BUSINESSMAN Mike Bailey has picked up a coveted accolade from the Entrepreneur’s Circle private business club for his Bury-based finance company, which he only launched two months ago.

He has been presented with the Circle’s latest Entrepreneur of the Month prize. The Entrepreneur Circle, covering Bury, Bolton and Blackburn, was launched earlier this year by Tracy McMahon, who is a director of Bury accountancy firm Breeze.

Mike Bailey’s CAVA Finance firm specialises in all aspects of vehicles and asset finance, from consumer hire purchase for a new car through to a business funding a fleet of HGVs or plant and machinery.

He has 28 years of experience in the finance industry. In May, he left the company he was working for to go it alone, and in August, CAVA was launched.

Mike joined the Entrepreneur’s Circle in May. The group, with more than 40 members, aims to mentor and guide business people towards ‘super success’ and involves a variety of activities.

Tracy McMahon said: “In a short space of time, Mike has gone from not knowing anything about social media to having a Linkedin account with 500-plus connections and recommendations. He’s now a regular contributor on Twitter and is already seeing the benefits of it. The CAVA Finance website is now up and running with built-in social media links and a blog.”

Mike said: “The Entrepreneur’s Circle has given me invaluable knowledge on how to market my business.”

Entrepreneur’s Circle, which has its next meeting in Ramsbottom on Wednesday, November 16, is looking for more members. For details, call Tracy on 0161 4527014 or email tracy.mcmahon@