Leading Bury-based financial planning service Mackenzie Financial Planning is combining business with pleasure through the sponsorship of two headline events at Bury Art Festival.
Now in its 10th year, Bury Art Festival is an annual event held at Bury Art Gallery and gives artists from the North West and beyond the opportunity to showcase and sell their art while supporting the crucial work of Bury Hospice.
Funding is vital to the Hospice, who work tirelessly throughout the year to offer the best quality care and love to patients and their families when they need it the most.
Mackenzie Financial Planning sponsored this year’s preview evening which was an opportunity for VIP guests to enjoy a glass of champagne in the surroundings of the stunning Edwardian building and to be amongst the first to view art, ceramics and jewellery produced by some of the regions most talented artists.
Jane Holt from Mackenzie Financial Planning said: “We’re extremely proud to be based in Bury and we try to support local causes whenever we can. We offer bespoke financial solutions to ensure that our client’s money works as hard as it can, to facilitate the lifestyle they desire. It’s all about planning a healthy financial future to enable people to enjoy their passions in life – such as the arts.
“Many of our clients are keen art lovers as well as business owners and so we felt that sponsoring the Art Festival, in aid of such a worthy cause, was a perfect fit.
The second event, also sponsored by Mackenzie Financial Planning was a “networking with a difference” session, also held at Bury Art Gallery. It was attended by senior members of Bury’s thriving business community, who enjoyed talks from representatives from the hospice and the art gallery itself. This was followed by breakfast, and the chance for attendees to view and purchase artwork.
Paul Jones of Mackenzie Financial Planning said: “Networking is a great opportunity to meet fellow business owners and generate new opportunities, but people are sometimes put off by the formality of some events. This was a wonderful chance to meet in truly beautiful surroundings and the art proved to be a great talking point.
“Plenty of Bury businesses will have new artwork on their walls as a result of the networking and more importantly, they have been able to contribute to the running of the Hospice.”