2016 Made in Bury Business Awards – finalists announced
19th October 2016
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After much anticipation and entries across all categories of the highest standard, the finalists for the 2016 Made in Bury Business Awards can be revealed. 

The Made in Bury Business Awards (MIBBAs), now in their fourth year, are delivered by Made in Bury Limited in partnership with Bury Council, thebestofbury and Tower FM to champion local businesses and celebrate their outstanding achievements. 

A total of 108 businesses made the short list for the awards across 18 categories. All entries were of a very high standard and categories such as ‘Best in Class Start-up Business’ and ‘Best in Class Community Impact’ hit a record number of entries. 

All shortlisted businesses attended a meet and greet session on 14th October at The Longfield Suite in Prestwich when they were given their moment to impress the panel of judges with a presentation and by taking part in a question and answer session. 

The judging panel had the extremely difficult task of selecting the final three businesses to go forward as finalists in each of the 18 categories.  With the high standard of entries across all categories, this task was particularly tough.    

Councillor Rishi Shori, leader of Bury Council said:

“Supporting business is a key priority for Bury Council and the MBBAs are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the commitment and achievement of local businesses. The task of judging so many dedicated, inspirational and entrepreneurial business people was an extremely difficult one and I’d like to congratulate everyone that entered.  The competition is now in its final stage and I wish the very best of luck to each of the finalists and look forward to December when we will celebrate their dedication.”

Made in Bury would like to congratulate this year’s finalists and look forward to welcoming them at the Black tie Awards ceremony on the 1st December 2016.

The MIBBAs finalists in each category are as follows:

Best in Class - Start-Up Business - Sponsored by RRG Group

Busy Bins

Grogan Creative

Shack Wrap


Best in Class - Environmental Impact - Sponsored by HH Smith & Sons

Holchem Laboratories Ltd

Milliken European Airbag Products

Studio17 Architecture


The Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall Manufacturing & Engineering Award

Holchem Laboratories

Milliken European Airbag Products

The Bury Black Pudding Company


Best in Class - Food & Drink - Sponsored by E Anthony Orme Gallery

Albert Matthews

Eagle & Child Ramsbottom

East Lancashire Railway: Dining with Distinction


The AFG LAW Property & Construction Award

Belvoir Sales & lettings Bury

Bespoke Landscapes

Studio17 Architecture


Best in Class - Customer Excellence - Sponsored by Bury BusinessLodge

Carriages Hair and Beauty

FM Outsource

The Clarence & Silver Street Brewery


Best in Class - Community Impact - Sponsored by Longden & Cook


Mill Gate Shopping Centre

The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity


Best in Class – Professional, Legal & Financial- Sponsored by Nettl



Horsfield & Smith Chartered Accountants


The GJ Plastics Retailer Award

Lilli Oliver Cake Boutique

LNK Motors LTD

Shack Wrap


Best in Class – Creative - Sponsored by Milliken

Centu Consultancy Limited

Jons Cakes

Studio17 Architecture


Best in Class - Excellence in Developing People - Sponsored by East Lancs Railway

Exchange Utility

FM Outsource

Vocational Staffing Solutions (VSS)


Best in Class - Motoring & Transport - Sponsorship Available

GDT (Graham Driver Training)

LNK Motors LTD

Shack Wrap


Best in Class – Large Business - Sponsored by Brytannic

Exchange Utility

Holchem Laboratories Ltd

Milliken European Airbag Products


Best in Class – Technology – Sponsored by the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity

CT Business Solutions (North Manchester)

Lex Business Equipment Ltd



The Connect Comms Health & Beauty ?Award

Dentist on THE ROCK

QFirstSports Ltd

Shooting Stars Football Academy


Best in Class - Backing Young Bury - Sponsored by Horsfield & Smith

GJ Plastics

Persona Care & Support Ltd

Shooting Stars Football Academy


Best in Class - Family Business Sponsored by FM Outsource

Albert Matthews

DDS Group Limited

Holchem Laboratories


Best in Class Award - Tourism & Leisure - Sponsorship available

East Lancashire Railway

QFirstSports Ltd

Red Hall Hotel & Oscars Restaurant


The wait is now on until the evening of Thursday 1st December when the winning businesses in each category will be announced along with those that are highly commended and commended.   

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