• Networking events and opportunities

    There are many opportunities for you to network with other businesses, both in Bury and across Greater Manchester. This list of networking opportunities may be of interest to your organisation.

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Building Business Resilience Brexit and Beyond 

A Barclays / Bury Council / GC Business Growth Hub event

You know your business better than anyone and that it never stands still.

We know we can help you thrive today and tomorrow.

Join us for an informal session with other business owners to:

  • Learn how to build resilience and prepare your business for the future
  • Explore cashflow, trade, labour and fraud and the key steps you can take
  • Learn how to assess and prepare your business for future changes.

25 April, 08:00-10:00, Fusilier Museum, Bury Town Centre, BL9 0DF

Eventbrite - Bury Business Breakfast

Tap into Talent: How to attract and recruit from the GM Jewish Community

The Longfield Suite, The Longfield Centre, Prestwich, M25 1AY.

The first event will introduce talent within the Jewish community and de-myth any perceived barriers to recruiting from this community (including an open question and answer session).

This event, which will take place on Wednesday, 3 April 2019 (8am to 9.30am), will also offer a free kosher breakfast to all attendees.

This event will lead onto the Jobs Fair, hosted at the Broughton Hub in Salford:

This is your opportunity to promote your current/imminent job vacancies, to job ready candidates. You are encouraged to interview, shortlist and recruit on the day.

This event is scheduled for Wednesday, 8 May 2019 (10am to 1pm).

Eventbrite - Tap into Talent


Managing Absenteeism - Hosted by ELCONS in Partnership with Bury Council

Bury Council and ELCONS Employment Law Consultants have teamed up to bring you an exciting event on Thursday 23 May 2019.

An expert speaker from ELCONS will demonstrate a number of methods which will help you improve the way you manage your employees in relation to absenteeism in the workplace.

You will also hear from Bury Council about our free Workplace Wellbeing Support Offer for Bury-based businesses.

9.30am - Refreshments and Registration, The Peel Room at The Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SW

Eventbrite - Managing Absenteeism

Made in Bury Business Academy - Discovery Meeting

The Made in Bury Business Academy is a unique funded programme open to anyone looking to start a business or who has been trading for less than 2 years.

Find out more about this 12 month programme at the Discovery Meeting on Wednesday 1 May, 6pm-7pm at Imperial House, Bury, where you will receive information about the modules covered and have the opportunity to ask former academy members questions about their experience of the programme. 

To register your place call 0161 447 8814 or email hello@madeinbury.co.uk.


Bury Council Careers Fair 2019

The Bury Apprenticeship Working Group is pleased to invite you to participate in the Bury Careers Fair 2019. The event will take place on Wednesday 25 September at the Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall and will be held between 3.00pm and 7.00pm.

We want employers to be involved as much as possible to talk about what they do and the opportunities available for young people. If you would like to participate in the Bury Careers Fair 2019, please can you reply to Roger Pakeman at r.pakeman@bury.gov.uk.

interesting fact

5.4 million visitors come to Bury each year, with an annual visitor spend of £302 million

NameLocationCost (£)Description
The best of - The North West Premier Business FairBuryFREEA bi-annual business event, with many ways to get involved (Delegate, Exhibit, Sponsor). Helps with business growth, profiling and promotion.
The Best of - Bury's Brunch ClubBuryInvitation onlyA ladies only networking event - listening, sharing and interacting. They host a number of social and fund raising events. 2nd and 4th Friday of every month.
The Business NetworkManchester£31.00 + VATNetworking lunches for senior decision makers, held every month. This is an opportunity to create supportive networks and close working links in a professional business focused event. Includes a 2 course lunch and optional 45 minute seminar.

Property & Construction Networking Lunch - Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce - Events page

Various-Aims to let companies in property and construction make new contacts, learn about key initiatives and feedback. Also in the price is a two-course lunch followed by a guest speaker.
Business Women's Network Lunch - Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce - Events pageVarious-The aim is to build on developments with a focus on gender and business issues. Offers an unmissable networking opportunity for 80+ attendees. Book to attend.
Business Owners Networking Event - Eventbrite - Business networking eventsManchesterFREEAn informal but informative session, which allows for networking with like-minded business owners and business advice.
Manchester Small Business Network - Eventbrite - Business networking eventsManchesterFREEMonthly meeting which focuses on key areas to help businesses succeed. Collaboration between People Plus and Lloyds Bank Business Hub.
4Networking Breakfast Sale - Eventbrite - Business networking eventsManchester£15These meetings have a equal social and business focus which has been proven very successful. As well as open networking, this event offers an informative speaker and 1-2-1 appointments with other attendees. Fortnightly meetings.
Working Lunch Networking: Manchester - Eventbrite - Event searchManchester£5Aimed at small business owners who struggle to make morning and evening events. This event offers a networking opportunity, catering and an expert speaker, who delivers a 25 minute talk about a relevant business theme. Quarterly meetings.
Business for Breakfast - Bury Thursday Property and Construction GroupBury£12.50Focuses on referral marketing, to help you get new business from quality introductions and referrals made through the meetings.
Business for Breakfast - Bury Friday Breakfast GroupBury-Run by Bury for Business, with the aim to build quality relationships. Every Friday.
Face-to-Face With Senior Decision-makers - The Business Network - Event datesManchester£42.50Attracting senior business decision-makers to monthly events for over 15 years.
Networking 4 Business - Manchester eventsManchester£13.50Simply networking removes all the distractions that other events employ and focuses solely on networking with a relaxed and informal stance.
Eventbrite - Unique Ladies BuryBury

£21.55 per event

Women only monthly networking event. Format includes an educational slot and an inspirational speaker, plus round the table sharing. Professional, friendly and welcoming.


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