Award for Leyland family business

A Leyland family business has been recognised for making a business out of looking out for other people’s business.

Keith and Ruth Bradshaw, who own the successful business magazine Leyland Leader and organise the popular BB4B (Breakfast Before Business), a monthly networking group, have been awarded the South Ribble Business In the Community Award 2014.

The couple received the award at the recent South Ribble ‘Big Do’ the borough’s annual networking event which brings together business, community, voluntary and public sector organisations.

Councillor Margaret Smith, leader of the council, who hosted the presentation of five community awards, explained: “The Business in the Community Award recognises a socially responsible business which actively supports the local community through positive action.”

The Community awards were presented by the mayor of South Ribble, councillor Graham Walton.

Keith Bradshaw commented: “We set up our local monthly business magazine in 2005 and through 110 issues we have sought to help other businesses raise their profile in the community. The networking group is nearly three years old and regularly attracts over 40 guests, working hard to increase business throughout South Ribble and beyond.

“It is always encouraging to be recognised in a positive way like this. The award is down to a real team effort, the BB4B group covers the widest range of local businesses, trades and services. They are great friends, mutually supportive and a delight to work with.” The Big Do, incorporating the awards ceremony, was staged at The Samlesbury Hotel and hosted by The South Ribble Partnership which seeks to deliver better services in the borough.