On Thursday 30th November the Wyre Business Awards 2017 were held to celebrate business success across the borough. The event sponsored by the NPL Group, Regenda Homes and Links Signs and Graphics, was a black-tie gala dinner held at Marine Hall in Fleetwood. It was attended by businesses from across Wyre and the Fylde coast, partner organisations, event sponsors and award judges. The celebration event was attended by over 250 business people from across Wyre. There were over 180 nominations for the awards across ﬁfteen diﬀerent categories. The judging panel included Principal of Myerscough College Ann Turner, Station Director of Radio Wave Paula Davies, Marketing Lancashire, Boost Business Lancashire and John Gillmore from Radio Lancashire. Steve Newsham, regional director at Regenda Homes, said: “Wyre is a unique place that is home to organisations working in a range of sectors, from tourism to agriculture, and so it is great to have this fantastic evening to celebrate their hard work.
We were absolutely thrilled to be awarded “Rural Business of the Year” on the evening, and our very own Ian, said: “I was surprised to say the least because there are some really great businesses in Wyre. I thought just to get an invitation was good but I was really happy to win. It’s nice that Wyre Council are viewing farms and agricultural businesses as serious businesses to be put in these award categories with other businesses.”
The award was in recognition of the investment made on our Dairy Farm in protecting animal and environmental welfare through the likes of under ﬂoor heating and planting of hedges, as well as the use of technology to manage cow welfare and delivering over 60 educational trips last year. The award follows the McDonald’s Farmer Innovation Award for 2016.