Wyre Business Awards 2017 – And the winners are….Published Friday, 01 December 2017
The 2017 Wyre Business Awards celebrated business success with a gala dinner and awards ceremony.
Business success was celebrated last night at the Wyre Business Awards 2017.
The event, sponsored by the NPL Group, Regenda Homes and Links Signs and Graphics, was a black-tie gala dinner held at Marine Hall in Fleetwood attended by businesses from across Wyre and the Fylde coast, partner organisations, event sponsors and award judges.
Robert McFarlane, Chairman NPL Group said: “NPL Group are delighted to be a main sponsor for the Wyre Business Awards 2017 for the second year in a row. We recognise that all sizes and types of businesses play an important role in the Wyre economy.
Over the past 12 months, considerable progress has been made in securing new opportunities for Hillhouse and we will shortly have an approved Masterplan for the Enterprise Zone which will deliver significant investment and job opportunities for Wyre.”
“Links Signs and Graphics are extremely proud to be involved as sponsors at such an event celebrating Businesses in Wyre.
“Over the years we have built strong links with many, many businesses across Wyre and really look forward to the recognition on the night for everyone that is involved with the 2017 Wyre Business Awards” said Shaun Bennett Managing Director of Links Signs and Graphics.
The celebration event was attended by over 250 business people from across Wyre. There were over 180 nominations for the awards across fifteen different categories. The judging panel included Principal of Myerscough College Ann Turner, Station Director of Radio Wave Paula Davies, Marketing Lancashire, Boost Business Lancashire and John Gillmore from BBC Radio Lancashire.
Steve Newsham, Regional Director at Regenda Homes, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Wyre Business Awards for the third consecutive year.
“Wyre is a unique place that is home to organisations working in a range of sectors, from tourism to agriculture, and so it is great to have this fantastic evening to celebrate their hard work.
“I would like to congratulate all of tonight’s winners on their achievements throughout the year.”
And the Wyre Business Awards winners were…
- Green Business of the Year
The Little Blue Hen Soap Crafting Company
- New Business of the Year
- Community Involvement Award
- Eating/Drinking Establishment of the Year
- Tourism Accommodation of the Year
- Tourism Attraction of the Year
Glazey Days Ltd
- Event of the Year
Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival
- Made in Wyre
The Wax House Candle Company
- Employer of the Year
My Fish Company Ltd
- Home based or Online Business of the Year
Carter-Zub -Building Consultancy
- Micro Business of the Year
- Retailer of the Year
- Rural Business of the Year
Old Holly Farm
- SME of the Year
Builders Supplies (West Coast) Ltd
- Market Trader of the Year
Kusuz Silver Jewellery
- Special Recognition Awards
Independent Garstang Traders, Hardman McNeal, Myerscough College, Think!Creative (UK)Ltd, Pilling Pet Supplies, MID Communications.
A Commitment to Education Award went to Ann Turner Principal of Myerscough College
Councillor Peter Murphy, Cabinet member with responsibility for Economic Development at Wyre Council, said: “We recognise that we have a lot of fantastic businesses in Wyre and the Wyre Business Awards evening is our way of celebrating the successes of our local businesses. I am delighted that we have hosted this event for the fourth year running and that the Business Awards involve more businesses every year in terms of both nominations and event attendees. For a small borough we really do punch above our weight for investment and business success. Wyre really is a great place to live, work, visit and invest.
"A big thank you to the main event sponsors NPL Estates, Regenda Homes and Links Signs and Graphics, all those that donated prizes for the raffle in aid of the Mayor of Wyre's charities, and additional event sponsors Builders Supplies (West Coast) Ltd, Chapel Alley, Discover Wyre, Fleetwood Market and Preston Print.
"Congratulations to all the award winners and we look forward to an even bigger and equally enjoyable event next year."