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Thank you to Debi and the team for another well organised and enjoyable networking event at the Longfield Suite. The optional speed networking was particularly useful - there is probably no better way to be introduced to so many new businesses in such a short time.

As ever your attention to detail always ensures your events run smoothly and deliver what you promise.
I have attended many networking events but found that The Best of Bury event at the Longfield Suite at Prestwich was by far the most vibrant, well supported I have attended and had a great buzz about it. It had a great atmosphere and I am really looking forward to attending the next one.
Rose Tipton
Macmillan Cancer Support
Bury College was more than happy to sponsor last nights event. We are pleased to be working with local
businesses, building contacts and maximising business opportunities. The event was an overall success
and there was a buzz in the room....We were pleased to be part of it and to be on The Best of Bury.
Tracey Wood - Bury College Business Solutions
What a fantastic night the atmosphere was buzzing with enthusiasm I will certainly be going
to these events in the future without a shadow of doubt and I will be recommending it to
all who I meet. - Paula Leech Think4IT
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team, who, as always organised a wonderful evening last
night. I come to these events on my own which can sometimes be a little intimidating but as always there was a
warm welcome, plenty of worthwhile contacts made and a chance to meet local businesses both new and existing
within The Best of Bury. It is always encouraging to talk to local businesses, share experiences and know that
there is a support network there for us all. It is great to see 'The Best of' growing and for the events to be a
bigger and better success each time. Thanks once again. Donna Walker, Just because Florist
Once again, you seem to have got together the best of the entrepreneurs and business-focused people from around
the area. There was a definite buzz around the whole meeting with people networking, sharing ideas and
follow up a variety of business opportunities. These are the people that are going to lead the area
through the current economic climate and beyond due to their flair and enthusiasm.
Robin Hills - Robin Hills Independent Consultant
Hi Debi, Kathryn & the team
As always, a great event – I haven’t missed one since you started. It’s always good to see so many old
friends and business contacts and every time to meet some new ones. I’ve already marked my diary for 7th May!
Very best wishes. Stephen Harris - Stephen Harris & Co Accountants
Another great event, which has generated some very good possibilities - it is always a very well run event
with very pro-active netowrkers, basically you guys are great. Plus it always helps when you win a great prize!
Leigh Dickinson - Northern Star IFA
Last night has already become a success with a handful of appointments, one order, a re-introduction to a company
that wants to place continuing orders and many potential follow-ups.
Very well organized by a professional organization
Harvey Klapisch - Inc. Promotions
Hi Debi, it was great to meet you and your team. Although it was a last minute decision to exhibit my colleague
Jason and I both enjoyed the spirit and atmosphere of the exhibition and perhaps more importantly made some excellent
prospective business contacts. Thanks again.
Best regards, Peter Redkwa - Hillside Printing
Both being new to this type of event we were both apprehensive, there was nothing to worry about. We both
enjoyed the evening, we found it very interesting networking with the many companies that attended. The networking was made very easy, it had a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The event was very well planned and organised which resulted in an excellent 1st time experience.
Well done to Debi and Kathryn for providing us with another fantastic networking event at the Bury Ary Gallery (Yes I know, there is an Art Gallery in Bury). I am finding that these local newtorking events arranged by the Best of Bury are a great way to find new business. I always get to meet new businesses as well as seeing some of the usual suspects (you know who you are :-). This is great because the businesses that I meet regularly at the Best of Bury networkign events are beginning to know a lot more about my business and are more confident to pass me referrals as well as doing businesses with me. I was also able to meet a number of new suppliers that were recommended to me, so I have more confidence to approach these businesses as I know they do a good job. I have been looking for one of these suppliers of 3 months and I met them within 15 minutes of the networking event. If you havent been to the Best of Bury Networking Event yet you shouldnʼt miss the next one. Highly recommended.
Thank you to Debi, Kathryn and Callie for such an interesting evening at gigg lane, the event was a real eye-opener. I was unsure whether these sort of networking events would work for my business but after spending a bit of time chatting to other people at the event I have generated some new contacts with other tradesmen as well as meeting other organizers of networking events that could become very useful.
Thank you once again.
I very much enjoyed this, my first Best of Bury networking event, and was very interested to see the wide range of businesses you attracted.

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What another fantastic event. Well done to Debi and the team for working so hard to put on what has to be the best networking event yet. I was able to speak with business I have wanted to speak to for quite some time but didnʼt have the contacts to do so until now. I have meetings set up with new prospective clients and was also able to catch up with people I havent seen for some time. Iʼm really looking forward to the next event. What a great way to find new local business.
I have been to 2 Best of Bury networking events and both were fantastic. Well run, well attended, great venues and the hosts, Debbie and Kathryn ran a tight ship, but a fun evening too. Canʼt wait for the next one!
I would just like to thank Debi & her team for a fantasic, well organised networking event which I attended last month. As a result I met a number of useful contacts and received a couple of referrals potentially totalling a few thousand pounds worth of consultancy! What a great way to do business!
Your networking event in April was excellent - very well organised with plenty of guests as promised and a great balance of informal networking and short business introductions. The evening had added interest with great tips from Johnny Apples and great food from the Queen Ann.I am loooking forward to your next event in June.
The Best of Bury event at the Queen Anne in Bury was organised extremely well and had a very friendly atmosphere. There were lots of business people there to talk to and exchange ideas with. The hosts put me at ease with their gracious and relaxed manner and worked hard to introduce me to other people. This venue was perfect and the food was delicious. I enjoyed the evening very much. Thank you very much. I look forward to many more evenings like it.
Zarrin Shannon
An evening with "The Best Of Bury" was fantastic, Debi, Kathryn & co went out of there way to make the event a success. The structured agenda works as you get the oppertunity to network with businesses who you have a good synergy with, but not just that, you get to meet others in a relaxed, friendly environment, the venue was well chosen and the Queen Anne put on an amazing buffet.

The guest speaker Johnny Apples put on a great performance as usual, whilst giving sound advice. I would recomend this event to any local business lookin to get out there and get known. it has certainly worked for our company and we cant wait until the next event.

Well done to the Best of Bury team!!!
An Evening with the Best of Bury was a great experience. Debi and Kathrynʼs efforts reflected true success on the night. The opportunity to meet like minded businesses leading to making good contacts which in turn lead to business prospects... Invaluable.

The event was a merit to The Best of Bury. I will definitely be attending on the 18th June. Looking forward to it.
Another highly succesful networking event last night at the Queen Anne...welldone!! Lots of new faces (and old ones!!) good venue, good food, good get the balance just right..and are very pro active in ensuring people ʼconnectʼ with the right people...well done..your on a roll, looking forward to the next one in June
What can I say other than I am living testament to the fact that this really works! I joined The Best of Bury last year after googling "JOBS BURY" and up they, or should I now say WE came. I now lead a "normal" family life and am happier in my work than I have been in years. Our clients are a friendly group of folk and I am sure that a job with any of them would be a great step towards a new career. Kathryn Burns "The Best of Bury"
What can I say, one of the events of the year so far. Both Debi and Kathryn must have worked very hard to make this event the success it was.
I spoke to many people, most of whom I had never met before and some familiar faces!!! and all agreed it had been very beneficial, with most clutching very precious business cards with solid promises to get in touch with like minded businesses.
This has to be the best way to do business!
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Aimee P said

Excellent to be a part of. Great way to meet local businesses and work together.