Burnley businesses honoured for their excellence and commitment to the borough

Three Burnley businesses have been presented with awards to mark their long-term investment in the area.

Burnley Council presented Business Excellence in Burnley awards to BCW Manufacturing Group, Crow Wood Hotel and Spa, and Hycrome to recognise their exceptional business contribution to the borough.

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Senior managers at Hycrome were presented with a 25-year award, while 20-year awards were given to BCW and Crow Wood to mark their long-term commitment to the area. They were presented during visits to the companies by Coun. Mark Townsend, the council’s executive member for economy and growth, and council chief executive Mick Cartledge.

Andrew Brown, managing director of Crow Wood.

Coun. Townsend said: “All three businesses are leaders in their field and have national and international reputations.

“The Business Excellence in Burnley award does what it says; it recognises excellence but also investment, innovation and a drive to be the best. We have some world-beating businesses in our borough and we need to give them all due recognition for their outstanding efforts.”

Andrew Bailey, managing director of Hycrome, said: “Thanks to Burnley Council for recognising Hycrome and the success that we have had since we relocated to Burnley 25 years ago.

“When we moved into our current facility we brought with us 45 employees from the Colne site. We now employ 185 people and we have further plans for expansion which will allow us to continue to provide high-skill, high-technology roles to the local workforce.”

Claire Whelan of BCW, with joint founders and directors Andy Whelan (left) and Alec Cassie

Claire Whelan, BCW group managing director, said: “It is fantastic to have been recognised for our innovation and investment over the 20 years we have been in business. We are really proud of the company’s achievements and the fact we have been able to do this in Burnley with the fantastic support of the council has been instrumental in our development.

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“Thank you to all involved; it is appreciated.”

Andrew Brown, managing director of Crow Wood, said: “I’m delighted to have received this award on behalf of Crow Wood. Investing in growth and development is all important to us, both in terms of what we offer to our members and guests and also in the personal and professional development of our colleagues. They are what makes Crow Wood a very special place to be.”

Hycrome operations director Stephen Kelly, with Andrew Bailey, managing director.