Awards will celebrate the best in business

The winners, Ultraframe UK, of the overall best business in 2016.
The winners, Ultraframe UK, of the overall best business in 2016.
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The fourth annual Ribble Valley Business Awards will celebrate the businesses and individuals which make the Ribble Valley such a great place to live, work and visit.

Nominations opened in July and the response so far has been incredible with the award's team receiving nearly 350 nominations for 150 different businesses and individuals.

And with just over a week left until nominations close the team are on track to double the number of 2016 nominations.

One of the organisers Rachel Kay said: “It’s a wonderful way to recognise your favourite businesses, individuals or groups and to reward them for their service throughout the year.”

To nominate, visit

People can select to nominate for the Beacon Award, Customer Friendly Business, or Pride of Ribble Valley – the latter being an award for an individual or group who have made an outstanding contribution to the Ribble Valley community.

There’s also the opportunity for people to nominate their own business for the Beacon Award, the overall award for best Ribble Valley Business.

Nominated businesses receive a social media shout-out across the award's Twitter and Facebook accounts and receive an entry form via email.

They can then choose which of the 17 award categories they wish to enter with plenty of categories to suit every business including new-for-2017 - Artisan Business.

Nominations close on August 31st, after which time, the judging panel will shortlist from all entries received.

Finalists will be announced on social media on Thursday, September 14th.

The judges will then meet at an undisclosed location to decide on the winners.

The winners will remain top secret until the award’s ceremony which takes place on Thursday, October 12th, at Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho.

A total of 250 guests are expected to attend the glitzy ceremony to see who will be victorious on the night, and who will win the best Ribble Valley Business overall – awarded to Ultraframe UK last year.