Well that was a night to remember! Burnley Social has just held our first, but definitely not our last, awards night.

All of Burnley’s finest were there looking fabulous. We celebrated all the amazing people, organisations and businesses in Burnley that show what a great place our town is to study, work, live and play.

Our very own Dean Overson, model and Love Island star hosted the event.

“When I was asked to take part in the awards I said yes immediately. Burnley is full of amazing talent and Burnley Social does a great job in highlighting them all, celebrating individuals from Burnley who have done great things in their respective fields and help put Burnley on the map.”

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All our winners were chosen via a public online vote which had over 4,000 unique votes in less than a month, so thank you to every-one that voted. We couldn’t have done it without you.

The red-carpet event, held at Illuminati, was attended by over 150 people and our award categories were: Young Entrepreneur; Foodie Favourites; Fashion and Beauty; Sports Personality; Master of Music and the main award of the night, Burnley Personality.

Successful make-up artist Elise Munroe, who kick started her career from her parents dining room, was the Fashion and Beauty winner.

“I’m so pleased and excited to have won. I was chuffed when I got nominated but to win is just fantastic. Burnley has so many creative, talented people and it’s a real community. We all want each other to do well and these awards are a great way of recognising that.”

The Burnley Personality award went to the hugely successful designer, clothing brand owner and social media influencer, Briony Gorton. Briony, boss at her very own clothing brand Talliah Rose, said:

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to Burnley Social for recognising the true talent and success from hard working individuals in this town.

“Over the last three years I’ve achieved many things, including worldwide coverage on my success story, yet the Burnley Personality Award that I was presented with by Burnley Social means the most to me. Thank you to my hometown for making me remember where it all started… in Burnley.”

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Every single one of our nominees smashed it and we think you’re all winners. We had such a good time we’re already planning next year’s event. Keep following Burnley Social for the lowdown on the town’s movers and influencers and who knows, next year it could be you in the running!

Winners were:

Young Entrepreneur: Simon Townley – owner of Simon Townley Hair.

Foodie Favourite: Kyle Ellis – owner of Ellis’s.

Fashion and Beauty: Elise Munroe – make-up artist.

Master of Music: Nadia Lucy – DJ.

Sports Personality: Holly Lynch – personal trainer at Fitness Evolution.

Burnley Personality: Briony Gorton – influencer and owner of Talliah Rose

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