ENTRIES are being welcomed for Pendle Business Awards 2024.

The awards bring the borough’s business community together to celebrate their success, innovation, hard work, vision and entrepreneurship.

There are 14 award categories to suit all types, sectors and sizes of business and all Pendle based businesses and organisations are eligible to apply.

Categories include: apprentice of the year, family business, retailer, rising star, hospitality and tourism and workforce development.

The awards are being run independently by Pendle Connects, with Pendle Borough Council as the headline sponsor and supported by Pendle Vision Board and East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

Organisers are also looking for sponsors for each of the categories.

Chair of Pendle Vision Board, Dennis Mendoros OBE DL, said: “We’re fortunate in Pendle to have lots of dynamic companies at the cutting edge and world leaders in their field.

“Our local companies are key contributors to the success of Lancashire’s economy and we’re extremely proud to have them right here in Pendle.

“This is a fantastic way for us to celebrate them and get the message out that Pendle is the place to do business.”

The closing date for entries is May 8; finalists will be announced live at Pendle Connects on une 5 and an awards ceremony will be held on 11 July at The Fence Gate.

You can find all the information you need, how to enter and sponsor a category here: https://pendlebusinessawards.co.uk/