The Hive business network has officially launched their prestigious Blackburn and Darwen business awards.

The awards celebrate the very best in business across the Blackburn and Darwen area, entry is free for Hive members or £50 for non-members.

Ian Brown, who is part of the team that runs the Hive Ambassadors Network, said: “Firstly I’m pleased to say the 2019 Hive Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards are now officially open. Last year we had some incredible companies involved who really exemplified the industrious and entrepreneurial nature of the commercial sector in our region.”

He added: “These awards offer a way of really showcasing the success of your business, in fact past winners have seen a huge boost in both awareness and growth as result of picking up a Hive business award.

“Entries are welcomed from any organisation or individual who has benefitted from the HIVE (Blackburn with Darwen) region. You do not necessarily have to be a HIVE member or have a BWD postcode.”

Past winners have also commented on the impact the awards have had on their business, Mark Murray, director at TPW Design Consultants, who won The Creative Agency Award last year said: “The award has given us a huge amount of credibility, and opened doors to new business.”

To take part simply fill in entry form at

Deadline for entries is the 29th March.

Following submission there will be a shortlisting process, then a judging process carried out by an independent panel.  The final winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony held at the stunning Kind George’s Hall, on the 27th June.

There are 24 awards up for grabs including The Retail Business Award, The Family Business Award, The Growth Business Award and The Manufacturing Excellence Award.

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