Bondholder Giveaway: THE WINNERS! – BEAR

Bondholder Giveaway: THE WINNERS!

Last week, we paired up with our chums at Marketing Derby to run a super-exciting giveaway for the amazing business network in and around the city. 11 prizes were up for grabs, the tip-top-best one being a shiny new OPAL One coffee pod machine, and the others being a stack of vouchers for BEAR!

We had over 100 entries in just a week, and on Friday 21st August we drew our lucky winners out of a (virtual) hat. Here they are...

Sarah from Mortgage Advice Bureau

Winner of a £30 BEAR voucher

Mortgage Advise Bureau

Mortage Advide Bureau are the UK’s most recognised mortgage intermediary brand. Their aim is to maintain that position by continuing to expand their national network of high-quality mortgage broker firms and increase their market share. 

They are award-winning, having picked up over 70 national awards in the last five years for their quality of advice and service. This includes the Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) training academy achieving a Princess Royal Training Award 2019, becoming only one of 44 UK companies to meet the City & Guilds standard for commitment to training and staff development. 

MAB is the only UK intermediary brand that can deliver face-to-face advice in every UK postcode, which is now supported by five regional telephone advice hubs that are seeing strong growth and are key to delivering choices in how customers receive advice.



Liam from MSG Tours
Winner of a £30 BEAR Voucher

MSG Tours

MSG Tours are an educational travel brand built on a passion to deliver the unexpected, surpassing expectations in customer service and overall experience. Travel with them on your club or school sports tour to a portfolio of unique and traditional destinations.

MSG don’t do off the shelf. Instead, they listen to what’s important before taking pencil to paper and providing a consultancy on what destinations suit the group.



Dawn from Love Marketing
Winner of a £30 BEAR Voucher

 Love Marketing

Love Marketing is a full service agency with a simple goal - provide creative, original and intelligent marketing that deliver real business benefits.

Love Marketing is about helping your brand achieve its potential, strategic insightful thinking, head turning creative with results driven marketing. Love Marketing clients can be business start-ups or established global brands and cover a full range of disciplines.



Louise from Matthew Montague
Winner of a £30 BEAR Voucher

Matthew Montague

Matthew Montague Architects are a creative architectural practice with a core team of skilled design and technical professionals delivering projects throughout the UK.  

Established for over 20 years, they have extensive knowledge of Derby, Derbyshire and its environs. They have a reputation for quality, competence and professionalism in all aspects of architecture and construction.

The practice is able to take on a wide variety of projects from heritage portico’s on stately homes, listed buildings and complicated Class Q barn conversions to state-of-the-art sports facilities, apartments, shopping centres, major office refurbishments and one off multi million pound homes. Their current projects range from smaller domestic schemes to £6 million redevelopment of sporting facilities.



Gemma from Smith Partnership
Winner of a £30 BEAR Voucher

Smith Partnership

Smith Partnership are a law firm with its main base in Derby and with other offices in the Midlands region. The firm was founded by a group of Derby lawyers in the 1980’s and is now one of the largest in the area providing a full range of legal services to business clients, including household name companies and also to individual private clients.



Sam from Highfield Drinks
Winner of a £30 BEAR Voucher

Highfield Drinks Group

Highfield Drinks Group is a family run soft drinks business based around the source of natural spring water situated on their site. They provide spring water in still, sparkling and naturally flavoured products in both glass and plastic bottles. They can also offer a bespoke labelling service to their customers, meaning that they could provide the perfect product for all events, conferences and exhibitions or as a customised product for businesses.


Richard from Lemon Signs
Winner of a £30 BEAR Voucher

Lemon Signs

Lemon Signs provides innovative design, manufacturing, installation and aftercare. They specialise in custom-made, bespoke products which can be tailored to their customer's specification, in addition, they offer ‘off the shelf’ products for customers who have a tight timeline or budget. 

They have a proven track record not only with local clientele but also with nationwide companies, working with many high street brands.

They proudly supply 3D letters and props to trade and public both in the UK and internationally, quickly gaining recognition within the sign industry.



David from SureScreen
Winner of a £30 BEAR Voucher


The SureScreen group, founded in 1991, is a family-run business located in the heart of Derby that provides quality and timely diagnostics and nutritional products to the UK and around the world.  Innovation is at the core of everything we do.

SureScreen Diagnostics have been manufacturing a wide range of screening products for over 20 years in drugs of abuse, infectious disease, occupational health, general health and alcohol.

Nutrivitality manufacture cutting edge nutritional supplements, offering 8 times more bioavailability than traditional vitamin tablets. 

SureScreen Scientifics investigate and advise on metallurgy, manufacturing and other forensic investigations, as well as screening for rare species in environmental DNA samples.



Laura from East Midlands Railway
Winner of a £30 BEAR Voucher 

East Midlands Railway

East Midlands Railway provides a mixture of intercity and regional rail services. EMR Intercity links Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham and the wider East Midlands with London St Pancras International while EMR Regional provides rail services across large parts of England. EMR's headquarters remain in Derby and the franchise runs until August 2027.



Diana from Pick Everard
Winner of a £30 BEAR Voucher

Pick Everard

Pick Everard is a leading independent, multi-professional consultancy practice working within the property, infrastructure and construction industry. They are a forward thinking practice, providing a comprehensive range of project, cost and construction management, architectural, engineering and strategic consultancy services. As a traditional partnership, Pick Everard has grown to become a national practice operating from eleven offices in the UK. 


... and last, but certainly not least!

Daniel Wilson from Pennine Healthcare
Winner of the OPAL One Coffee Pod Machine

Pennine Healthcare

“I’m delighted to have won the first prize, I’m a huge fan of BEAR already and to be able to use their new coffee pods at home means I can enjoy their coffee even more regularly! It’s great to see businesses flourish in this tough economic climate and I  recommend anyone who hasn’t already visited BEAR to check them out, their two stores are easily some of the best coffee shops in Derby!”


Pennine Healthcare is one of the UK’s leading privately owned manufacturer of single use, sterile medical devices and Custom Procedure Packs. As part of an extensive range, Pennine specialise in products for Anaesthetic, Gastroenterology, Urology, Surgical Suction, Microsuction, Laparoscopy and Custom Procedure Packs

Since their incorporation in 1963, the business has grown year on year. Pennine market their products and services in over 50 countries worldwide, and employ around 200 people at their purpose-built premises in Derby.



We had a ball organising this with our good friends at Marketing Derby, keep your eyes peeled for the next one!