Sponsors - Bolton Winter Festival
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Our Winter Festival and other great events throughout the year wouldn’t be what they are without the kind support of valued sponsors and partners.


This year we’re delighted that our headline sponsor for the Winter Festival is the University of Bolton. Local family bakers, Greenhalgh’s bakery are also sponsoring Santa’s Grotto.


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If you want to join in and be part of the action at next year’s fantastic programme of events then talk to us.



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University of Bolton


The University of Bolton is delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Bolton Winter Festival, which brings together Bolton and the wider community in a celebration of festive cheer.


The University’s history dates back nearly 200 years and has a proud history of delivering top-class, industry relevant courses for students studying in Bolton and around the world. The University of Bolton is committed to providing a high-quality, Teaching Intensive, Research Informed environment that provides individual support and unique opportunities to develop the skills and interests of each and every one of the university’s students, which recently resulted in the award for the No.1 University in Greater Manchester for Student Satisfaction!


A crucial part of the university’s strategic vision is to build on its already major contribution to the economic development of the town and to play an active role in the Bolton community. Events such as the Bolton Winter Festival offer the university a perfect opportunity to celebrate what makes us, as a town, so special and we are honoured to be sponsoring such a spectacular event.


“The university is committed to supporting the local town, ensuring both students and residents enjoy everything this dynamic, multi-cultural town has to offer, and let’s be honest, what’s more fun than getting out on the ice?” – University of Bolton President and Vice Chancellor. Professor George E.Holmes DL.




A Family Baker 60 years on…


Still standing out from the crowd


Greenhalgh’s founded in 1957, is a long-established family Craft Bakery. We are currently celebrating our 60th year in business. Whilst parts of our product offering may have changed over time, our commitment to innovation and customer service is as strong as it has ever been.


The Company currently employs approximately 950 staff and is one of the largest employers in the Bolton area. We have a thriving chain of 63 retail shops, along with a wholesale and fleet sector, supplying high quality bakery products to convenience stores, high street retail stores, farm shops and sole proprietorships, through to nationwide providers including most major supermarket chains. We also supply to a network of hotels, airlines, garden centres, theme parks and motorway service stations together with an established export market.


The Company operates from two relatively close manufacturing sites in Lostock, Bolton.


Greenhalgh’s is a Craft bakery – our produce is more than made, it is crafted. When it comes to Craft, we follow our hearts and never cut corners. We are very selective in choosing our ingredients and follow artisan traditions for the recipes we create. We want our customers to taste the goodness in every bite.


The Company has an uncompromising desire to maintain its traditional family values and baking techniques, which sets our quality and service standards exceptionally high. Quality not quantity is what takes precedence. We are dedicated to providing our customers with great tasting Craft products.