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Business generating opportunities

  • Tenders and procurement
  • Advertising, corporate responsibility and sponsorship
  • Council contract
  • Procurement policy

Corporate responsibility

We help local people and support businesses to thrive and prosper to improve the lives of everyone across the borough. We’re all part of the Bolton Family, a family that is inclusive, friendly, diverse and committed to working in partnership to make Bolton a better place.

While we work hard we also have fun and we are very proud of our achievements – we take immense pleasure in what we do to help everyone in the town.

We warmly welcome those companies who want to be associated with our values to help raise their profile with the people of Bolton.

Advertising and sponsorship

We have a great range of advertising and sponsorship opportunities that hit the spot and provide access to:

  • Approximately 276,000 Boltonians
  • 9,000 businesses
  • 11,600 dedicated council employees
  • 15,000 savvy students
  • 29,000 keen commuters
  • 6.4 million annual visitors

Have a look at what’s on offer, then give us a call or drop us a line:

Bolton Food and Drink Festival
Boundary signage in Bolton
Roundabout signage in Bolton
Bolton's Christmas Lights Switch-On
Bolton's Winter Festival
Bolton's Sport Awards
Bolton Council's - Staff Newsletter

We would like to thank our current partners and previous sponsors for their support, including household names such as IKEA, ALDI, Greenhalgh's, Stateside Foods, University Of Bolton, Bolton Wanderers Football Club, Warburtons, Bluemantle, Agilisys, and the Market Place shopping centre.

Please get in touch to talk to us about opportunities available to your company

Tel: 01204 334072



Recipe for success - Bolton Food and Drink Festival

As the North West's biggest food festival, Bolton showcases and offers a wide range of food and drink to an audience of more than 200,000 day visitors over a four-day period.

During August bank holiday weekend the town is transformed into a foodie heaven, with live chef demo's from a fantastic line-up of celebrity and local chefs; a prestigious Gala Dinner and over 180 artisan food, drink, arts & crafts stalls. With a great range of events across the town centre including an exciting children's and music programme the festival has a growing reputation for excellence.

This event offers both regional and national profile for sponsors and partners, with investment levels from £500.

Want to know more? Call 01204 334072 or email


Amazing prime boundary signage

29 prime roadside locations that'll be right up your street

Situated in great locations on arterial routes in to Bolton, boundary signs offer a unique way to build your brand in the local community; helping to raise the profile of your product or service to over 500,000 daily motorists.

Signs are full colour and high impact – giving your company profile 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Want to know more? Call 01204 334072 or email

2 year package from £10,000 +vat


Roundabout signage

Your opportunity to reach 350,000 motorists per day

12 key locations in Bolton, with a highly visible, long-term way of promoting your business to upwards of 350,000 daily motorists, roundabout signage offers cost effective opportunities. The signage can enhance brand awareness and reputation, and is a contribution to the creation of an attractive environment for the local community.

Want to know more? Call 01204 334072 or email

12 month package from £3,000 +vat


Big Bolton Christmas Lights Switch On

As the countdown to the big day, the Christmas lights switch on kick starts late night shopping in Bolton Town Centre and is a fantastic live, family event. Promoted at regional level and attended by upwards of 5000 residents the event includes opportunity for live promotions and profile on the day as well as in the lead up to the day.

Want to know more? Call 01204 334072 or email

Packages start from £5,000 +vat


Bolton's Winter Festival

The town centre is transformed into a magical winter festival for five weeks at the end of November each year. The installation includes a huge outdoor ice rink; Santa’s grotto and gifts; giant tipi tents with chef demos, great food and drink and live music; plus artisan markets, sparking decorations and music in the town centre – all helping to celebrate this magical time of year for young and old alike.

This event continues to attract a growing audience year on year, is recognised at a regional level as a great family attraction for all ages and is fast becoming a favourite in the town's annual calendar.

  • Outdoor ice rink from £8,000
  • Other investment opportunities from £700

Sponsorship opportunities start from £700 (simple advert) to £10,000 for sole sponsor of key elements of the offer.

Want to know more? Call 01204 334072 or email


Sporting greats - Annual Sports Awards

This event celebrates and acknowledges the success of the sports people of Bolton

As well as the athletes, this Autumn event ensures recognition of the people behind the scenes that make things happen – volunteers, coaches, managers, mentors and organisers. All these people make a difference; they not only set an example, but also actively encourage people to get sporty, healthy and to get involved.

Award sponsor opportunity to profile your company at this fantastic annual event:

  • Promotional opportunities
  • PR and verbal acknowledgement
  • VIP table at the event
  • Event display opportunities

Want to know more? Call 01204 334072 or email

Cost: £1,500 +vat


Staff Newsletter - target 8,000 employees

Why not talk direct to a ready-made audience? Offering a unique way to advertise your product or service utilising Bolton Council's staff newsletter

BOB: Bolton Council's staff newsletter

  • 16 page A4 full colour
  • 2,500 hard copies, 4,000 online
  • Minimum 2 copies per year


  • Full page: £600 +vat
  • Half page: £300 +vat
  • Quarter page: 150 +vat (excludes artwork)

Payslip advertising

A highly effective way of raising your company profile, the council delivers up to 14,000 payslips each month to employees of schools, academies, further and higher education.


  • 1/3 A4 insert
  • Choice of three packages from £900 +vat (excludes design and print)

Want to know more? Call 01204 334072 or email


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