Burnley Business Awards open for entries

The Burnley Business Awards will return in 2019 and companies from the town are now able to nominate themselves and their employees in 13 categories.

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The awards will culminate in a glittering awards ceremony on Thursday 20th June at Towneley Hall in Burnley.

Organised by Burnley Council and Burnley Bondholders, the awards are a great platform to acknowledge and showcase #BrilliantBurnley businesses.

The categories are:
  • Small Business of the Year Award sponsored by Safran (two size categories employing 5 to 19, and 20- 49 employees) 
  • Medium Business of the Year Award sponsored by the Holiday Inn Express Burnley
  • Business of the Year Award sponsored by Paradigm Precision
  • Innovation Award sponsored by Napthens Solicitors
  • The Manufacturing Excellence Award sponsored by Taylors Solicitors
  • Young Employee of the Year sponsored by Barnfield Construction
  • Leisure and Tourism Award sponsored by Mint Business Travel
  • Employer of the Year Award sponsored by Rotherwood Recruitment
  • Digital Impact Award sponsored by Burnley College Project Digital Apprenticeship Scheme
  • Apprenticeship Scheme Award sponsored by Themis
  • Growing Business of Year sponsored by Forbes Solicitors
  • International Business of the Year Award sponsored by Charter Walk Shopping Centre
  • Nominate your 2019 Burnley Business Leader of the Year sponsored by UCLan
The awards organisers have also revealed the sponsors for the 2019 event. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has taken the headline sponsorship to support the event and raise awareness of the university’s growth in Burnley and the education and business support the university offers.

Others include Burnley College Project Digital; Themis; AMS Neve; Safran; Holiday Inn Express; Paradigm Precision, Rotherwood Recruitment; Napthens Solicitors; Barnfield Construction; Taylors Solicitors; Boohoo; Forbes Solicitors; Mint Business Travel; Veka; Eshton Developments; Charter Walk Shopping Centre; Peter Scott Printers and Moorhouse’s Brewery.

Lancashire Business View is the media partner of the Burnley Business Awards 2019.

Council leader, Mark Townsend said: “I’d like to extend my thanks to all the sponsors, the event couldn’t take place without their valued support, it reflects the excellent links the council has with both the public and private sector.

“We’ve been working hard over recent years to promote the borough to attract new investment and jobs, and Burnley is now recognised as a go to place for business with a ‘can do’ attitude. The business awards ceremony is a fantastic way of showcasing our successful businesses and business infrastructure offer.

Burnley Council chief executive, Mick Cartledge said: “The ceremony gets bigger every time and we are expecting around 560 guests this year. It’s a great way to acknowledge and celebrate our successful businesses and their workforces, and the event is a key diary date in Burnley’s business calendar.”

Dr Ebrahim Adia, provost at UCLan Burnley added: “The university is delighted and proud to be the headline sponsor of this year’s Burnley Business Awards. In partnership with Burnley Council and other key stakeholders UCLan is developing a cohesive, long-term plan to increase the number of university students educated in Burnley by ten-fold. "Working in collaboration with businesses across the borough, we are committed to creating the higher-level skills supply needed to drive Burnley’s economic resurgence.”

The Business Awards is now open for entries. Businesses can enter online at www.burnley.co.uk/businessawards