Top achievers invited to take the Wyre Walk of Fame

The cream of Wyre businesses are set to step into the spotlight this week at a glittering event in Fleetwood.

Wyre's Walk of Fame will showcase success stories from all kinds of industries, including tourism, manufacturing and retail.

Businesses will gather at the Marine Hall on Thursday 20 November and 40 who have excelled in their field in 2014 will be publicly recognised by organiser Wyre Council and hailed as a beacon of good practice.

Councillor Peter Murphy, cabinet member with responsibility for economic development at the council, explains the thinking behind the event: "While we can't ignore the fact that these are difficult times economically, there are still many businesses in Wyre who have had a good year.

"The best have been personally invited to join our inaugural Walk of Fame for some special recognition on their doorstep.

"They may have won a national award, secured a big contact, done something innovative, or proactively changed the way they work to get better results. Either way they have all made a positive contribution to Wyre's economy.

"This is our way of saying thank you." Tickets have sold quickly and if the event is a success the intention is to make it an annual occurrence.