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Tourism awards unveils 2017 shortlist

Marketing Lancashire has revealed the finalists of the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2017. Winners will be announced at a black-tie event at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom on Thursday 9 November. But before any final decisions are made, shortlisted organisations will have one last…

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Royal recognition for Nelson plumbers

A fourth generation Nelson-based plumbing company has been recognised for its commitment to training and skills development. Arthur Padgett was among 40 organisations to be awarded a Princess Royal Training award from the City and Guilds Group. The list of awardees…

Burnley is a boom town bucking national trends, says council chief

Burnley Council chief executive Pam Smith has praised the town’s warmth, ‘get it done’ mentality and economic prosperity. Addressing an audience at Towneley Hall, Pam Smith talked of The Times newspaper headline calling Burnley an “oasis of warmth” and the town’s ranking as the…

Adlestone wins top jewellery award

Mark Adlestone, chairman of Beaverbrooks the Jewellers, has been named the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to the Jewellery Industry Award 2017. The announcement was made at the UK Jewellery Awards where Beaverbrooks was also crowned Retail Employer of the…

Double award win for digital agency

Lancaster-based digital marketing agency SQ Digital received eight nominations at this year’s RAR Digital Awards, winning two. SQ Digital fought off competition from a number of high profile agencies to win the Recommended Agency Register (RAR) awards for On Budget and Content…

Chorley wins global Nissan award

A year of outstanding sales and customer care has earned Chorley Group the coveted Nissan Global Award — the company’s highest worldwide award — for the second year running. Chorley Group, which has five Nissan dealerships across the North West…

Tourism awards open for entries

The 12th annual Lancashire Tourism Awards will return on November 9, and the competition is now open for entries. The awards are coordinated by Marketing Lancashire, the organisation which champions the achievements of Lancashire’s £3.8bn visitor economy and the 56,000 people…

Nelson and Colne College honours employers

Nelson and Colne College’s first Industry and Employer Awards have launched in style with a glittering drinks reception, two-course meal and ceremony. Businesses, charities and public organisations from across a spectrum of sectors joined together with college representatives and governors…

JJO wins top bathroom award

A Rossendale firm has scooped the title of Bathroom of the Year at the national suppliers’ awards, seeing off competition from internationally-known rivals. When J and J Ormerod’s, northern area sales manager Andrew Filipowicz attended the ceremony at Carden Park Hotel…

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