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Our 2017 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors

The prestigious, sponsorship funded, Burnley Business Awards is organised by Burnley Council in partnership with the Burnley Bondholder Scheme to reward and celebrate the entrepreneurship and achievements of our local businesses. The council recognises that the success of our businesses is linked to the success of the town and puts business support at the heart of its delivery.

The event could not take place without the valued support of our sponsors and the Burnley Bondholder Scheme and we’d like to extend our huge thanks to them for their support.

Our Proud 2017 Award Sponsors

Taylors Solicitors – Sponsor of Small Business of the Year

Taylors Solicitors has worked with local businesses in and around Burnley for more than twenty five years, supporting growth and encouraging entrepreneurship for the benefit of the local economy. More than twenty five years after opening our doors, we continue to provide the highest quality service delivered locally through a real understanding of
our clients’ needs, business priorities and individual requirements.
Whilst our heritage lies in working with industries that have historically dominated the local economy – manufacturing, textiles and engineering – we also support innovation, technology, design and the creative industries. Our approach is a team one; we work closely with our clients to protect their businesses and drive success. We’re relied upon to provide commercially-astute and value-for-money solutions to the issues and challenges faced by businesses operating in the real commercial world.

Trebor Developments – Sponsor of the Innovation Award

Award winning, Commercial Developer of the Year, Trebor are bringing forward Vision Park Burnley in partnership with Burnley Council. The 5 acre Vision Park will provide a high quality mix of business space, including office, research and manufacturing accommodation for a wide variety of occupiers. Phase One is under construction for occupation in summer 2017, providing units from 1,500 sq ft to 10,000 sq ft. Trebor have a commitment and proven track record in providing accommodation which allows occupiers to grow and thrive.

Cassons Chartered Accountants – Sponsor of the International Business of the Year

Cassons, chartered accountants and business advisers, have worked with businesses in and around Burnley for many years, and we are very proud to sponsor the InternationalBusiness of the Year category in the Burnley Business Awards.
We are delighted to be able to help and support growing numbers of businesses as they expand into international trade. We’ll provide help for them in key areas and will liaise with our personal contacts at accountancy firms around the world through BKR international when local knowledge is needed. We recognise the importance of international trade to Burnley businesses and wish everyone good luck!

Training 2000 – Sponsor of the Manufacturing Excellence Award

One of the largest Group Training Associations in the UK – Training 2000 has delivered apprenticeships and training throughout the North West, and beyond for over 50 years. The recent launch of the £1.2m Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Centre, alongside the Cyber Security Centre, have built on decades of experience in engineering,
business admin, dental nursing, scaffolding and automotive – all focusing on the development and growth of businesses and people through apprenticeships and commercial training.

Safran Nacelles Ltd – Sponsor of the Young Employee of the Year

Safran Nacelles Ltd is proud to be the largest aerospace employer in Burnley. With 750 people employed on our site, we feel a responsibility to our town and its community. We are proud inheritors of Burnley’s outstanding engineering heritage and we are determined to play our part in ensuring a legacy of manufacturing excellence that continues to be globally renowned. Along with our partners Burnley College, local schools and Business in the Community, we have demonstrated a huge commitment to skills development. Many other businesses in Burnley are also creating opportunities that enable young people to forge a superb career here.

Holiday Inn Express Burnley – Sponsor of the Medium Business of the Year

Sponsored by HIEX Burnley – We are delighted to be supporting the 2017 Burnley Business Awards. As a small to medium sized business ourselves, we have experienced the benefit from the regeneration and growth of Burnley. We
understand the challenges and opportunities in this type of business and are proud and excited to support this award.

Digital Lancashire – Sponsor of the Digital Impact Award

Digital Lancashire is a not-for-profit membership organisation formed to help consolidate the digital/tech industries across Lancashire to provide a single voice for the industry in our region. Digital industries have rapidly expanded with software driven companies, internet of things, e-commerce and AI (Artificial Intelligence) a thriving hidden community that is thriving and hungry to engage with other companies to share their experience and knowledge. On a mission to accelerate the digital economy in Lancashire.

Paradigm Precision – Sponsor of the Business of the Year

Paradigm Precision is a leading manufacturer of complex machined and fabricated components for the aerospace, land-based power generation and marine markets. We operate on a global basis, sponsored by the Carlyle Group and AeroEquity.

Paradigm Precision adds value by leveraging the synergy between capital investments, engineering, low-cost manufacturing operations and modern manufacturing methods. Guided by seasoned leadership, the company’s culture is focused on customer requirementsand the principles of LEAN and Six Sigma operations. This cannot be
achieved without our main asset our people. We recognise Burnley is an increasingly innovative and exciting place to work with solid future prospectives. We would like to celebrate success of the local businesses and their employees this year and look forward to welcoming new businesses into this enterprising town in the future.

Ideal Recruit – Sponsor of the Employer of the Year

We are professional and experienced recruiters to the Automotive, Aerospace and Engineering sectors. We also provide high volume staffing solutions to businesses looking for a reliable, quality temporary workforce. Ideal Recruit understands that to deliver exceptional staffing solutions, knowledge and quality is paramount.
As a team, Ideal Recruit holds quality at the forefront of our success and we make sure it is incorporated into everything we do, for both candidates and clients alike. We endeavour to be recognised as a valued and productive part of a client’s supply chain in order to effectively reduce costs, save time and increase internal efficiencies.

Burnley Bondholder Scheme – Sponsors of The John Kennedy Apprenticeship Award

The Bondholder Scheme is an innovative and powerful network of organisations who believe what is good for Burnley is good for business. Member organisations contribute financially or in-kind to promoting our town as a place to live, work, visit and invest.

This award is dedicated to the late John Kennedy (1958-2016) former general manager of TRW in Burnley. John was a valued Bondholder and a true ambassador for Burnley and a champion of all things Burnley. He contributed passionately to the Burnley Bondholder Scheme and the Bondholders wanted a legacy to John’s work in Burnley and his support in upskilling the young people of Burnley.


Champagne Reception Sponsor VEKA Plc

VEKA began manufacturing in Burnley in 1986, they design and manufacturer PVC-U window systems which are bought by their network of fabricator customers across the UK and have been specified in some of the most prestigious building projects in the world.  They have grown to become one of the country’s leading designer and manufacturer of PVC-U windows with one in four window installations using VEKA Group products.

Entertainment Sponsor AMS Neve

With a reputation for creating the world’s sweetest sounding and longest-lasting analogue and digital consoles, the most discerning artists, producers and facility
owners regard our products as number one for desirability on their equipment list, and have done for the past fifty years.
AMS Neve is a dedicated, engineering-led and privately owned Company whose continuing mission is to provide the best possible sound, capability and operational experience for the most creative people in the world – whether it be for film, recorded music, or TV and broadcast.
All of our products are designed and built in England in our purpose built,
integrated facility. Close supervision of the entire process by the
product designers ensures the finest performance possible.

Table Wine Sponsor Eshton

Eshton possesses an outstanding record of investment and development, realising the potential of many successful key commercial sites. We’re passionate about detail, sustainability and delivery – fulfilling the expectations of clients and investors, creating a portfolio of specialist projects that acknowledge our ability to create profitable solutions with vision.

Dinner Sponsor – Bertram’s Restaurant

Bertram’s Restaurant is rapidly becoming recognised as one of the North West’s culinary and social destinations and forms part of the award-winning Woodland Spa which opened in 2013 following a £4.5 million investment.

The restaurant is unique, stylish and contemporary. Set in an elevated position and accessed via its own lift, Bertram’s boasts breathtaking views over Pendle Hill and the surrounding 100 acres of greenbelt countryside.  The imaginative menus focus on regionally-sourced produce where possible, including a noteworthy Lancashire cheeseboard and locally reared meat. There’s also an expansive wine and cocktail list waiting to be enjoyed. Bertram’s has a character and identity of its own – from the subtle but sophisticated styling, to the culinary excellence.

By day, the restaurant attracts a variety of guests from spa visitors who dine from a varied menu as part of their spa day dining experience and business lunch clientele to those enjoying the quintessential yet unparalleled afternoon tea experience. In the evening it morphs into something quite different – the restaurant is vibrant, cultured and cosmopolitan and becomes the ‘see and be seen’ destination of choice, with live weekend music within the poolside heated terrace bar.

After Party Sponsor – Moorhouse’s

Since the day William Moorhouse first established his Burnley brewery in 1865, Moorhouse’s has had a long and interesting history. Today they are Lancashire’s biggest independent brewery, with a host of awards to their name.

They’ll be treating the Business Award guests to some complimentary brew!

Print Sponsors – Peter Scott Printers

PSP | Peter Scott Printers is the North West’s number one printing company, operating 24-hour print services and production to provide customers across the UK and beyond an unbeatable service they can trust.

Established in Burnley, Lancashire in 1960, Peter Scott Printers is a one-stop shop for all your printing needs.

Whether you’re a start-up looking for business cards to establish yourself, or an international brand with a high volume of glossy brochures to produce, our highly trained and experienced print specialists are the experts in delivering the very best service with rapid lead times and fantastic value, whatever your print project.

Table Centre Sponsors Cherrytree Bakery 

Cherrytree Bakery is a bespoke developer and manufacturer of premium sweet products for the coffee shop, foodservice and retail segments. Independent, family-run and grounded in operational and technical excellence, they deliver a dedicated and complete service package in their own inimitable way.

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