Rising stars in business to be honoured at awards

Logo fullThe most impressive, innovative and inspiring business people are set to be honoured at an awards ceremony with a twist - you’ve got to be 36 or under to win.

The Young ‘Uns Awards, organised by Lancashire Business View magazine and backed by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), will honour Lancashire’s young professionals across a range of categories at a ceremony held in Blackpool on June 12.

But to be considered, you’ll need to act quick as nominations close on April 14. You can put a colleague forward, or submit yourself.

The last Young ‘Uns awards was held in 2012 and Lancashire Business View and UCLan are now keen to make the event a regular part of the county’s commercial calendar.

From legal eagles to digital dynamos, red-hot retailers to globetrotting international traders, there are 12 categories to ensure that anyone making waves in their industry has chance to have their story heard.

There is also a Young ‘Un Business of the Year category to honour new organisations, and the most impressive entry overall will take home the esteemed ‘The Young ‘Un of 2015’ Award.

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View, said: “The Young ‘Uns idea began as a popular feature in our magazine, profiling the sharpest business minds aged 36 and under. Eventually, we had so many fantastic stories that it became obvious we needed to honour them properly.

“We look forward to hearing from Lancashire’s future decision makers and celebrating their achievements.”

Dharma Kovvuri, Dean of Lancashire Business School at UCLan added;

“Lancashire is such a great place to be a young person in business so we are delighted to be playing a key part in this year’s event. UCLan has a lot of exciting growth plans over the coming years so hearing from individuals who have their own plans for the future is incredibly inspiring and crucial for Lancashire. Nominations can be made by completing the entry form at www.lbvyoung-uns.co.uk before April 14. The shortlist will be announced on May 11 before the awards night itself on June 12.