AN awards ceremony which celebrates the most exciting talent emerging from the Lancashire business community will take place online this year.
The Lancashire Business View Sub36 Awards, in association with Positive Pennine, will be virtual for both the judging process and awards ceremony.
The awards will still feature a nominations process overseen by an expert panel of judges, trophies for the cream of the crop in each of the 14 categories, and a fun-filled prize-giving ceremony with a twist.
Following the success of the awards in recent years a number of new categories have been added to meet demand including the Made in Lancashire Award, Go Green Award and a new category for businesses to enter – Commitment to Skills Award.
Lancashire Business View will also shine a light on those that have risen to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic with a special Sub36 Hero Award.
Sub36 founder and publisher of Lancashire Business View magazine, Richard Slater said: “As much as we miss face-to-face networking with the fantastic people of Lancashire, we simply couldn’t predict the situation come September and October in bringing guests together in a safe environment at an event of this nature.
“But, even in these times, there is still so much to celebrate, which is why the show must go on - and we are already full of ideas that are going to make this an online event like no other.
“If anything, the format may allow more people than ever to join in the festivities and this could be the largest live audience ever for the Sub36 Awards. The response from our sponsors and partners has been wholly supportive and the whole team is looking forward to putting on a show to be remembered.”
The closing date for entries to the Sub36 Awards is Friday, August 28 and the ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 22.