Action for Business Bolton

Contact details

Events Team
T: 0161 393 4343


The Last Drop Hotel
Bromley Cross Road
Bromley Cross

Join us at our next breakfast networking meeting in Bolton

Registration no longer available


Our guest speaker for the May event will be Matt Carr, of Carrs Pasties.

Carrs Pasties is a third generation family business, operating in Bolton since 1938. Matt Carr - together with his brothers Liam and Joseph are working to grow the business, which today employs eighty two people - a number that continues to grow. The main challenge for the business as it approaches its eightieth anniversary is to ensure that as it grows, the town of Bolton is kept at the heart of everything they do.

Matt will be talking about why he thinks Carrs Pasties staff tend to stick around (it's to do with the values laid down by his father John and his second generation siblings), the opportunities ahead for businesses that choose to operate in the borough and the advantages of being part of a town with strong links to both Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

During the event there will be the usual great opportunities to network, plus the chance for ten companies to give a 60-second pitch on the day - so make sure you bring along plenty of business cards - and pop one in the hat on reception as you check-in!

At the event we will also include our “Talkabout” section where two attendees can take to the floor to “talkabout” whatever they want – as long as its business related! It can include good news stories, new product/service, it may be a bit of advice you’re after or it may be an issue that’s affecting your business and you want some help. Please note this is not a selling pitch and power-point is not permitted. You will have 2-3 minutes to present and must include a discussion around the room – maximum time in total: 5 minutes. If this sounds like something that you’d want to get involved with, all we require is a quick email from you outlining what you want to “talkabout” – email:

We may not be able to include everybody but we will do our best and will get back in touch with you asap and confirm how this will work. So, if you’ve been to an event before and wondered “wouldn’t it be good if we talked about …..” now is your chance!

Members can attend A4B events free of charge (one place only) with additional places available at £10 plus VAT. Non-members are also welcome to attend for £15.00 plus VAT. *Please note that an administration fee of £10pp will be charged in the event of non attendance.

PS – we can now offer new sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor packages at our A4B events from just £150 - to find out more email: or call 0161 393 4343


Registration and breakfast: 7.30am Start of meeting: 8.00am Close of meeting: 9.30am

Who is this suitable for?

Any businesses


Standard: £15.00 + VAT

Member: FREE