Hive Awards celebrates business in Blackburn

The Hive business network celebrated outstanding businesses and inspirational individuals from across the borough of Blackburn with Darwen at its annual awards.

Hive Awards 2018

The Hive Awards took place at King George's Hall and the event was hosted by Blackburn comedian Tez Ilyas.

As part of the awards ceremony, the Hive network named both the best small and large business of the year.

The winner of the best small business of the year was Blackburn based sales and lettings agents Stone and Young, who impressed judges with their commitment to continuing growth.

Whilst the award the best large business of the year went to regional solicitors Curtis Law Solicitors LLP.

The Hive also presented a special award, the Arte et Labore Award, to local Business person Khalid Saifullah for his years of work and commitment in helping to make the local area a better place to live, work and invest.

Whilst Hive chairman Ian Brown, presented the Chairman's Award to the Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) for all its efforts in turning the fortunes of Blackburn Town Centre around in a short space of time.

Full list of winners:

The Creative And Digital Award Bigtank Video Productions Ltd

The Professional Services Award Napthens

The Health Wellbeing And Social Care Award Unit 2 Fitness For Women

The Buzz Award Festival Of Making

The Manufacturing, Innovation And Technology Excellence Award Flavour Warehouse (Vampire Vape)

The Family Business Award Pulford Farm Dairies

The Commitment To Blackburn And Darwen Award Blackburn Rovers Community Trust

The Investing In Future Skills Award Lancashire Deaf Service

The Growth Business Award Flavour Warehouse (Vampire Vape)

The New Business Award (Less Than 3 Years Old) S&H Group

The Hive Business School Award Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

The Hive Rising Star Award (Under 30 Years Old) Melanie Thomas - Blackburn Youth Zone

The Hive Employee Of The Year Laura Diffey - The Mall Blackburn

Hive Small Business Of The Year (1-50 Full Time Employees) Stones Young

Hive Large Business Of The Year (51+ Full Time Employees) Curtis Law Solicitors

The Arte Et Labore Award Khalid Saifullah The Hive Chairman’s Award Blackburn Town Centre Bid