2018 winners


Pendle Business Awards ran last in July 2018. They were organised by Pennine Events on behalf of Pendle Borough Council and Pendle Vision Board. Meet the 2018 winners below.

The awards were due to run again in 2020 but were postponed due to Covid. They will return in 2024 after the six year hiatus and are now being delivered independently by the Pendle Connects team, part of the lovelocalsolutions group.


group photo 2018 pba winners

Lifetime Achievement Awards :​  Presented to Amanda Melton and Bill Oddie (accepted by Lara Oddie)
Sponsored by Pendle Vision Board

Apprentice of the Year Winner : Brad Ram of Blackoak Surfacing
Sponsored by Nelson & Colne College Group

Business Person of the Year Winner : Frazer Durris of Businesswise Solutions
Sponsored by Pendle Engineering

Business Innovation Winner : Pendle Engineering
Sponsored by Riggs Autopack

Employer of the Year Winner : XLCR Vehicle Management
Sponsored by Protec

Medium-Large Business Winner : Marsden Building Society
Sponsored by UCLan

Rising Star of the Year Winner : Wise Owl Creative
Sponsored by Barnfield

Manufacturer of the Year Winner : Riggs Autopack Ltd
Sponsored by Businesswise Solutions

Making a Local Difference Winner : Pendleside Hospice
Sponsored by Nelson Town Council

Small Business Winner : The Fence Gate
Sponsored by Pendle Vision Board