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Rising stars in business to be honoured at awards

09 March 2015

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UCLan backs Young ‘Uns Awards

The most impressive, innovative and inspiring business stories are set to be honoured at an awards ceremony with a twist - you’ve got to be 36 or under to win.

The Young ‘Uns Awards, organised by Lancashire Business View magazine and backed by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), will honour Lancashire’s young professionals across a range of categories at a ceremony held in Blackpool on Friday 12 June.

But to be considered, potential nominees need to act quickly as nominations close on Tuesday 14 April. People can put a colleague forward, or submit themselves.

The last Young ‘Uns Awards were held in 2012 and Lancashire Business View and UCLan are now keen to make the event a regular part of the county’s commercial calendar.

From legal eagles to digital dynamos, red-hot retailers to globetrotting international traders, there are 12 categories to ensure that anyone making waves in their industry has chance to have their story heard.

There is also a Young ‘Un Business of the Year category to honour new organisations, and the most impressive entry overall will take home the esteemed ‘The Young ‘Un of 2015’ Award. 

“Lancashire is such a great place to be a young person in business so we are delighted to be playing a key part in this year’s event.”

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View, said: “The Young ‘Uns idea began as a popular feature in our magazine, profiling the sharpest business minds aged 36 and under. Eventually, we had so many fantastic stories that it became obvious we needed to honour them properly.

“We look forward to hearing from Lancashire’s future decision makers and celebrating their achievements.”

Dharma Kovvuri, Dean of Lancashire Business School at UCLan, added: “Lancashire is such a great place to be a young person in business so we are delighted to be playing a key part in this year’s event.

“UCLan has a lot of exciting growth plans over the coming years so hearing from individuals who have their own plans for the future is incredibly inspiring and crucial for Lancashire.”

Nominations can be made by completing the entry form at before Tuesday 14 April. The shortlist will be announced on Monday 11 May before the awards night itself on Friday 12 June.