Lancashire Business Awards 2014 winners revealed!

Downtown Lancashire in Business hosted a sell-out Lancashire Business Awards 2014 at the Stanley House Hotel.


The big winners on the night included Jeff Taylor from Hays Recruitment, who was awarded best CEO, Rob Binns, owner of Cotton Court, who took home  the Business Personality award and Ruth Connor, chief executive of Marketing Lancashire, who won the Contribution to Lancashire award.

Frank McKenna chief executive of Downtown in Business commented: “The Lancashire Business Awards have become a key part of the calendar in the region and it’s great to see so many different types of companies involved.

“These are companies and individuals who have made immense contributions to making the Lancashire region a great place to do business, and I’d like to convey my congratulations to all the winners.”

The event was held in association with Boost Business Lancashire, Bowker BMW, Hays Recruitment, Preston’s College, Champion Accountants and UCLan 

The full list of winners for the Lancashire Business Awards 2014 were:

Networker of the Year (Male):

Mark Jones, Jones Corporate

Networker of the Year (Female):

Lisa Edge, Preston's College

Best Social Media Presence of the Year:

Garratt's Insurance

Best Employer of the Year:

Preston's College

Best Employee of the Year:

Katie Beckham, The Write Angle

Best PR and Marketing Agency of the Year:


Best Digital Agency of the Year:


Best Newcomer of the Year

Howdan Marketing

Best LEgal Company of the Year:

Harrison Drury

Best Business Bank of the Year:


Best Accountancy Firm of the Year:


Best Property Business of the Year:

Conlon Construction

Best Hospitality Venue of the Year:

Italian Orchard Restaurant

Best Hotel of the Year:

Tickled Trout Hotel

Best Business of the Year:

Logma Systems Design

CEO Award:

Jeff Taylor, Hays Recruitment

Business Personality of the Year:

Rob Binns, Cotton Court

Contribution to Lancashire:

Ruth Connor, Marketing Lancashire