Ribble Valley honours outstanding businesses

Ribble Valley businesses have been honoured at a prize-giving ceremony which took place at Cltheroe's Stirk House.

Of the 159 businesses and individuals who were nominated, around 50 were listed as finalists, and the winners of 18 categories were revealed in front of an audience of 280.

Those who took home trophies included Whitewell’s Inch Perfect Trials (pictured) which won both the apprentice award and the Beacon award as the 'most inspirational'.

Sarwat Jaleel, owner of KUSHBOO SOAPS in Clitheroe, manufactures vegan and sustainable soaps, and donates one to a food bank, homeless person or women’s refuge for each one sold. Her business was a finalist in four categories, and won the Made in Ribble Valley award.

Stella Brunskill, Mayor of Ribble Valley, said:"I think it is fantastic, all these people have gone the extra mile. Setting up and running your own business is going the extra mile. You can feel the enthusiasm in the room.”

Winners:

Beacon Award
Winner: Inch Perfect Trials Ltd

Apprenticeship sponsored by Accrington & Rossendale College
Winner: Inch Perfect Trials Ltd

B2B Business sponsored by lovelocalnetworking
Winner: BEK Enviro

Creative Business sponsored by The Grand, Clitheroe
Winner: Flowers With Passion

Customer Friendly Business sponsored by Clitheroe Chamber of Commerce
Winner: Pure Perfection Clitheroe Ltd

Food & Drink Business sponsored by Napthens Solicitors
Winner: Brizola Bar and Grill

Health & Beauty Business sponsored by Pure Perfection Beauty
Winner: PLM Health & Fitness Ltd

Independent Retailer sponsored by FS Accountants
Winner: Wardrobe by Simone

Innovation Award sponsored by DSM Chartered Accountants
Winner: The Salvage House Collective

Made In Ribble Valley sponsored by Houldsworth Solicitors
Winner: KUSHBOO SOAPS

Medium to Large Business sponsored by Forbes Solicitors
Winner: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley.

MicroBusiness sponsored by Ribble Valley Borough Council
Winner: Stonyhurst Enterprises

New Business sponsored by Silverwoods Waste Management Ltd
Winner: Spexbox

Not for Profit sponsored by Castle Supported Living Ltd
Winner: Longridge Community Gym

Part-Time Business sponsored by Raine & Bea
Winners: OceanClear and Ribble Gas Solutions

Pride of Ribble Valley sponsored by Ribble FM
Winner: Ross Hibbert

Small Business sponsored by Harrison Drury
Winner: Ribble Valley Chequered Flag Ltd

Sole Trader sponsored by BEK Enviro
Winner: Sam Wood Joiner

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