Made in Bury
  • BusinessLodge,
    Europa House,
    Barcroft Street,
    BL9 5BT
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 2022 MIBBAs will be presented at a celebration black tie dinner in November 2022


If you are interested in entering the 2022 Made in Bury Business Awards, you can request an entry form by emailing or visiting the website where they can be downloaded.

We encourage every Bury based business to enter!


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.



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

Brunch Club is an exclusive, ladies-only networking group who meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. After plenty of research, Made in Bury found that women network differently to men, building working relationships alongside friendships, developing trust through conversation and a relaxed, informal environment.

This struck a chord with Debi, founder and managing director of Made in Bury, so she teamed up with Kate, the Centre Director at BusinessLodge to host a bi-monthly networking group, with a twist!

Instead of getting up early and rushing through breakfast, or trying to squeeze as much as you can out of a lunch break, brunch was the perfect solution, particularly because BusinessLodge take the opportunity as often as they can to show off their culinary skills! Brunch Club is a friendly and lively group where you can sit back and enjoy your brunch without the pressure of your usual networking group!

If you would be interested in joining Brunch Club, please email


Networking with Made in Bury

Made in Bury understand that many people find networking events difficult to attend, particularly if you don’t know who is going to be there, what sort of questions you should be asking and how to figure out if you have anything in common with the people you’d like to speak to!

To solve this problem and to help break down barriers, Made in Bury host a number of fun, themed networking events throughout the year, placing everyone on a level ground and giving them something to talk about!


The Made in Bury Annual Bowling Tournament

Hosted at Hollywood Bowl Bury, 23 teams are invited to play two games, of which the highest scoring team will win! With plenty at stake and trophies to win, there’s everything to play for! If you would like to book a team for the next bowling event, simply email for more information.


The Made in Bury Annual Football Tournament

The football tournament is without doubt one of the most anticipated networking events of the year. Hosted at PlayFootball, 24 teams will play against each other to win the trophy (and receive all the recognition and credit, of course!), before refuelling with a hearty plate of pie, mash and peas.

The football tournament gets booked up extremely quickly, so if you would like to enter your team, email for more information!


The Made In Bury Business Draw 

The Made in Bury Business Draw is new initiative, launched in May 2018, which supports Bury businesses in their formative years. 


The new, not for profit initiative will be drawn on a weekly basis, with one lucky ticket holder winning £2,000. The draw is open to all Bury businesses and their teams; this includes the whole borough of Bury, from Ramsbottom through to Prestwich.

For more information click here

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In December 2020
Debbie Pomfret said

Thank you for a great night. A really professional virtual awards show and I feel so proud to have been part of it. Over the moon winning the two awards. I’m still reeling with happiness. Good things can...