A successful awards event first launched last year to celebrate Northamptonshire businesses, charities and organisations is back – with organisers announcing a larger venue, new categories and more sponsorship opportunities for 2024.The NNBN Awards, which in 2023 attracted more than 180 award submissions to its 12 categories, is once again being supported by generous event sponsor Wilson Browne Solicitors.Inspiring individuals, environmental projects, charities, start-ups, tourist attractions and established businesses in Northamptonshire entered the NNBN Awards in 2023 and are being invited to do the same this year.The 2024 NNBN Awards website will go live with category information on April 1st,...

BHVA (Beccy Hurrell Voice & Arts Limited), a beacon of wellbeing and artistic innovation, has been celebrating with businesses across Northamptonshire at the recent Northamptonshire Business Awards and NNBN Awards. The creative arts coaching company has won two awards, underpinning its commitment to business growth and positive community impact.BHVA was crowned ‘Health and Wellbeing Business of the Year’ at the NNBN Business Awards, held at Kettering Park Hotel. This prestigious accolade recognises the company's unwavering dedication to promoting wellbeing through the arts within many different settings throughout Kettering and Northamptonshire.Director Lindsey Atkins said "We may be small, but we are...

Amazing apprentice Amber Thorpe won the much-coveted Special Recognition prize at the inaugural NNBN Awards, after being described as “one to watch” in her industry.Amber, who works for thriving car and van leasing broker, Silverstone Leasing, won the title at Kettering Park Hotel which hosted the county’s newest awards scheme on Friday.The NNBN Awards are dedicated to celebrating inspiring individuals, innovative businesses and committed charities across Northamptonshire.Amber, who joined the customer care team at Silverstone Leasing just a year ago, quickly slotted into the culture of the company and stepped up when her colleague went on maternity leave.She undertook a...

On Friday night, Northampton Saints Foundation received the prestigious title of Charity of the Year at the NNBN Business Awards, held at Kettering Park Hotel & Spa. The award received by the Foundation, recognised their outstanding contributions and unwavering commitment to young people and the community over the past academic year.Having achieved a successful four-year run with the Kettering Business Awards, the NNBN awards ceremony was introduced to encompass all of Northamptonshire."Our team are thrilled to win Charity of the Year" said Catherine Deans, Managing Director at Northampton Saints Foundation "This recognition reflects the hard work and dedication of our...

A can making plant, voice and arts academy, Elizabethan summer house, Indian restaurant and an organisation providing meals for busy parents -  just a few of the outstanding winners unveiled at last night's NNBN Awards.Earlier this year more than 170 submissions were made to the county’s newest awards scheme, with these NNBN Awards dedicated to celebrating inspiring individuals, innovative businesses and committed charities across Northamptonshire.At last night’s awards ceremony, held at Kettering Park Hotel, the finalists gathered and the winners were unveiled.Ball Corporation, whose cutting-edge, 56,000m² aluminium can-making plant in Barton Seagrave opened at the start of this year, scooped...

Our next feature in the build up to the NNBN Awards taking on Friday at Kettering Park Hotel & Spa is with John from Accommodation Concern.John is a Finalist at this year’s NNBN Awards in the Special Recognition Award category kindly sponsored by Tresham College.So let us meet John and understand a bit more about Accommodation Concern.“I'm the Advice Service Manager at Accommodation Concern in Kettering. We're here to help people across Northamptonshire who are having a tough time. Whether it's sorting out debts, giving advice on housing, or helping someone claim the right benefits, our team is on it....

It’s a great honour to be a finalist at any awards ceremony and in the build-up to this year’s NNBN Awards, we caught up with a number of our Finalists to understand more about what they do and how they add value to their clients and our Northamptonshire business community.Our next feature in the build-up to the NNBN Awards taking place at Kettering Park Hotel & Spa on Friday 6th October is with Camille McLean from Bulwick Village Shop and The Pickled Shop.Camille is a finalist at this year’s NNBN Awards in the Small Business of the Year category kindly...

Our next feature in the build up to the NNBN Awards taking place at Kettering Park Hotel & Spa on Friday 6th October is with the team from the Northamptonshire Health Charity.The Northamptonshire Health Charity are a Finalist at this year’s NNBN Awards in the Charity of the Year category kindly sponsored by CommSave Credit Union.So let us learn more about the Northamptonshire Health Charity and how they help people across Northamptonshire.“We are the registered charity for Northampton General and Kettering General Hospitals and community and mental health services under Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust. Our mission is to make...

Our next feature in the build up to the NNBN Awards taking place at Kettering Park Hotel & Spa on Friday 6th October is Marie Nickerson, General Manager of the Holiday Inn Express Kettering. Marie is a Finalist in the Special Recognition Award category kindly sponsored by Tresham College.So what does Marie do at the Holiday Inn Express Kettering ?“I am the General Manager of the hotel and have been since May 2010. I oversee the entire operation to administration on behalf of the owners GIG Hotels Limited.”“I manage a team of 32 people in various roles and departments. I...

It’s a great honour to be a Finalist at any awards ceremony and in our build up to this year’s NNBN Awards, we caught up with another of our Finalists to understand more about what they do and how they add value to their clients and our Northamptonshire business community.Our next feature in the build up to the NNBN Awards taking place at Kettering Park Hotel & Spa on Friday 6th October is talking with Louise Keightley who is a Director of Four Talent along with her lifelong friend Lucy Wright.Four Talent is a Finalist in the Start Up Business...

It’s a great honour to be a Finalist at any awards ceremony and in our build up to this year’s NNBN Awards, we caught up with a number of our Finalists to understand more about what they do and how they add value to their clients and our Northamptonshire business community.Our next feature in the build up to the NNBN Awards taking place at Kettering Park Hotel & Spa on Friday 6th October is Milly Fyfe from No Fuss Meals for Busy Parents CIC.Milly is a Finalist in two categories at this year’s NNBN Awards in the Business Person of...