Red Rose Awards 2014 - Get your entries in now!

Follow in the footsteps of Blackpool company The Ink Squid, winners of last years 'Start-up Business of the Year, and get your entry in!

Businesses across Lancashire are being called on to enter the Red Rose Awards, which will crown the best of the best of the county’s firms.

Last year’s event, which was organised by Lancashire Business View magazine, attracted an audience of more than 900 for the celebration at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

Last month it was announced that, for the first time, the awards would have joint headline sponsorship, with Forbes Solicitors reaffirming its support for the fourth year running, and Barclays joining for its first year.

Businesses have until January 17 to enter at

At the launch event, held at Hoghton Tower, Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View said:

“First and foremost the Red Rose Awards are about giving Lancashire business the opportunity to show how great it is; how deep its commercial excellence runs. We are giving businesses the chance to shout about what they do and why they are the best at it – and we hope they’ll grasp that opportunity with both hands by entering. There is at least one category applicable to every business in the

“We know the business community love participating in the awards – if you experience the Red Rose Awards either by entering, judging, sponsoring or attending on the night, we ask that you encourage your clients, suppliers and associates to enter!

“We are also proud to have our fantastic headline sponsors, Forbes Solicitors and Barclays, on board for 2014. These are blue-chip brands and their calibre says much about the esteem
in which these awards are held.”

Winter Gardens
Winter Gardens

The Awards are a great platform to showcase success and show how businesses are innovating and investing to fuel their growth ambitions.”

Other sponsors confirmed to date include:

2BR/The Bee, Abbey Telecom, Ascentis, Ashton Hoyle, BAE Systems, Burnley Borough Council, Hyndburn Business and Enterprise Trust, Cassons, Federation of Small Businesses, Fuse Fund, Laura Hartley Recruitment, Leonard Dews, Love To Brand, Mosaic Care Group, Napthens Solicitors, Peter Scott Printers, PM+M, Preston’s College, Superfast Lancashire, Via Training and WEC Group.

To take part in the Red Rose Awards, visit The closing date is January 17 2014 and the celebration will take place, once again at the Winter Gardens, on March 13.