A Blackburn-based business has been named as the best team in the North-West at a recent awards event.

Community & Business Partners were named “Top Team” from a field of 33 applicants at the North West Employer Engagement Group awards evening, held at The Monastery, Manchester, on 11th November.

The NWEEG Awards celebrate businesses across the North West of England who engage well with their staff, customers and stakeholders.

Established over 30 years ago Community & Business Partners works with businesses in the UK and globally alongside the UK Government, to help people grow their businesses, using their team of highly competent business mentors.

They also work in the local community to run projects ranging from food waste initiatives for the local community to a scrap store for schools and individuals. The organisation also ran the Love From Lancs COVID support programme.

Chief Executive of Community & Business Partners, Amanda Meachin, said “This award means so much to the team here. Throughout the pandemic they have worked tirelessly to support businesses to survive and to help the local community too”.

“Of course, they do this day in, day out, and it’s great that they have been recognised in this way”.

Operations Director Jaydee Davis added “We have had, like many businesses, a very tough and challenging time, we’ve seen the pressure, we’ve talked about the pressures but above all, we are so committed to helping our businesses and communities we do everything to keeping driving forward”.

“We’re an 11-strong, all female team, but we also have many supporters in our business mentors and community volunteers, all who make up an integral part of our team, and this award represents their hard work too”.