The winners of the Burnley Business Awards have been revealed, with Pendleside Hospice and Crow Wood Hotel and Spa among the winners.
At the brilliant awards ceremony, almost 500 people from Burnley’s business community found out who the long-awaited winners were.
Real estate company The Calico Group was named Business of the Year, while other companies took home awards for “Environmental Excellence,” “Best Young Employee” and more.
The awards were organized by Burnley Council, with the University of Central Lancashire as main sponsor.
Commenting on the Burnley Business Awards, Mick Cartledge said: “Last night was truly a celebration of the resilience of people and businesses in our borough.
“It was an incredibly uplifting event and I know myself, UCLan and all the judges and sponsors were blown away by the tenacity shown, as well as the incredible accomplishments.
“After a three-year hiatus, the 2022 Burnley Business Awards will certainly be remembered. A big congratulations to everyone who participated, who were shortlisted and who won a coveted prize.
The winners of the Burnley Business Awards 2022 are:
Small Business (0-19 employees – sponsored by Paradigm Precision): HR CUBE
CUBE HR won because supporting companies and the people who work there is at the very heart of what they do.
While doing what they do best, they have also expanded and grown the business by a significant percentage.
The judges were impressed with their passion for people and that they wouldn’t have their business anywhere but Burnley.
Small Business (20-49 sponsored by Paradigm Precision) – FloControl Ltd
The judges were very impressed with FloControl, they clearly demonstrated significant growth, resilience and commitment to their staff.
They have a very clear growth strategy and are planning for future expansion.
FloControl has shown its commitment to reducing energy requirements and working towards net zero not only for itself but also for its customers.
Medium Business (sponsored by Crow Wood): AMS Neve Limited
With multiple product launches, growing staff and a 100% increase in revenue, the judges were impressed with AMS Neve’s continued growth.
Distribution networks have mushroomed across the globe, putting Burnley further up the map.
Big business (sponsored by Charter Walk Shopping Centre): VEKA S.A.
VEKA plc stands out for having revolutionized its approach to its employees over the last 18 months, with an attractive employee package.
The company has also demonstrated innovative plans to diversify its product line into new sectors and a commitment to the green agenda.
Manufacturing excellence (sponsored by Burnley College): Process instruments (UK) limited
The judges were impressed with Process Instrument’s approach to the efficient use of technology and its ability to adapt to a global component shortage.
In doing so, he ensured the company’s survival. Their commitment to the local supply chain also stood out.
employer of the year (sponsored by Rotherwood Recruitment): Pendleside Hospice
This was another tough category to judge, and all finalists should be proud of, but the judging panel was impressed with Pendleside Hospice’s detail to positive leadership, with an apparent ethical culture.
This has remained firm, even during two very difficult years.
A spokesperson told the Lancashire Telegraph: “I am incredibly proud that the entire Pendleside team have won this award.
“Our five-year strategy is built around the five pillars of Pendleside, one of which is that our employees identify Pendleside as a good place to work or volunteer and we are the healthcare organization of choice to work or do volunteering.
“Our goals are for management to be able to provide consistent, competent and effective decision-making and management, and for us to develop a people strategy that achieves the company’s mission, vision, values and goals. ‘organization.
“In addition, we strive to develop a resilient workforce where the health and well-being of those who work and volunteer at Pendleside is recognized as paramount and we ensure that our employees have the skills, the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform their role. effectively.
“And, most importantly, our employees are representative of the community in which we serve.”
Young employee (sponsored by Barnfield Construction): Schofield & Associates Financial Planning Ltd – Toby Uttley-Muldoon – Financial Advisor
The judges said that this category was very competitive and it was a pleasure to meet so many talented young people.
Unfortunately, there can only be one winner and Toby was noted for his impressive application and upkeep, enthusiasm and positive attitude.
His presentation was described as ‘outstanding’, while the level of respect he has for his clients and colleagues impressed the judges.
A spokesperson for Schofield & Associates Financial Planning Ltd said: “Congratulations to Toby on winning Young Employee of the Year last night at the Burnley Business Awards 2022.
“Honestly, we couldn’t be prouder. Very well deserved.
“It’s always a great pleasure to see your loved ones doing well!”
International Trade (sponsored by +24 Marketing): Process Instruments (UK) Limited
In a competitive category in a borough with incredible international businesses, two entries stood out above the rest. Both finalists faced significant challenges during COVID, but with incredible agility and innovation, they excelled during this time.
It was nearly impossible to decide between the two, both would have been worthy winners, but Process Instruments’ passion and team spirit shone through to give them the edge.
Innovation (sponsored by SS&C): Birchall Food Service
It was hard to judge because all of the finalists are innovative in different ways in their different industries. The judges selected Birchall Foodservice, which has been a disruptor in their field, with e-commerce taking a huge chunk of their total sales.
An impressive upsell campaign to educate their customers was also a huge success.
Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality (sponsored by Eric Wright Construction and Maple Grove Developments): Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort
This sector has faced particular challenges over the past two years. The judges recognized this and were impressed with the entrepreneurial spirit of all the finalists, especially the new businesses.
However, only one can win the award and Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort has demonstrated exceptional excellence in everything they do and incredible commitment to employees and guests. 80% of its fresh produce comes from Burnley or Lancashire.
Environmental Excellence (sponsored by Safran Nacelles): The low-carbon energy company
It was an extremely close decision for the judges, but for The Low Carbon Energy Company, the renewable energy agenda is not only its business philosophy, but it is also committed to educating the community.
The key to this company’s success is its strong leadership, focused not only on developing its own team, but the community as a whole.
Business of the Year (sponsored by UCLan and Burnley Council): The Calico Group
A surprise category, Dharma Kovvuri, Dean of UCLan Burnley and Chief Executive of Burnley Council, Mick Cartledge reviewed all of the finalist entries and was blown away by the entries.
It was nearly impossible to compare the different categories and businesses, but the one thing that stood out for the two was how The Calico Group had gone above and beyond during the pandemic and taken the lead.
They have supported the most vulnerable residents during the pandemic and have been instrumental in creating Burnley Together.