I often hear the problem with Bury is that there is no manufacturing and there are no well paid jobs. I know from my visits to Companies in and around Bury over the years that actually the truth is very different. I saw further evidence of this yesterday when I visited a great Bury based company yesterday called Datum Monitoring. They provide technical services and equipment which essentially measure the movement of surrounding buildings during excavation activities. Well, that is my very simplified description of what they do.
They employ dozens of people here at their headquarters in Bury and dozens more around the Country with some overseas as they export their goods and services. You can find out more about Datum at their website here