The Prestigious Hive Awards has Launched for 2021!

Published 3rd August 2021

The Hive Blackburn & Darwen 2021 Business Awards are back! The only awards in the borough that really shine a light and celebrate all the outstanding work of businesses from different sectors and of course, those inspirational individuals from across the region too. 

The awards, now in their 7th year will champion, toast and reward the best achievements of those incredible businesses across Blackburn and Darwen. With a whole host of awards up for grabs, there are categories covering all sectors and in all areas of business so there really is something for everyone to strive for. And for the first time entry is free for both Hive members and non-members by uploading your entry form to

Ian Brown, Chairman of the Hive Ambassadors Network that runs the coveted awards said: “Firstly I’m pleased to say that the 2021 Hive Blackburn & Darwen Business Awards are now officially open. Last year we had some incredible companies involved in our virtual awards event who really exemplified the industrious and entrepreneurial nature of the commercial sector in our region during unprecedented times but this year, we plan to be back at King George’s Hall where we will shine a light and showcase the Borough’s amazing businesses once more.”

He added: “These awards offer a way of really showcasing the success of your business, in fact past winners have seen a huge boost in both awareness and growth as result of picking up a Hive business award.

“Entries are welcomed from any organisation or individual who has benefitted from the HIVE (Blackburn with Darwen) region. You do not necessarily have to be a HIVE member or have a BWD postcode and with 23 categories available, there is bound to be a category to suit everyone.”

To take part simply fill in entry form at 

Deadline for entries is the 3rd September so businesses have plenty time to put the spotlight on themselves and submit their entry form. It is free to enter and you can enter as many categories as appropriate to you and your business.

Following submission there will be a shortlisting process, then a judging process carried out by an independent panel. The final winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony held at the stunning Kind George’s Hall, on the 14th October.

There are 23 awards up for grabs including The Retail Business Award, The Family Business Award and The Manufacturing Excellence Award.

For more details and information visit 

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