Businesses honoured with 'Oscars'

Rossendale's answer to the 'Oscars' were presented to top businesses at a prestigious ceremony.


Catherine Smyth was employed by Valley At Work to promote the event in through a series of articles starting back in June and culminating in a double page spread in the Rossendale Free Press showing a fantastic collection of pictures by Liz Henson Photography.

Organisers were delighted that 50 per cent more businesses were nominated and St Mary's Chambers in Rawtenstall was packed with 170 people from the various businesses nominated for awards.

Here is the link to the story about the winners.



Where to start!

Every week has brought new opportunities, more work and an incredible amount of column inches secured for an increasing client base. As you can see if you 'like' my Facebook Business Page Catherine Smyth Media.

I have written a further three articles for Enterprising People In Ribble Valley about three incredible ladies who have a head for business and a passion for helping others to succeed and, as they are all now enterprise mentors as part of the scheme's legacy, they will be able to help even more entrepreneurs.

Here is are links to earlier EPRV stories - Gazegill Organics Farm,  Grindleton Pavilion Film Club, Dawn- Rowe-Gree of Dig In North West.

I have produced another school newspaper in a day - this time at St Saviour's and Deputy head Tony Lloyd said: "We've all just read it and love it."

And some of the pupils also commented: Connor liked the way it was formed, Emily thought that it looked like a real newspaper and 'snapper' Aaron liked his byline. See School News 

I will be returning to Britannia Primary School for the third year at the end of the month and will complete the fourth termly St Mary's News at the end of November.

Members of Veterans In Communities have also kept me busy. They took over their new centre in Haslingden and will be on the buses this month collecting. The organisation's monthly newsletter was also produced.

Fearns world kickboxing champion Shannon Bacon made a page in the Lancashire Telegraph as did a festival organised by Dansworks and a story for Antony and Patricia salon in Rawtenstall about four members of the same family working together.

I have also written a review of the Boomtown Rats gig at Manchester Academy for Manchester Salon. A fantastic night out.

I have just run an anti-bullying lesson around the murder of Sophie Lancaster using extracts from my book Weirdo Mosher Freak. To read a testimonial about the murder of Sophie Lancaster from a parent click here. I am also off to Brighton to speak to Criminology students about my book.