Lancashire winners revealed at E3 Business Awards

The finals of the 2015 E3 Business Awards took place on Thursday June 11 at the Macron Stadium in Bolton honouring businesses from across the North West.

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Around 500 representatives of businesses, universities and support organisations attended to celebrate the achievements of the finalists and award winners.

There were sixteen award categories in total, with businesses and charities from Lancashire taking home six of those, including Preston-based Lantei Compliance Services for high growth and JRC Roofing Distributors in Burnley for skills, education and training, as well as Pendle Action for the Community being awarded the E3 Special Achievement Award.

This year's nominations were judged by an independent panel of entrepreneurs, academics and business experts. The shortlist was selected on the basis of written submissions and the finalists were subsequently interviewed by the judging panel.
Managing director of awards partner 1 Events Media,  Mubarak Chati, said: "The E3 Awards are now in their third year and they've grown steadily in both stature and recognition. This year, the number of entrants has risen sharply. Even more striking has been the high standard of the entries.
"Our 15-strong judging panel interviewed businesses that have not only been achieving exceptional growth, they've also been displaying innovation, shrewd management and commendable social responsibility. The judges have also gained a clearer understanding of how local charities and social enterprises are making a real difference to communities, local environments and the quality of people's lives."

Lancashire's Winners:

Corporate Social Responsibility Award:
Our Local Heroes Foundation (Preston)

Social Enterprise of the Year:
Abu Hanifah Foundation (Blackburn)

Skills, Education and Training Award: 

JRC Roofing Distributors (Burnley)

Family Business of the Year:
Arthur Padgett (Nelson)

High Growth Business of the Year: 

Lantei Compliance Services (Preston)

E3 Special Achievement Award: 
Pendle Action for the Community (Nelson)