Evonne Harwood Event of the Year

Its time to nominate for the Evonne Harwood Event of the Year. Remember all those wonderful events that take place in Hyndburn every year? Back when we weren’t socially isolated? Anyway, please nominate your favourite from the last year (it will have been open to the general public, and taken place between April 1st 2019 and March 31st 2020) in a comment to this post. You can nominate your favourite event until the end of May, and the winner will decided by a public vote (on our Facebook page) during June and July.

The Bridal Lounge of Accrington

EVERY bride is on a journey and one of the most important parts of that road is finding the perfect gown. At The Bridal Lounge of Accrington in Blackburn Road, owner Lee Douglas ensures every bride-to-be knows she is extra special and her business acumen and success led her to win two trophies at Hyndburn Business Awards. A past winner of Sole Trader in 2017, and highly commended in 2018, she won that trophy again last year and added the much sought-after Independent Retailer title.

Lee said: “When I was on the stage and won the first trophy I was delighted, then I was a finalist in a second category and I was waiting to applaud the winner and was shocked to hear my business read out again.”

Originally from Dublin, Lee adopted Accrington nine years ago when she moved to live with her partner. The Bridal Lounge will have been trading for nine years in June and now the ‘big shop on the corner’ is visited by brides from Liverpool, Manchester, Bolton and all over Lancashire because of the exclusive sought-after designer gowns.

Lee, who has retained her charming Irish accent, said: “I had a bride come to my boutique for her gown that came originally from Accrington, but was living and working in Dubai with her fiancé. She was getting married in the Ribble Valley, but having previously lived in Hyndburn she knew of The Bridal Lounge. I have always worked in retail and I was offered the chance to work in a bridal boutique – Caroline Castigliano – in 2003 and that is when I got the bug. I found myself working with brides and their families, I became part of the experience, I was able to help them search for their dream gown.”

The experience begins from the moment the bridal party enter the boutique for a private appointment and they are greeted by a personally addressed welcome message and refreshments. Lee gets to know the bride and her wedding plans while the bride and her loved ones browse the bridal collection.

She added: “I have been invited to the wedding reception by some of my brides and it is great compliment, but it is their day and I am just happy for them to wear their beautiful designer wedding gown on the biggest day of their lives.”

Story by Catherine Smyth Media

Hyndburn 2020 Update: Ceremony Postponed To September

Ceremony (now September 15th)

Last week I was advised by Hyndburn Leisure that the Town Hall was to be closed until the end of June, as a result of the Coronavirus situation. I was asked to postpone the 2020 ceremony to later in the year, and advised that the best bet was September. So, I must regretfully inform you all that the 2020 ceremony will now be held on the evening of Tuesday September 15th. Although this is disappointing news, it does give us all the opportunity to have our business community return to normal (hopefully well before then).

On reflection, and after discussion last week with the organising team, putting the ceremony back three months gives us the opportunity to ease the burden of impending deadlines for nominations and entries.

Nominations (remaining open for the time being)

These have continued to flow in. We currently stand at 430 nominations for 135 business, individuals and associations. This is down on last year’s record numbers (although higher than both 2016 and 2017). Nominations were due to close at 9.00am today, but as we are postponing the ceremony for three months, we’ll leave them open for the time being. It will give us news to share with you, and you the opportunity to celebrate any new nominees we get.

Entries (deadline now midnight July 21st)

The deadline for entries was next Tuesday (April 21st) and we have received a few already. However, we do know that many of you are at home, and your businesses are closed for the time being. If it were me, entering a business awards competition would be the last thing on my mind at the moment. If I was thinking of entering, I would be concerned about filling in sections asking me about my future plans when I just want to make sure I still have a business when this subsides. So, we’re going to move the entry deadline to midnight on Tuesday July 21st. Hopefully things will have returned to a more normal footing by then. We will be getting in touch with all the nominees separately to help them progress their entries. If you have already sent your entry in, I will take a look at it this week and give you feedback – there will be plenty of time then to improve it should you wish.

Finalists (now to be announced on August 11th)

Having extended the entry deadline, this will move the judging process back to August. We expect to be announcing finalists on Tuesday August 11th, rather than May 12th.

Website and Social Media

I will be updating the website and social media this week to reflect these changes. We’ll also be sending a press story out very soon.

In closing, I apologise to you all that we’re not able to complete Hyndburn Business Awards in June as originally planned. I hope that delaying completion for three months will give us the celebration event that we all so desperately need at the moment. In the meantime, I am here for any questions or queries you have (although I’m not furloughed, I will be scaling back my days, so responses may not be immediate).

Stay safe, please!

Rob Carder Coordinator Hyndburn Business Awards

Baxenden Clinic

A BUSINESS that helps people feel better about themselves, that’s what judges were looking for when deciding the winner of the first Health and Beauty trophy. At Hyndburn Business Awards, they found the answer in one-stop health hub Baxenden Clinic. The Manchester Road business offers clients help with everything from mental health problems and backache, to sport injuries and an in-growing toenail.

In 2008 Person First Solutions was founded by psychiatric nurse Patrick Doyle, initially as a part-time business. He had been working in a medium secure hospital but said: “I got a sense that the people I was working for were not as passionate about the clients as I was. I had a vision and that is where my business came from. “I began working with larger organisations like Comic Relief and the Mental Health Foundation and the business grew until, in 2012, I went full time.”

In 2014 he bought Baxenden Physio and Sports Injury Clinic and dovetailed the two businesses together in a converted end terrace house and started expanding into training. Now more than half of the company’s turnover comes from physiotherapy and the clinic receives client referrals from insurance companies to assist people who have been injured in accidents. In last year’s award submission, Patrick predicted a 10 per cent increase in turnover but said: “We actually increased by 20 per cent and by the end of this tax year we will have increased that by another big margin again.”

One of the expanding sides of the business is podiatry and although staff remain at eight, they are now all full-time employees, some were previously self-employed, and a further physiotherapist starts work in July. Clients travel from all over Lancashire and Bury to attend sessions and Patrick’s specialised psychiatric skills are in demand world wide; he Skypes a client in America, another in Spain and one in Germany.

He said: “I think our success is because everything we do is thought through and it is all about the client, what they need and how we can help them to help themselves. As a business, our staff are constantly training and developing new skills to be able to help our clients; I was fortunate to have really good mentors who saw my potential and helped me to shine.”

Health and Beauty was a new category in the 2019 Hyndburn Business Awards and its introduction was inspired by sponsor Carla Chatburn of Pure Perfection.

Story by Catherine Smyth Media

Champ Funeral Services/Lianna Champ

AT THE age of nine, Lianna Champ already knew she wanted to be an undertaker, despite it being ‘not a job for a young girl’. At 15, her mum organised for her to spend the morning at a funeral home at Scales in Blackburn thinking, wrongly, that it would lead to a change of career plan. That led to Lianna’s first encounter with death and loss. She saw her first dead body and assisted in its preparation. When her mother collected the enthusiastic teen, rather than being dissuaded she asked to go back the week after.

At the time Lianna, now 55, lived in Blackburn and attended a boarding school in Windermere. The school dismissed her career plans and instead lined her up with an interview for a retail job in Chelsea Girl. Determined Lianna refused the interview and instead knocked on every funeral director’s door locally until eventually Wolstenholme’s, in Accrington, agreed to let her work six days a week for £30.

She said: “When a cleaning job came up at the home, I took that on, and I also worked in a night club four-nights-a-week.” At 18 she became the youngest fully qualified female funeral director and also a qualified embalmer, then promptly found herself made redundant. Lianna said: “I never at any point considered my gender to be a barrier, although I faced discrimination I never took it personally because I felt it said more about them than me.”

When her latest round of door knocking failed to yield a job offer, she spotted a former bank building on Blackburn Road, Clayton-le-Moors, and was fortunate to have the backing of her parents as guarantors – Champ Funeral Services was born. Age 21, Lianna had her own business, but the reaction of other professionals meant she had to collect coffins in secret and pay cash up front. Undeterred, she worked all hours, built up the business and by age 27 had a £175,000 overdraft, but all the hard work was worth it

At Hyndburn Business Awards 2019, Lianna won the title of Enterprising Woman and the business, now in its 34th year, with eight employees and definitely in the black, won the Made In Hyndburn trophy. She said: “My mother was my biggest support and she increased my capacity to perform and she would say ‘the more you do, the more you can’. I always remember being young and wanting to help people to stop feeling sad. To give people the tools to rebuild their life following their loss is one of the greatest things we can do.”

Following the death of a close friend and an encounter with former Dragons’ Den millionaire Richard Farley, she put her knowledge of grief, counselling and recovery into a book – ‘How to Grieve Like a Champ’. The grief reference book was snapped up by Red Door Publishing and has been sold world wide and received excellent reviews.

Lianna said: “I never expected to win one award let alone two. Now I have written a number of articles for different publications both national papers and magazines and online. There is no right and wrong way to grieve, there is no normal and nothing is foolish. You should never worry about how you will be perceived or what you think people expect of you.”

To nominate a business for the 2020 Hyndburn Business Awards visit http://www.hyndburnbusinessawards.co.uk/

Story by Catherine Smyth Media

2020 Hyndburn Business Awards Nominations

When nominations closed on June 30th, we had received 526 nominations for 157 different businesses, people and associations. The list so far is below. We’ll update this list as often as we can.

Bea = Beacon; CFB = Customer Friendly Business; EW = Enterprising Woman

EM = Enterprising Man; PoH = Pride of Hyndburn

8.3.1 CoffeeAccringtonCFB
A Cake OccasionAccringtonCFB
Accrington AerialsAccringtonCFB
Accrington Pipe BandAccringtonPoH
Accrington Stanley Girls and LadiesAccringtonPoH
Acorns of LancashireAccringtonBea
Advocacy FocusAccringtonBea
All for One & One for AllAccringtonCFM
Amelia’s Boutique (Amelia King)AccringtonCFB/EW
Andy Richards (Cats Protection East Lancs)PoH
Angelique Nails and Beauty AccringtonCFB
Antha Event HireOswaldtwistleCFB
Barbara KaysAccringtonCFB
Barcode Logistics (Cameron Mason)OswaldtwistleBea/EM
Bath BoxOswaldtwistleCFB
Baxenden ClinicBaxendenCFB
Bay Horse Hotel (Graham Hunter)BaxendenCFB/EM
Beauty By Gracie Demaine CFB
Ben Lloyd Fitness (Ben Lloyd)AccringtonEM
Best DestinationsAccringtonCFB
Bevlan Office InteriorsRishtonCFB
Black Dog (Emma Kearney)OswaldtwistleBea/EW
Boardwalk CaféAccringtonCFB
Boomerang Travel Ltd (Pilkington Bus)AccringtonBea
Botany FloristsBaxendenCFB
Bramwell’s Fresh FishAccringtonBea
Bridge Centre NWLAccringtonBea
Bright Beginnings (Laura Bradshaw)AccringtonCFB/EW
Brodie BeautyAccringtonBea
Cafe Ri-An (Andrea and Sean)AccringtonCFB/EW/EM
Carers Link LancashireAccringtonBea
Cat Friends of Hyndburn (Sue)AccringtonPoH
Chateauvegan (Susan Beaumont)AccringtonCFB
Church & Oswaldtwistle Royal British Legion Branch OswaldtwistlePoH
Clayton le Moors Post OfficeClayton le MoorsCFB
Clayton Park RangersClayton le MoorsPoH
CM DesignsOswaldtwistleCFB
CMAC GroupAccringtonBea
Colin Whitcombe & Sons (Tim Whitcombe)AccringtonCFB/EM
Community Solutions NW (Deborah Clark)AccringtonBea/EW
CoverMyBubble (Emma Astley)OswaldtwistleCFB/EW
Craft BoutiqueAccringtonCFB
Crazy PanchosClayton le MoorsCFB
Dance Nation School of DanceAccringtonBea
Dinky DinerAccringtonCFB
Direct-ED Printing ServicesAccringtonBea
Early Bairds Childrens NurseryGreat HarwoodCFB
Early Start Nursery & Fun Start After School Club OswaldtwistleCFB
Enhanced Beauty (Hayley Johnson)OswaldtwistleCFB/EW
En-Rapture BeautyGreat HarwoodCFB
Escape at Shelley’sAccringtonCFB
Faye Westwell (Little Cheeky Monkeys)Great HarwoodEW
Flower Power at the PaddockOswaldtwistleCFB
FM Group (Justina Hamilton)OswaldtwistleBea/EW
Frankie’s CaféAccringtonCFB
Furstyle Dog GroomersGreat HarwoodCFB
Garlands FloristsOswaldtwistleCFB
Giant Peach Tattoo StudioAccringtonCFB
Glamhairous by ShabzGreat HarwoodBea
Glencoe Kennels & CatteryOswaldtwistleCFB
Globe FCAccringtonPoH
Grant’s BarAccringtonBea
Halo Vertical Fitness (Claire Murphy)AccringtonCFB/EW
Hearts PiesAccringtonBea
House of Fusion Dance & Community ArtsAccringtonBea
Hoyle Bottom SpiritsOswaldtwistleCFB
Hustle Bar (Phil and Darren)AccringtonCFB/EM
Jason’s Wheels Community TrustAccringtonBea
JLL Insurance ServicesOswaldtwistleCFB
Joanne Hunter (Bay Horse)BaxendenEW
Joseph James LtdGreat HarwoodCFB
Just Imagine UK (Danielle Smith)AccringtonCFB/EW
KTZ DanceRishtonCFB
Little Cheeky Monkeys (Paul Wells)Great HarwoodBea/EM
Little Livs BakeryAccringtonCFB
Little MunchkinsOswaldtwistleBea
Little Sparks Nursery (Kirsty Ashby)Clayton le MoorsBea/EW
Little Tinkers Day Nursery (Kelly Harrison)AccringtonBea/EW
Little Voices (Rachel Barber)AlthamBea/EW
Manor House ChildcareOswaldtwistleCFB
Martin’s BakeryOswaldtwistleCFB
Maundy ReliefAccringtonBea
May EdmundsonOswaldtwistlePoH
Meet n MatchOswaldtwistlePoH
Molly Elizabeth Studios (Mollie Johnson)AccringtonCFB/EW
Nail’d it by lauren AccringtonCFB
NORI HR and Employment LawAccringtonCFB
Nurture Childcare ServicesGreat HarwoodBea
Opal LilyAccringtonCFB
Originals Hair SalonOswaldtwistleCFB
Oswaldtwistle Juniors FCOswaldtwistlePoH
Priory Rentals (Emma)OswaldtwistleBea/EW
Pure Enhance Beauty LoungeClayton le MoorsCFB
Pure Perfection (Accrington) (Carla Chatburn)AccringtonBea/EW
Red Buddha Bar & Restaurant (Jasmine & Oliver)AccringtonCFB/EW/EM
Rosslee ConstructionAccringtonBea
Sam Newsham (JIUK)AccringtonEM
Simple Accounting (Laura Bolton)AccringtonCFB/EW
Snooty Fox VintageBaxendenCFB
Sundown SolutionsAlthamBea
Sweet Reminiscing (Sharonrose Allison-Howard)AccringtonCFB/EW
Tessa Clemson Yoga (Tessa Clemson)Great HarwoodBea/EW
The A Team Dance & Fitness (Abbie Lindsay)BaxendenCFB/EW
The Bridal LoungeAccringtonCFB
The Energy GuysAccringtonCFB
The Hyndburn HelpersPoH
The Illusion Make-Up AcademyAccringtonBea
The JuniperGreat HarwoodCFB
The Kebab HouseAccringtonCFB
The Lancashire Dog CompanyGreat HarwoodCFB
The Magical Kingdom Nursery & Pre-SchoolAccringtonBea
The Pudding BoxAccringtonCFB
The Stanhill Pub and KitchenOswaldtwistleCFB
The Wellness CentreAccringtonCFB
Triscan GroupClayton le MoorsBea/EW
White BullOswaldtwistleCFB
Wyvern Pharmacy (Andrew Grierson)AccringtonCFB/EM
YB TherapyAccringtonCFB

Rosslee Construction

A CONSTRUCTION company that scooped major business awards is set for a booming 2020. At the fourth Hyndburn Business Awards, judges were hugely impressed by the achievements of Rosslee Construction, and the way it has been transformed since Gary and Christine Clarkson bought the business in 2002.

Last June, the company won both the Large Business and Apprenticeship trophies at the local awards and then at the HIVE Business Awards in Blackburn they added a second Large Business Award. Business Development Manager Jess McClurg said: “A lot of the staff are from the Accrington area while many are from Blackburn and for them to have their hard work acknowledged and recognised locally is amazing.”

The company has been based in Accrington since the 1970s, but it was Gary and Christine’s vision and a dedicated workforce that led the turnover to increase from £250,000 to £15m last year. New staff have been appointed and more apprentices taken on as larger projects have been awarded.

Currently the business is delivering developments at Finsley Gate Wharf in Burnley, The Mount Pavilion in Fleetwood and St Edmund’s School in Manchester to name a few. Closer to home, the company refurbished Accrington and Rossendale College and is carrying out face-lifting of properties in the Wood Nook area.

Jess said: “At one stage we were undertaking a lot of smaller contracts and those got the business though the recession and the downturn in the industry, but now the contracts we are securing are much larger – £2m-£3m. We do not like to use a lot of subcontracted labour so that we can ensure the workmanship is carried out to Rosslee standards. Gary prefers to employ people who are trained up to our high quality standards.”

A further four apprentices have been taken on in joinery, ground working and bricklaying. The company is currently seeking a new home for its joinery department based at Black Abbey Street. The vacant space would then be refurbished to create larger office space for the expanding admin and business departments. Rosslee remains a family business with one son Michael now a director while the Richard also works for the firm as a skilled joiner.

Nominations for this year’s fifth Hyndburn Business Awards will open in March and the presentation will be on June 16. For more information about the awards, which are organised by Enterprising People, contact Rob Carder by emailing rob@enterprisingpeople.co.uk

Story by Catherine Smyth Media

Behind the Scenes at HAwards

BEHIND the scenes of Hyndburn Business Awards there are a number of small companies and sole traders that make the night a glittering occasion. When the nominees enter the superb Accrington Town Hall ballroom Paul Coppack, owner of Shooters Media, based in Oswaldtwistle, have already set the scene with a professional backdrop on the centre stage. He said: “This year will be the fourth time that we have been videoing the awards and then creating a short video to celebrate the actual event itself. We also do the projections and all the titles with details of the sponsors and the winners. We also provide the music to accompany the awards and we want to provide a professional event. We are proud to be a part of the awards and I have a lot of respect for Rob and Val Carder. I believe that Hyndburn needs these awards as like Rossendale there is a connection between businesses.”

The logo, programme and certificates are produced by print sponsor Ellison Printers from Rishton.
Partner and general manager Jane Caunce said: “Rob approached us about the awards when they were just an idea and we took it from there. As well as being print sponsor, we also won the Creative Business trophy in 2016 and are finalists again this year. I love these awards because it is such a good night, it is relaxed, friendly and professional and showcases the best of Hyndburn businesses. I really like how all the businesses are rooting for each other and the room is full of enthusiasm and positivity.”

Skilled glass engraver Alexis Valentine from Walking on Glass has been creating the top trophy for Rossendale Business Awards since 2014 and last year was invited to create the Beacon award for Hyndburn. When he was made redundant from his previous career of denture making in 2013, Alexis realised he could use his drill skills for glass engraving. He said: “I like producing the awards because it gets my name out there. I work with the award logo and create three different sides to the trophy.”

Other award winners receive an acrylic trophy, which was designed by a student from Hollins Technical College student Isaac Bradshaw and the simple and elegant trophies are produced by the college.

Capturing the events as they unfold and those winning pictures is professional photographer Liz Hall from Liz Henson Photography. She said: “I have been providing photography for local business awards since 2011 and it is good to be able to reward those large, medium and small businesses that make Lancashire the thriving community that it is. When you are in business it is always important to have the right image and I am delighted that the business awards realise the value in employing a professional photographer to capture the night with the right pictures. It is also an excellent networking occasion and an opportunity for me to showcase my talents.”

And the news articles, including this piece, are written by Catherine Smyth Media.

Hyndburn Business Awards 2019 Finalists

MORE than 50 businesses, organisations and individuals have been named as finalists in the fourth Hyndburn Business Awards. The fabulous ballroom at Accrington Town Hall will be packed on Tuesday June 18 for the awards’ ceremony. Chair of organisers Enterprising People Rob Carder said: “The people of Hyndburn have been incredibly supportive of the awards and this year we received the highest ever number of nominations. The judging panel had a difficult job to do because the quality of the entries received was very high and so some categories have up to six finalists.”

The Accrington Observer sponsored category the Evonne Harwood Event of the Year is being judged by an online vote on the Hyndburn Business Awards Facebook page and voting ends on Tuesday May 21. All businesses that enter qualify for the Beacon Award, a bespoke glass trophy given to the most inspirational business and the nominees are only announced on the night.

For more information visit www.hyndburnbusinessawards.co.uk


Made In Hyndburn sponsored by Sundown Solutions

Accrington Stanley Football Club


Hoyle Bottom Spirits Ltd

Per Ardua Therapy

Independent Retailer sponsored by NW Logistics

Best Destinations

Sweet Reminiscing by Sharonrose

The Bridal Lounge of Accrington

Wyvern Pharmacy

Pride of Hyndburn sponsored by Acorns of Lancashire

Accrington Royal British Legion

Dominic Allen

Jon Haworth

Leanne Wick

Oswaldtwistle Carnival

The Hyndburn Helpers

Food & Drink Business sponsored by Woodcock Haworth Nuttall

8.3.1 Coffee

Black Horse Food Emporium

Hoyle Bottom Spirits Ltd

Le Petit Bistro Catering

The Balti House Ltd

Health & Beauty Business sponsored by Pure Perfection

Baxenden Clinic & Person First Solutions


The Wellness Centre

Jake Alexander Hair and Body Sanctuary (J2A)

Small Business sponsored by NLTG

Baxenden Clinic & Person First Solutions


Education Business Partnership (NW) Ltd

Specialist Training & Consultancy Services Ltd


Creative Business sponsored by Globe Enterprises

Ellison Printing

Just Imagine UK

The A Team Dance & Fitness

Sundown Solutions Ltd

Enterprising Woman sponsored by UK Online Agents

Danielle Smith

Emma Astley

Kelly-Ann Groves

Lianna Champ

Sharon Burch

B2B Business sponsored by lovelocalnetworking

CMAC Group

Ellison Printing

Specialist Training & Consultancy Services Ltd

Sundown Solutions Ltd

New Business sponsored by CMAC Group

CoverMyBubble Limited 

Little Voices Hyndburn

Tessa Clemson Yoga

The Magical Kingdom Nursery and Preschool

Customer Friendly Business sponsored by Cardboard Box Company

Bright Beginnings Childminding

Jake Alexander Hair and Body Sanctuary (J2A)

Moonlight Beauty Salon

Pure Perfection Accrington Ltd

Hyndburn Leisure

Apprenticeship sponsored by Accrington & Rossendale College

Pure Perfection Accrington Ltd

Rosslee Construction

System Hygiene Limited

Not for Profit Award sponsored by The Balti House

Accrington Stanley Community Trust

Carers Link Lancashire

Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum

MicroBusiness sponsored by Simple Accounting

Pure Perfection Accrington Ltd

Rhoden Manor Cattery

UK Online Agents

Large Business sponsored by Specialist Training & Consultancy

Accrington Stanley Football Club

CMAC Group

Rosslee Construction

Sole Trader sponsored by Liz Pollard Consulting

A Cake Occasion

Just Imagine UK

Sweet Reminiscing by Sharonrose

The Bridal Lounge of Accrington


Enterprising Woman Nominees

As at 9.00am on Tuesday April 16th when nominations closed, the nominees for the Enterprising Woman Award at Hyndburn Business Awards 2019 are:

Andrea Murray (Cafe Ri-An)

Lucy Hamlin (Spring Into Action CIC)

Danielle Smith (Just Imagine NW)

Jane Caunce (Ellison Printing)

Claire Murphy (Halo Vertical Fitness)

Katie Readman (KTZ Dance)

Jenna Kenyon (Curves In Trend)

Dawn Roberts (Unique Ladies Hyndburn)

Kelly Harrison (Little Tinkers)

Amelia King (Amelia’s Boutique)

Kelly Fitzharris (Lavish Locks)

Kelly Groves (Sundown Solutions)

Donna Greenwood (Boutique 23)

Jade Biggins (Sugarplums)

Emma Astley (Cover My Bubble)

Abbie Lindsay (The A Team Dance and Fitness)

Emma Riley (The Wellness Centre)

Alice Blokland (Wonderland School of Dance)

Melanie Fishwick (Sweet Treat Designs)

Claire Ratcliffe-Watson (The Beauty Emporium)

Leanne Cawtherley (The Sweetest Thing Cakery)

Lianna Champ (Champ Funerals)

Kara Raynor (Lancashire Women)

Samina Mahmood

Maira Butt (Lancashire Women)

Olivia Booth (The Illusion)

Emma Kearney (The Black Dog)

Joanne McGloine (Heartfelt and Cherished Photography)

Angela Griffin (Angela Kays Beauty Salon)

Emma McKenna (McKenna Motors)

Michelle Thornton (Michelle’s Munch Bunch)

Sharonrose Allison-Howard (Sweet Reminiscing)

Ellie Fishwick (Sweet Treat Designs)

Rachel Barber (Little Voices)

Victoria Cocken (Great and Small)

Laura Bradshaw (Bright Beginnings)

Jodie Sargeson (Playtime Oswaldtwistle)

Kirsty Ashby (Little Sparks)

Julie Moss (Wags n Walkies)

Ashleigh Heaton (Ashleigh Lauren MUA)

Scarlett Feathers (Scarlett Feathers MUA)

Hayley Johnson (Enhanced Beauty)

Sharon Burch (Y Not Aspire)

Janine Fleming (Originals Hair Salon)

Joanne Prestage

Sara Britcliffe

Shabeena Saleem (The Magical Kingdom)

Shabena Islam (Glamhairous)

Samantha Smithson (Per Ardua Therapy)

Emma Jones (Emma Jones Hair Studio)

Chelsea Flood (Mirage Hairdressing)

Marisa Bannan

Zoe Booth (Rumbletums)

Amanda Larder (House of Beauty)

Racheal Hall (Eye/Brow Envy Eye/Brow Education)

Jenny Dewhurst (Avenue 21)

Emma Woan, Tracy Gardiner, Linda Taylor (EBP NW)

Mrs Julie Berry (Clayton le Moors Library and Community Centre)

Lee Douglas (The Bridal Lounge of Accrington)

Carole Haythornethwaite

Tessa Clemson (Tessa Clemson Yoga)

All the businesses these people run are automatically nominated for the Beacon Award.

A nomination in italics means that we have received an entry form from them.