THE winners of the Bolton and Bury Business awards were revealed during the glittering ceremony at The Macron last night.

On a night of celebration and emotion the finalists were whittled down to produce the list of eight category winners and outstanding contribution winner.

Before the announcements were made, the 320 guests enjoyed a superb meal and were able to mix and make new business connections.

The winners were as follows: SME Business of the Year - Handrail Creations

Start up Business of the Year – AVM Solutions (UK) Ltd Young

Person/Apprentice of the Year – Saeed Atcha, Xplode Magazine

Community Award – Bolton FM Community Interest Group

Family Business of the Year – Wunderley’s Cafe Bistro

Customer Excellence Award – Octagon Theatre Bolton

Business Person of the Year – David Ingram, Bring Digital Outstanding

Contribution Award – Jon Lucas, Stateside Foods

Business of the Year – School Lettings Solutions

Ian Savage, Editor in Chief of the Bolton News, said the night had been a huge success.

He said: “The Bolton and Bury Business Awards showcase the best of new and existing businesses in the area. We were delighted once again to be hosting the awards, which has become the biggest and best awards evening in the local business calendar. The night showed just what a high level of talent there is in the business community of both towns, and it is our pleasure to celebrate everyone’s achievements. I would also like to pay tribute to our sponsors who have generously given their support.”

See next Tuesday’s Bolton News for a special Bolton and Bury Business awards supplement.