All of us here at Vampire Vape are delighted to have been nominated for five gongs at the BIBA Awards – the prestigious Lancashire based business event, that takes place tonight in Blackpool.

It's great recognition for our company which has grown exponentially since being founded in 2012 - now employing 110 people at our Darwen headquarters.

The latest milestone in our success story has seen us shortlisted as Business of the Year, Exporter of the Year, Medium-sized Business of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year and company Director, Philip Boyle, has been shortlisted as Business Person of the Year.

Commenting on the recognition, Philip said: “We’re really flattered to be in the running for these awards – especially given the level of competition we’re up against, as our region has so many great manufacturers and exporters.

“We’ve built our business around certain key values – we are determined to support people so they can use our products as a means of harm reduction, relative to traditional tobacco products.

“We are constantly looking for opportunities to expand and grow for the mutual benefit of our customers, suppliers and staff. We also pride ourselves on being a responsible employer, so staff retention is hugely important to us. We work as a team to achieve our goals and to develop and train our staff to their full potential.”

Vampire Vape was established in 2012 and became a limited company, Flavour Warehouse Ltd., in 2013. Since that time, the business has become a trusted brand with hundreds of thousands of loyal customers around the world, with an expanding array of unique flavours – all of which are manufactured in Lancashire and compliant with the highest regulatory standards.

Besides the widely recognised Vampire Vape brand, the business manufactures over 20 different ranges and offers contract bottling services and OEM, enabling them to cover all aspects of their client’s requirements and build long-term working relationships.

“We started with 12 flavours and we regularly trial and release new ones - which has seen our standard range grow to 54 flavour-options and a back-catalogue of over a thousand more,” added Philip.

“We will continue to develop new ranges and flavours to keep in line with current trends and responding to the feedback of users and our business partners.”