BURY Business Club kicks off its programme for the new year with a meeting at the town's premier learning venue.

Members will gather at Bury College on Thursday, January 31 for the first get-together of 2002.

Guest speakers at the meeting, to be held at the college's Woodbury building, will be principal Dr Helen Gilchrist and Heather Saul of Bury College Business Solutions.

Other items on the agenda include the "spotlight on members" session and a member's speakers slot.

And filling it this month is Charlotte Chadwick, director of the Education Business Partnership whose talk will focus on "strength in partnership".

Refreshments will be available. Meeting starts at 6pm.