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Pendle Business Awards 2016 - Enter Now!

Thursday, 18th February 2016

Pendle businesses can now enter Pendle Business Awards 2016 – the awards which recognise the borough’s most promising and fastest growing companies. 

The entry form will be live until Friday 18 March at

Dennis Mendoros, Chairman of Pendle Vision Board, which is again organising the event jointly with Pendle Council, said:

“We want you to be part of our celebration of the borough’s world-leading and innovative local companies.

“The deadline is Friday 18 March so you have a few weeks but please don’t leave it until the last minute!”


  • Pendle Business Person of the Year
  • Pendle Employer of the Year
  • Pendle Most Outstanding Business of the Year – medium/large 51+
  • Pendle Most Outstanding Business of the Year – small 11-50
  • Pendle Most Outstanding Business of the Year – micro 1-10
  • Pendle Rising Star of the Year (operating 0-2yrs)
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year (person under 30yrs)
  • Pendle Apprentice Employer of the Year
  • Pendle Business Technology & Innovation of the Year
  • Pendle Manufacturer of the Year

Now in its fifth year Pendle Business Awards has become a popular event in the borough’s business calendar.

This year the Awards are all about celebrating what Pendle the place has to offer and the ceremony will be held at the luxurious Fence Gate Inn on Thursday 9 June.

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council, said: “Each year our events have continued to grow in stature and we’re delighted to be able to showcase the best of Pendle’s businesses again.

“This is a fantastic platform to put Pendle and its thriving economy in the spotlight and let the world know about the fantastic companies we have here.

“Seize this opportunity and help us fanfare your successes and celebrate what you’ve achieved.

“What are you waiting for? Enter now!”

This year’s sponsors include Farmhouse Biscuits, Training 2000, Barnfield Construction, JD Engineering, Merc Aerospace and Printoff.

Pendle Vision Board is thrilled that a number of the borough’s companies have been shortlisted in this year’s Red Rose Awards.

The Vision Board brings together key employers and private sector businesses to advise Pendle Council on long-term economic development and lobby for funds.

It also promotes the Pendle Advantage – a great place to live, work and play.

Dennis said: “Congratulations to all of our Pendle businesses which made the shortlist after rigorous pre-scoring.

“It’s fantastic to see them being recognised. Many are real leaders in their fields and it helps us to spread the word that we mean business here in Pendle.”

Shortlisted Pendle businesses in this year’s Red Rose Awards are:

  • DP Structures
  • Nelson and Colne College: Catering Department
  • Protec Fire Detection
  • PDS Engineering
  • Denwa
  • Training 2000

Notes to editors

Timeline - Pendle Business Awards 2016

Monday 15 February                                       Apply now

Friday 18 March                                               Entries close

Monday 21 March – Friday 8 April               Shortlisting

Wednesday 13 April                                        Shortlisted companies announced

18 April – 6 May                                               Judges visit shortlisted business

Thurs 9 June                                                      Pendle Business Awards ceremony

Friday 17 June                                                   Pendle Business Awards supplement

For further information please contact: Alice Barnett, Communications Team, Chief Executive's Policy Unit, Pendle Council, Town Hall, Market Street, Nelson, BB9 7LG

Tel: 01282 661780
Fax: 01282 661630

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