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Evonne Harwood Event of the Year

A SPECIAL trophy will be presented this year at Hyndburn Business Awards in memory of Evonne Harwood. The Accrington Observer will be presenting the Evonne Harwood Event of the Year trophy as Evonne was the driving force behind Warner Street’s successful Dickensian evening along with other events that brought thousands of people into the town. […]

Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre and Theatre

WITH a packed programme of activities and a weekly footfall of 1,500, ‘The Civic’ is blooming since it was heralded Hyndburn’s most enterprising business. At Hyndburn Business Awards last June, the Civic Arts Centre and Theatre in Oswaldtwistle, was selected as a finalist in five categories of the Hyndburn Business Awards and won the Tourism […]

Haworth Art Gallery

A YEAR after winning the Tourism Business of the Year award, Haworth Art Gallery has expanded its visitor experience. The Stables and Motor House Artists’ Studios officially opened just months after the gallery won the Hyndburn Business Award and the Heritage Lottery funded project is already home to 12 artists with room for a further […]

Black Horse Food Emporium

QUALITY local produce alongside the manager’s experience in coffee shops around the world proved a winning combination for Accrington’s Black Horse Food Emporium. At the inaugural Hyndburn Business Awards in 2016, the town centre coffee shop’s unique offering proved irresistible to the judges. Manager Natalie Paintin said: “I travelled round the world and I funded […]

Garlands Florist

FLORIST Rachel McClure’s arrangements are made from the heart so it is no wonder Garlands caught the eye of the judges of Hyndburn Business Awards. Rachel and her husband Simon bought the business in 2003, but Garlands first opened in Oswaldtwistle in 1991. Rachel said: “I live locally and knew the lady who owned it, […]

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. […]


BEING crowned Made In Hyndburn winner was an unexpected honour for family firm Admagnetics. The company, which was founded in Burnley, has been on Huncoat Industrial Estate for 26 years. It was up against serious competition in the Hyndburn Business Awards category with finalists including Simon Jersey. Admagnetics was founded by Alan Moorhouse, who died […]

CMAC Partnership

Business has certainly boomed for the winners of the star trophy at last year’s Hyndburn Business Awards. CMAC Partnership Limited has relocated to a large fourth floor suite of offices in the Globe Centre, Accrington, employed a further 33 employees taking the workforce to 81, increased revenue to almost £22million and secured a new contract starting […]

Business Nominations 2017

Nominations for Hyndburn Business Awards 2017. Here is the final list of nominated businesses. All have been nominated for the Stonehouse Logic Award, and those marked as bold have been nominated for the Customer Friendly Business Award by one or more of their customers: Just Imagine NW (Accrington) The Bridal Lounge (Accrington) Ellison Printing (Rishton) Whewell’s Timber […]

Pride of Hyndburn Award

This is a new category for Hyndburn Business Awards 2017. It has developed from the Enterprising Person Award, so deserved won by Evonne Harwood last year. Our intention is still to celebrate enterprising activity outside of a business or social enterprise setting, but to open it up to individuals, groups, clubs, associations, societies, networks and […]