Shortlist announced for awards to highlight the best in business in Wyre

Almost 90 businesses from a wide selection of sectors are set to compete  for the titles in the 2018 Wyre Business Awards.

Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 3:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 4:14 pm
The shortlist has been revealed for the 2018 Wyre Business Awards
The shortlist has been revealed for the 2018 Wyre Business Awards

Judges have completed their deliberations and the shortlist for the finals has been announced with winners to be presented with a specially designed trophy from John Ditchfield of glass sculptors Glasform.

The awards ceremony will take place on November 29 at the Marine Hall in Fleetwood with BBC Radio Lancashire presenter Sally Naden will be co-hosting and presenting the awards on the night along with Chief Executive of Wyre Council, Garry Payne.

The aim is to shine the spotlight on Wyre and the wealth of businesses operating in the area.

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During the evening, a special recognition award will be presented.

The recipient has been chosen by Wyre Council chief executive, Garry Payne, while while the Wyred Up Business Network board will choose the winner of the Wyre business of the year awards from among the short-listed entries.

Councillor Michael Vincent, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Economic Development, said: “It’s our fifth year and it’s going to be the biggest and best event yet.

“Wyre represents businesses of all shapes and sizes and we want to showcase those and support you in celebrating in the biggest business event in Wyre.”

The nominees in full:

NEW BUSINESS START - UP OF THE YEAR:Charlie James Pie and MashDalvi’s Fine Indian CuisineDanceabledDiamond Dog Walking and Pet ServicesDot on PotsLancashire Business Owners NetworkLog Cabin CaféLone RookPlay Chest

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:Abbotts ChocolatesBlackpool Skip Hire LtdDiamond Dog Walking and Pet ServicesJelly MediaLogic ScaffoldingMOY VetsOn - Site Kitchen RentalsPlay ChestSpa on the BreckThe Cheesecake Emporium

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD:Broomheads Estate AgentsBuilders Supplies (West Coast) Lancashire Business Owners NetworkSamson Containers

CIVIL SOCIETY AWARD OF THE YEAR:DanceabledFleetwood RotaryThe Growing ClubUR Potential CIC

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR:Clement Dickens and Son LtdCoastal Child and Adult Therapeutic Services Ltd - CCATSMOY Vets

DIGITAL, CREATIVE AND MEDIA AWARD:Farm CreativeJelly MediaLittle Things to CherishYMCA Fylde Coast

OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN BUSINESS:DanceabledDevonshire BlindsHookers BaitsKusuz Silver JewellerySunshine for the Soul

GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:Blackpool Skip Hire LtdSunshine for the SoulSustainable Energy Systems

PROFESSIONAL FIRM OF THE YEAR :PHH SolicitorsThe Mortgage Factory

MANUFACTURING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR :Devonshire BlindsOn-site Kitchen RentalsSamson ContainersThe Cheesecake EmporiumThe Little Blue Hen Soap Crafting Company

GROWTH BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:Glazey Days LtdHarper Stoves LtdHooker BaitsKusuz Silver JewelleryLevity Crop SciencePHH SolicitorsThe Mortgage Factory

RETAILER OF THE YEAR:Devonshire BlindsFleetwood Beach KioskKusuz Silver JewelleryPilling Pet Supplies LtdSpa on the Breck

RURAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR :Broomheads Estate AgentsCowley ConstructionDaisy Clough NurseriesFarm CreativeMOY VetsMyerscough College and University Centre

CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:Clement Dickens and Son LtdCowley ConstructionHarpers Stove Ltdgic Scaffolding

HEALTHIEST BUSINESS OF THE YEAR :Lone RookThe Little Blue Hen Soap Crafting Company

EXPORTER OF THE YEAR:Samson ContainersLevity Crop Science

SERVICE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:Daisy Clough NurseriesDiamond Dog Walking and Pet ServicesFleetwood Beach KioskHardman McNealLone RookOn-site Kitchen RentalsSustainable Energy SystemsThe Mortgage Factory

INNOVATION BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:Blackpool Skip Hire LtdFleetwood Beach KioskJelly MediaLevity Crop SciencePlay ChestThe Cheesecake Emporium