What a great evening everyone had at the Hive Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards 2016 in the glorious setting of Blackburn Cathedral last Thursday. The whole event was brilliantly run from start to finish and full marks to all the presenters and organisers who contributed to the evening.

A special congratulations should go to all the Hive award winners, along with all the nominees, as the competition was particularly fierce this year. It just shows what great business talent there is in the Blackburn and Darwen area and how lucky we are to have them here.

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If you were not at the event this year here is a list of the deserved winners on the evening:

The Buzz Award –  Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID)

The Commitment To Blackburn & Darwen Award –  Sporting NRG

The Creative And Digital Award –  TPW Design Consultants

The Family Business Award –  Cronshaw Electrical

The High Growth Award –  Cronshaw Electrical

The Innovation Award –  Multihog

The International Achievement Award –  Northern Industrial

The Investing In Future Skills Award –  TPW Design Consultants

Made In Blackburn And Darwen Manufacturing Award –  Pets Choice

The Newcomer Award –  Darwen Terracotta and Faience

The Young Employee Award –  Bootstrap Enterprise, Courtney Wright

The Young Entrepreneur Award –  Duffin’s Estate Agents, Sonia Duffin

The Arte Et Labore Award –  Canon Andrew Hindley

The Hive Chairman`s Award –  Herbert Parkinson


TV presenter Emma Jesson did a fabulous job of hosting the award ceremony and all credit to her for holding the proceedings together. The finalists were joined by dignitaries, sponsors, judges and supporters at the black-tie event at Blackburn Cathedral where the winners were announced and of course we were there as one of the sponsors of the event.

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Former High Sheriff Ann Jordan, a non-executive director for the Institute of Directors and chairman of the Blackburn Cathedral Appeal Board of Trustees, was a guest speaker and there was also entertainment from local acts including the Paul Rigby Quartet and Hannah Spurgeon.

So all in all a wonderful evening for everyone concerned and if you are from the Blackburn and Darwen area and you have a business here why not get involved next year and put yourself forward for one of the awards on offer? Not only do you get good promotion for being nominated for an award but you can also do some networking at the event itself which may turn out to be very useful for your business growth.

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