Pendle Business Awards 2016 – here are this year’s categories

26 January 2016

The categories for this year’s Pendle Business Awards have been announced and the organisers are sure there’s something for everyone.

There are 10 categories to choose from.

  1. Pendle Business Person of the Year
  2. Pendle Employer of the Year
  3. Pendle Most Outstanding Business of the Year – medium/large 51+
  4. Pendle Most Outstanding Business of the Year – small 11-50
  5. Pendle Most Outstanding Business of the Year – micro 1-10
  6. Pendle Rising Star of the Year (operating 0-2yrs)
  7. Young Entrepreneur of the Year (person under 30yrs)
  8. Pendle Apprentice Employer of the Year
  9. Pendle Business Technology & Innovation of the Year
  10. Pendle Manufacturer of the Year
  11. Chairman’s Lifetime achievement – not open to entries

The application form will be live from Monday 15 February until Friday 18 March at

Organised by Pendle Council and Pendle Vision, the prestigious Pendle Business Awards 2016 will take place at the luxurious Fence Gate Inn on Thursday 9th June.

BBC Radio Lancashire’s afternoon and Saturday breakfast presenter, John Gilmore (Gilly), will host the ceremony.

And this year the Awards are all about celebrating what Pendle the place has to offer.

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council, said: “This is the fifth year of Pendle Business Awards, which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our business community.
“Whether you’re a one-man band with a local specialist trade; a growing small to medium-sized business or a large company with a worldwide reputation, there’ll be a category for you!”

Dennis Mendoros OBE, Chairman of Pendle Vision and President of Euravia Engineering and Supply Co Ltd, added: “Many people don’t know that Pendle has a real success story to tell.
“We have the highest concentrations of employment in advanced manufacturing in the UK with a significant number of world class and very high profile businesses.

“And many of our award winning and innovative businesses are recognised as some of the most enterprising in the UK.

“Pendle Business Awards give us the chance to put the spotlight on these companies as well as those more recently established.”

Sponsorship packages will be announced shortly.


  • 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

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