Pendle Business Awards 2016 winners revealed!

By Dean

10 Jun 2016

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 Year

Winner: 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 Year

Winner: 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 Year

Winner: 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 Year

Winner: 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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