2017 Finalists

ORGANISERS of the Hyndburn Business Awards will be seeking to recognise the dedication of businesswoman Evonne Harwood following her sudden death. The owner of the Pink Magpie Vintage Emporium won the Enterprising Person Award at last year’s inaugural business awards for her dedication to improving Warner Street with events and attractions. She died in April.

As the finalists have been announced this week organiser Rob Carder, from Enterprising People, said: “I’d like to pay tribute to Evonne Harwood, last year’s Enterprising Person Award winner, whose sudden and sad death has devastated all that knew her. She had entered the Pride of Hyndburn Award this year, but we couldn’t bring ourselves to open her entry form. The judging panel agreed that rather than consider her entry as part of the Pride of Hyndburn category, we should look to commemorate her life and achievements at this year’s ceremony and explore what we could do to honour her in future Hyndburn Business Awards. Evonne’s contribution to the town, and to enhancing Accrington’s potential and Warner Street in particular, will never be forgotten.”

The number of nominations doubled this year and almost twice as many deserving businesses, individuals and organisations were put forward for an award. The presentation night will be at Accrington Town Hall on Tuesday June 13 when a team from Accrington and Rossendale College will be preparing and serving a delicious two course meal. In total 16 awards will be presented on the night and judges will now meet up to determine the winner of each trophy.

Rob added: “Hyndburn has some incredible businesses and this year has been an even bigger success than last year when the town hall ballroom was packed. I would like to say thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate their favourite business and people and organisations for a Hyndburn Business Award.”

The finalists for the Stonehouse Logic Award – the beacon award presented to the most inspirational business – will be announced on the evening.

Large Business sponsored by Haworths Chartered Accountants

Advocacy Focus

CMAC Group

Emerson and Renwick

Small Business sponsored by Simon Jersey

Bevlan Office Interiors

Whewells of Accrington

Loft Boarding NW Ltd


MicroBusiness sponsored by lovelocalnetworking

Acorns of Lancashire

Body One Ltd


Moonlight Beauty Salon

Sole Trader sponsored by Boundless Networks

Paul Swift Photography

Royal Nail and First Class Beauty

The Bridal Lounge of Accrington Ltd

Customer Friendly Business sponsored by The Cardboard Box Company

Lindsay Jane Hair and Beauty

The Balti House Rishton

The Beach Hut Play and Party Centre

Made In Hyndburn sponsored by Enterprising People


Emerson and Renwick

Sundown Solutions Ltd

Ye Olde Sausage Shop

New Business sponsored by Moose Media Management

Jumpworks Trampoline Park

Little Sparks Nursery

White Bull Oswaldtwistle

Tourism Business sponsored by Oswaldtwistle Mills Business and Conference Centre

Haworth Art Gallery

Civic Arts Centre and Theatre

Whitakers Arms

Independent Retailer sponsored by North West Logistics

Garlands Florists Ltd

Porters Wallpapers and Paints

Whewells of Accrington

Goto Workwear

Food Business sponsored by Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall

Black Horse Food Emporium

The Balti House Rishton

Th’owd Stables

Creative Business sponsored by Globe Enterprises

Civic Arts Centre and Theatre

Garlands Florists Ltd

Jumpworks Trampoline Park

The Art Garden

Employer of the Year sponsored by Metis HR

Civic Arts Centre and Theatre

CMAC Group

Lancashire Women’s Centres

Pure Perfection Beauty

Community Business sponsored by Community Futures

Accrington Stanley Community Trust

Civic Arts Centre and Theatre

Lancashire Women’s Centres

Apprenticeship sponsored by Accrington and Rossendale College

CMAC Group

Sundown Solutions Ltd

System Hygiene Limited

Pride of Hyndburn sponsored by Acorns of Lancashire

Gayle Knight

Mickii Edwards

Ossy Joggers

The Hyndburn Helpers


Article by Catherine Smyth Media

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