Photos: Pendle Business Awards 2014

Pendle’s most successful businesses came together under one roof to find out who’d won this year’s Business Awards.

More than 340 people attended the black-tie event at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-Le-Moors.

Pendle Business Awards 2014 at Dunkenhalgh Hotel

Pendle Business Awards 2014 at Dunkenhalgh Hotel

Now in its fourth year, Pendle Business Awards, jointly organised by Pendle Council and Pendle Vision Board, has become a popular event in the business calendar. And this year was no exception!

Kelly Eardley, Business Support and Development Officer who organised the event, said: “We had a fantastic number of really strong entries and it was a really tough year for judging and ultimately deciding the winners for each category.

“The atmosphere on the night was electric. There were screams of delight, rapturous applause and some genuinely very surprised people!”

The evening started with a champagne reception, followed by a gala dinner and the much-anticipated ceremony hosted by 2BR DJ Christopher Dean.

Winners took away a coveted Pendle trophy – an elegant glass and metal sculpture inspired by Pendle Hill, made by local company Merc Engineering.

Dennis Mendoros, Chairman of Pendle Vision Board and Managing Director of Euravia Engineering and Supply Co Ltd, added: “The Business Awards are all about recognising the breadth of talent in Pendle’s business community, many of which are market leaders in their field.

“It’s a great platform to shout about our thriving businesses and promote Pendle as a great place to invest in and to live in.

“Hearing of the progress companies and individuals are making is really exciting and I’d like to congratulate all of our winners and nominees.

“A big thank you to Gregory AV which helped to make sure the evening was professionally presented and thank you to everyone who sponsored the evening – it really helped to make it a very memorable one!”

Businesses helped to raise £2,000 on the night for this year’s nominated charity Petal, funding research into childhood cancer.

Sponsors of the event were Farmhouse Biscuits, Pendle Vision Board, Pendle Council, Senior Aerospace Weston, Euravia Engineering and Supply Co Ltd, TaxAssist Accountants, Barnfield Construction, Boundary Mill Stores, Training 2000 and Nelson and Colne College.