2017 Sponsors

Category Sponsors

Places for People - Adult Volunteer of the Year

Places for People are one of the largest property and leisure management, development and regeneration companies in the UK. They own or manage over 150,000 homes and have assets in excess of £3 billion. Customers are at the heart of everything we do. We've been building homes since 1965, and today we create award-winning developments.

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University of Central Lancashire - Coach of the Year

At UCLan we offer a broad range of undergraduate degree programmes in the field of sport and the related areas of nutrition and exercise science. Our courses place a strong emphasis on developing practical skills and knowledge which, combined with the more theoretical aspects of learning, enhance the career prospects of our graduates. We recognise the difference that a great coach can make to the development of both individual athletes and sports teams and welcome the opportunity to celebrate this talent.

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Burnley FC in the Community - Community Club of the Year

We are Burnley FC in the Community; the official charity of Burnley Football Club.

We believe in the immense power of our football club to transform people’s lives for the better.  We work hard every day to deliver on our mission to inspire, support and deliver change to communities across Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn, the Ribble Valley and Calderdale.

Our work is channelled into five key areas: sports, education, health, social inclusion and community facilities. Our highly-skilled, dynamic and passionate team now deliver over 35 community projects that touched the lives of over 24,000 in our region during the 2016/2017 season.

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Westholme School - Primary School of the Year

Westholme School is an Independent School in the rural outskirts of Blackburn that provides a first class education for boys and girls aged 3 months to 18 years. At Westholme we pride ourselves on the high quality education we provide for all children, the outstanding relationships that exist between staff and pupils and the variety of experiences on offer; we celebrate our differences and the values of tolerance and respect underpin all we do. We take a holistic and creative approach to education allowing each individual to flourish across the curriculum and excel in the areas they are most passionate about. We develop sporting stars, keen scientists, stage performers, designers, critical thinkers and future leaders. We nurture learners who embrace new opportunities and face challenges with confidence. Our School motto is ‘A Sound Mind in a Healthy Body’ and we apply this to our youngest children in Nursery who take part in ‘Mini Movers’, yoga and PE right the way through to our oldest students in Sixth Form who compete for their county and coach younger children.

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Burnley College - Young Achiever of the Year

At Burnley College we are passionate about each and every one of our students and Apprentices. We ensure that the experiences they have reflect their individual career aspirations, passions and interests. In 2015 Burnley College achieved an A Level pass rate of 99.98%, with 89% of students achieving at least one high A* - C grade. Our Advanced Vocational students achieved 100% pass rate, something that has been achieved every year for the last 10 years. Themis, our Apprenticeship division, works with over 1,000 Apprentices across more than 50 industry areas, working with a number of top UK businesses and local employers and the College also provides a wide range of courses designed to allow adult learners to further their careers and learn new skills.

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Flexi Digital - Young Volunteer of the Year

Flexi is the industry's leading digital health platform for convenient and quick access to data from mobile health, wearables and applications. By connecting its growing base of customers (that includes providers, pharmaceutical companies, sports, wellness companies and health IT vendors) to the continuously expanding list of digital health technologies, Flexi enables  companies to better coordinate services across their communities, improve their patient/client engagement strategies and more efficiently manage their patient/client populations.

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Preston North End Community Trust - Service to Disability Sport Sponsor

Preston North End Community and Education Trust is the community department of Preston North End Football Club. Our aim is to use the power of the badge and the football club to work in partnership with local communities, improving their lives and their environment. 

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Blackburn Rovers Community Trust - Blackburn District Sponsor

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust is fully committed to offering all members of the local community access to the highest quality programme of grassroots sports, education, inclusion and awareness projects to encourage off-field participation, success and enjoyment. We are at all times keen to use the profile and brand of Blackburn Rovers Football Club to greatest effect, committed to developing a comprehensive and diverse range of community initiatives and partnership working practices to open up new avenues of life chances and make a positive difference to the lives of the people of Blackburn with Darwen and Lancashire.

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Burnley FC in the Community - Community Club of the Year and Burnley District Sponsor

We are Burnley FC in the Community; the official charity of Burnley Football Club.

We believe in the immense power of our football club to transform people’s lives for the better.  We work hard every day to deliver on our mission to inspire, support and deliver change to communities across Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn, the Ribble Valley and Calderdale.

Our work is channelled into five key areas: sports, education, health, social inclusion and community facilities. Our highly-skilled, dynamic and passionate team now deliver over 35 community projects that touched the lives of over 24,000 in our region during the 2016/2017 season.

Find out more about Burnley FC in the Community 

Chorley Building Society - Chorley District Sponsor

Chorley Building Society’s mission is to make a difference to the lives of its members and the local community. We are delighted to support the 2017 Lancashire Sports Awards as it helps acknowledge talent in our area and pays a tribute to those dedicated to sharing their love of sport in our local community.

Find out more about Chorley Building Society 

Regenda - Wyre and Fylde Sponsor

Regenda Homes is one of the North West’s leading housing associations with over 13,000 properties available for social and affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale.

Its Regeneration Services Team are industry leaders in place-based regeneration approaches, improving lives and unlocking new investment opportunities.

With a regional office located in Fleetwood, Regenda Homes is committed to developing homes across Lancashire and improving the lives of its residents.

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Cardinal Newman - Preston Sponsor

Cardinal Newman College is a Catholic Sixth Form College based in the heart of Preston city centre. We offer a vibrant and unique learning experience for our students, in a warm and friendly environment that aims to support and nurture all of our students. We are the top Sixth Form College in Lancashire, based on Value Added, meaning that whatever grades a student arrives with at GCSE, they will succeed with us.

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Pellacraft - Trophy Sponsor

Pellacraft Limited are a Nottinghamshire based specialist in promotional products. With over 30 years experience in the promotional merchandise industry, we know that we can deliver what we promise. Our company is a multi-award winning family owned business. We supply promotional items not only to Nottingham but the whole of the UK. Our focus is and has always been our customers, which in turn has meant we have long and loyal relationships. We have a fantastic knowledgeable team taking care of our clients, many of whom we have had for nearly 30 years now.

We love promotional items, and still get excited about new products coming to the market; and we believe this passion helps us to find you the ideal item for your company. So if you are looking for promotional items in Nottinghamshire or anywhere in the UK, look no further.

The Hilton Hotel - Welcome Drinks