• Corporate Challenge 2019

Corporate Challenge 2019

Calling all local companies to join in our Corporate Challenge

Our Corporate Challenge is gearing up for 2019. We'd love your business to sign up today!

 The Challenge really starts June 1st and you have four months to turn a £50 starter fund into as much as they can. In the past two years companies have come up with some fantastic fundraising ideas from sky dives to bake-offs and from family fun days to all you can eat competitions.

Our Soft Launch took place on Wednesday 13th April 8.15am at Pendleside Hospice. 
Photo above:­  Repere­sen­ta­tives came along from many of the 32 businesses who have signed up so far.­  

Friday 12th April 7.30pm.  Let the fun be GIN at Booths Barrowford. £17.50 for 6 top quality gins and tonics . Join the Corporate Challenge teams for a drink and social evening. 
Friday 31st May  - 8am - Launch of the 2019 Corporate Challenge !!!  Venue to be confirmed 

We'd love to sign up more businesses for 2019 so please get in touch

Christina Cope Head of Corporate Fundraising at Pendleside Hospice 
Sign up for Corporate Challenge 2019 — fill in the application form and return to Christina.cope @­pendleside.­org.­uk

The 2019 Official Sponsor of the Corporate Challenge is Stitch-it. 
Mark Robinson is the Director and he was very keen to give his support at the soft launch event. 
More information soon..

We have just started to recruit companies to join in this year’s Corporate Challenge.

32 companies have said they are joining us again - they are:

1    BCW Manufacturing – Burnley (Year 3)
2    BNI Kudos - Burnley (Year 4)
3    Business First - Burnley/ Padiham (Year 2)
4    Cabin Barley (new 2019)
5    Chess ITV – Burnley (Year 2)
6    Colne Networking (new 2019)
7    Dan Barton Construction (new 2019)
8    DHL – Burnley (Year 2)
9    Energy Finder (new 2019)
10    Exertis – Burnley (new 2019)
11    Ginception (new 2019)
12    Handlesbanken (Year 4)
13    Harvey Environmental Services (new 2019)
14    Hays Specialist Recruitment – Burnley (Year 4)
15    Innovation Group (Year 2)
16    James Steel (new 2019)
17    M65 Jobsearch
18    NR Automatics (Engineering) Ltd.
19    Pipeline Induction Heat - Burnley (Year 2)
20    PM+M Burnley (Year 4)
21    Pertemps (new 2019)
22    Protec (returning to us from 2017)
23    Senior Aerospace Weston - Earby (new 2019)
24    Simply Corporate Limited, Padiham (new 2019)
25    Slimming World Burnley, Pendle & Accrington (Year 4)
26    Stitch-it  (new 2019)
27    Tailor Made Sourcing Ltd Colne (Year 2)
28    Visco (Year 2)
29    WEIR Minerals - Todmorden (new 2019)
30.   Route 52
31.   Farmhouse Biscuits 
32.    Sagar Insurance 

Businesses celebrate raising a huge £157,000 for Pendleside Hospice in just four months

Businesses from across Burnley and Pendle gathered on Friday night to celebrate raising an incredible £157,036 for Pendleside Hospice – a £60,000 increase on last year.

Around 160 people turned out to Pendleside Hospice’s third annual Corporate Challenge Awards, held at Burnley Mechanics.

This year the Corporate Challenge saw 37 local businesses in a head-to-head battle to raise the most money for the Hospice from 1st June to September 30th.

Each participating company was given £50 donated by sponsor Charter Walk Shopping Centre in Burnley to start them on their way.

Among the winners from the event were Burnley and Pendle Slimming World who took home both the overall Corporate Challenge Champion Award and, for the third consecutive year, the award for raising the most cash with £28,821 – £2,000 more than their total from 2017.

The Slimming World team also took home the Innovation Award for pulling out all the stops and setting a challenge for their members by bringing a Fire Walk to Burnley in August.

We’ve been supporting Pendleside Hospice for three years and next year we’re aiming to reach £100,000 raised by Slimming World – we have loads of fundraising ideas in the pipeline already.

Winning three awards is testament to the incredible team spirit we have at Slimming World – we couldn't do this without our fantastic team and members, so these awards are for them.

We support the Hospice because it touches the lives of absolutely everybody in our local area. We’ve hosted so many events throughout the challenge and to come out as the top fundraisers makes me incredibly proud.

Janet Barnes, Slimming World consultant for Burnley and Pendle
promised plans were already in place to go one better next year

Other notable winners included Michael Woodvine from Business First, who took home the Laugh Out Loud Award for having his legs waxed from top to bottom.

I like to call it an audition, but it was 15 minutes of pain – I have very hairy legs! Our marketing team asked if I was up for doing something crazy, and of course I said yes, but that was before finding out what it was. It’s all for a good cause and my nerves were calmed with a glass of prosecco afterwards! This was our first year supporting through the Corporate Challenge and we’ve had a great time fundraising.


Hosting the Corporate Challenge and seeing the lengths these businesses have gone to in their fundraising efforts makes me extremely proud to be part of the Hospice.

Helen McVey, CEO of Pendleside Hospice

To raise such a huge amount over just four months of fundraising is just incredible and to raise £60,000 more than last year has blown me away.

We’re so grateful to have had a number of prominent local businesses taking part in the challenge and getting so much commitment from all their members of staff. The Corporate Challenge isn’t just about raising much-needed funds for the Hospice – it brings numerous benefits to the businesses including team-building, networking, publicity and helping to meet corporate and social respon­sibi­lities.

We can’t wait to see what 2019 will bring.

Christina Cope Head of Corporate

The evening, which was hosted by 2BR’s Managing Director Simon Brierley, featured a drinks reception provided by DRN Solicitors and a two-course meal, music by Steeros, a raffle and auction.

2018 Pendleside Hospice Corporate Challenge Award Winners

  • The Rising Star Award, Jess Wilkinson from BCW Manufacturing Group
  • Innovation Award, Burnley and Pendle Slimming World
  • Best Event Award, SeriunBest Event Award, SeriunBest Event Award, SeriunMan of the Year, Ian Bythell from Petty Estate & Letting Agents
  • Woman of the Year, Kayleigh James from Root Fifty Two
  • Fundraiser of the Year Award, Stuart McNamara from Donald Race & Newton SolicitorsTeam
  • Spirit Award, BCW Manufacturing Group
  • Best Newcomer Award, Businesswise Solutions
  • Digital Marketing Award, Petty Estate & Letting Agents
  • Laugh Out Loud Award, Michael Woodvine from Business First
  • Most Raised Overall Award, Burnley and Pendle Slimming World
  • Corporate Challenge Champion Award, Burnley and Pendle Slimming World

Calling all local companies to join in our Corporate Challenge

Our  Corporate Challenge is well under way  it started on June 1st and they have four months to turn a £50 starter fund into as much as they can. In the past two years companies have come up with some fantastic fundraising ideas from sky dives to bake-offs and from family fun days to all you can eat competitions.

We'd love to sign up more businesses for 2019 so please get in touch

Christina Cope

Last year’s Corporate Challenge raised an amazing £157,036  As well as raising pounds, teams can earn extra money by us soft crediting them for bags of clothes donated to shops worth £3.50 each.  -  by getting involved in volunteering at the hospice, by taking part in our big events such as Colour Dash and by donating goods for our shops.

We wanted Corporate Challenge to evolve and to offer more opportunities for participants to get involved in other ways. It is tremendous fun and a really rewarding way of helping the hospice – some previous participants say it’s the best team building they have ever done, and it’s certainly good for companies with loads of energy and ideas.


As in previous years, each £50 starter fund has been donated by a generous sponsor, so that every penny raised will go direct to patient care.

Sign up for Corporate Challenge 2019 — fill in the application form and return to fundraising@pendleside.org.uk

Our Corporate Challengers

Batch Brew (website) BCW Engineering (website) Beauty Spot Warehouse (website) BNI Kudos Business First (website) Chess (website) Colne Tyre Centre (website) D P Structures (website) DHL Aerospace (website) DRN Solicitors (website) Engie (website) Farmhouse Biscuits (website) Freewebstore (website) Ginger Recruitment (website) Handelsbanken (website) Hays (website) Julie Stirpe Associates (Psycot­he­rapists) (website) Lomeshaye Day Nursery (website) Morrisons Manufacturing (website) Natwest (website) Pendle Engineering (website) Petty Estate and Letting Agents (website) Physiofusion (website) Pipeline Induction (website) PM+M (website) R52 (Root fifty two) (website) Rotherwood (website) ​Sagar Insurances (website) Santas Pizza (website) Seriun (website) Slimming World (website) Southerns Solicitors (website) T2Ltd (website) Tailormade Sourcing Ltd (website) TCS Claims (website) Tesco (website) Visco (website)

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Charter Walk Shopping Centre is thrilled to be supporting Pendleside Hospice’s as their Corporate Challenge headline sponsor. We hope to raise awareness for such a commendable cause.

Debbie Hernon, Centre Manager

Charter Walk Shopping Centre is located in the heart of Burnley amid bustling transport links as well as 760 parking spaces across two separate car parks. With a vast selection of over 80 high street and independent stores, including: Boots, Pandora, Next, River Island, Thorntons and a brand new Primark due to open in May 2018.

As the Corporate Challenge’s proud headline sponsor, please contact Olivia@shoppertainmentmanagement.co.uk with details of your fundraising activities so we can support them on social media, through press releases or providing a venue for you activity in the mall.

Our final Corporate Challenge Leader Board for 2017 was published on Friday 20th October with a fantastic total figure raised of £97,016.66!

The total raised was announced at our Awards Event held at Burnley Mechanics on Thursday 19th October. More than 170 people joined us to celebrate the success of Corporate Challenge and saw ACDC crowned Overall Champions and Burnley and Pendle Slimming World won the trophy for most raised with the fantastic amount of £26,311.18.  The winners in the other categories are listed below.

A big thank you to Charter Walk Shopping Centre, who sponsor Corporate Challenge.

See Final Leader Board

2017 Corporate Challenge Award Winners

  • The Rising Star Award, Matt Smith from Veka
  • ​Innovation Award, Pendle Engineering
  • Best Event Award, Colne Tyre Centre
  • #PendlesideCorp Award, West Craven Insurance Services
  • Best Female Performer Award, Janet Barnes from Burnley and Pendle Slimming World
  • Judges Special Award for Exceptional Fundraising Efforts, Kaila Kirwan
  • Best Male Performance Award, Neil Welsh from PM+M
  • Fundraiser of the Year Award, Ellie Stockwell from Handelsbanken
  • Team Spirit Award, acdc
  • Best Newcomer Award, Veka
  • Most Raised Overall Award, Burnley and Pendle Slimming World
  • Corporate Challenge Champion Award, acdc

If you would like to get your organisation involved in Corporate Challenge 2018 fill in the details on the pdf (click here), telephone the fundraising department on 01282 440120 or email fundraising@pendleside.org.uk

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ACDC overall winners

Overall Corporate Challenge Champions ACDC

Slimming World

Winners of Most Raised - Burnley & Pendle Slimming World


Team Spirit Award Winners - ACDC


Lisa and Angela from ACDC

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BCW Engineering

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BCW Engineering

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BCW Engineering


BCW Engineering

Billie Tesco Janet Slimming World

Best Female - Janet Barnes Centre with Billie Jean Horne, Tesco


Kaila Kirwan - Judges Special Award with Billie Jean Horne, Tesco

Colne Tyre Centre

Best Event - Colne Tyre

Ellie Stockwell Handelsbanken

Fundraiser of the Year Centre Ellie Stockwell, Handelsbanken


Engie Servies

Helen Binns & Colne Tyre Centre

Azhar & Matthew - Colne Tyre with Helen Binns, PM+M

Janet Slimming World

Best Female - Janet Barnes Handelsbanken

Josh Hindle

Entertainment by Josh Hindle

Janine Slimming World Ellie Handelsbanken

Ellie Stockwell, with Janine Bannister, Slimming World

Matt Veka & Ryan BFC

Rising Star Winner - Matt Smith, Veka with Ryan Bradley, Burnley FC in the Community

Kaila Kirwan

Judges Special Award - Kaila Kirwan

Matt Veka

Matt Smith - Veka

Neil Welsh

Best Male - Neil Welsh PM+M, Andy Gibb

Neil Welsh PM+M Ian Bythell Petty's

Neil Welsh PM+M with Ian Bythell Petty Estate & Letting Agents

Pendle Engineering

Innovation Award Winner - Pendle Engineering


Rotherwood Recruitment

Pendle Engineering Gareth ACDC

Andy Gibb from Pendle Engineering with Gareth Frankland, ACDC


Rotherwood Recruitment

Simon Brierley (2)

Simon Brierley from 2BR our host for the evening

Sam +24 West Craven Insurance

#PendlesideCorp winner Kimberley Chapman from West Craven Insurance Services with Sam Keenan +24

Simon Brierley

Simon Brierley, 2BR


Best Newcomer Award - Veka Craven Insurance

Veka Carolyn & Maria

Veka representative with Maria Lee & Carolyn Booth, Business in the Community

West Craven Insurance 2

Kimberley Chapman, West Services


Representative from Veka

West Craven Insurance

Kimberley Chapman, West Craven Insurance Services

Volunteers Fran & Jean

Fran & Jean Hospice Volunteers

Photos credit: Andy Ford