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Pendle Business Awards is back for 2018 – enter now!

Published: Tuesday, 30th January 2018


Pendle Business Awards, one of Lancashire’s most prestigious events, is back for 2018 and you could be a part of it!

Brought to you by Pendle Council and Pendle Vision, the Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of businesses right here on our doorstep.

You have until Friday 30 March to enter online at and there are 10 categories to choose from.

  • Pendle Business Person of the Year Award
  • Pendle Employer of the Year Award
  • Pendle Most Outstanding Business of the Year Award – medium/large 51+
  • Pendle Most Outstanding Business of the Year Award – small 1-50
  • Pendle Rising Star of the Year Award (operating 0-2yrs)
  • Pendle Business Technology & Innovation of the Year Award
  • Pendle Manufacturer of the Year Award
  • Pendle Apprentice of the Year Award
  • Pendle Flying the Flag (International Recognition) Award
  • Pendle Making a Local Difference Award

The sixth Pendle Business Awards continues to showcase the fantastic depth of talent, successes and local contributions made by local businesses.

The glittering ceremony will take place on Thursday 5 July at The Fence Gate, Pendle’s most luxurious venue.

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council, said: “This is the sixth year of Pendle Business Awards which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our business community.

“Each year our events have continued to grow in stature and we’re delighted to be able to showcase the best of Pendle’s businesses again.

“This is a fantastic platform to put our borough in the spotlight and spread the word about the fantastic companies we have here.

“Seize this opportunity and help us fanfare your successes and celebrate what you’ve achieved. Apply now!”

Dennis Mendoros OBE, DL, Chairman of Pendle Vision and President of Mendor Enterprises, added: “Many people don’t know that Pendle has a real success story to tell.

“Some of the country’s most famous brands are based here, including Rolls Royce, Silentnight, Mackintosh and Farmhouse Biscuits and we have the highest concentrations of employment in advanced manufacturing in the UK.

“Pendle Business Awards give us the chance to put the spotlight on these companies as well as our hidden high quality, long-standing businesses and those more recently established.

“Whether you’re a one-man band with a local specialist trade; a growing small to medium-sized business or a large company with a worldwide reputation, there’s a category for you!”

Once again Merc Aerospace is sponsoring the trophies by designing and producing the unique awards.

Les Nuttall, Managing Director, said: “We’re delighted to renew our sponsorship for Pendle Business Awards.

“It’s fantastic to be a part of a big celebration of the tremendous work which goes on, often unseen, in the borough.”

As well as entering one of 10 categories to win an Award, you can get involved by taking one of our sponsorship packages.

Sponsoring the Awards is a fantastic opportunity to showcase and boost the profile of your company in Pendle.

You could sponsor one of the Awards categories or there are smaller packages such as wine, menu, programme and reception entertainment.

Pendle Council and Pendle Vision have appointed event organisers Pennine Events Ltd to deliver the Awards on their behalf in 2018.

Mark Sandamas, Director of Pennine Events, said: “We are very pleased to have won the contract to deliver Pendle Business Awards for 2018.

“We delivered the Awards back in 2010 and being a local businessman and resident myself, Pendle naturally holds a special place in our hearts.

“The Awards are a great platform to showcase the successes and contributions of local businesses within Pendle and I would encourage all to enter!”  

If you're interested in any of the sponsorship packages, contact Nilma Solanki at Pennine Events Ltd on (01772) 958865/447979 or email