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Award Categories for 2022

 There are plenty of sponsored Award Categories for all businesses to enter, whichever business you’re in, whatever size you are, and whether you have physical premises, or not. Meet our Sponsors and view the 2022 Award Categories below.

Many of the categories require businesses / organisations to have been trading before 1 September 2020. The awards effectively recognise the ‘best’ nominated business in a given category, so it’s important that our judging panel can assess business performance (and improvements in it), as well as progress towards business objectives over a period of time. Businesses that started on or after 1 September 2020 have their own category, New Business, and they’re also welcome to enter Creative Business and Made In Hyndburn too. 

 

NB! Various categories are currently open for sponsorship. Do get in touch via the Contact Page if you would like more information about supporting the 2022 awards.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR HEADLINE SPONSOR NORI HR

Beacon Award

The Beacon Award winner will be a local business that is, in the opinion of the judging panel, the best entry across all categories. The winning business will be a beacon of inspiration.

Sponsored by lovelocalsolutions

Apprentice of the Year

The winner of this award will be a Hyndburn apprentice who has, over the past year, shown a keen commitment to personal and professional development, risen to new challenges and made a positive difference to their company. 

This Award is open for Sponsorship

 

Customer Friendly Business

The winner of this award be the most customer friendliest Hyndburn business nominated this year. They will have gone above and beyond to ensure their customers are happy with their service.  The business will have started trading before 1 September 2020.

Sponsored by Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing

Creative Business

The winner of this award will be the most creative Hyndburn business nominated this year. Open to all businesses of any size, where creativity and/or creative skills are central to the business. Open to all businesses regardless of time trading.

Sponsored by Carers Link Lancashire

Family Business

The winner of this award will be the best family business in Hyndburn nominated this year. Open to all family owned businesses, where two or more family members currently work within the business, and more than one generation contributes (or has previously contributed) to the success of the business. The business will have started trading before 1 September 2020.

Sponsored by Ten Legal

Food & Drink

The winner of this award will be the best food and/or drink-based business in Hyndburn nominated this year. Open to all business who either produce food or drink, or retail / serve food or drink to be consumed on or off-premises. The business will have been trading before 1 September 2020.

This Award is open for Sponsorship

 

 

 

Health, Beauty & Wellbeing Business

The winner of this award will be the best health, wellbeing and/or beauty based business in Hyndburn nominated this year. Open to all businesses in the health, beauty and wellbeing sector. The business will have started trading before 1 September 2020.

Sponsored by Accrington Stanley Womens FC

 

 

 

Independent Retailer

The winner of this award will be the best independent retailer in Hyndburn nominated this year. Open to all businesses who operate traditional retail outlet(s) or sell directly to the consumer online, or via direct mail, farmers markets, etc. The business will have started trading before 1 September 2020.

This Award is open for Sponsorship

 

Large Business

The winner of this award will be the most successful and sustainable Hyndburn based large business nominated this year. Open to businesses with a turnover of £1m or over. The business will have been trading before 1 September 2020.

Sponsored by +24 Marketing

Made in Hyndburn

The winner of this award will be the best product or service which has been Made or created in Hyndburn. Open to all businesses regardless of time they have traded.

Sponsored by Anthem Engagement

 

Medium Business

The winner of this award will be the most successful and sustainable medium Hyndburn business nominated this year. Open to businesses with a turnover of between £250k to £1m. The company will have started trading before 1 September 2020. 

Sponsored by Silverwoods Waste Management Ltd

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Micro Business

The winner of this award will be the most successful and sustainable Hyndburn based microbusiness nominated this year. Open to businesses with 2 to 5 employees and a turnover of less than £50k. The business will have started trading before 1 September 2020.

Sponsored by Hyndburn Arts

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New Business

The winner of this award will be a new Hyndburn based business that has been the most successful start-up. Open to new businesses which started trading on, or after, 1 September 2020.

Sponsored by WHN Solicitors

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Not For Profit

The winner of this award will be a nominated Hyndburn based not for profit business, charity or social enterprise that has, in the opinion of the judging panel, implemented and used innovative practices and approaches to meet community and public service objectives in the last year. The organisation will have started trading before 1 September 2020.

Sponsored by Community Foundation for Lancashire

 

Small Business

The winner of this award will be the most successful and sustainable Hyndburn based small business nominated this year. Open to businesses with employees and a turnover of £50k to £249k. The business will have started trading before 1 September 2020.

Sponsored by The Small Business Academy

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Sole Trader

The winner of this award will be the most successful and sustainable Hyndburn business with only 1 person in the business (the owner) nominated this year. The business will have started trading before 1 September 2020.

This Award is open for Sponsorship

 

 

 

Workforce Development

The winner of this award will be the Hyndburn organisation that has best demonstrated a commitment to developing their workforce. The business will have started trading before 1 September 2020.

Sponsored by Nelson & Colne College Group

Thank you to our 2022 Award & Ceremony Sponsors

We are very grateful to our Sponsors, whose support allows us to deliver the awards administration and ceremony, year on year. Our 2022 Headline Sponsor is NORI HR & Employment Law, winners of the Beacon Award in 2021.

The awards are run by the lovelocalsolutions group with the support of many volunteers and organisations across the borough. Please contact us if you would like to sponsor, or support the awards.

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