We have a range of advertising and sponsorship opportunities that provide access to:

  • approximately 276,000 Boltonians
  • 9,000 businesses
  • 11,600 council employees
  • 15,000 students
  • 29,000 commuters
  • 6.4 million annual visitors

Business generating opportunities

  • tenders and procurement
  • advertising, corporate responsibility and sponsorship
  • council contracts
  • procurement policy

What's on?

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 and 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 investments levels from £500, if you are interested please contact us.


  • 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 to over 500,000 daily motorists
  • we also have the option of roundabout signage.  We have 12 roundabouts at key locations that offer a long term way of promoting your business to upwards of 350,000 daily motorists
  • signs are full colour and high impact – giving your company profile 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information contact us

Big Bolton Christmas Lights Switch On

The Christmas lights switch on starts the 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 an opportunity for live promotions and profile on the day, as well as in the lead up to the day.  For more information contact us.

Bolton Winter Festival

The town centre is transformed into a winter festival for five weeks at the end of November each year. We have a huge outdoor ice rink, Santa’s grotto and gifts, giant tipi with chef demos.  We have great food and drink and live music, plus artisan markets.

The event continues to attract a growing audience year on year and is recognised on a regional level.

  • outdoor ice rink from £8000
  • other investment opportunities from £700
  • sponsorship opportunities start from £700 to £10,000 for sole sponsor of key elements of the offer

Contact us to find out more.

Sporting greats - Annual Sports Awards

This event celebrates the success of sports people in Bolton.  As well as athletes, this event ensures recognition of the people behind the scenes that make things happen – volunteers, coaches, managers, mentors and organisers.  

We have the following opportunities for awards sponsorship to profile your company:

  • promotional opportunities
  • PR and verbal acknowledgement
  • VIP table at the event
  • event display opportunities
  • cost £1,500 +VAT

Contact us for further information.

Staff Newsletter

  • 16 page A4 full colour
  • 2,500 hard copies, 4,000 online
  • minimum two copies per year
  • full page £600 +VAT
  • half page £300 +VAT
  • quarter page £150 +VAT (excludes artwork)
  • payslip advertising  -  we deliver 14,000 payslips each month
  • opportunity to have a 1/3 A4 insert
  • choice of three packages from £900 +VAT (excludes design and print)

Contact us for further information.