Nigel Evans Hails the Winners of the Ribble Valley Business Awards

The MP for Ribble Valley, Nigel Evans, congratulates the winners of the Ribble Valley Business Awards on their achievement. He also thanks the volunteers at Enterprising People in the Ribble Valley for organising, judging and making the event a success.

Mr Evans would like to particularly commend Ultraframe Ltd, for their prestigious Bowland BioEnergy award, as well as the Whalley Wine Shop, who went home with two awards (Micro Business and Independent Retailer).

The Ribble Valley Business Awards, commemorates the very best of businesses and people throughout the Ribble Valley. Businesses and people are nominated by residents of the Ribble Valley, and a judging panel shortlists and then chooses the winners.

This year over 125 businesses/people were nominated for the various awards, which is testament to the calibre of Ribble Valley companies. Winners included the two aforementioned businesses, James’ Places, Silverwoods Waste Management, Kreate Graphics, Read Ales & Wines, Gazegill Organics, The Printed Cup Company, Browsholme Hall & the Tithe Barn, Castle Supported Living, Raine & Bea, Empress Fencing, La Locanda Ristorante Italiano, The Grand at Clitheroe and the Whalley & District Lions Club.

On the matter, Nigel said:

‘We are lucky to have lots of great businesses and people in the Ribble Valley and I am glad that we are able to celebrate them with these awards. These awards represent the hard-working nature of many people and businesses, and it is good that they can get the recognition that is too often not afforded to them.

‘It is especially good to see businesses affected by this winter’s flooding are not only back on track but thriving. It is only fitting that the Whalley & District Lions Club won the Pride of Ribble Valley award. During the winter floods they worked tirelessly and selflessly to make sure that all Ribble residents were safe and cared for, as well as providing a Community Clean Up and a crisis fund. I cannot commend them enough.’

The Awards ceremony was held on October 13th at Mytton Fold Hotel, attended by 240 people from local businesses.