After much anticipation, the winners of the Made in Bury Business Awards 2018 were announced on at a glittering ceremony here in Bury.
The Made in Bury Business Awards, in association with Bury Council, thebestofbury and Tower FM, champion local businesses and celebrate their outstanding achievements. Bury was recently named the most entrepreneurial town in Greater Manchester, and we are proud to help local businesses achieve the recognition they deserve.
More than 360 businessmen and businesswomen, including judges, sponsors and some of Bury’s most high-profile professionals, attended the prestigious awards ceremony, which took place at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich. The room was transformed with the help of students from Bury College and a red carpet was rolled out to welcome guests to the black tie event.
Councillor Rishi Shori, leader of Bury Council, said: “Bury has just been acclaimed as the entrepreneurial capital of Greater Manchester, and the annual Made in Bury awards are proof that business in our borough is in rude health. Local companies and employers are vital in ensuring that Bury continues to flourish. Their investment in jobs, skills, imagination and creativity makes Bury the great place that it is to live, work and study. I congratulate the award winners and wish them, and the whole Bury business community, the very best for the future.”
The evening featured a drinks reception sponsored by BusinessLodge, with guests being entertained by musicians from Holy Cross College and magic tricks by the amazing Ian Lavin. The team at the Longfield Suite served a delicious three-course meal which was accompanied by performances from local singer Sarah Dennis, the kids at Sparkles Academy of Performing Arts and The Northern Sopranos.
After dinner, the winners of the 21 prestigious awards were announced by Andy Crane, MC for the evening, receiving their awards to a rapture of applause as recognition of their achievements:
Best in Class – Start-Up Business – Sponsored by NatWest – Winner – Slate Barbers
Best in Class – Creative – Sponsored by Stables Country Club – Winner – Icon Kitchen Studio Ltd
Best in Class – Motoring & Transport – Sponsored by The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity – Winner – Cartime
The Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall Manufacturing & Engineering Award – Winner – Molygran & Co
Best in Class – Backing Young Bury – Sponsored by Horsfield & Smith – Winner – Military Standard Training Ltd
Best in Class – Food & Drink – Sponsored by E. Anthony Orme Gallery – Winner – The Fisherman’s Retreat
The Connect Comms Health & Beauty Award – Winner – Lavender Hotels
The Nettl of Bury, Professional, Legal & Financial Award – Winner – PM+M Solutions for Business LLP
Best in Class – Technology – Sponsored by Platinum Care – Winner – Easy Crypto Hunter
The H.H.Smith & Sons Environmental Impact Award – Winner – Molygran & Co
Best in Class– Retailer Award – Sponsored by Cartime – Winner – LNK Motors
The AFG LAW Property & Construction Award – Winner – Icon Kitchen Studio Ltd
Best in Class Award – Tourism & Leisure – Sponsored by Complete Driveway Designs – Winner – East Lancashire Railway
The BusinessLodge Customer Excellence Award – Winner – Car Benefit Solutions
Best in Class – Family Business – Sponsored by Square Peg Associates – Winner – Lavender Hotels
The Longden & Cook Excellence in Developing People Award – Winner – Military Standard Training
Best in Class – Community Impact – Sponsored by Bury College – Winner – The Victoria
Best in Class – Large Business – Sponsored by Sambro – Winner – Cartime
Bury Businesswoman of the year – Sponsored by Rakem – Winner – Hannah Broughton – Twinkleboost
The Milliken Businessman of the Year Award – Winner – David McCann – Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall
The Bury Council Outstanding Achievement Award – Winner – Rakem