My company (Cheetham Jackson) have been members of the Best of Bury for several years but it was all a bit new
to me, although as a resident of Bury I thought I understood it! What I'm really impressed with is that they don't just want you to be a member but they want you to engage with them and maximise your membership. I had
a meeting with Kathryn and Holly where they 'opened my eyes' to the full benefits of membership.
Reply from Debi F: Thank you for your feedback Tom. It's great to hear such positive comments.
In September 2015, Graham Croston said:
thebestofbury not only brings together businesses as a family, they act as the soul and spirit of the community.
I've been a member for over twelve months and have been involved with many aspects of the business. thebestofbury generates a real community spirit and has a desire to hep and support. Overall if I had to rate it, I'd give it full marks 10/10!
Reply from thebestofbury: It's so nice to hear such positive comments Graham, thank you.
In September 2015, Mark W said:
We've been a member of thebestofbury now for six months and have found it a very useful platform in promoting the business. We have been given some good advice in respect of setting up and utilising our Facebook page as well as being introduced to a number of local venues that we have secured orders with. The team are always available to answer queries and we would certainly recommend them to other local businesses.
Reply from thebestofbury: Thank you for your kind comments. We are thrilled that being a part of thebestofbury is working so well for you. We are always here to support our members and look forward to continuing to do so.
In September 2015, Eva K said:
The Best of Bury provide support in many ways, they provide opportunities for customers to review the business and voice their opinion. Which led to the strong database of reputable companies that benefits both businesses and the public. Which also help boost the local economy.
They also run networking and social events for the local businesses, enable businesses to work as a team not just for Bury but internationally. The continuous support from Phil and his team, both online and offline. promoting a positive atmosphere between local business which we experienced at the Business Fair in June was incredible. They also provide equal support to local charities.
Starting a business is easy, developing a profitable business is the challenge. I would like to take this opportunity to Thank you the Best of Bury team for there constant support.
Reply from Debi F: Thanks for your review Eva. We are thrilled that things are working well for you. We do offer a continued support whenever you require it. It's great to see you engaging with us on different levels and to see the relationships that you've also built with other members.
Onwards and upwards!
In September 2015, Jay H said:
We have been with thebestofbury now for three years and
it works really well for us.
We get lot's of business through the network, it's fantastic.
The team are great to work with and they
ensure that we are kept up to date with regular visits.
As a business we ask where our enquiries come from and we find that a great deal come via thebestofbury.
I'd recommend them to any local business
looking to increase their business and local exposure.
Reply from thebestofbury: It's great to see that thebestofbury is working so well for you and continues to do so as you continue your membership Jay. You really embrace all that we do and particularly so with reviews and engaging with other members. As you so rightly say, your reviews often win you the business. Long may it continue!
In September 2015, Vlasta O said:
We have recently joined thebestofbury and we are already generating business from fellow members.
Reply from thebestofbury: Thank you for your very kind words, we look forward to working with you and continuing generating those great contacts for you.
In September 2015, Dr Adam N said:
Excellent service and all staff are extremely helpful. 5 stars.
In September 2015, James C said:
thebestofbury are The best, best of by far. 5 stars
Reply from thebestofbury: I like you're thinking here Jim. Many thanks, we're glad you think so!
In September 2015, Emma H said:
Phil and Kathryn are always happy to help and direct your business in the right direction. They are the lifeline for your business.
Reply from thebestofbury: What lovely positive words Emma. We're pleased that you see the benefits in working with us.
In September 2015, Tom G said:
Phil and Kathryn helped us out a lot over at the Bury Business Lodge - really useful info for our business.
Reply from thebestofbury: We'r glad that you found the meeting useful and are able to take some ideas away with you to help you grow your business.
In September 2015, Niel C said:
The Best Of Bury has been really helpful to People Matters over the past few years and has helped develop our brand.
Reply from thebestofbury: Thank you for your kind comments Niel. We are always happy that we can help.
In September 2015, Stephen H said:
Having recently joined I have been extremely impressed by the dedication shown to their clients and the background support which is essential. Would 100% recommend.
Reply from thebestofbury: Thank you Stephen for your positive feedback. I'm glad that even now in the early stages of your membership that you can see the huge benefits of being a member.
In September 2015, Lu E said:
We have been with thebestofBury since November 2014 and it’s safe to say in that time we have seen a huge increase in awareness of our business as well as our sales. Offering a virtual service I had spent a long time establishing a reputation in online forums etc. and hadn’t given much thought to “real” people. The team at thebestof have changed that.
The real value, for me anyway, of the service isn’t just in the marketing, but in the sense of community, the networking and the opportunity to build, develop and enhance relationships. Our word of mouth referrals have gone through the roof since we joined – so thank you everyone for all you do. Here’s to another 12 months :-) Lu Time Saving Heroes
Reply from thebestofbury: What lovely feedback Lu. We're so pleased to see that becoming a member of thebestofbury has helped you over the last year. There's so much to being a member but as you rightly say, the relationships that you build throughout the network and the contacts that go beyond are priceless. Being a member has somewhat of a "domino effect" and goes far beyond that initial contact. We're thrilled that it's working so well for you.
In July 2015, Donna D said:
Very supportive, with lots of advice, great people.
In July 2015, Jennifer K said:
A great networking meeting with some really useful information. Interesting and helpful!
In May 2015, Gabriella C said:
A fantastic way to find out more about proactive ways to promote your business. A great service for good value.
In May 2015, Gill A said:
One of our best marketing decisions. Excellent business opportunities. Brings fun and social into developing your business. Love these guys. Gill x
Reply from thebestofbury: Thank you so much for your very kind words Gill. We are so pleased that you are feeling the benefit of your membership and regularly share your success as a member with your contacts.
It shows that if you engage, it really does work well.
In May 2015, Daniella G said:
The Making the most of your membership meeting has been extremely useful in reinforcing the ways in which we can get involved in the Best of Bury community. It has definitely given food for thought and inspired me to make better use of the facilities available.
Reply from thebestofbury: We're so pleased that you found the meeting useful and that you picked up some great ideas to make better use of your membership.
In May 2015, Jane H said:
The Made in Bury Business Awards 2014 were highly successful with lots of businesses in Bury winning awards. The bestofbury team worked tirelessly to ensure that this event was a success. The bestofbury is a great marketing platform for your business and we are so glad we are members. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the bestofbury to promote your business.
In March 2015, Jude H said:
I visited the Best of Bury last night, before arriving my thought was “networking again, will it be worth it!” what a pleasant surprise it was. Atmosphere and layout to wander and chat was inviting, the team at Best of were beaming with pride at their event and they had every right too. It was very good and exceeded my expectations ( I go to a lot of networking events)It was lovely to see a mix of start up businesses, well established businesses and worthy charities all under one roof. The information, stands and people were professional and very friendly. And the bonus of a lovely buffet! I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be looking out for more events. A great relaxed evening meeting excellent & passionate businesses.
Well done Bury
In January 2015, Greg F said:
Dear Phil, Debi and the team at thebestofbury. This is to thank you for the help and support that you have given to AFG LAW since we opened our Bury office in March 2013. Through becoming a member of thebestofbury, we have been able to significantly raise our brand awareness which was vital as we were opening in a new town. I think it is fair to say that the brand of AFG LAW is now extremely well known within the Bury area and this is no small part down to thebestofbury and the activities that we have engaged in with them. Through our membership of thebestofbury, we have been able to develop a number of significant relationships both with new clients and fellow business members. We have also benefited from their other initiatives such as Phil's expert advice on looking at business plans and driving the business forward. The team is creative and dynamic, and always maintains the personal touch. Nothing ever seems too much trouble for them and they have supported us in all the events that we have run since opening. It has been a pleasure to be a member of thebestofbury and we look forward to the relationship continuing. From, all at AFG LAW.
In January 2015, Louise-Amy E said:
It's a little ironic that the team at the Best of Bury spend a lot of time encouraging you to get reviews and testimonials for YOUR business, but rarely ask for them in return - but that kind of sums them up. The entire team are entirely focussed on helping you as a business from offering support, advice, contacts blogs to organising amazing events bringing other business and members of the community together. And that's really what they have done - created a fantastic community that I am proud to be a part of and support.
In December 2014, Nicola C said:
Lovely to get all the gang together - forming friendships - business bonds - social networking !! Great Stuff xx Thank u for all of your hard work xx Team BOB xx
In December 2014, Nazia H said:
It's very interesting writing this review because I am going to be honest about myself. When I met Phil and Kathryn initially I was adamant that I didn't need the extra help and support to grow my business because I could do it myself.
However, I can now say with confidence that once I made that step I have seen nothing but improvement. There is something magical that happens when you are part of the Best of Bury - you become a part of a team of businesses that reach out to help and support each other.
I am still not saying that I couldn't do it myself, but the Best of Bury make that link to the community much stronger and quicker than you could do on your own.
Most importantly the connections they help you make, and the friendships that you form as a result play a big part in building your business.
In October 2014, SallyAnne S said:
Once again a fab evening, well organised by the team (as always and very proactive)
Bigger and better than ever.
Lots of new faces as well as familiar faces who have now become friends.
Lots of visitors to our stand and enquiries to follow up.
Well done on such a successful event, looking forward to the next one already.
Regards Chantelle & Sally-Anne.