More than 200 people gathered to see Wyre business given its time in the limelight.
More than 100 businesses were nominated for the 2015 Wyre Business Awards and the winners in each of the 12 categories were revealed at a glittering black tie ceremony at Fleetwood’s Marine Hall.
The event, sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland, saw a wide variety of businesses from across Wyre, partner organisations, event sponsors and award judges gather to honour the best in business in the borough.
Every business and event organiser nominated got a certificate on the night in recognition of their successes in 2015.
The Awards were presented by main event sponsors, RBS, additional event sponsors Regenda Homes and Wyre Council Leader, Councillor Peter Gibson.
The judging panel included representatives from Marketing Lancashire, The Federation of Small Businesses and Fleetwood Town Football Club.
Special recognition was also given to two people who made a significant contribution to the tourism industry in Wyre – the late Michael Taylor, chairman of Carr Royd Leisure Group and founder of multi award winning Sunset Caravan Park in Hambleton and the late Fred Robinson who was the founder of Claylands Caravan Park in Scorton, a recent winner of the Best Caravan Park at the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2015.
Council leader, Coun Peter Gibson said: “It was a fantastic night and it was wonderful to see such a wide variety of successful businesses across Wyre.
“This is an event that will grow and grow and I would like to say a big thank you to main event sponsors RBS, all those that donated prizes for the raffle in aid of the Mayor’s charity, and additional event sponsors Regenda Homes.
“And of course, congratulations to all the winners.”
The winners were:
n Apprentice of the year- Ashley Roche – FTFC and doing Apprenticeship with Myerscough
n Home Based/online business of the year (Sponsored by Regenda) – Preesall Preserves
n Family business of the year.– Light Ash Farm
n New Business of the year – Jasmine’s Boutique
n Community Involvement Award (Sponsored by Regenda) – AGC Chemicals Europe
n Green Business of the year – The Fish House
n Micro Business of the year – The Little Blue Hen Soap Crafting Company, and H2 Photography
n Retailer of the year (sponsored by RBS) – Bowland Outdoors
n SME of the year (sponsored by RBS) –Builders Supplies (West Coast ) Ltd
n Best Tourism Accommodation provider of the year – Breck Apartments
n Tourism Event of year – Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival
n Special Recognition – Henna’s Happy Hounds, Northern Rags and VMS solutions.