Forest Group awarded Family Business of the Year at Hive Awards 2021

Forest Group has been awarded Family Business of the Year at the Hive Awards 2021.

Neil Fraser, joint managing director at Forest Group said: "Being awarded Family Business of the Year is amazing, and truly a team effort.  We have a superb team at Forest Group, both in the office and our engineers in the field.  Our ethos of providing the very best customer service possible is delivered by every member of the team, and our family extends to each and every one of them."

The 9th annual Hive Awards Finals entertained around 300 guests from some of the region’s leading companies and organisations, joining together for the winners to be announced.

All organisations entering the awards had to go through a rigorous judging process, including written submissions assessed by an independent panel, followed by interviewsEntries were then narrowed down to just a few finalists in each of the categories.

Ian Brown, chair of the Hive Ambassadors Network said: "It was an incredible night, with some fantastic organisations in the running for an award.  The atmosphere and support for each other in the room was phenomenal; and I know I speak on behalf of the judges when I say that the high standard of business and passion shown by all the finalists had never been greater."

The successful awards night was hosted by Radio host Trevor Jordan, with entertainment provided by Steve Royle from Britain’s Got Talent, and talented singer Miranda Myles.  Huge thanks to the organisers KR-PR, the Sponsors, the judges and to everyone else involved in creating such an amazing event.


 The Hive Awards 2021 winners were:

Commitment to Blackburn & Darwen Award  - Nybble

Micro Business of the Year  -Cube HR

Rising Star of the Year  - Lee Chambers (Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing)

Rising Star of the Year - Special Recognition: Jordan Murchie (Sporting NRG)

Employee of the Year - Jackie Robinson (Laura Hartley Recruitment Ltd)

Environmental Business of the Year  – The Senator Group

Growth Business of the Year  - Star Tissue UK Ltd

Family Business of the Year  - Forest Group

Small Business of the Year - Sporting NRG Ltd

The Health, Wellbeing & Social Care Award  - PT Health Coaching

New Business of the Year - Delilah Chloe

Catering & Hospitality Award  - The Whitehall Hotel

HIVE Entrepreneur of the Year -Neil Bullows (The Whitehall Hotel)

Investing in Future Skills Award  - Ainsworth Jewellers

Manufacturing Excellence Award - Tek-Dry Systems Ltd

Professional Services Award  - Pierce - Business Advisory And Accountancy Group

Medium / Large Business of the year - Herbert Parkinson Ltd

The Hive Chairman's Award  - Blackburn Foodbank

The Arte Et Labore Award - Councillor Mohammed Khan CBE