Made In Bury

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Business Loans, Networking, Start Up Training Academy & Weekly £2,000 Draw.


Established in May 2014. The Made in Bury Brunch Club is an exclusive, women’s only business networking organisation, designed to offer support and help build connections for women professionals.


The Made in Bury Business Academy is a funded initiative delivered by Made in Bury Limited. The Academy offers workshops and on-going support for Bury businesses who have been trading for under 3 years.


The Made in Bury Weekly £2,000 Draw gives you the chance to invest in the future of our Borough whilst benefiting from great odds too! Only 2400 tickets and every Wednesday someone wins £2,000.


Available from September 2024. A not-for-profit initiative providing Interest Free Loans from £2,000 to £5,000 to new start-up businesses in the borough of Bury.

About Made in bury

Made in Bury Ltd was formed in 2014 by Debi & Phil Fellone, with the mission of helping the next generation of business owners and developing successful entrepreneurship in Bury.

So how did it all begin?

Debi’s background was fashion design and after graduating she started her professional career as a designer working with many of the then top high street brands such as Miss Selfridge, Top Shop and Disney to name a few. After a number of successful years, she was headhunted and moved into Sports Fashion, joining Italian brand Diadora and a couple of years later became Global Product Director for Umbro International.

Phil’s career in sales started in the early 80’s and after working for a couple of soft drinks companies including Britvic soft drinks, he followed his passion for sport and started working for Adidas UK in 1988, this was the start of his long career in the sports industry. After 9 years he moved to Diadora UK where he became Sales Director. (This is where he met Debi) In 1999 as part of a VC take over, he joined Umbro UK as Sales Director and in 2003 became Managing Director and held this position for 7 years. In 2004 Umbro successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange and in 2008 were acquired by Nike.

So, from the dizzy heights of multibillion pound Global brands to ‘Bury’. After having their 1st child together Debi decided to stop the globetrotting and started a business in their hometown of Bury. In 2006 Debi founded thebestofbury and Phil joined the business in 2011 and in 2014 they started their 2nd business, Made in Bury Limited.

After 16 years, in December 2022 thebestofbury was sold and Debi and Phil are now 100% focused on Made in Bury.

Made in Bury has 4 pillars: The Brunch Club, Business Academy, Weekly £2000 Draw and Business Loans.