine rules at the moment but has a weekend in York to look forward to, and now with the extra spending money she said she'll be going shopping and treating herself, and she may just treat her daughters too!

It was amazing to make Jacqui's day, click here to see her reaction when we arrived to surprise her.

TICKET NUMBER 21710 - 9TH SEPTEMBER

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.

Unfortunately, we found that Matthew wasn’t working in the office today to be able to surprise him in person. 

Matthew hasn’t quite decided what he would like to spend the money on yet but I’m sure it won’t take him long to decide!

 

TICKET NUMBER 21727 - 2ND SEPTEMBER 2020

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 have not been able to make contact with Sean to deliver the good news but we do hope to speak with him very soon.

Stay tuned to find out what Sean will be spending his winnings on.

TICKET NUMBER 21857 - 26TH AUGUST 2020

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. 

Pauline has worked at The Bury Black Pudding Company for 12 and a half years and she is the line leader in the boxing room. She has only been in the draw for 3 months so was absolutely delighted to have won £2,000. Pauline is due to go away on holiday to Tenerife in November so the money will go towards her spends. Having worked throughout the whole of lockdown, Pauline’s holiday will be very well deserved and we hope she has an amazing time.

Click here to watch the moment we surprised Pauline with the £2,000 cheque.

 
TICKET NUMBER 20730 - 19TH AUGUST 2020

Today’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Stephen Barnes from Slattery Patisserie in Whitefield with ticket number 20730.

Stephen has worked at Slattery's for 42 years and is married to John Slattery’s Daughter. Stephen will be treating his wife to something nice and will also celebrate by going out for a nice meal in Prestwich.

Slattery's are huge supporters of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw and we've had several winners from the business. They understand the importance of the draw and the help it gives to local businesses in the borough through the Business Academy.

TICKET NUMBER 21774 - 12TH AUGUST 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.
 
To top things off, it was Denise's 60th Birthday last Thursday so winning £2,000 really is the icing on the cake.
 
Denise is going to spend the money on a trip to Australia next year to visit her son who lives in Sydney. It sure will be worth the wait.
TICKET NUMBER 21208 - 5TH AUGUST 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 has been back in work for 2 weeks and during lockdown, she has been doing renovations mainly to the outside of her house. The £2,000 will go towards doing the inside of her house. I’m sure the end result will look fantastic.
 

Click here to watch the moment we surprised Barbara.

Ticket Number 29533 - 29th July 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. What a generous guy!

Click here to watch the call.

TICKET NUMBER 20891 - 22ND JULY

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 really surprised to have won and she is part of a syndicate at work so the winnings will be split with her colleagues Sarah, Joanne and Shelly.

Jane is going to spend the money on her holiday which hopefully will be in September. We hope you have an amazing time.

 

TICKET NUMBER 21358 - 15TH JULY 2020

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.

Alison is going on holiday in a few weeks so she will put her winnings towards spending money for the family. We hope you all have an amazing holiday.

Bury Council are a huge supporter of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw and many of their employees are signed up to the draw.  

Click here to see the moment we surprised Alison.

ticket number 20208 - 7th july 2020

This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Gill Arnott from GEM Business Support with ticket number 20208. 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.

Gill has been supporting the draw from the very beginning and is also an ex-Business Academy Member which is part-funded by the Weekly £2,000 Draw. We are so thrilled to announce her as this week’s winner, congratulations.

Gill is going to spend her winnings towards a relaxing holiday in Turkey, some champagne to celebrate, a cheeky wardrobe revamp and lots of wool for her crocheting hobby.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Gill

 

TICKET NUMBER 21715 – 1ST JULY 2020

Today’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Gillian Colson from Car Benefit Solutions with ticket number 21715.

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 bathroom so we hope the £2,000 will help her get a nice luxury bathroom suite.

Click here to see the moment Debi surprised Gillian with her win.

ticket number 20857 - 17th June 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 supports the draw and stay tuned in every Wednesday as someone wins £2,000.

Click here to see the moment we suprised Sally-Ann

ticket number 21026 - 10th June 2020

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’s £2,000 winner.

Click here to see Phil's call to Russ

ticket number 20624 - 3rd June 2020

The lucky winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2000 Draw is Independent Financial Adviser Philip Whitworth from DTE Group.

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 to fruition or be a simple matter of tweaking what you already have.

Click here to see the moment we called Phil to give him the news. His reaction was fabulous, and he plans to put the money towards a well-earned Family holiday.

ticket number 20386 - 27th May 2020

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 leisurewear or new PJ’s to wear whilst working from home.

We are sure that you’ll have lots left to go on a lovely holiday once Lockdown is over Lucinda!

Congratulations once again to our winner Lucinda!

ticket number 21791 - 20th May 2020

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. 

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 services to the communities of North-East Greater Manchester.

Anna will be spending her winnings on a holiday, once we are able to travel again.

ticket number 21106 - 13th may 2020

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 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 Chadwick’s for 102 years.

Patricia was initially unavailable when we called to tell her the good news, however a voice message from Phil Fellone on a Wednesday was a good reason for her to call us back! Click here to see her reaction.

Patricia will be spending her share of the win on completing her Summer House, what perfect timing as it’s likely she’ll be spending her summer holidays here in the UK! Margaret is looking at a new bathroom suite and Derek will be putting his win towards some new laminate flooring…. DIY all around!

TICKET NUMBER 20370 - 6TH MAY 2020

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, click here to see her reaction to the call.

Ticket number 20121 - 29th April 2020

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. 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 will be put to good use once they can all be together again…..That will be a great party!

Exchange Utility help businesses to keep energy costs low by offering impartial energy comparisons from utility suppliers to save them time and money.

We recorded the call and were able to catch Kelly’s reaction on video, you can watch it here.

TICKET NUMBER 21831 - 22ND APRIL 2020

Today’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Jane Marsh from The Bury Black Pudding Company.

Jane is our 5th lockdown winner and April is her very first month in the draw, one very lucky lady, she's has worked for The Bury Black Pudding Company for 2 years as a Sales Administrator.

The Bury Black Pudding Company have one of the longest established stalls on Bury's world famous market. Generations of families continue to come and buy their famous black puddings, fresh farm eggs, chickens, cheese & sausage.

We recorded the call and were able to catch Jane’s reaction on video, you can watch it here.

Jane was absolutely thrilled to have won £2,000 and says she’ll most likely be spending it on Clothes and Shoes, rather than putting it towards a new kitchen, which was her other option.

TICKET NUMBER 21017 - 15TH APRIL 2020

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.

Chris didn’t listen to the voicemail and returned Debi’s call. Quick thinking Phil recorded the call and we were able to catch his reaction on video, you can watch it via our blog.

Chris was absolutely thrilled to have won £2,000 and says he’ll most likely be spending it on a family holiday after Lockdown.

Ticket Number - 20726 8th April 2020

This week we took to the phone to surpise Mark Walker, the Restaurant Manager at Slattery's Patisserie in Whitefield. 

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 confectioner at the age of 21 before working his way up to the Dining Room then gaining a promotion to Restaurant Manager. He told us that he loves his job and the Slattery family are great to work for. 

Ticket Number 20349 - 1st April 2020

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. 

TICKET NUMBER 20710 - 25TH MARCH 2020

This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Zaheeda Sunni from Six Town Housing – ticket number 20710.

Zaheeda works at Six Town Housing and has already passed on the good news to her work friends and manager and they are all so delighted she has won. She’s even promised them all cakes when they are back in work. Now that’s definitely something to look forward to.

If you would like to enter the draw, simply follow these step-by-step instructions:

1. Email debi@madeinbury.co.uk

2. We will issue your ticket number/s and send you our bank details to set up a standing order via your online banking

3. The benefit of doing this online is that you can be in the draw as soon as next week

Tickets are just £2 each and proceeds go towards helping new start-up businesses here in Bury.

TICKET NUMBER 20066 - 18TH MARCH 2020

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. Tim and his business partner Wayne very kindly donated a generous portion of their winnings to SuperJosh as this charity is very close to their hearts so thank you so much for your very kind donation.

Click here to watch the moment they donated some of their winnings to SuperJosh

TICKET NUMBER 21386 - 12TH MARCH 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. Matthew is going to spend the money on a holiday.

Congratulations Matthew, we hope you have a fabulous time.

TICKET NUMBER 21551 - 4TH MARCH 2020

This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is James Brownson from Brownson Design and Installation. 

James started his own business in 2018 and after trading for just over two years, he is very busy designing and installing decking and outdoor bespoke builds. James is going to invest his winnings into his business and will also book a holiday for his family.

Click here to watch the moment we surprised James.

TICKET NUMBER 20207 - 26TH FEB 2020

This week's winner of the Made in Bury £2,000 Draw is Jayne Carey from Bury Council.

Jayne has worked at Bury Council for 5 years and is an advanced social work practitioner, supervising the social work teams in the council on complex cases.

Jayne is going to spend the money on a kiteboarding holiday. She has pursued this hobby for the past 5 years and has been to Mauritius and Egypt so we can imagine Jayne will be booking somewhere exotic.

Click here to watch the moment we delivered the cheque to Jayne

TICKET NUMBER 21204 - 19TH FEB 2020

This week’s winner of The Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is Ben Farnworth from SuperJosh. 

The SuperJosh Brain Tumour Charity raises money for children and their families who have brain tumours and post-surgery disabilities. 

Ben is going to spend the money on a holiday during the Easter break and will also start his wedding and house fund.

Click here to watch the moment we surprised Ben.

TICKET NUMBER 20489 - 12TH FEB 2020

Today’s winner 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. 

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 down to his office to surprise him with the cheque. What a nice end to the working day it was for Greg who is going to spend his winnings on a luxury weekend away.

Click here to watch the moment we surprised Greg.

TICKET NUMBER 21409 - 5TH FEB 2020

This week’s winner of the Made in Bury Business Draw is Andrea Yates who works for the Pennine Acute NHS Trust.

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 services to the communities of North-East Greater Manchester.

Andrea is spending her winnings on a summer holiday to Palma Nova with her little boy. Now that is definitely something to look forward to in these cold winter months.

Please click here to watch the moment we surprised Andrea.

TICKET NUMBER 21648 - 29TH JANUARY 2020

This week the lucky winner of the weekly draw is Veronica Harris from Killelea House.

Veronica is sharing the winnings with her colleague Diane Manchester. 

Killelea House is an Intermediate Care Facility that 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 into a residential home.

Veronica is moving house in the next few months which the money will go towards. Diane is taking her Daughter to New York so they certainly will shop ‘til’ they drop.

Please click here to watch the moment we surprised Veronica and Diane.

 
TICKET NUMBER 20655 - 22ND JANUARY 2020

This week’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury £2,000 business draw is Tracy Paterson from Munro Greenhalgh. 

Munro Greenhalgh insurance brokers are set in the picturesque town of Ramsbottom. 

Tracy has worked at Munro Greenhalgh for 28 years and is a claims expert which mainly deals with looking after customer’s claims. Tracy is going to spend some of the money on a weekend away with her husband and will also treat her two children to something nice.

Please click here to watch the moment we surprised Tracy.

TICKET NUMBER 21687 - 15TH JANUARY 2020

This week the Made in Bury team was delighted to surprise John Allen who works at Bury Council.

John has worked at the Council for 6 years as a provider relationship officer and deals with all the business contracts within adult social care. John is a Manchester City fan and may use some of the money towards a football trip.

Here at Made in Bury, we work in close partnership with Bury Council on events such as the Made in Bury Business Awards.  With over 8,000 employees, many who are signed up to the business draw, they are the borough’s largest employer.

Please click here to watch the moment we surprised John.

TICKET NUMBER 20234 - 8TH JANUARY 2020

Our first lucky winner of the double draw is Gemma Enright from Lex Business Equipment Ltd in Radcliffe.

Gemma is the finance manager and has worked at the company for 15 years. Gemma is planning on spending the money on a family holiday to Ireland.

Lex Business Equipment Ltd is a family run business that has been supplying office furniture and equipment to companies all over the UK for the past 40 years.

Please click here to see us surprise Gemma.

TICKET NUMBER 21534 - 8TH JANUARY 2020

This week we surprised our second lucky winner Tomasz Szembor who works at Cranswick Continental Foods in Bury.  

Tomasz is a production operative in the packing hall.

Cranswick is now one of the biggest food producers in Britain. They are proud sponsors of the MIBBA’s and were also worthy winners of the Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall Manufacturing & Engineering Award.

Tomasz is going to save the money until he thinks of a nice idea to spend it on. 

Please click here to see us surprise Tomasz

TICKET NUMBER 21278 - 18TH DECEMBER 2019

Our second lucky winner for our double draw was Robert Mooney from Microcare.

Robert is the Head of Network Services at Microcare and he plans to spend the money on top quality spirits to add to his Christmas collection. Robert will also use some of the money to buy a nice present for his Boss’s wedding next year.

Microcare formed in 1988 and they design, install and maintain office telecoms providing a hassle-free yet effective service for their customers.

Please click here to see us surprise Robert.

TICKET NUMBER 20820 - 18TH DECEMBER 2019

Our first lucky winner for the double draw was was Joanne Hall. Unfortunately, we were unable to deliver the cheque today but Joanne was over the moon and collected her £2,000 cheque on Friday.

Joanne has worked at Boxlogix since 2007 and is a customer operations manager also dealing with sales and logistics.

Boxlogix supplies vending machines to schools. Joanne is going to save the money and look into a family holiday next year. 

 

ticket number 20476 - 11th December 2019

This week we surprised Rhianne Williams from AFG Law, our lucky winner of the Made in Bury £2000 weekly draw.

Rhianne is currently saving up for a house deposit so the money will be going towards that.

Rhianne is a Conveyancing Executive and has worked at AFG Law for 15 years. AFG was founded over 120 years ago and specialises in many different areas of law across their two offices in Bury and Bolton. This is the second time AFG Law has won the business draw and may their luck continue.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Rhianne

TICKET NUMBER 21262 - 4th December 2019

This week’s lucky winner of the Made in Bury £2000 weekly draw was Christine Ashworth from Slattery Pâtissier and Chocolatiers in Whitefield.

Christine has worked at Slattery’s for 15 months as a barista in the Mason’s dining room. Christine’s husband Graeme is the head baker at Slattery’s and has worked there for 20 years.

Click here to see us surprise Christine

TICKET NUMBER 20080 - 27TH NOVEMBER 2019

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 of Bury based Diamond Solutions UK who offer the latest technology and communication solutions throughout the whole of the UK.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Tony

TICKET NUMBER 21178 - 20TH NOVEMBER 2019

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. 

With the help of her colleagues we managed to surprise Katharine with the cheque. Katharine’s money will go towards Christmas and for Kaye it’s perfect timing as she’s moving home this weekend.

Click here to see the moment we surpised Katharine.

TICKET NUMBER 20617 - 13TH NOVEMBER 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! 

We crept up the stairs and caught Kath off guard at her desk (with car keys in hand). Although cool and calm on the outside, Kath admitted that her heart was racing and why wouldn't it be with a £2000 win? . She's been with the company for 41 years in various roles and in her current position, helps customers within the manufacturing sector to build performance systems.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Kath. 

ticket number - 20541 - 6th November 2019

This week we are excited to announce the winner of the Made in Bury Weekly Draw is Kate Holt from BusinessLodge!  BusinessLodge have recently opened a 2nd Business Centre in Stoke and Kate was down there on Winning Wednesday, so unfortunately, we were unable to surprise her! What we did manage to do however was to get some of her Bury team together with the cheque and we sent her the photo…. Even Frank her gorgeous dog got in on the photo! We’d have loved to have seen her face when she opened the message!!! Her team who also have tickets for the draw were only joking with the thumbs down, they were all delighted for Kate!

We then caught up with Kate on the phone, she was over the moon to have won, and when asked what she would be spending the money on, she said she wasn’t 100% sure but some would definitely be spent on Prosecco!

TICKET NUMBER - 21392 - 30TH OCTOBER 2019

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 we definitely took her by surprise as she answered the front door whilst on the phone and then hid from us as she didn't know quite what to say! 

 

Click here to watch the moment we surprised Caroline. 

TICKET NUMBER 20220 - 23RD OCTOBER 2019

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. 

Click here to see the moment we surprised John. 

TICKET NUMBER 21187 - 16TH OCTOBER 2019

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!

Deborah has been a receptionist at AST Hampsons for 17 years and enjoys the front of house role even more now that it has scooped her a £2000 win!

Click here to see the moment we surprised Deborah! 

TICKET NUMBER 20748 - 9TH OCTOBER 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 has been working at Slattery’s for around 4 years, after completing a patisserie course at college. Her role is a decorator so she puts all the finishing touches to the cakes, biscuits and other goodies.

Slattery’s are a huge supporter of the draw and must be a very lucky place to work as Abbie is our third winner from there!

Congratulations once again to Abbie. You can watch the moment we surprised her here.

TICKET NUMBER 21300 - 2ND OCTOBER 2019

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. 

In the words of Keilan when he received his winnings “It’s a belter”!

Watch the moment we surprised him on a job here.

TICKET NUMBER 20115 - 25TH SEPTEMBER 2019

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!

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 businesses to keep energy costs low by offering impartial energy comparisons from utility suppliers to save them time and money.

Click here to see us suprise Annie.

TICKET NUMBER 21126 - 18TH SEPTEMBER 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.

TICKET NUMBER - 20029 - 11TH SEPTEMBER 2019

Debra Frost from Bury Council.

This week we were at The New Kershaw Centre, which is part of Bury Council to surprise Debra Frost.

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 for next year, her £2000 win will come in handy over the next few months - not to mention the cakes that she promised her colleagues! 

Click here to see us suprise Debra.

TICKET NUMBER - 21180 - 4TH AUGUST 2019

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. We hid ourselves away until he arrived and clambered through a wall to surprise him! Warren was definitely shocked as we handed over £2000 for the second time in 6 months.

Click here to see us suprise Warren

TICKET NUMBER 20246 - 28TH AUGUST 2019

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. 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 "about time" when he found out he won! 

Congratulations Mark and fingers crossed that your second ticket number comes up soon! 

TICKET NUMBER 21056 - 21st AUGUST 2019

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! Julia is currently in the process of rennovating her home and rearranging her home office, so some of the money will go towards further home and office improvements and some will be spent on giving her business website a refresh.

Chewie will also be getting lots of doggie treats which he seemed very happy about! 

Ticket Number 20101 - 14th August 2019
LNK Motors Ltd is a used car dealership in Bury offering a fantastic range of high quality vehicles to suit any budget. 
Run by husband and wife team, Paul & Nicola Campbell, LNK Motors are the perfect place for your next car. 

We took Paul by suprise first by holding up the big cheque at his office window whilst he was on the phone! Nicola unfortunately, wasn't in so we headed off to their house to suprise her. With Paul sneaking us in, an unsuspecting Nicola came down the stairs to be presented with the big cheque.

The family have just recently returned from a cruise on board The Independence of the Seas and they all agreed that they will make a start on planning next years holiday with their winnings! 

 

 

ticket number 20851 - 7th august 2019

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. 

Newtons is a place for businesses, start-ups, freelancers, charities and other organisations to go when they need a place to work and get things done.

We asked Matthew what he would spend the money on and in true entrepreneurial spirit, he said that he would re-invest it back into Newtons of Bury to continue to make the space a welcoming and vibrant place for people to come to co-work and enjoy.

Click here to watch the video

 

TICKET NUMBER 20570 - 31st July 2019

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 and manufacture many of their blinds on site and guarantee products of the highest quality as well as being made from environmentally friendly materials.

Rob, the Managing Director of Brighter Blinds was made up with his £2,000 and he said he didn't suspect a thing! When asked what he would spend his money on, he said he would spend some on his holiday to Menorca and maybe some gin! He also said he would make a donation to the East Lancashire Masonic Charity, as he is the District Mentor of the Bury district. 

Click here to watch the moment we surprised Rob! 

TICKET NUMBER 20643 - 17th July 2019

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 and has been in his current role for six years.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Richard! 

ticket number 20451 - 10th july 2019

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.

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 us surprise Adele at Bury Divisional HQ.

TICKET NUMBER 20799 - 3rd July 2019

Congratulations to Leah.

Leah is a Profit Protection Administrator at the JD Sports warehouse and has been for the past two and a half years. Her job involves import invoicing and speaking and dealing with other JD stores. No video this week as Leah was on a day off so we were not able to surprise her with the cheque.

Ticket Number 21277 - 26th June 2019


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 years and in her current role for 6.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Jacqueline! 

TICKET NUMBER - 19th June 2019

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.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Phil!

Ticket Number 20278 - 12th June 2019

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.

Click here to see the moment we surprised her!

 

TICKET NUMBER 20143 - 5th June 2019

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!

Click here to see the moment we surprised Lauren!

ticket number 20630 - 29th May 2019

Congratulations to Hilton Horton.

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 said he had a trip to London booked and might put his winnings towards a holiday.

Click here to see us surprise Hilton just before starting his night shift.

TICKET NUMBER - 21127 - 22ND MAY 2019

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.

Click here to see the moment we surprised Philip!

TICKET NUMBER - 20879 - 15th May 2019

This weeks lucky winner was the lovely Michelle Peachey from Health and Safety Solutions North West 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.

TICKET NUMBER 21044 - 8th May 2019

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, block paving, highway maintenance and more. Thanks to Peter and the rest of the team at Bury Council, the streets of Bury are always kept in good condition!

Click here to see us surprise Peter! 

21156 - 1st May 2019

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 offer an outstanding service to all of their clients and every system they produce is bespoke from the concept through to the delivery.

This week, we went over to the office at Heap Bridge in Bury and surprised Gemma, only to find out that the ticket was a syndicate, meaning there were actually 16 winners! Thanks to Claire who helped us plan the surprise, Gemma and the other winners had no idea we were coming!  

With so many winners, it made our 1 year anniversary extra special knowing we'd made not one - but 16 people's days!

The team are currently deciding what they should spend their winnings on and are thinking of perhaps a work night out!

Click here to see the moment we surprised them!

21183 - 24th April 2019

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 Bury office is located. We enlisted the help of Emma, Operations Assistant at BusinessLodge, to get Warren here under the false pretence that they had a removal job for him. We sneakily hid in the reception and surprised Warren when he came to the welcome desk.

Warren had no idea about our surprise and was completely shocked to find out that he was this week’s winner. Thanks to the Bank Holiday weekend, Warren hadn’t even realised that today was Winning Wednesday, so it was even more of a surprise! Warren said he would put his winnings towards either moving house or a holiday. Whatever he decides, we’re sure his family will be extremely pleased!

Congratulations again to Warren. Click here to see the moment we surprised him.

21240 - 17th April 2019

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 moon to find out she had won £2,000.

Diane already knew what she would be spending her winnings on. She had always said if she ever won that she would treat her team to a lovely meal. Diane also wanted to put some of the money towards her son’s wedding in November. Hopefully Diane will have some left over so that she can treat herself!

Congratulations again to Diane! Click here to see the moment we surprised her.

20438 - 10th April 2019

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 to be greeted with a huge cheque for £2,000!

Louise later revealed that she had just been talking about how terrible her luck was after not winning anything on the Grand National. Her luck soon changed thanks to the Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw!

Louise is getting married next June and said the money would be going towards her wedding. Congratulations Louise!

Click here to see the moment we surprised Louise.

21113 - 3rd April 2019

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 seal lids and shrink sleeves. They provide the latest packaging solutions to huge companies across the food and drink 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 thrilled to find out he was this week’s winner. Simon purchased multiple tickets to the Weekly £2,000 Draw to increase his chances of winning and it certainly paid off for him this week!

When asked what he would be spending his winnings on, Simon said he would be splitting it between his three sons – how kind! He also wanted to save some of the money to spend on his upcoming holiday to Spain.

Congratulations Simon! Click here to see the moment we surprised him.

20027 - 27th March 2019

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 planning on putting the money towards an upcoming holiday. She is also hoping to surprise her daughter with an amazing birthday present!

Congratulations Tina!

Click here to see the moment we surprised Tina.

Ticket Number 20604 - 20th March 2019

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 community, both through his work at the Eagle & Child and through his participation in the Weekly £2,000 Draw. When asked what he would be spending his winnings on, he said that it would most likely go towards his upcoming trip to New York. Congratulations Glen have an amazing time!

Click here to see the moment we surprised Glen!

 

ticket number 20200 - 13th March 2019

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 Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw winner, Paul Dawson, when the Made in Bury team delivered his cheque. Gary wasn’t sure just yet what he would be spending his money on but expected it would probably go towards some home improvements or spending money on his upcoming holiday.

Watch us brighten his day here.

Congratulations Gary!

ticket number 20401 - 6th March 2019

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 whole team. Thankfully Katie was there to greet us. She kindly let us interrupt her lunch break to accept the cheque on behalf of The Stables team. We’re just as excited as she is to find out what the money will be spent on!

Click here to see the moment we surprised Katie from The Stables Country Club!

TICKET NUMBER 21254 - 27TH FEBRUARY 2019

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 down to the Made in Bury office to be presented with the £2,000 cheque and have his photo taken. Adam wants to put his winnings towards a holiday – a firm favourite amongst our previous winners!

ticket number 20827 - 20th February 2019

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 sales and are dedicated in providing an impressive range of quality products, within the drainage industry.

When asked how she would be spending the £2,000, Beverley said she might save it for a rainy day, we certainly have plenty of those here in Bury!

Beverley is a credit control supervisor and has worked for Jetchem for 22 years.

Click here to see the moment we suprised Beverley.

ticket number 21236 - 13th february 2019

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 mentoring of new businesses in Bury. If that wasn’t enough, Jason also has extremely generous plans for the £2,000 winnings! He will be donating £500 to Bury Hospice, £500 to Bury Homeless Project and the remaining £1000 is going to be spent on his staff.

Congratulations once again to Davenports Business Support Centre! You can watch the moment we surprised them here and listen to why they support the draw here!

ticket number 20352 - 6th February 2019

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 businesses - particularly at the many bars, restaurants and spas in Bury! Louise also has a trip to New York coming up which she expects will be a great opportunity to do some spending!

Watch Phil suprise Louise and Jacquline at work here.

ticket number 20736 - 30th January 2019

Congratulations to Olivia Nance from Slattery!

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 a lovely trip somewhere slightly warmer than it currently is here!

Olivia has been a Shop Assistant at Slattery for just over a year and is not the first Business Draw winner from the patissiers. Last July, another member of staff was surprised with the £2,000 cheque. Slattery are a huge supporter of the Business Draw and have over 40 tickets between them!

Congratulations once again to Olivia. You can watch the moment we surprised her here.

TICKet number 20515 - 23rd jan 2019

Congratulations to Rosie Cooper from PM+M Solutions for Business LLP!

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 Blackburn office, but was brought down to the Bury office under the false pretence that she was required for an urgent meeting. Thankfully, everyone in the office manag ed to keep it a secret and ensured that Rosie had no idea she was about to be surprised with a £2,000 cheque!

When Rosie was presented with the cheque, she knew immediately that she would be putting it towards her new driveway. We’ll be sure to pay Rosie a visit once the driveway is complete!

Watch Rosie's reaction here!

ticket number 21097 - 17th january 2019

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.

Unfortunately, Ryan wasn’t in work when we drew his number and we couldn’t reach him over the phone either. The best we could do was leave him a voicemail and wait for him to call us back. A few hours later we got a call from Ryan who had just been told the news by his dad who saw the announcement on Facebook!

The next day we headed to Chadwicks to catch Ryan and present him with the cheque. Ryan said he would like to spend his £2,000 on holiday - he wasn’t fussed where, as long as it is warm!

ticket number 21129 - 9th january 2019

Congratulations to Magdalena Stefaniuk from Sambro!

Magdalena, Customer Operations Executive at Sambro, has been with the company for 13 years! She had a sneaking suspicion that she might be this week’s winner as her colleagues were checking up on her throughout the afternoon to make sure she was free for our surprise visit. The whole office seemed clued up on our secret as there were quite a few phones out in the office ready to capture her reaction when we arrived.

Magdalena was one of our most excited winners, and we can see why! She is hoping to spend the £2,000 on an amazing trip to one of the islands in French Polynesia, most likely Bora Bora. 

Click here to see us suprise her.

ticket 20059 - 2nd January 2019

Congratulations to the 35th winner of the Business Draw, 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.

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 following the Christmas break. With hardly anyone to surprise, we decided to pop round with the cheque to get a photo of our winners, but unfortunately no video!

The team were delighted with the news that they had won £2,000 on their first day back after Christmas and were eager for the directors to return to find out how they would be spending it.

ticket 20022 - 28th december 2018

Hadyn Keenan from Bury Council, yesterday's double draw winner who we could not get hold of, just popped into Bury Business Lodge to collect his £2,000 cheque!

Hadyn, Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (what a mouthful!), is planning on spending his winnings on a spa break and holiday with his wife! Congratulations!

TICKET NUMBER 20420 - 19TH DECEMBER 2018

 Our winner was Horsfield & Smith Chartered Accountants 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! 

ticket number 20645 - 12th december 2018

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 us immediately, despite carrying a huge cheque, and had to do a double take before realising she was this week’s £2,000 winner. Julie said she would spend her winnings on next year’s holiday - certainly something to look forward to in this cold weather!

We can’t wait to find out what destination she chooses!

Click here to see us suprise her at work.

 

ticket number 20692 - 5th december 2018

Congratulations to 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 got involved in the draw because he wanted to support the local business community. As a business owner himself, he understands the value of initiatives like the Made in Bury Business Draw and Business Academy and wanted to give back.

Ron’s wife will certainly be impressed with his win as he said he would be spending the £2,000 on Christmas presents for her! Or maybe that was just for the camera...!

Click here to see us suprise Ron at work.

Ticket number 20817 - 28th November 2018

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’s boss to make sure she was in the office, then shortly after headed down to present her with the £2,000 cheque.

Leanne wasn’t expecting to be announced as this week’s winner but was delighted with the timing as she is getting married to her fiancé Matty in 2020! As well as putting the money towards her wedding, Leanne, like many of our winners at the moment, is also planning on setting some aside to spend on Christmas presents for her two children, Lilly Rose and Henry. Her boss, Paul, suggested she should invest her winnings in an ISA – he is a financial adviser after all!

Click here to see us present Leanne with her cheque.

 
Ticket Number - 20968 - 21st November 2018

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 opening speech at the MIBBA’s. He’ll certainly be the smartest dressed winner to feature on our blog!

Paul, the Sales Manager at Cartime, was delighted to win this week’s £2,000 prize and it was great to see so many of his colleagues cheering him on as we announced his name.

Congratulations Paul! Click here to view the video

ticket number 20268 - 14th november 2018

Our 28th winner, Johnathon 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.

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!

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

ticket number 20446 - 7th November 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 winner of £2,000!

Hilary’s partner had been told by the lovely reception staff at Woodcock’s to get down to the office, so he could see the moment we surprised his wife with the cheque. We’re sure he was just as thrilled as she was!

Speaking to Hilary about what she would spend the money on, she revealed that it would probably go towards Christmas presents… for herself! That, or possibly a holiday next year, which we think her family might be happier about.

Congratulations to Hilary on your win! You can watch the moment we surprised her here.

TICKET NUMBER 20798 - 31ST OCTOBER 2018

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 Arthur, 2. We’re glad to have helped make their Christmas’s extra special!

Click here to see us suprise Adam at his desk.

ticket number 20768 - 24th October 2018

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! We bet he wasn’t expecting to come back from a coffee run to find a giant cheque for £2000 in his showroom!

Apparently, our timing was perfect. Andy and Julie said they have just bought themselves a new bathroom, so this money would certainly help! Being business owners themselves, Andy and Julie know how tough it can be when you’re just starting out, so they were eager to get involved in the Business Draw. The money raised by the Made in Bury Business Draw helps fund our Business Academy and will eventually enable us to create interest free loans to support start-up businesses.

Click here to see us suprise Andy.

ticket number 20612 - 17th october 2018

Bury Business Draw – Just what the Doctor ordered! 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. We were almost about to admit defeat and reveal the win to Clark over the phone, when we managed to get hold of a colleague who told us he would be returning to his office later in the day. We went back, posing as deliverymen, and finally got to surprise him with his cheque!

Clark started participating in the Made in Bury Business Draw because he was passionate about helping businesses in the local area, so of course he wanted to invest his winnings back into his own business. We did suggest, however, that he bought himself a small treat first! 

Congratulations once again to Clark! Watch the moment we surprised him here.

ticket number 20400 - 10th october 2018

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!

Click here to see us suprise Leigh at work

ticket number 20510 - 3rd october 2018

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 big treat for wife Paula, and their two teenage boys.

Congratulations once again to Craig.

Click here to watch how we eventually suprised Craig.

ticket number 20262 - 26th September 2018

Made in Bury brighten Paul’s day with £2000 win

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!

Click here to see us suprise Paul with the cheque.

ticket 20527 - 19th september 2018

This week’s winner is Paul Holt from Garside Garage and 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.

Click here to see us suprise Paul

ticket number 20668 - 12th september 2018

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 to wait to be served while we presented Michelle with her cheque. Dennis and Alison Davies come from Warrington to Bury Market at least twice a month and never fail to visit the stall, for in their words “The Best Wax Melts around”.

Click here to see us suprise Michelle

TICKET NUMBER 20468 - 5th september 2018

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 he treats all the AFG LAW team to breakfast at the Coffee Club on Friday.

Click here to view the moment we suprised Matthew

 

TICKET NUMBER 20653 - 29TH AUGUST 2018

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! Ian is also travelling to Portugal to play cricket with Rammy Traders at the weekend, so it'll also go nicely towards the trip he said.

Click here to see Ian being presented with the cheque.

TICKET NUMBER 20680 - 22ND AUGUST 2018

This week's winner couldn't have looked happier if she'd tried!  Karen Smalley, senior carer at Persona 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. 

You can see Karens response to the win here

ticket number 20872 - 15th August 2018

This week’s lucky winner is Sarah Jenkinson, CRM Team Administrator at Weavability 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. Weaveability deliver award winning omni-channel B2C SAP eCommerce and solutions for SAP B2B Portals to ensure your customers and suppliers get a consistent real-time experience across all of your touchpoints. 

ticket number 20139 - 8th august 2018

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, air-conditioned throughout and feature free on-site parking.

For more information about BusinessLodge please click here.

Click here to see how we suprised Michael at Imperial House, BusinessLodge

ticket number 20174 - 1st August 2018

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 can help!

Jason and his team create products that put your business in the spotlight, their experienced and highly skilled team can ensure that every project is delivered on time and on budget.

Nettl are based at Newtons Of Bury Coworking And Office Space’ on The Rock and are a one stop shop design agency also offering unique, eye-catching and fully integrated website.

Click here to see how we surprised Jason with his win!

ticket number 20714 - 25th July 2018

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 Slattery Patisserie and Chocolatier. Erica was presented with the cheque to a round of applause from both her colleagues and happy diners during a busy lunchtime at the popular eatery.

We asked Erica what she would spend her winnings on and were delighted to hear that she has a fledgling business that she will invest the money in. Her business ‘Glamorous Roses’ creates beautiful, bespoke artificial glitter roses made to your personal specification, all available in different colours to add that extra sparkle to your home or business premises.

Why not visit https://www.facebook.com/GlamRosebox/ to find out more?

Click here to see how we suprised Erica.

ticket number 20684 - 18th July 2018

Today's Business Draw winner is Mike Beckwith, Accounts Manager at Bury's Jetchem Systems.

Mike bought his lucky number via Red Tiget Karate Club where both he and his wife Leesa teach Karate. Being very careful how we suprised Black Belt Mike, with the help of his colleagues we managed to catch him at his desk to deliver our hige cheque, click here to see the moment we did this!

Mike told us a family holiday would be his perfect way to spend his winnings, enjoy Mike!

Click here to see Mike being presented with his cheque.

ticket number 20008 - 11th July 2018

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 Schools. 

Click here to see us suprise Mrs Branch with our large cheque.

ticket number 20649 - 4th july 2018

This week’s lucky winner is IT Manager Kevin Walsh from DTE IT Support.

Kevin, who has worked for DTE 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?

Click here to see the moment we suprised Kevin with our large cheque.

ticket number 20072 - 27th june 2018

Project Manager Sophie Clayton from complete driveway designs accepted the cheque for £2,000 and is hoping her bosses spend the prize money on a staff night out!

Complete Driveway Designs is a specialist driveway and patio installation company based in Bury. The company is renowned for their friendly approach and high quality finish in all projects. Complete Driveway Designs undertake projects across the North West.

Click here to see how we suprised Sophie with our large cheque.

Ticket Number 20125 - 20th June 2018

Bury business exchanges £2 for £2,000 in Bury Business Draw!

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.

TICKET NUMBER 20537 - 13TH JUNE 2018

Today's winner is Cheri D'iorio who bought her ticket via 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, and when asked how the team would spend the £500, said it would be put to good use purchasing new kit and equipment for the club.

TICKET NUMBER 20050 - 6TH JUNE 2018

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 ago Liam hasn’t taken more that 1 week off each year, we think he truly deserves a break!

Platinum Care is a Bury-based domiciliary care agency providing homecare services and respite care to individuals across the area. The friendly and experienced team at Platinum Care offer a professional, practical and completely personal home care service, tailored to meet the users’ needs, whether it be home care due to illness, disability or frailty of age.

Click here to see the moment we suprised Liam with the news of his win! 

Ticket number 20513 - 30th May 2018

Today was so lovely, bringing happiness into someone’s life.

This week’s £2000 prize goes to Ifta, who works at Bury Council, Whittaker St Contact Centre.

Ifta was delighted and told us that she will be spoiling her son this August when she takes him to Euro Disney.

Click here to see how we suprised Ifta at her office in Radcliffe.

Ticket number 20198 - 23rd may 2018

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!

Congratulations once again to Paul, we hope you and your fiancé Sandra enjoy spending your winnings and have a fabulous wedding.

Click here to see what happened when we suprised Paul with our large cheque.

TICKET NUMBER 20201 - 16TH MAY 2018

Bury Council’s David Wiggins scoops £2,000 in The Made in Bury Business Draw.

This week’s lucky winner is David Wiggins from Bury Council who said he will 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!

Click here to see us suprising David with our big cheque

TICKET NUMBER 20553 - 9th May 2018

Congratulations to our very first winners - 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. 

For more information visit www.hrsimpleacademy.co.uk

So, what will they spend the £2000 on? Simple – A fabulous night out with all the team to celebrate their success and reward their hard work.

David Cohen, Managing Director said, “We are delighted to support the Made in Bury Business Draw, helping new start-up businesses here in Bury with training and loans! We are especially delighted with winning the very first draw.”

Click here for the moment we presented David with the cheque.