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Wyre’s business winners announced for 2022

Attendees at Wyre Business Awards posing with awards won.

Business success was celebrated last night at the Wyre Business Awards 2022 where local businesses came together to celebrate their passion, expertise and contribution to Wyre’s economic development.

The awards were sponsored by Myerscough College, The Regenda Group, The Baxter Group,  Hillhouse Enterprise Zone, Federation of Small Businesses, Associated British Ports and Party Chest, in association with Discover Wyre, Wyre Community Lottery, Business Health Matters, The NPL Group, Boost Lancashire and Duxburys Commercial.

The lavish event held at Marine Hall in Fleetwood was attended by over 200 people from across Wyre and the Fylde coast, plus partner organisations, event sponsors and award judges.

The judging panel comprised of experienced professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, including Lancaster University, the BBC and the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire.

At the event Marianne Hesketh, Corporate Director for Communities at Wyre Council commented,

“It’s been a terrific evening. This year, we saw an incredible number of inspiring applications which showcased the amazing work that businesses in Wyre are doing. Of course not all could make it through to the final but each applicant should be proud of their achievements and I want to offer huge congratulations to our deserving winners tonight.”

The winners of the Wyre Business Awards 2022

The winners of the Wyre Business Awards 2022 are:

Wyre Business of the Year

Blackpool Skip Hire Ltd.

Business Person of the Year

Jasmine Norton – The Marketing Expert

Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality Business of the Year

The Bellflower

Climate Action Award

Fold House Park

New Business Start-Up of the Year

The Estuary Riverside Chalets

Small Business of the Year

The Estuary Riverside Chalets

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

The Bellflower

Community & Charity Organisation of the Year

HelpPKE CIC Ltd.

Innovative Business of the Year

Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs

Social Media Award

Beauty & Aesthetics by Carla

Team of the Year

The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre

Business Employer of the Year

Coastal Child & Adult Therapeutic Service Ltd. (CCATS)

Quotes and thanks

Jasmine Norton, owner at The Marketing Expert and winner of the Business Person of the Year Award 2022 said:

“I can’t believe it! I really wasn’t expecting to win this one and it feels amazing. I feel like everything I’ve worked for over the past year has just come together tonight. I’m really pleased and it has been such an amazing evening.”

Kenny Stevenson, Managing Director of Blackpool Skip Hire Ltd. winner of the Wyre Business of the Year Award 2022, said,

“We’ve been at these awards for a couple of years now and after the difficulties businesses faced during covid, it feels great to see our achievements recognised at these awards tonight. We carried on right through the pandemic, we’ve managed to grow the business and it feels great to celebrate this win with the team tonight.”

Wyre Council would like to thank the main event sponsors Myerscough College.

Steven Downham-Clarke, Deputy Chief Executive of Myerscough College, headline sponsors of the event, commented at the awards ceremony:

“It’s been a spectacular evening and a great opening to the event tonight. It’s just fantastic to see such a variety of incredible businesses from our local area and we are proud to bring some of the businesses we are working with to network and share the evening with us.”

An additional thanks goes to the category sponsors The Regenda Group, The Baxter Group, Hillhouse Enterprise Zone, Federation of Small Businesses, Associated British Ports and Party Chest.

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Published: 25th November 2022