The winners of Pendle Business Awards 2016 were revealed at a glittering ceremony at the Fence Gate Inn.
John Gillmore (Gilly), BBC Radio Lancashire’s afternoon and Saturday breakfast presenter, hosted the black-tie event organised jointly by Pendle Council and Pendle Vision Board.
“There was a lot of excitement as the winners of each award were revealed, which made for an electric atmosphere.”
Winners once again took away a coveted Pendle trophy – a glass and metal sculpture inspired by Pendle Hill, made by local company Merc Aerospace.
The Awards, now in their fifth year, celebrate Pendle’s businesses which have great ambition and are highly skilled in their sectors.
Dennis Mendoros, chairman of Pendle Vision Board, added: “Congratulations to all our winners and those who made the shortlist.
“A big thank you to Gregory AV which helped to make sure the evening was professionally presented and thank you to everyone who sponsored the evening – it really helped to make it a very memorable one.”
Businesses helped to raise £1,540 on the night for this year’s nominated charity Nelson & District Royal British Legion.
Pendle Business Awards 2016 Winners:Business Person of the Year
Winner: Jackie Sanderson, Sanderson Dance & FitnessHighly commended: Glenn Stock, Unique Clean and Jane Cleaver, Concept4 and Printoff
Pendle Employer of the YearWinner: Stanley House Veterinary GroupHighly commended: Sanderson Dance & Fitness andHarvey Environmental Services
Most Outstanding Business of the Year (Medium/Large)
Winner: Richard Wellock & SonsHighly commended: The Sovereign Group and Matthew Kibble Transport
Most Outstanding Business of the Year (Small)Winner: Riggs AutopackHighly commended: Giddy Kippers, Denwa, Kedel
Most Outstanding Business of the Year (Micro)
Winner: Unique CleanHighly commended: James Bontoft Optometrist and Weighing Scales
Rising Star of the YearWinner: Little Blossoms of BarrowfordHighly commended: CrossFit Pendle and No. 62
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Winner: Sebastian David Hadfield, Pendle NuTechHighly commended: Harron Yousaf, Stylz Hairdressing and Training Academy and Selly Wellock, Sally’s Pasta
Pendle Apprentice Employer of the YearWinner: Hughes & CoHighly commended: Matthew Kibble Transport, Little Blossoms of Barrowford
Pendle Technology and Innovation Business of the Year
Winner: SIS Science in SportHighly commended: Loft Leg and Kedel
Pendle Manufacturer of the YearWinner: S Dawes WeavingHighly commended: Riggs Autopack and Sugden
Chairman’s Award for Lifetime AchievementWinner: Stephen Barnes, former chief executive of Pendle Council
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