COUNCIL bosses have confirmed their status as headline sponsors of a major Bury business fair.

The North West Business Fair is hosted by Made In Bury and will take place on October 10 at The Stables Country Club.

Sure Store can also be unveiled as headline sponsors, with Davenports Business Support Centre coming in as room sponsors.

Bury Business Lodge and The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity are confirmed as event bag sponsors.

Cllr David Jones, borough council leader, said: "We are delighted to be the headline partner for these awards, and demonstrating that Bury very much means business.

"Local companies and employers are vital in ensuring that Bury, and the region, continues to flourish.

"Their investment in jobs, skills, imagination and creativity makes it the great place it is in which to live, work and study."

The event will kick off at 4pm and run through to 7pm, with business networking opportunities available in the bar until 8.30pm. Anyone interested in taking part, through taking a stand or via sponsorship, is being asked to e-mail or call 0161 447 8814.