Ribble Valley Business Awards 2019

The Ribble Valley Business Awards celebrate the businesses and individuals that make the Ribble Valley such a wonderful place to live, work and visit. The awards are run by the Enterprising People group along with other organisations across the Ribble Valley. To find out how the awards work, or for any queries, just click the Q&A tab above.

Meet our 2019 sponsors below and find out more about the award categories they are sponsoring. Nominations for RVBA19 open on 25th July and the 2019 awards ceremony takes place at Stirk House on Wednesday October 9th.

Beacon Award

 

Every business will be entered into this award. The Beacon Award winner will be a local business that is, in the opinion of the judging panel, the best entry across all categories. The winning business will be a beacon of inspiration for us all. This award is sponsored by Enterprising People.

 

Apprenticeship Award

 

The winner of this award will be, in the opinion of the judging panel, the Ribble Valley organisation that has best demonstrated the commitment, contribution and success that apprenticeships have brought. This award is sponsored by Accrington & Rossendale College.

 

Artisan Business

 

The winner of this award will be, in the opinion of the judging panel, the best artisan or craft business nominated this year. This category includes businesses and creative individuals who demonstrate and apply their skill, ranging from food products to music, craft drinks to art etc, but they must use traditional methods or craft by hand. This award is open to any artisan business, regardless of size or how long it has been trading. This award is open for sponsorship.

 

B2B Business

 

The winner of this award will be, in the opinion of the judging panel, the best business that mainly works with other businesses (80% or more of their turnover will be from other businesses) that has been nominated this year. This award is sponsored by lovelocalnetworking.

 

Creative Business

 

The winner of this award will be the most creative business based in Ribble Valley. This award is open to any creative business, regardless of how long it has been trading. This award is sponsored by The Grand, Clitheroe.

 

Customer Friendly Business

 

The winner of this award will be, in the opinion of the judges, the most customer friendly Ribble Valley business nominated this year. We will only accept nominations from customers of the business for this award. This award is sponsored by Clitheroe Chamber.

 

Food & Drink Business

 

The winner of this award will be, in the opinion of the judges, the best food and/or drink based business in Ribble Valley nominated this year. This award is sponsored by Napthens Solicitors.

 

Health & Beauty Business

 

The winner of this award will be, in the opinion of the judges, the best health and/or beauty based business in Ribble Valley nominated this year. This award is sponsored by Napthens Solicitors.

 

Independent Retailer

 

The winner of this award will be the best Ribble Valley independent retailer nominated this year, in the opinion of the judging panel. This award is open for any independent retailers who operate traditional retail outlet(s) or sell directly to the consumer (via direct mail, farmers markets, etc.) and/or retail online. This award is sponsored by FS Accountants.

 

Innovation

 

The winner of this award will be a nominated Ribble Valley business that, in the opinion of the judges, has been the most innovative over the last 12 months. The award is open to all business types. This award is sponsored by DSM Chartered Accountants.

 

Made in Ribble Valley

The winner of this award will be, in the opinion of the judging panel, the best product or service which has been made or created in the Ribble Valley. Open to all businesses regardless of time they have traded. This award is sponsored by Houldsworths Solicitors.

 

Medium to Large Business

 

The winner of this award will be, in the opinion of the judging panel, the most successful and sustainable Ribble Valley based medium to large business nominated this year. Open to businesses with 20 or more employees. This award is sponsored by Forbes Solicitors.

 

Micro Business

 

The winner of this award will be, in the opinion of the judging panel, the most successful and sustainable Ribble Valley based microbusiness nominated this year. Open to businesses with between 2 and 5 employees. This award is open for sponsorship.

 

New Business

 

The winner of this award will be a new Ribble Valley based business (started trading since April 1st 2017) that, in the opinion of the judging panel, has been the most successful start-up. This award is sponsored by Silverwoods Waste Management Ltd.

 

Not For Profit

 

The winner of this award will be a nominated Ribble Valley based not for profit business or social enterprise that has, in the opinion of the judging panel, implemented and used innovative practices and approaches to meet community and public service objectives in the last year. This award is sponsored by Castle Supported Living.

 

Part Time Business

 

The winner of this award will be the best part-time Ribble Valley business nominated this year. This award is sponsored by Raine & Bea.

 

Pride of Ribble Valley

 

The winner of this award will be the individual or group that is the Pride of Ribble Valley, in the opinion of the judging panel. They will have engaged in an activity (this might be an event, bringing together a local group to respond to a crisis, fundraising, a campaign etc) that has made an outstanding contribution to making the Ribble Valley a better place to live, work or visit. This award is sponsored by Ribble FM.

 

Small Business

 

The winner of this award will be, in the opinion of the judging panel, the most successful and sustainable Ribble Valley based small business nominated this year. Open to businesses with between 6 and 19 employees. This award is sponsored by Harrison Drury.

 

Sole Trader

 

The winner of this award will be, in the opinion of the judging panel, the most successful and sustainable Ribble Valley business with 1 employee (the owner) nominated this year. Their business will have traded for 2 or more years. This award is open for sponsorship.

 

Our Ceremony Sponsor
Ginger Pumpkin