Finalists announced for Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards

The finalists in this year's Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards have been announced.

Ian Brown, who chairs the Hive Ambassadors Network, said: “We’ve had some great entries this year and some categories, in particular, were incredibly hard to judge. The scoring has been really close. 

“The finalists should all be hugely proud of the work they’ve done and they really do show what amazing business talent we have in the Blackburn with Darwen area.”

The final winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony at the King George’s Hall in Blackburn, on June 27.

Award finalists:

The Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Award

  • Clinicall Healthcare
  • Greenview Nursery
  • In Di Go Dedicated Care & Support CIC
  • Ribble Homecare
  • U Got This Mental Health & Wellbeing Clinic Blackburn
  • Unit-2 Fitness For Women

The Retail Business Award

  • Blackburn Festival of Light
  • Multevo
  • Rhodium Insurance
  • Tom Wood Artisan Butchers

The Environmental Business Award

  • Multevo
  • The Acme Facilities Group
  • The Bee Centre

The Creative and Digital Award

  • The winner of this category will be announced on the night.

The Manufacturing Excellence Award

  • H&T Industrial
  • Optimacs
  • Remexx
  • Tensar

The Family Business Award

  • EBP Building Products
  • Ewood Foods
  • Rosslee Construction
  • Stevenson Memorials
  • The Bee Centre

The Buzz Award

  • 21 Digital
  • Balloons by Gifts@Ewood
  • Blackburn Festival of Light
  • Blackburn Youth Zone on behalf of Blackburn Beer Festival
  • Sales Geek
  • The Bee Centre

The Commitment to Blackburn and Darwen Award

  • AFC Darwen
  • Blackburn Rovers Community Trust
  • Blackburn Youth Zone
  • H&T Industrial
  • Nybble.co.uk
  • Secret Santa
  • The Acme Facilities Group
  • The Bureau Centre for the Arts

The Investing in Future Skills Award

  • Blackburn College
  • Blackburn Youth Zone and BAE Systems
  • Curtis Law Solicitors
  • EBP Building Products
  • Rosslee Construction
  • The Acme Facilities Group
  • WEC Group

The Growth Business Award

  • 21Digital
  • Clinicall Healthcare
  • Gifts@Ewood
  • Sales Geek
  • The Bee Centre

The New Business Award (less than 3 years old)

  • Blackburn Cathedral - Cathedral Gin
  • Piemezzanae
  • Sales Geek
  • Your Home Property Services

The Hive Business School Award

  • The winner of this category will be announced on the night.

The Hive Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Caroline Cox - Gifts@Ewood
  • Lisa Edge - Lancashare
  • Mohammed Gulzar - Rhodium Insurance
  • Richard Few - Sales Geek
  • Leanne Procter - Unit-2 Fitness For Women

The Hive Rising Star Award (under 30 years old)

  • Jake Yates - KeyFleet
  • Adam Zinga - Pierce CA
  • Jonathan Finch - Sales Geek

Hive Micro Business of the Year (10 or less full-time employees)

  • Build Assist
  • Clinicall Healthcare
  • Hands on Harmony Yoga Health & Wellness
  • Sales Geek
  • Stevenson Memorials
  • The Bee Centre

Hive Small Business of the Year (11 - 25 full time employees)

  • 21Digital
  • Alpha Digital Networks
  • Greenview Nursery
  • KeyFleet
  • Ribble Homecare
  • Stones Young

Hive Medium Business of the Year (26 - 50 full time employees)

  • Blackburn Rovers Community Trust
  • Ewood Foods
  • H&T Industrial

Hive Large Business of the Year (51+ full time employees)

  • Curtis Law Solicitors
  • Rosslee Construction
  • Tensar

The Arte Et Labore Award

  • This award recognises a long-term commitment by an individual to making Blackburn and Darwen a more prosperous borough and a better place to live, learn, work, visit and invest. This award will be announced on the night.

The Hive Chairman’s Award

  • The recipient of this award will be selected by the chairman of Hive and announced on the night.