Success sparkles at Wyre Walk of Fame

Fleetwood Town Football Club representatives with Wyre Council chief executive Garry Payne and Wyre Leader Councillor Peter Gibson. The club was awarded an accolade for outstanding business success
Fleetwood Town Football Club representatives with Wyre Council chief executive Garry Payne and Wyre Leader Councillor Peter Gibson. The club was awarded an accolade for outstanding business success
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Fleetwood businesses paved the way at a special celebration of corporate success in Wyre.

Accolades were presented to a cross section of local businesses which have made a contribution to local society at the Wyre Walk of Fame.

In grand style and under the dome of the Marine Hall, six Fleetwood companies were presented with awards.

Fleetwood Festival of Transport, Fleetwood Town FC and Mike Sanderson Electricals received awards for outstanding business success.

Granada Fish Bar Restaurant, Northern Rags and Fleetwood folk festival director Alan Bell, who has only recently retired from delivering one of the most successful annual music events in the North West, were presented with special recognition awards.

The inaugural event attracted more than 200 people and around 40 businesses, allowing Wyre Council to publicly 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.

As well as the Fleetwood companies the following were also given special awards.

They were - Addison Project Plc, Brickhouse Farm Cottages, Budget Menu Queen, Collinson PLC and Leftcoast.

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

Councillor Peter Murphy, Cabinet member with responsibility for economic development at the 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 and it was nice to see so many businesses in Fleetwood recognised. The event was a great success and plans are being made to repeat it again next year.”