Leader urges enterprises to step forward for Lancashire Telegraph awards

ENCOURAGEMENT Kate Hollern is urging businesses to get involved

ENCOURAGEMENT Kate Hollern is urging businesses to get involved

First published in Business Awards news

A COUNCIL leader has urged retailers and businesses to get involved in the Lancashire Telegraph Business Awards “to gain the recognition they deserve for the special role they play”.

Coun Kate Hollern of Blackburn with Darwen Council said businesses played a vital part in making the area “unique and prosperous”.

She said Blackburn’s £8m market, which opened in June, was now 84 per cent full and showed how serious the council was about investing in the retail sector.

“We need to do everything possible to make business thrive and create jobs,” she added.

Blackburn with Darwen Council is sponsoring the Retailer of the Year title in this year’s awards, which have 10 categories celebrating a wide variety of enterprise in East Lancashire business.

They include deal of the year, team, training and development, export, innovation and technology and the prestigious Business of the Year award. Other sponsors include United Utilities, BAE Systems, Cobham plc, Napthens and Hyndburn Enterprise Trust.

The closing date for entries is Monday, September 12 and finalists go forward to the grand awards night at Ewood Park, Blackburn on Friday, November 11.

The awards are hosted by BBC North West Tonight weather presenter Dianne Oxberry, with after-dinner speaker Lancashire consultant physician Kevin Jones.

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1:10pm Thu 8 Sep 11

district01 says...

“Coun Kate Hollern of Blackburn with Darwen Council said businesses played a vital part in making the area “unique and prosperous”.
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A few words to conjure with?
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Thank Goodness we have Jack Straw and his ‘New Labour’ council looking after things. Just where would we be without them?
“Coun Kate Hollern of Blackburn with Darwen Council said businesses played a vital part in making the area “unique and prosperous”. . A few words to conjure with? . Thank Goodness we have Jack Straw and his ‘New Labour’ council looking after things. Just where would we be without them? district01
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8:27am Fri 9 Sep 11

wotever says...

Unique and prosperous are you having a laugh Kate Hollern, as always you are always spouting rubbish and again getting paid for nothing like all the other useless Councillors
Unique and prosperous are you having a laugh Kate Hollern, as always you are always spouting rubbish and again getting paid for nothing like all the other useless Councillors wotever
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