Thirty businesses and organisations have been selected as finalists for the sixth Hyndburn Business Awards, along with two contenders for the Enterprising Person title.
The awards are organised by Enterprising People and plans are in place for a face to-face presentation to be held at Accrington Town Hall, Accrington, Lancashire on the evening of Tuesday, June 22.
Alternative dates of July 6 and July 20 have also been reserved in case there is any slippage with the easing of restrictions.
Rob Carder, from organisers Enterprising People, expressed thanks for the 589 nominations received for 139 businesses in the Hyndburn area.
“Organisers also received 53 enterprising people nominations and 11 suggestions for the Pride of Hyndburn title making judging quite tricky,” he said.
“It is heartening to see how fantastically well our local businesses have done throughout the pandemic. They have risen to the many challenges, changed the way they did business and showed true grit and fortitude to survive the pandemic while also helping others.
“Last year we had to hold the presentation virtually, this year we are determined to be back in person handing out the trophies at the town hall.”
All businesses and those selected as finalists are in the running to be picked for The Beacon Award – awarded to the most inspiring business or person and is announced on the night.
Large Business sponsored by Haworth Chartered Accountants:
Advocacy Focus, Carers Link Lancashire, Nurture Childcare Services Ltd, System Hygiene Limited
Small Business sponsored by Silverwoods Waste Management:
Cover My Bubble Ltd, Little Secrets Clothing Ltd, NORI HR & Employment Law
New Business sponsored by WHN Solicitors:
Cornucopia Grocers, East Lancs Hot Tub Hire, Feral & Funky Kids Co
Made in Hyndburn sponsored by Sundown Solutions:
Hyndburn Coatings, Little Liv’s Bakery, Sweet Reminiscing by Sharonrose
Customer Friendly Business sponsored by Community Solutions NW:
Cover My Bubble Ltd, NORI HR & Employment Law, Samantha’s Clubhouse Childminding Services, Westend Fish and Chips
MicroBusiness sponsored by Civic Arts and Theatre:
Hot Off The Press & The Balloon Emporium, Hyndburn Coatings, Samantha’s Clubhouse Childminding Services, Westend Fish and Chips
Independent Retailer sponsored by Cover My Bubble Ltd:
Brie Mine, Cornucopia Grocers, Little Secrets Clothing Ltd, Sweet Reminiscing by Sharonrose, Westend Fish and Chips, Feral & Funky Kids Co
Creative Business sponsored by Just Imagine UK:
Feral & Funky Kids Co, House Of Fusion – Dance & Community Arts, Little Liv’s Bakery, Little Secrets Clothing Ltd, Brie Mine
Sole Trader sponsored by Liz Pollard Consultancy:
House Of Fusion – Dance & Community Arts, Karma Minds Training & Personal Development Ltd, Little Liv’s Bakery, Maison
Not for Profit sponsored by Accrington Observer:
Advocacy Focus, Carers Link Lancashire, Community Solutions North West Limited
Workforce Development Award sponsored by Nelson and Colne College Group:
Advocacy Focus, Community Solutions North West Limited, NORI HR & Employment Law, Rosslee Construction
Pride of Hyndburn sponsored by Acorns of Lancashire:
Hilary and Paul Austin, Hyndburn Hub, Helen Bird
B2B Business sponsored by lovelocalnetworking:
Ellison Printing, NORI HR & Employment Law, Rosslee Construction, Total Pipeline Systems Ltd
Health and Beauty Business sponsored by Pure Perfection:
Escape at Shelleys, Karma Minds Training & Personal Development Ltd, Maison, Masters of Martial Arts