Hive Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards 2016 winners revealed!

By Dean

27 May 2016

The borough’s best businesses have been crowned winners at the Hive Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards.

Headline sponsors of the Hive Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards were Blackburn College, Capita and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

There were also two special awards; the Hive Chairman’s Award, won by Darwen-based soft furnishing firm Hebert Parkinson, and the Arte et Labore award, won by Canon Andrew Hindley of Blackburn Cathedral.

“Our aim is to showcase the fantastic work being undertaken within the borough, and anybody who looks at the list of finalists and winners will realise what a truly special place Blackburn with Darwen is to do business.”

There was also entertainment from local performers including the Paul Rigby Quartet and Hannah Spurgeon.

Full details of the awards can be found here.

A full list of finalists and winners can be found below:

 

The Buzz Award

Winner: Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID)

  • King George’s Hall
  • The Mall Blackburn
  • Thwaites Empire Theatre
Sponsored by: Maple Grove Developments

 

The Commitment to Blackburn and Darwen Award

Winner: Sporting NRGFinalists:

  • Age UK, Blackburn with Darwen
  • Blackburn College
  • MGS Technical Plastics
Sponsored by: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

The Creative and Digital Award

Winner:

Finalists:

  • Bigtank Productions
  • Marmalade Toast
  • Thwaites Empire Theatre
Sponsored by: Parkinson Signs

The Family Business Award

Winner:

Finalists:

  • Ainsworth Jewellers
  • Bryan Lee Building Contractors
  • Hobkirk Sewing Machines
Sponsored by: Maple Grove Developments

The High Growth Award

Winner:

Finalists:

  • BEK Enviro
  • Cardley Group
  • Marmalade Toast
Sponsored by: Napthens Solicitors

The Innovation Award

Winner:

Finalists:

  • Capita Property & Infrastructure
  • Community Clothing
  • Heritage Envelopes
Sponsored by: WEC Group

The International Achievement Award

Winner:

Finalists:

  • Linzi Jay
  • Precision Polymer Engineering
  • Verde Ceramica (UK)
Sponsored by: East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

The Investing in Future Skills Award

Winner:

Finalists:

  • Cardley Group
  • CM Oxendale
  • Cronshaw Electrical
Sponsored by: Tauheedul Education Trust

The Made in Blackburn and Darwen Manufacturing Award

Winner:

Finalists:

  • Darwen Terracotta
  • MGS Technical Plastics
Sponsored by: Pierce Chartered Accountants

The Newcomer Award

Winner:Finalists:
  • BEK Enviro
  • FD Recruit
  • Hussain Architectural Design
Sponsored by: Business and Enterprise Trust

 

The Young Employee Award

Winner: Courtney Wright, Bootstrap EnterprisesFinalists:

  • Rebecca Rawcliffe, Capita
  • Carley McKenna, The Mall Blackburn
  • Megan Gallacher, With A Twist
Sponsored by: Heritage EnvelopesThe Young Entrepreneur Award

Winner: Sonia Duffin, Duffin’s Estate AgentsFinalists:

  • Daniel Coletta, Chocolat By Daniel Coletta
  • Alex Cunliffe, Inkthreadable
  • David Lenehan, Northern Industrial
Sponsored by: Whittle JonesThe Hive Chairman’s Award
  • Herbert Parkinson
The Arte et Labore Award
  • Canon Andrew Hindley

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