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Give Jason at Nettl of Bury 6 hours to chop down a tree and he will spend 4 hours sharpening his axe. These were the first few words we came across when opening our remarkably useful kit for the survival and planning of exhibitions for modern ladies & gentlemen. In our beautifully decorated box there was a personalised letter from Jason greeting us and explaining its contents. Everything in our box gave us a real-life insight as to what Nettl of Bury offer, with tangible examples of the quality and detail you can expect. This box is perfect for somebody who...
The exhibitors guide to exhibiting! The DO’s and DONT’s to exhibiting @ #NWBizFair18 If you haven’t grabbed the bull by the horns yet – now is the time to do so at The North West Premier Business Fair 2018! From small start up businesses to large corporate businesses, everybody needs brand exposure. The North West Premier Business Fair will give your brand a strong presence on a powerful platform. You will have the opportunity to meet and build new relationships along with nurturing existing ones. Exhibitors should: * Ensure you have s...
After numerous weeks of planning and preparation, we can draw back the curtains and reveal the most exciting networking opportunity of 2018! This fantastic event will allow you the opportunity to obtain greater brand exposure, potential new business and contacts from a huge audience, as well as the chance to network with like-minded businesses, and, most importantly drive those sales in 2018! THE DATE – THURSDAY 22nd MARCH 2018 THE VENUE - THE STABLES COUNTRY CLUB, BL8 1PU TIME - 4PM - 7PM   EXHIBITING Be seen - be h...
Made In Bury held their second annual North West Premier Business Fair at The Castle Armoury Drill Hall in Bury on Friday 13th May. With over 100 exhibitors, and hundreds of attendees, the fair provided delegates with an opportunity to network, source contacts and grow their business. Exclusively business to business, this event pulled in delegates from a huge variety of industries, and helped to connect some key influencers, who will work together to futureproof North West businesses and continue developing their services. A huge variety of industries were exhi...
With just four days to go, the North West’s best business exhibition is coming to Bury. The event on Friday 13th May is exclusively for businesses and we thought we would give you a sneak peek at which industries will be exhibiting, so you can plan your visit accordingly. Office supplies and services – If you’re moving into new offices or require a little extra help, at our fair you will find office maintenances and cleaning services, stationery supplies and possibly even a new home for your business! Sales and Lettings – Great for those ...
We are extremely excited about our two-day event coming up on the 13th and 14th May, and we think you should be too! It’s our biggest event of the year, and with some fantastic businesses exhibiting, we don’t think you’ll want to miss out. Book a stand 1. Our two-day event separates B2B and B2C exhibitors, so your target audience will be completely focused on YOU. Any conversations you have could turn into leads and you can be sure that the people you talk to do require your product or service. 2. You’ll be able to expand your database, ...
With the number of businesses, delegates and general public attending The North West’s Premier Business & Lifestyle Fair, we aren’t being bold with the title of this blog! The North West’s Premier Business & Lifestyle Fair is taking place over two days; day one exclusively B2B and day two B2C and open to the general public. High stats With over 1,200 people expected per day and over 120 exhibitors you’re guaranteed to find your dream client. Whatever business sector you’re from, you’ll need to be there....
“To be approached, you need to be approachable”. NW Premier Fair As you know, the first 60 seconds are when impressions count and so, to ensure you don’t miss out on any potential clients, we’ve detailing what you should do, which will help keep the clientele at your stand. Okay, so your booth’s looking great; you have your promotional products and now it’s the event. The first rule with business exhibitions is: “To be approached, you need to be approachable”. Welcome Smile! Nothing is more approachable than a...
At The North West's Premier Business & Lifestyle Fair, exhibitors aren't given a classic stand; they have a three-walled, shell scheme 'premier' booth. But, without GOOD stand design, it's a waste. Booth design is extremely important because it is ONE way to subliminally showcase what your company does - and how good you are at it "We're an innovative company" is great to say, but you need to SHOW it. "We're the best in our field" - ARE YOU? How can you prove it? "We're different"- but your boot...
As THIS fair is premier, it probably comes as no surprise that we’re offering so much more to our visitors. One of those ways is through our Premier Mega Prize DRAW– a giveaway unlike anything you’ve ever seen. But first, we need you. The North West’s Premier Business & Lifestyle Fair 2016 will be open to the general public on the second day, which will be jam-packed with activities, stalls, competitions and one BIG giveaway! All attendees will be entered into a free draw where they could win a luxury hamper, worth up to £1...
It’s 8 weeks until The North West’s Premier Business & Lifestyle Fair, so we’re explaining why now’s the perfect time to book your exhibition booth. We’ve broken it down into, conveniently, 8 weeks of organisation to ensure you’re ready and raring to go! You have one week to decide, design and order your promotional items You have one week to work around employee commitments & get them attending! You have one week to work on your sales pitch (before realising pitching isn’t the right avenue, so to plan your ...
You don't want to miss out on one of the biggest B2B & B2C networking events to take place in Greater Manchester and Lancashire, here's why! 1. Target both consumers AND businesses This fair will be providing a dynamic B2B setting on Friday 13th May and a unique B2C environment on Saturday14th  May, which means the chances of finding your target customer are doubled! 2. Be amongst the cream of Manchester's businesses Industry-leading companies, recognised brands and highly successful organisations are exhibiting and attending from acr...
We're pleased to announce that the Made in Bury website - home of premier business events and exhibitions - is now live! Here, you can browse through the fantastic business opportunities online, enquire and register. Made in Bury organise The North West's Premier Business & Lifestyle Fair - a two-day exhibition, The Made in Bury Business Awards, the upcoming Business Academy and networking Brunch Club. Our events really are premier; the two-day fair provides three walled, shell-scheme booths - offering a creative hub in a dynamic setting. The first ...
After much anticipation, the winners of the Made in Bury Business Awards 2015 were announced on Thursday 19th November at a glittering ceremony here in Bury. The Made in Bury Business Awards, in association with thebestofbury, Bury Council and Tower FM, are championing local businesses and celebrating their outstanding achievements. Over 350 business men and women, including judges, sponsors and some of Bury’s most high-profile professionals, attended the prestigious awards ceremony, which took place at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich. The evening featured...
After much anticipation, the finalists for the Made in Bury Business Awards 2015 have been revealed! The Made in Bury Business Awards, in conjunction with thebestofbury, Bury Council and Tower FM, are championing local Bury businesses and celebrating their outstanding achievements. Longlisted businesses, who were successful during the application stage, attended the Meet and Greet at Bury Town Hall, where they presented themselves in front of a high-profile panel of judges. Following a day of interviews, six panels of judges had one hour to decide on the top th...
After much anticipation, the shortlisted businesses for the Made in Bury Business Awards 2015 have been announced – with some categories featuring a record-breaking number making it to the next stage! The Made in Bury Business Awards, organised by Made in Bury, in conjunction with thebestofbury, Bury Council and TowerFM, are championing businesses in the borough and celebrating their outstanding achievements.  The 2015 awards have been described as the toughest yet, with an astounding number of businesses receiving joint scores. One category has as man...
You don't want to miss out on one of the biggest B2B networking events to take place in Greater Manchester and Lancashire, here's why! 1. Be amongst the cream of Manchester's businesses Industry-leading companies, recognised brands and highly successful organisations are exhibiting and attending from across the North West. Why aren't you? 2. You'll find your target client Want to target a specific industry? You'll find them here. We have a huge number of sectors attending and therefore you are more than likely to find what (or who) you&...
A range of top quality local produce can be won by companies who attend the Made in Bury Business Fair on Thursday 18 June. As the event's headline sponsor, Bury Council is running a free prize draw for a box of goodies including Slatterys vouchers, Bury Black Puddings, Lancashire Sauce and Super Josh Ale. The business fair is the biggest of its kind in the borough, and takes place at the Castle Armoury in Bury from 10am to 4pm. The council has its own floor to showcase the help it can give to businesses, and all those who sign up for the even...
In order to prepare our exhibitors for the forthcoming fair, this blog details a few ideas you need to grab attention, attract potential customers and show professionalism on and through your booth. With over 100 other booths, you need to drive attention to YOUR company as well as reflect your industry well.  It’s simple, don’t turn up with a pack of shabby business cards, wearing your weekend attire and with nothing to characterise your booth. Whatever your reasons may be for attending the North West’s premier business fair, it’s im...
At The North West’s PREMIER Business Fair, we are always trying to find ways in which our exhibition is different. One of those is through the latest competition we have launched. We know that competition is healthy and, what’s not a little bit of friendly rivalry between exhibitors? It’s exciting and in this case, it could see you win back the money you spent on an exhibition booth. Yes, you did read that right! In a sentence: You will exhibit at the fair for FREE – if you win. Competition You probably think you have no chance and that ...
The answer to the question above is as simple as this - why not? Whatever your business industry, we know that you want to gain leads, increase your customer base, fight off your competitors and generate more profit, right? If you said yes to every one of those reasons then this business fair is for you. WHY this fair? We pride ourselves on the fact that this fair is different to other exhibitions for the following reasons… A business hub Each exhibitor gets a three-walled, shell scheme BOOTH (as well as a table and a chair) and this is because we want ...
Made in Bury would like to announce that their headline speaker for the Bury Business Fair 2015 is the one and only – Nigel Botterill.Author, entrepreneur and award winner; there are few titles which can’t be applied to Nigel Botterill. As you count down to the Bury Business Fair, we’re delighted to confirm that you can look forward to a seminar with the great man himself.In the past ten years alone, Nigel has launched eight hugely successful businesses as well as helping over 3,000 separate businesses get off the ground. From his first self-owne...
Get The Label, a discount designer brands website partially owned by JD Sports with Topgrade sportswear, has launched a fantastic 2015 calendar to help raise money for the Cash For Kids Mission Christmas Appeal. Bloggers from across the UK came together in the name of fashion to support a great cause. Get The Label, partially owned by JD Sports, one of the winners at this year's Made in Bury Business Awards, organised a fabulous clothing event that brought together the country's most popular bloggers to take part in a photo shoot featuring some of the bes...
Six Town Housing; an organisation that manages homes for Bury Council, produced amazing light-box letters for The Made in Business Awards 2014. The Made in Bury Business Awards 2014 were unlike any other awards event in the area. The venue, Castle Armoury, a 13th Century Castle, was completely transformed to accommodate professionals from across Manchester dressed for the occasion. One of the most striking features at the awards was the large light-box letters spelling out MIBBA, courtesy of Six Town Housing. Six Town Housing designed...
After much anticipation, the winners of the Made in Bury Business Awards 2014 have been announced.Bury businesses of all sizes and from all sectors have been recognised for their outstanding achievements at the Made in Bury Business Awards 2014, in a sparkling ceremony that took place at Castle Armoury, Bury. In their second year, these awards, organised by thebestofbury in conjunction with Bury Council and Tower FM, are fast becoming the number one event in the Bury business calendar, with excitement already brewing for next year.The r...
No matter what the size of your business you can enter the MIBBAs. However it’s not just the winning that counts!Here are five reasons why simply entering the Made in Bury Business Awards will be good for your business.1.       Free marketingJust being shortlisted for a MIBBA can improve your brand awareness and promote your business to new customers. Make sure you maximise PR exposure and update your marketing materials with the award logo. Awards celebrate hard work and success and are great PR opportunities. Winning...
Six Town Housing; an organisation that manages homes for Bury Council, produced amazing light-box letters for The Made in Business Awards 2014. The Made in Bury Business Awards 2014 were unlike any other awards event in the area. The venue, Castle Armoury, a 13th Century Castle, was completely transformed to accommodate professionals from across Manchester dressed for the occasion. One of the most striking features at the awards was the large light-box letters spelling out MIBBA, courtesy of Six Town Housing. Six Town Housing designed and manufactured these stun...
 Heart of the Ram, a beautiful restaurant and bar in the heart of Ramsbottom, has been extremely busy since winning their category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.This local business are currently working on a purpose built outdoor terrace, which will be ready this weekend.In the beautiful setting of Ramsbottom, it's no wonder that Heart of the Ram are giving their customers the opportunity to eat and drink outdoors. Their new terrace will be covered and heated; ensuring it can even be used in winter!If that wasn't enough, Hearth of th...
Rowe Hankins, distributor and manufacturer of electrical mechanical components, sponsored the Backing Young Bury category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.Since sponsoring, this local business went through a winning streak of their own with a few of their fantastic products!The Rowe Hankins Non-Intrusive Current Monitor was Highly Commended at the Rail Business Awards and their CPN-Cudis LED illuminated consumer unit became Highly Commended in the Innovative category at the Electrical Product Awards!It appears that this local business is getting the...
DD Exhibitions design and build bespoke exhibition stands for all events, budgets and styles.Since sponsoring the Retailer category at the Made in Bury Business Awards, DD Exhibitions have had a very exciting few months. This local business have expanded their client base worldwide, with orders to build and install stands in Amsterdam, Milan, Paris, Dubai and Adu Dhabi, plus many more.Of course, with success comes expansion, and therefore it comes as no surprise that DD Exhibitions have invested in new equipment for their worksh...
Becoming Commended in the Made in Bury Business Awards is not the only success that Faith in Nature has seen this year!With its upcoming 40th anniversary and the launch of two new product ranges, Faith in Nature is undoubtedly going from strength to strength.This business; providing green health products, is continuously growing and even expanding to an overseas market. It is nearly 40 years ago that creator of Faith in Nature, Rivka Rose, decided to use her background in herbalism and aromatherapy to produce these fantastic, natural products t...
As the winner in the Environmental Impact category, it comes as no surprise what Incredible Edible have been doing since - planting!This community group, who are dedicated to help the local area and grow their own produce, have been doing just that since winning at the Made in Bury Business Awards.Currently, this fantastic local group are preparing for summer by improving Tottington's vegetable plot and getting ready to plant a variety of veg.As well as creating food sources, Incredible Edible work to improve the local area. This community grou...
What's next for Fluid Digital?You won't be surprised to find out what Fluid Digital has been doing since sponsoring the Made in Bury Business Awards - designing websites!This local agency has seen an increase in work, with the launch of two new sites and one in the pipeline.Fluid Digital worked with Tyreonfire to design and create their website.  Tyreonfire gives individuals the chance to sell their vehicle, view other cars and communicate through a forum. With their 'Banger of the Week' and 'Bargain of the Week' pages, this website is the ultimate hu...
April 23, 2014
Brytannic, winner of the Highly Commended award in the Legal and Financial category at the Made in Bury Business Awards, have since released a number of products and even expanded their workforce! Haven't they been very busy?!Released by Chesire Mortgages, Brytannic will now provide finance to people who have previously experienced financial difficulties. All past credit problems from over a year ago will now be ignored and applications by those on a low income will now be accepted by Brytannic!To help settle debts, Brytannic are now allowing homeo...
Since becoming Highly Commended in the Community Impact at the Made in Bury Business Awards, Re>Build have been continuing their fantastic work of improving communities.Paint has been given to over 120 households, crockery and bedding has been sold at affordable prices and they have saved a large number of household items from going to waste. 80 tonnes of bulky goods and 125 litres of black paint were saved from landfills, and furniture has been collected from nearly 1500 local households.As well as improving the standard of living, Re>Build ...
Bespoke Landscapes aren't just your average local lanscaping firm. As well as giving customers a garden that they are proud of, Bespoke Landscapes have increased their services! This has been since becoming Highly Commended in the Property and Construction category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.Bespoke Landscapes now specialise in installing disabled access, after carrying out work on a local church. This job was far from their usual work of designing and working on gardens and patios.  The installation of disabled access is now a service they can c...
Brand Idol have had a busy year since becoming Commended in the Creative category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.This local business, which specialises in creating personalised signage and banners, have already gained three new clients and there's no sign of trade slowing down!Brand Idol are now producing building signage for new, local business LNK Motors, who have just become a member of thebestofbury.As well as this, they have been hired to provide Sound Physique Bury Clinic, a business offering non-surgical treatments to aid weight...
Bury Garage Door Centre has experienced a lot of changes since sponsoring the Environmental Impact category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.With a complete refurbishment of their showroom and a redesign of their outside display, Bury Garage Door Centre has created a freshened look for their business, which will soon be ready for customers. Their new display includes sectional doors, operators and spares.Their new online store is now up and running, suppling customers across the UK with discounted, branded garage doors. You can view it here....
 Lex Busines Equipment was Highly Commended in the Family Business category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.This local business established in 1980, and have since been providing a large range of equipment and services for businesses of all sizes.Wayne Elphick owns and manages Lex Business Equipment, and in 2008, Sam Elphick joined the ranks, in charge of the office stationary, furniture and IT departments of the business.Since winning the Highly Commended award in the Family Business Category at the Made in Bury Business Awards, L...
East Lancashire Railway is one of the most recognised and respected railways in the North of England. With its traditional history and regular events, it's no surprise that they were Highly Commended in the Leisure and Tourism awards at the Made in Bury Business Awards.East Lancashire Railway may have been built in the 19th Century but it continues to break the boundaries and come up with innovative ideas to ensure that it still attracts a large amount of customers. Many of the old railways from that period are closed and abandoned, but this local railway ...
AFG Law sponsored the Property and Construction category at the Made in Bury Business Awards but what's happened since?This Bury business has had even more success, proven by their new qualified member of staff! Heather Lloyd, who joined the office in December, has now qualified as a Family Law paralegal!Heather has the characteristics which are reflected in AFG Law. She is friendly and enthusiastic and is the latest member to join the highly trained staff.AFG Law was established in 1897 and has since been providing exceptional legal advice. They spons...
After being Highly Commended at the Made in Bury Business Awards 2013, Continum Group Ltd has since come up with some even more fantastic and innovative ideas.Specialising in producing technology systems, Continum Group Ltd have a number of sectors. Quasar Studios Ltd is the part of Continum Group Ltd which has developed this latest fantastic application.The most recent idea and technological product created by this local business is a sports gaming application which allows sports fanatics to play tournaments in order to win amazing prizes.A sports applica...
March 26, 2014
Belvoir was the sponsor in the Motoring and Transport category at the Made in Bury Business Awards. Since then, they've been winning a few awards themselves!After sponsoring this event and helping support local businesses, Belvoir hosted their very own award ceremony, which saw a winner in local agency Belvoir Bury.Belvoir Bury won the Best New Franchisee Award 2014. This local business opened its doors in 2012 and now, not only rent out properties but deal with sales too. They offer their customers a great service, seven days a week.But, i...
MWB Essential have had a busy year. Not only were they a sponsor at the Made in Bury Business Awards, recently they have undergone a huge rebranding.MWB Essential, a sponsor of the Customer Excellence category, are now known as Bury Business Lodge. They provide excellent office space, meeting facilities and business services for corportate clients.Bury Business Lodge will help a business in any way they can, from setting up WiFi, providing a virtual PA to simply providing a telephone answering service.With a new website on the horizon and a...
 It came as no surprise to a number of people that Albert Matthews Butchers won the Food and Drink category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.Albert Matthews has been providing the people of Bury and across the North West with amazing food since 1935; this was when the man himself, Albert Matthews, opened his first ever butchers. Since then, they have grown considerably and in the process, gained a huge amount of satisfied customers.Today, Albert Matthews have moved with the times and now offer their customers delivery on meat across the...
 Barista cafe bar, in the heart of Bury, was commended in the Food and Drink category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.With it's homely and welcoming atmosphere, Barista offers a service that is second to none. The contemporary decor and friendly staff make Barista a lovely place to eat. It's only expected then that they were commended at the Made in Bury Business Awards!As a fairly new business, Barista, just three years old, has already gained a great reputation by those who vacate it reguarly or on one-off occasions. The handmade...
[caption id="attachment_112" align="alignnone" width="245"] Winner of the Start-up Business category in the Made in Bury Business Awards[/caption]2013 was a big year for contemporary cafe bar Cuckoo.Located on Bury New Road, Cuckoo only opened in 2013 and already managed to win the Start-up Business category at the Made in Bury Business Awards, all in one year!The success of this cafe bar comes as no surprise to those who vacate it regularly. With it's modern interior, homemade food and a large selection of beverages, Cuckoo is a homely and fun pla...
Newbank Garden Centre ended 2013 on a high by sponsoring the Creative category in the Made in Bury Business Awards.Since opening their Radcliffe premises back in 1990, Newbank Garden Centre has become a household name across Bury. The centre was opened on the site of the old Irwell Bank Farm. The farm buildings were then converted to house the garden furniture shops, homeware shops, giftware shops, houseplant rooms and acres of glasshouses stocked with a vast array of plants.Newbank Garden Centre is a great place to visit, offering a unique sho...
2013 was a very exciting year for Brighter Blinds, ending on a high with a win at The Made in Bury Business Awards. Brighter Blinds were Highly Commended in the Retailer category, receiving a certificate and a lovely glass award to commemorate their success.Although Brighter Blinds is a traditional, family run business (established for 18 years) innovation is always at the forefront of their activity. Constantly adding new product ranges demonstrates this commitment to drive the business forward.Just one new product introduced last year was roof window...
February 20, 2014
Picture shows Andy Couser of RRG Bury presenting the Health and Beauty award to Cath Harrop at Carriages Hair and Beauty.2013 has been an exciting year for RRG Group. As one of the biggest sponsors of our Made in Bury Business Awards, and after a £1milllion expansion, it's no wonder you've heard a lot more about this dealership since it first opened in Bury in 1978.The history of RRG Group goes back to its first Toyota dealership, complete with petrol station, in Elton.From then it moved to a bigger plot, became RRG Toyota Bury and is still on...
During the awards ceremony it was clear that we could not have chosen a more deserving winner in the Community Impact category than Bury Hospice.Most people who live and work in Bury are aware of the important work of the hospice and the high standards of palliative care they provide. Many of us know someone (either directly or indirectly) who has been in the hospice and it's a cause that's very close to our hearts here in Bury.Bury Hospice provides invaluable care and support not only to people who are approaching the end of their life, but also to their fami...
The World Famous Bury Market added another award to their long list of accolades when it was Commended in the Tourism & Leisure category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.The team at the market were presented with a certificate to commemorate their achievement at a sparkling lunchtime ceremony in November last year. However, being an award winner isn't new to Bury Market, as it was named Market of the Year in 2009 and voted Best Food Market by BBC viewers.The market dates back over 500 years and has always dominated the retail sector in the town,...
Horsfield and Smith Chartered Accountants were Commended in the Legal & Financial category of the Made in Bury Business Awards. Their team accepted their award at a sparkling lunchtime ceremony on Friday 22nd November 2013.So what made Horsfield & Smith stand out from the crowd? Well, the business philosophy is a great starting point -Horsfield & Smith always put clients first, treat each client as an individual and in turn, provides a unique service to perfectly match their needs. Horsfield & Smith works closely in partnership with eac...
2013 was an exciting year for Amanda at Natural Balance Pilates, who now runs a number of classes from her studio in Ramsbottom.Although the business is relatively new, Amanda has already built a loyal client base and is teaching classes throughout the week. It's clear that Amanda has tapped into a real niche in the market and as a result, the business is really taking off!In recognition of their success as a new business in the area, Natural Balance Pilates was Commended in the Start-Up Business category of the Made in Bury Business Awards. Amanda...
Friday 22nd November was a very special day for Cath Harrop, owner of Carriages Hair and Beauty. She was named as the winner of the Health and Beauty category at the Made in Bury Business Awards. Cath was presented with a beautiful glass award and a certificate during a sparkling ceremony at the Longfield Suite.What sets Carriages Hair and Beauty apart from the competition is the experience they provide to every customer - luxurious, indulgent and completely relaxed. When you step through the door at Carriages it's easy to immerse yourself in a world of pa...
This week we're taking a closer look at the story behind Leckenbys Licensed Tea Rooms, which was Highly Commended in the Customer Excellence category in the Made in Bury Business Awards.Leckenby's started life in December 1997, when the owners opened a specialist chocolate shop named "Chocoholics". The shop stocked a mouth-watering range of chocolates from all around the world and quickly gained a reputation as a real delight for chocolate lovers everywhere in Bury.However, it was soon realised that there was a gap in the market for high class tea room...
Susan Pattison Chartered Neurological Physiotherapists was Commended in the Health & Beauty category at The Made in Bury Business Awards last year. This was a fantastic achievement for an excellent local business that has steadily grown since it was first set up in 1998.What's different about Susan Pattison is that they are not a traditional physiotherapy practice in the sense of treating bad backs and dodgy elbows - instead the clinic specialises in treating people who suffer from neurological conditions and minimising the effects of long-term disability.The ...
Bloco Ashe Samba Group was Commended in the Community Impact category of the Made in Bury Business Awards last year.In this blog we'll be taking a closer look at the people and the history behind the music! Bloco Ashe is a percussive group that plays Samba influenced grooves and global beats from Brazil, Cuba and Africa. The group's aim is to promote, support and develop percussion-based music and related carnival arts in the local community.The group was started by Zac Sargent, a Manchester based percussion musician and samba enthusiast. After receivi...
2013 was a very special year for Platinum Care - being named as Highly Commended in the Start-Up Business category at the Made in Bury Business Awards was the icing on the cake!November 2013 also marked Platinum Care's first year in business, as owner Liam Gately first started the agency in November 2012. Liam quickly gained a fantastic reputation for the quality of the care his team provides. The business has gone from strength to strength in recent months, as the demand for Platinum Care's excellent services has increased rapidly through word of mouth re...
This week we're taking a closer look at Milliken, a global business with a local base right here in Bury. Milliken is a world-leading company in the automotive airbag market.In November last year Milliken sponsored the Made in Bury Business Awards, when they were Commended in the Environmental Impact award and Highly Commended in the Manufacturing and Engineering award. This is a fantastic achievement for Milliken, a business that continues to be at the forefront of innovation when it comes to car safety.Milliken European Airbag Products and the Wellin...
2013 proved to be a hugely successful year for the team at Ramsbottom Dental Surgery, who were Highly Commended in the Health & Beauty category at the Made in Bury Business Awards.The award was presented at a sparkling ceremony on Friday 22nd November last year. Of course, this really was the icing on the cake for dentist Adam Nulty, who was named as a finalist for Best Young Dentist UK in 2013's Dentistry Awards.It's always been Adam's goal to change the face of dentistry, which is too often associated with fear and reluctance to sit in the ch...
2013 proved to be one of the most successful years in the history of Bury Financial Advisers.The company sponsored the Food & Drink category in the Made in Bury Business Awards, which showcased the very best businesses in the area and celebrated their achievements.Only a month before the awards ceremony was held, Bury Financial Advisers welcomed a new member of staff. Christine (or Chris as she prefers to be called!) is a financial adviser with many years of experience specialising in equity release.This has expanded the range of services available fro...
On November 22nd last year Martin Stembridge Photography was named as the winner of our Creative award, a well-deserved accolade for the Ramsbottom-based photographer.But what made Martin's business shine that little bit brighter and secure the win? Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and Martin's pictures are a perfect reflection of his passion for photography.Martin is a member of the Master Photographers Association and The British Institute of Professional Photographers, as well as being the winner of another prestigious award -...
2013 proved to be a hugely successful year for Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall Solicitors, ending the year on a high after being named the winners of the Legal and Financial category in the Made in Bury Business Awards. The results were revealed during a sparkling awards ceremony on Friday 22nd November last year. Earlier in the year they also won the Large Business of the Year Award in the Rossendale Business Awards.What made Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall stand out from the competition is their dedication to clients, their excellent service and a highly...
What a 12 months its been. In our first year as a new brand we have achieved our mission to strengthen the firm and offer a greater range of services to clients, while attracting new ones.Unprecedented levels of competition fostered by huge changes in the legal sector, have put the pressure on and firms can afford to stand still. Our brave, entrepreneurial drive to innovate and grow has given us a new focus and in a period of uncertainty for many legal businesses, we are building a law firm for the future.Our commitment to growth has been evidenced...
Its been a tense wait for the nominees in the Made in Bury Business Awards 2013, but winners were announced in a sparkling ceremony on Friday 22nd November. The Made in Bury Business Awards will become a major annual event in the Bury business calendar and has been organised by thebestof bury in conjunction with Bury Council and Tower FM.In no particular order, the winners highly commended and commended businesses for each category are as follows:Best in Class Award - Start-up BusinessWinner - Cuckoo - 3DM Leisure LimitedHighly Commended - Platinum CareCom...
The marketing campaign for the Made in Bury Business Awards 2013 has got off to a fantastic start this month.We now have a very prominent link from Bury Council's website which encourages local businesses to nominate themselves for the awards by 20th September. Bury Council are our primary sponsor for the event and we are working in partnership with them to identify the best businesses in Bury and celebrate their achievements.This week also saw the launch of a very high profile marketing campaign with our media partner, Tower FM. Stay tuned to 107.4 to hear ou...