Pendle Business Awards is back!

13 January 2016

Postcards are winging their way out to businesses announcing that Pendle Business Awards is back!

Businesses will be able to enter the prestigious Pendle Business Awards 2016 in February.
The application form will be live from Monday 15 February until Friday 18 March at www.pendle.gov.uk/businessawards

Pendle Council and Pendle Vision are again jointly organising the event which is back in Pendle at the luxurious Fence Gate Inn on Thursday 9 June.

And this year the Awards are all about celebrating what Pendle the place has to offer.
The categories will be announced on Tuesday 26 January but it’s expected that there will be 10 categories to choose from.

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.
“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!”

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 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.”

Dean Langton, Strategic Director of Pendle Council, added: “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!”

Judges will shortlist entries in early March and will start to visit the successful businesses in April so entrants can present their case for winning an award.

Those shortlisted will join a select group of Pendle’s most successful businesses for the awards ceremony at the Fence Gate Inn.

On the night, award sponsors will announce the winners and present trophies in a glittering ceremony.

This will be organised by event management company Gregory AV which won the contract to co-ordinate the evening.

Sponsorship packages will be announced shortly.

Timeline

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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