Hive Awards 2021 – Getting Back to Business invite

Please find below an invitation from Ian Brown, Chair of Blackburn with Darwen Hive Business Network, to get involved with the Hive Business Awards 2021:

Hive Awards 2021 – Getting Back to Business – Free to apply before September 10th 2021.

Apply here –

Dear Local Business,

As Chair of the Hive Business Network I would like to invite you to join us at this year’s BwD business awards, taking place in King Georges Hall on October 14th2021.

This year the Hive wants to celebrate all of our business big and small and give all of our extraordinary companies the opportunity to share the successes they have had after a very difficult past 18 months. 

I know the pandemic will have affected the bottom line of your business, but if anything the pandemic has shown us the true value of community – and as a local business community these awards marks the first step in the road to our local recovery as we get back to business.

However I do know that for many the thought of entering and attending a night like this is a cost that many businesses may find difficult presently, so for a discreet conversation towards how the Hive can help your business enter and attend these awards please contact our awards partner KRPR on

Coming together on a night like this, allows our special community to get together, share in good times and can really help you make the connections needed to get back to business – But don’t just take my word for this, this is what Stuart McDonald of Herbert Parkinson, based in Darwen, had say: 

“It was great to see how excited the team was attending the awards evening, getting dressed up and representing our Branch. During the evening there is a tremendous feeling of excitement and nervousness! Just hearing Herbert Parkinson being shortlisted for the Award gives you a tremendous buzz.”  

“When we heard Herbert Parkinson being called out as a winner was just fantastic, a tremendous feeling of wellbeing, being so proud of the team and what we achieved together, it is one of those evenings that you will never forget, feeling 10 foot tall.”

“We received accolades from around the local borough and also used the awards to demonstrate how focused we are as a business on investing in people and skills. I would highly recommend any business entering the Hive Business Awards, it is all too easy to let your achievements pass by and concentrate on things that may go wrong!”

This is a great opportunity for you to celebrate your business achievements within our towns, and hopefully cast off the tough times we have endured together. 

Whether you want to attend, enter or sponsor, the night offers you the best opportunity to share the very best organisations Blackburn with Darwen has to offer. 

For all the entry details please go to

I look forward to seeing you there, and good luck to all those who enter.

Ian Brown

Chair of Blackburn with Darwen Hive Business Network

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