- Annabelle's Challenge
Annabelle's Challenge is a Charity Website.
Annabelle Griffin is a 4 year old Bury girl Annabelle who was diagnosed with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome which is life threatening & incurable condition of the skin tissue. Symptoms can vary from mildly loose joints to life-threatening complications such as aortic dissection. Chronic pain or early osteoarthritis may also occur. In 2013 Annabelle's Challenge was established as as a charity to support sufferers of EDS through awareness campaigns, fundraising and general information.
All Occasion Rentals.
Atkins Official UK Online Store.
Atkins manufacture and sell a variety of nutrition bars and shakes designed around the nutritional principles of the New Atkins Nutritional Approach. The Atkins line of products appeals to a broad audience of men and women who want to achieve their weight management goals and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
- Barrica in the Park
An eclectic mix of local producers and artisan creatives. You'll find 'Barrica in the Park' Store at Astley Hall, Coach House and park, in the old farmhouse building. Barrica Wines is now part of 'Barrica in the Park' and was the 2010 UK Independent Wine Retailer of the Year. In the store you will find wines, bottled beers and spirits on display with prices for wine ranging from £5 to £200. Staff are available to give you friendly, expert advice and make personal recommendations based on your own individual tastes. They hold Week-End Wine Tasting events usually with between 3 - 5 wines on offer, so why not call in and join them. 'Barrica in the Park' is a great, new venture which showcases twenty plus local businesses all under one roof. From Chocolates to Honey, Glass engraving to Candles.
- Dearden Tearooms
Dearden Tearooms in Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancashire is a wonderful award winning victorian style tearooms run by ChrisHood & Andrea Britland, offering an amazing selection of deliciously tasting food sourced locally. They offer a stunning 'Tea for Two' which is excellent value for money plus other dishes such as 'Fish & Chips' and 'Eggs Benedict'. With a nostalgic atmosphere and a great menu of hearty food Dearden Tearooms guarantees you a great experience that you won't forget and you'll soon want to go back for more!
I met Michelle Barnard at one of the Artisan in the Palm House events at Sefton Park, Liverpool.
She gets her Inspiration from the places that she loves to visit including cities, canals, beaches and particularly the Isle of Skye.
She is fascinated by creating textured surfaces and curved, organic shapes and is also interested in exploring text and the vivid art of graffiti.
Her husband's many photos of torn posters and street art are a constant source of inspiration - their ephemeral nature and the hidden messages within the shapes and colours.
Recent work combines modern technology - eg. printing digital images of street art onto fabric- with traditional patchwork and applique techniques.
Michelle is one of a group of 10+ Textile Artists on the Website www.tenplustextiles.com
Her twitter name is @DottyB21
- Eagle & Child Ramsbottom
Winner of Best Dining Pub and Pub of the Year 2014 in the Daniel Thwaites Awards for Excellence. The Eagle & Child Pub's Sunday Lunch was awarded the Best Sunday Lunch, UK in the 10th Observer Food Monthly Awards and were presented with a chocolate plate created by Heston Blumenthal. They were also recently reviewed in Manchester Evening News gaining a 4 out of 5 for overall experience!
- Greg Valentine - Wedding Singer
Greg Valentine is a professional singer with over 20 years of experience. He is currently working as a solo artist and also the lead singer with top party band Alpha Connection. Greg has years of experience performing at 100’s of functions enabling him to offer you a variety of options for your event. His repertoire covers up to 3 hours of live dance party songs, 2 hours of live Rat pack songs, disco or background music in between live sets. Disco & DJ services for the whole even or Karaoke services with Greg as compare. Special song requests catered for throughout the night. A Self-contained PAT tested, P.A & Lighting system & Public Liability Insurance.
Greg Valentine will entertain his audience at any event whatever style or genre of music is required with an extensive disco catalogue of over 30,000 tracks ensuring that whatever your style from Jive to Hip Hop he will have the dance floor busy all night long!
With a wealth of experience as a Singer & DJ entertainer for over 20 years at top functions around the world Greg Valentine has the knowledge to tune in to what the audience like to dance to and so he is the right choice for your Wedding, Corporate Event or Party and for any occasion.
You are guaranteed a memorable and crowd pleasing event every time with Gregs’ unique ability to create an eclectic mix of music which has made him one of the most sought after wedding & function singers & DJ’s on the circuit today.
- In a Country Cottage
In a Country Cottage are a small, friendly family business based in the heart of the beautiful county of Lancashire. The inspiration for their online boutique came from the running a gold award winning country cottage bed and breakfast business called Penn Peel Cottage B&B. The guests gave them so many wonderful comments about the furnishings and accessories in their victorian cottage that it gave them the idea to start their newest venture 'In a Country Cottage'.
They wanted to offer a wonderful selection of vintage style gifts directly to you the public and their aim is to provide gorgeous gifts and accessories at affordable prices combined with a service that goes the extra mile.
- James Holt Music
I met James Holt at the Beer & Cider Festival held at the Last Drop Village near Bolton in August 2015.... He is a singer-songwriter from Manchester who has his unique blend of folk and alternative rock.
He's been receiving a lot of attention and praise from music industry giants and the listening public alike.
James’ song 'Whatever Happened to John?' was chosen by Brian Eno the World-renowned Music Producer and this is what he said about James's Track....
"Brisk, funny, exciting. Great drumming. This track feels fresh and exciting to listen to".
James was really pleased because he recorded and produced the song himself. Brian Eno chose the song via the NOISE Festival 2014.
- Janet Broughton's Fifty Portraits
Janet Broughton is an International Award winning portrait photographer creating beautiful images to treasure. Specialising in newborn, equine and lifestyle photography and timeless fine art portraits. Janet's business is based in Bolton but she works extensively throughout the North West including Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and beyond.
Janet set her self the task of taking 50 Portraits an idea that has been rolling around in her head for sometime. All of the people in the list of 50 have started their businesses from either something they did as a Hobby or something that they are passionate about and had taken to social media to promote it just like Janet did when she started her business in 2012. Janet likes to find out about what they do and what they are like. They are all bound together by social media and having such a passion for something that they felt compelled to start a business. Janet is using a 50mm lens for this project hence the name Fifty Portraits “Fifty”
Fifty people, passionate about what they do, all shot with a 50mm lens and all recruited by social media or word of mouth in exactly the same way that they generate business.
- LDWA Long Distance Walking Association of West Lancashire
The LDWA was formed some 30 years ago & the the group has been thriving ever since. With a membership from a wide variety of backgrounds, they are a happy bunch, full of banter and good humour... even in the rain!
Every year they put on a balance of social walks and challenge walks.
Their social walks are done at an accommodating pace and cater for members of varying abilities. Non-members are welcome to join them, although they suggest they contact their Walks Secretary first, to check the nature of the walk.
Social walks include Tuesday walks of approximately 10 miles which are held within easy driving distance of the Preston Area and includes the West Pennine Moors, the Ribble Valley and the Bowland Hills. There are 3 or 4 of these every month. Twice a month they have longer walks, always listed in Strider Magazine, which range in distance from 15 to upwards of 20 miles and are described in more detail on their ‘future events’ page. Several of their more adventurous types go off on Thursdays, more often than not, to either the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District. Whilst these walks can be strenuous, they have much more of a focus on quality rather than quantity.
In addition to day walks, they also enjoy social walking trips away. In May a group head off to the Scottish Highlands, with several of their number, whilst not wanting to admit it, aspiring to join their ever growing number who have completed the Munros. They also endeavour to have an annual trip abroad. In recent years it has been early in the year to Southern Spain. This, of course, can vary according to popular demand and who is prepared to do the organising. They annually put on two challenge walks, each with a long course of approximately 24 miles and a shorter one of around 15/16 miles. They are proud to announce that, in 2011, the Group staged its 100th challenge event. No mean achievement!
Their ‘flagship’ event, the Anglezarke Amble, held in February, attracts entrants from all parts of the country and is always fully subscribed. Their other challenge walk, Bottoms Up, in October, cannot cater for the same numbers as the ‘Amble’ but is nevertheless very popular, with many of the same faces turning up year after year. Their monthly meetings are held in the Peter’s Bar, Bamber Bridge commencing at 19.45 hrs. Whilst much of the talk is about ‘shop’, there is a lot of lively chat and they do try their best to make them a social occasion, with slide shows of trips both of home and abroad.
Why not join the LDWA? If you’re a reasonably fit walker there’s sure to be something for you and what’s more is that you’re bound to be made welcome.
- Liz Henson Photography
Liz has often been described as a ‘ninja photographer’. She seamlessly blends into the background while capturing fantastic moments to remember.
Liz loves a challenge and will find some clients come to her with requests that other photographers have shied away from.
Liz specializes in being creative and loves to capture images that sum up an event in a subtle way that some photographers may overlook.
- Pet Stay - East Lancs & Bury area
Home Dog Boarding in East Lancashire & Bury are the alternative to kennels in Bury, Burnley, Blackburn and the surrounding areas
To find out more or to arrange a visit to one of their carers in the East Lancs & Bury area you can get in touch using the contact details below.
Tel: 01706 538038
Mobile: 07713 976739
Email: [email protected]
- ROSSENDALE BUSINESS AWARDS
Rossendale Business Awards is an annual celebration of businesses in Rossendale showcasing the achievements of local businesses and the people who make Rossendale a wonderful place to live, work and visit.