The annual Hyndburn Business Awards celebrate the people and organisations that make Hyndburn a fantastic place to do business. They’ve been running since 2016 and this year’s award preparation is now in full swing, with new organiser Rachel Kay having taken the reins.

Given the events of the last two years, Rachel and the HBA team wanted businesses to be able to celebrate in style in 2022 and beyond. This year’s ceremony will be full black tie, have a fizz reception, three course meal plus coffee, and entertainment too – and more than a little touch of glitz and glamour. It will take place on the evening of Thursday 16 June at The Dunkenhalgh Hotel from 6pm. The Dunk is sponsoring a fizz reception for all guests and will have a preferential room rate too.

As well as upping the ante on the evening, there will be investment behind the scenes. The website is being upgraded before nominations open on 31 March, with entry from this year being wholly online. The processes for nomination, application, and judging are also being streamlined.

Rachel and the team have just started sourcing sponsors for HBA22. Sponsorship represents a super opportunity to help sustain and support the awards, to celebrate and champion local business in Hyndburn and to get some marvellous cost effective PR for your business. There are a host of exciting Award Categories available, as well as Ceremony and Programme Sponsorship. Details for the various packages are below:

HBA22 Award Category Sponsorship for 2022 will give/support the following:

  • name of award sponsor against award on our website with logo and link to your website
  • dedicated social media graphic
  • more shout-outs on social and introductions to your team, sharing of key posts, we’d like social to work more for our sponsors
  • being part of the judging panel for your award
  • half-page advertisement in A5 awards brochure – upgrade to a full page advert for an additional £100
  • two tickets to the awards ceremony
  • subsidising of the one free ticket per finalist (we normally have 3 finalists) in your category
  • presenting the award on the evening
  • quality trophy for your winner
  • official photographs shared with you, on social, and on our website

Also available:

Ceremony Sponsorships – includes 2 x tickets to the awards ceremony, half page advert in programme, logo and link from website, social graphic & shout-outs, official photo on the evening

Programme Sponsorship – includes 2 x tickets to the ceremony and full back cover of brochure, logo and link from website, social graphic & shout-outs, official photo on the evening

The team is very grateful for the support of current sponsors including Headline Sponsor NORI HR & Employment Law, and Ceremony Sponsor East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

The HBA22 timeline:

31 March – Nominations open at 9am (Thursday) – nominations are made by customers, clients, the general public etc via our website for Hyndburn based businesses, all nominated businesses (who are eligible, ie. Based in Hyndburn) will be invited to enter the awards and select which categories they’d like to enter

21 April – Nominations close at 9am (Thursday)

24 April – All business entries to be in by midnight (Sunday)

12 May – HBA22 Finalists announced on social media and website (Thursday)

19 May – Judgement day in Accrington – venue tbc – (Thursday) – all sponsors will be asked to attend for a half hour slot to debate the winner with the HBA judges

16 June – 2022 Ceremony from 6pm in the newly refurbished Pendle suite and bar at The Dunkenhalgh Hotel, with fizz reception (Thursday)

If you would like to find out more, to discuss available categories, or to snap up the Programme Sponsor opportunity (a bit like Highlander, there can be only one!) please contact organiser Rachel Kay on 07920 775457 or at rachel@hyndburnbusinessawards.co.uk. You can keep up with all things HBA on Facebook too at https://www.facebook.com/hyndburnbusinessawards the socials will be ramped up from late February.

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