Burnley Business Awards: winners and pictures

The cream of Burnley businesses of all shapes and sizes were celebrated at the 10th Burnley Business Awards.

A huge marquee was set up in the grounds of Towneley Hall for the glitzy ceremony which recognises the outstanding achievement at home and abroad of Burnley companies.

VEKA UK was again crowned “Business of the Year”, an honour it secured at the last awards two years ago.

The sponsorship funded event, organised by Burnley Borough Council, saw new chief executive Pam Smith highlight the importance of business to the prosperity of the borough.

She said: “I’ve been blown away with the passion and warmth of the Burnley people and our Burnley businesses since I started as chief executive. Burnley is changing - and at the heart of this change are our businesses who fuel the local economy.”

Winners:

New Start Business of the Year: Focus on Testing Ltd

Small Business of the Year 5-19: Low Carbon Energy Company Ltd

Small Business of the Year 20 – 49: John Spencer Textiles Ltd

Medium Business of the Year: Birchall Foodservice

Deal of the Year: BCW Engineering Ltd

Innovation Award: Process Instruments

Export Achievement Award: AMS Neve Ltd

Apprenticeship Scheme of the Year Award: Speakman Contractors

Young Employee of the Year Award: Joint Winners, Matthew Guirdham (Barnfield) and Joshua Entwistle, Cherrytree Bakery

Manufacturing Excellence Award: Futaba Tenneco UK Ltd

Long Standing Contribution to Burnley Award: Moorhouse’s Brewery (Burnley) Ltd

Chief Executive’s Choice Award: Boohoo.com

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