Lancashire accountants Danbro took the coveted Business of the Year prize at a sell-out awards ceremony celebrating the cream of the county’s companies and entrepeneurs.
The Be Inspired Business Awards took place at Blackpool Tower last night, with prizes being presented in 19 categories.
Lytham-based Danbro took Business of the Year, and Ian Hall of Spar firm James Hall and Sons was honoured with the lifetime achievement Lancastrian of the Year award.
South Ribble based Cleanall Services took home two trophies.
Former Dynasty actress Stephanie Beecham hosted the proceedings and the after-dinner entertainment was provided by harmony group The Overtones and Smooth FM.
Business of the year: Danbro
Most Inspiring Business: Jobs Friends and Houses.
Employer of the year: Gold Medal Travel
Business Woman of the year: Louise Wilkinson, Lomeshaye Village Day Nursery
Best Use of Creativity in a business: Bizzi Growin
Entrepeneur of the year: Phil Lawson, Virtue
Professional Services Business of the year: Physiofusion
Manufacturer of the year: Scorpion Automotive
Excellence in customer service: Cleanall Services
Best Use of Information Technology: Direct 365
Construction business of the year: Conlon Construction
Leisure business of the year: Cartford Inn
Service business of the year: Cleanall Services
Exporter of the year: Evans Vanodine
Medium busines of the year: ROQ IT
New business of the year: Kabo
Micro business of the year: Group 55
Small Business of the year: Energy Ace
Lancastrian of the year: Ian Hall
**See the Lancashire Evening Post on Tuesday for a picture special and full coverage of the big night, which was organised by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.