Hive Awards 2018 launched

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Entries are now open for the HIVE Blackburn & Darwen Business Awards 2018 and sponsorship opportunities are now also available (download the sponsorship brochure here).

The HIVE Blackburn & Darwen Business Awards 2018 celebrate the outstanding work of businesses from different sectors and inspirational individuals from across Blackburn and Darwen. Brought to you by HIVE and Don’t Panic events and proudly sponsored by Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackburn College and Capita.

The awards are free to enter and feature categories for businesses across all sectors, as well as awards for individual entrepreneurs and services. There are 23 categories open to entry, including awards for retail, creative and digital, health and wellbeing, catering and manufacturing, as well as overall business awards such as the Family Business Award, Environmental Business Award and HIVE Entrepreneur of the Year.

Entries are open until 6 April 2018. You can find out information on the awards process and how to enter here:

The awards will be judged by a panel made up of internal and external representatives, the judging is a two-stage process including pre-scoring to determine shortlists and an interview judging session.

The HIVE Blackburn & Darwen Business Awards will be presented at a gala dinner and awards ceremony at King George’s Hall in Blackburn on Thursday 5 July 2018. The event is the perfect opportunity to network and celebrate your achievements amongst your peers, friends and colleagues in Blackburn & Darwen – truly an event not to be missed!

The event will begin with a complimentary drinks reception, followed by a three-course dinner with half a bottle of wine per person, awards presentation and entertainment.

Submit your entries today: