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Hive Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards 2017 winners revealed!

The borough’s best businesses have been crowned winners at the Hive Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards. Finalists were joined by dignitaries, sponsors, judges and supporters at a black-tie event held at King George’s Hall where the winners were announced and…

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Burnley Business Awards opens for entries

The Burnley Business Awards 2017 are now open for entries with new award categories reflecting changes in Burnley’s business economy. New for 2017 is the Digital Impact Award to acknowledge the growth and success of Burnley’s digital businesses; the Employer of the…

Lancashire gastropubs dominate national awards

Lancashire chefs have triumphed at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards, with five listed establishments making Lancashire the best performing county in the competition. Freemason’s at Wiswell, run by chef proprietor Steven Smith, rose two places to 4th position, while…

Hive Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards 2017 launched!

The Hive Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards are back for their third year to celebrate the very best of business in the borough! Led by the Hive business leader’s network, the Awards will take place on Wednesday 10 May at the magnificent…

East Lancashire businesses celebrate international trade success

An East Lancashire business that exports textiles around the world has won a prestigious international trade award. Vision Support Services, which supplies goods to customers in 84 countries, won the Outstanding Exporter Achievement Award at the East Lancashire Chamber of…

HAD ends year with seventh national award

Hussain Architectural Design has been awarded the 2016 Build Award for Commercial Architecture & Planning for the UK. Hussain Architectural Design, a young female led architectural practice, is based in Burnley, Blackburn, Manchester and London and founded in 2011 by the…

Blackburn named Britain’s best high street

Blackburn’s High Street has been crowned best in the country after winning the ‘Best Town Centre’ category and scooping the overall award in the Great British High Street competition. The competition attracted more than 500,000 votes and Blackburn scored well enough…

Downtown crowns women in business award winners

Downtown Lancashire in Business hosted the second annual Women in Business Awards. The gala dinner took was held in the magnificent surroundings of the Best Western Park Hall hotel. In total fourteen awards and one special commendation were handed out…

WEC Group apprentices win gold and bronze at WorldSkills UK Finals

Two of WEC Group’s Training Academy apprentices have won gold and bronze medals at the WorldSkills UK final in Construction Metalwork. 24-year-old Christopher Taylor, a fifth year welding and fabrication apprentice, won the accolade after beating off stiff competition –…

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