Our Managing Director, Anthony Holly is celebrating being named Business Person of the Year at the prestigious Pendle Business Awards.

Anthony, who set up Chantelle Lighting 25 years ago this summer, has taken over the accolade from 2012 winner Tim Webber, Chairman and Managing Director of Barnfield Construction.

Anthony impressed the awards judges with his achievements over the past 25 years, the bespoke lighting projected the company has worked on and plans for further growth in the future. He said:

"I am overwhelmed to have been named the Business Person of the Year by business leaders in Pendle. This award is recognition for the hard work all of the team at Chantelle put in to each and every project we are commissioned to  work on, from our project co-ordinators to artisan crafts men and women.

"Pendle is home to some fantastic business, especially in the manufacturing sector, so I am truly honoured to receive this award. I am looking forward to holding the title of the next two years and to working with the Council and other businesses in Pendle to ensure businesses in the area continue to thrive."

Anthony was unfortunately unable to attend the awards ceremony at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel but has been presented with his trophy by daughters Lauren, Harriet and Alex who all work for the company.