Lancashire firms win big at awards

A host of Lancashire firms and their best staff have won a clutch of industry awards, recognising the excellence in their individual fields.

Burnley based estate agent Petty Real (pictured above) won the Relocation Network Agent of the year for the North West of England for the third consecutive year.

The Relocation Agent Network selects each of its members, basing criteria on quality of service, local knowledge and professionalism. The Petty Real team was invited to an award ceremony and black-tie dinner hosted in London's Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, where they receive the award.

Anthea Morris and Michael Asher of Morecambe based Better2Know have jointly received a national accolade at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

The pair founded the UK’s leading private provider of sexual health testing services, and were honoured at a glittering National Gala Final at the DOCK X in London. They were one of only 14 national award winners, whittled down from over 3,000 nationwide applications overall.

Northcote's executive chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen scooped the Hotel Chef of the Year Award at the Hotel Cateys 2019. Lisa was selected above a shortlist full of prominent chefs to win the award for hotels serving less than 250 covers.

PR agency Viva has won the Growth Business Award at Edge Hill University’s PIC SME Innovation Awards 2019. The Rawtenstall-based business has seen double-digit increases in turnover and profits following a series of new business wins over the last 12 months.

Judges from the university praised Viva’s growth since completing the Innovation Sprint programme in 2018, pointing to the substantial increase in turnover, profitability and new customer acquisition achieved by the firm.

Engineers from BAE Systems collected six individual awards and a further team award at the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) awards.

The awards were received for the engineers' involvement in projects including the development of human machine interface (HMI) technology for future combat aircraft and for the planning and delivery of flight trials between the UK's new F-35 Lightning II aircraft and its Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers.

The F-35/QEC Carrier Integration Team won the team silver medal and Dr Steve Hodge won an individual silver medal for major contributions to the advancement of aerospace, science and engineering. 

Jean Page won the Roger Green Medal in recognition of work in the field of Human Factors, Sophie Harker won the  Young Person’s Achievement Award, Laura Hoang won the Herbert Le Sueur Award given to a young person for their contribution to the industry, Graham Roe won the Distinguished Service Award and Thomas Hartas earned a Certificate of Merit (22-30 age category) given in recognition of achievement by a young person.

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