“Our greatest achievement.”

That is how Alan Pendlewood described his firm’s success in picking up the Small Business of the Year award at the BIBAs back in 2010.

The founder of Skelmersdale-based children’s play equipment supplier Pendlewood collected the prize in front of almost 1,000 guests at the Globe Theatre in Blackpool

He thanked all the company’s loyal customers during his 15 years in business, having started out as ‘two men in a shed’.

Speaking after collecting the award, Alan said: “This is a sensational achievement for us to receive and I am humbled to accept it.

“Without the amazing support of every one of our customers, this would never have been possible.

“It is their feedback, encouragement and backing that has helped us become the successful company we are today and I sincerely hope they continue to help us further as we look to continue this unlikely success story.”

He added that collecting the awards’ famous trophy was ‘a great honour’ which he accepted on behalf of the many people who worked for the business.

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