Red carpet night for Wyre business heroes

Awards night: Members of the Wyre business community at the Wyre Walk of Fame event

Awards night: Members of the Wyre business community at the Wyre Walk of Fame event

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The best in business in Wyre was celebrated in grand style under the dome of the Marine Hall in Fleetwood.

The inaugural Wyre Walk of Fame attracted more than 200 people and 40 or so businesses, allowing Wyre Council to recognise their achievements in 2014 and the contribution made to the local economy.

Every company and event organiser who made a submission received a well deserved mention on the night, while 11 were singled out for special recognition.

Seven picked up tributes for outstanding business success. These were Addison Project Plc , Brickhouse Farm Cottages, Budget Menu Queen, Collinson PLC, Fleetwood Festival of Transport (Tram Sunday), Fleetwood Town FC and Mike Sanderson Electricals.

Meanwhile four received special recognition – Alan Bell, Granada Fish Bar Restaurant, Leftcoast and Northern Rags.

A raffle on the night also raised £283 which will go towards the Mayor of Wyre’s charities, Trinity Hospice and Brian House.

Coun Peter Murphy, Cabinet member with responsibility for economic development at Wyre Council, said: “While we can’t ignore the fact that these are difficult times economically, there are still many businesses in Wyre who have had a good year.

“The best were personally invited to join our inaugural Walk of Fame for some special recognition on their doorstep.

“This was our way of saying thank you for the positive contribution to Wyre’s economy they have all made. The event was a great success and plans are being made to repeat it again next year.”

Coun Julie Newsham said: “It was pure Hollywood glamour and glitz.

“Lovely food and fizz, red carpet, photographs and more importantly, recognising and appreciating local business who serve our community across Wyre.

“So many success stories, with so much gloom in the news this is one that deserves the highest of praise.”