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Ribble Valley Business Awards 2015

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The Ribble Valley Business Awards are back for 2015 and this year’s event is already looking bigger and better.

Celebrating all that is good about business and enterprise in Ribble Valley, the awards set themselves apart by being totally local.

Last year’s event far exceeded expectations when 150 local business people turned out for the award ceremony at Bashall Barn. With this in mind there has been a change of venue to allow for larger numbers and this year’s awards will be held on October 15 at Mytton Fold Hotel, with nominations taking place online in July.

Although sponsors have now been found for most categories, organisers still need support for the Beacon Award, which is for the overall winner, and the Small Business Category.

Awards coordinator Rob Carder said: “The support from sponsors has, once again, been outstanding and goes to show how important the awards are to businesses and people in the Ribble Valley.

“Sponsors are an important part of these awards, they play a vital part of the judging panel and, let’s face it, without them the awards just couldn’t exist!”

After only one year the RVs have already established themselves as a local business event not to be missed and sponsorship is a sure fire way of being a part of championing its success.

Last year’s winner of the Customer Friendly Business Award was Whalley-based Calder Services. Managing Director Craig Nicholls said: “As a local business that prides itself on customer service the Ribble Valley Business Awards provided the opportunity to benchmark ourselves against some of the best companies in our area.

“Having attended the awards ceremony and won the customer friendly category we’ve been able to see the real value of getting together to celebrate the companies that make the Ribble Valley such a great place to live and work. We are delighted to be able to sponsor an award this time round.”

Last year saw awards presented in the following categories: Rural Business, Community Business, Enterprising Person, Tourism Business, Creative Business, Independent Retail Business, Large Business, Small Business, MicroBusiness, Innovative Business, Food Business, New Business and Made in Ribble Valley (best local product or service).

If you want to be a part of this fabulous Ribble Valley business event, contact Rob Carder at rob@enterprisingpeople.org.uk.