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Burnley Business Awards 2019

The 2019 Burnley Business Awards took place on Thursday 20th June 2019 – it was a night of glitz and glamour celebrating all that is best about #BrilliantBurnley’s business community.

The  awards ceremony took place in the stunning surroundings of Towneley Hall and beautiful grounds.

It was an evening of pride and celebration that acknowledged and rewarded the achievements of our local businesses and individuals (with a few surprises too!).

We were delighted to welcome Christian Fraser from BBC world news to host the evening, with a few surprise entertainers, including Hopalot, Top Bananas, Bush Hugs from Living Statues, Paul Zenon Comedian and magician, and TITAN.

The sponsorship funded event was organised by Burnley Council and the Burnley Bondholder Brand Scheme to promote Burnley’s business success and the borough’s booming economic infrastructure.

Burnley Business Award_2019 _(C) Andy Ford _20/6/19

Burnley is changing and at the heart of this change are our businesses who fuel the local economy, whose success is linked to the success of Burnley.

It’s not just our businesses who are changing; Burnley is changing and repositioning itself to compete with larger development areas and prepare the way for economic growth. The borough is re-creating itself with new infrastructure and developments which will support the growth of existing firms and position itself as a viable base for new and relocating companies.

Our businesses back these changes and the growing Bondholder scheme, which comprises of a rapidly growing number of influential firms, are coming together to influence agendas and develop a united voice to share and showcase the town’s assets. The Business Awards will showcase the diversity of Burnley businesses and the innovative ways they are driving forward.

Burnley Council chief executive, Mick Cartledge said: “As a town we aim to be the best in the North West for economic growth, investing in huge strategic economic projects, and working side by side with the private sector to ensure more of the right people know about Burnley’s success; that Burnley is investment ready and open for business.”

Message from the Organisers

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.

Since the last awards ceremony in 2017, Burnley has been acknowledged for several new accolades: second in the UK for Digital Jobs Growth, cited as a North West Boom Town by the Estates Gazette, recognised as the best place in the UK to make a living; ranked consistently in the UK’s top 10 for private sector jobs growth. All achievements that wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of our local businesses.

The Business Awards gives us a fantastic platform from which to showcase, acknowledge and applaud our businesses and their achievements.