The awards show is back in business!

The winners at the first Brighouse Echo Business Awards at Brighouse Sports and Social Club.
The winners at the first Brighouse Echo Business Awards at Brighouse Sports and Social Club.

THE second Brighouse Echo Business Awards scheme will give teams and individuals the opportunity to show what they’re made of . . .

With more categories to enter and more honours to be won, the competition recognises what these businesses and individuals mean to their community.

“Even in the face of the most testing trading conditions Brighouse can boast an amazing array of businesses both in the manufacturing and services sectors which help keep the town firmly on the trade and industry map,” said Echo editor Stephen Firth.

Martin Thompson, representing the main sponsors, solicitors Armitage Sykes, said the scale of the first event had exceeded all expectations.

“The support from Brighouse’s business community made the event possible and we believe this is the start of something big,” he said.

This time around the awards cover 10 categories and provide all types of business, from the major employer to the corner shop, from start-ups to established companies, the opportunity to put their goods in the shop window and shout about their achievements.

One of the new categories is ‘Best for Brighouse’, an award which will recognise what an individual or team has done to promote Brighouse by attracting both tourism and business to the town.

The Brighouse Echo Business Awards culminate in what promises to be another glittering presentation evening at Brighouse Sports Club, this time in early March.

Full details will be published in a special 12-page supplement in next week’s edition.

“This is a unique opportunity to blow the trumpet for your business and for Brighouse,” said Stephen.

“We look forward to seeing some exciting nominations – and celebrating your success.”