DRAMA students were able to stage the perfect distraction to build up interest for a leading marketing agency in Bury.

Four actors from Bury College joined Seek Social at a busy business event being staged at The Stables in Bury.

And their intervention, with a cops and robbers scenario played out in front of delegates, promoted as a 'disruptive marketing exercise' was lauded by bosses from the Broad Street based company.

College officials say that their involvement with Seek Social covered all bases, from social media marketing to web design and development.

Former Haslingden High School pupil Lucy Jolly, who is studying A-level drama, English language and history said: "This was a great work experience opportunity and I really enjoyed taking part.

"It was exciting to take on the role of a character and cause a scene at such a busy event.

"Seek Social were really impressed with our efforts and I think the disruptive marketing worked well because we definitely grabbed the attention of those attending the event!”

Company director Paula Braiden was certainly impressed with their contributions.

She added: "The Bury College drama students were amazing.

"They were very committed to their characters that day and were very professional throughout.

"We have received numerous positive comments about how the drama students helped raise awareness and pique people's interests.

"We are looking forward to working with Bury College more and providing quality work experience for young people across Bury."

The company, which has been named a Disability Confident employer for two consecutive years, has a number of clients on their roster, including the Moov Homes Project, Powerthrough Basketball, Hubris Global Wealth Management, Nettl of Bury and Newton's of Bury.

And they can also boast of a solid involvement in 2,000 plus projects for 300 partners, since their inception.