Made in Bury

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Established in 2012, Made in Bury are a local company who organise premier business events, awards and exhibitions.

The Made in Bury Business Awards

The Made in Bury Business Awards were launched in 2012, and have grown considerably ever since. Now with 20 categories plus the Businessman and Businesswoman individual awards, businesses from all industries across the borough can enter, from small start-ups to large businesses.

The process for entering the Made in Bury Business Awards is simple! Entrants download an application form from the Made in Bury website and answer the questions ensuring they keep the information as exciting and relevant to their business as possible. Once completed, entries can be uploaded to the website or emailed to 


The 2023 MIBBA have been postponed, check back here for news of the 2024 MIBBA's. 

If you are interested in entering the Made in Bury Business Awards, you can request an entry form by emailing or visiting the website where they can be downloaded.


The Made in Bury Business Academy

The Made in Bury Business Academy was launched in April 2016 in conjunction with Bury Council, working with a limited number of carefully selected start-up businesses to give them the best possible start to develop their business. Now funded by the Made in bury Weekly £2,000 Draw.



Statistics show that 40% of start-up businesses fail within their first year, 70% of start-ups don't make it to their 5th year of business and only 9% see success with ten or more years under their belt. The Made in Bury Business Academy was launched with a goal in mind to improve the survival rates of local start-up businesses.

From individuals who have no formal business background to larger businesses which are just branching out to work independently, the Made in Bury Business Academy welcomes a huge range of businesses, providing opportunities to learn a wide range of skills, share experiences and share best practice.

Each module in the Business Academy is designed to educate and inform start-ups about the potential obstacles which can be detrimental to growth, how to prepare for them and how to make the most of the numerous positive opportunities and support facilities which are available to ensure success.

With prolific guest speakers the Made in Bury Business Academy has seen extraordinary success over the past 5 years, and if you are a start-up business who would like to find out about the 2022 Business Academy, simply email


The Made in Bury Brunch Club

This ladies-only business networking organisation is one of the first of its kind. The Brunch Club is all about women 'getting together, supporting each other, engaging and enjoy themselves.'

The idea behind the Brunch Club came from Debi Fellone from Made In Bury and Kate Holt from Bury BusinessLodge. These ladies wanted to create a networking group which is exclusive, unique and that doesn't include men!

As a women's only business community, the Brunch Club has a very different dynamic to other networking groups. It is about listening, sharing and getting to know each other.

Debi says:

"After many years of avoiding women’s only networking I tried it and loved it and wanted to bring a new relaxed networking club to Bury. So after a chat with the ladies at Bury BusinessLodge, the Brunch Club was born. Our launch meeting was on the 23rd May 2014 and I’m delighted to say that the group is growing. Our meetings are casual, fun and supportive."


The Brunch Club is all about success. The five objectives of this fantastic networking community are:

  • To offer opportunities to engage with business owners and decision makers from a diverse range of business sectors
  • To bring together women who can help and influence each other to succeed.
  • To be a forum for business owners to share expertise. Every individual has something to share and help others succeed.
  • To host a number of social events.
  • To raise funds for local good causes.


Brunch Club Events

The Brunch Club meetings take place at Bury BusinessLodge, Europa House, and are designed to be informal, fun and supportive. They are about building connections, making new friends and having a great time. This is why the Brunch Club will feature ice-breakers and games; introducing you to other members in a relaxed environment.

Of course, networking can work up an appetite. Tea and coffee will be available and a tasty brunch will be served.


Apple Video Facilities - Pam Holt

Bury BusinessLodge - Kate Holt

Bury BusinessLodge - Lisa Kay 

Bury Hospice  Rachel Krafft

Galactic Travels  Bernadette Truman

GEM Business Support Ltd  Gill Arnott 

LNK Motors - Nicola Campbell

Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall - Sara Beaumont

Made In Bury – Debi Fellone

thebestofbury - Laura Pedley

Aspin FM - Abigail Court

AFG LAW - Katrina Hurst

Better Clean Services - Saira Poonawala

Compliance Training - Silvana Holt 

Connect Comms - Hannah Lee

DTE Business Advisors - Emily Tyborczyk

Little Haven at Home - Suzanne Duffy 

MBK Civils Ltd - Kate Luxton

North Lancs Training Group - Joanna McKiernan

MODS Optical - Hayley Smith

The Agent Site - Fiona Drummond 

Brunch Club Details

The Brunch Club will be taking place on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month.

If you would like to find out more about joining Brunch Club, contact Debi Fellone on 07968 153503. 

The Made In Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw 

The Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw is a not for profit initiative, launched in May 2018, which supports Bury businesses in their formative years in the Made in Bury Business Academy and in time will also offer interest free loans to Bury Businesses. 


One lucky ticket holder wins £2,000 every Wednesday. 

To purchase your ticket please click here

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