Businesses across Lancashire are being called on to enter the national award-winning Red Rose Awards, which will crown the county’s best firms across 26 categories.
The 2015 event, which was organised by Lancashire Business View magazine, attracted more than 1,000 of the county’s top business people for the celebration at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.
The 2016 Awards will once again feature joint headline sponsorship, with Forbes Solicitors reaffirming its support for the sixth year in a row, and Barclays joining for a third consecutive year.
At the launch event at Hoghton Tower, Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View, said: “This event celebrates Lancashire business, provides the best possible platforms to promote success, and encourages trade in the county.
“We are giving businesses the opportunity to shout about the great things they do and achieve 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 county.
“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 now!
“We are also proud to once more have our fantastic headline sponsors, Forbes Solicitors and Barclays, on board for 2016.”
Gavin Wright, CEO at Forbes, said: “It’s a privilege to be supporting this event once more in 2016, an event which showcases the successes of so many businesses in Lancashire, and one that should be the first in everyone’s diaries for the new year.
“I look forward to judging more high quality entries and I would encourage any business who has something to shout about to enter.”
John Stanworth, director of business & corporate at Barclays in Lancashire, commented: “We’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with the Red Rose Awards for a third year.
“The awards recognise businesses that are achieving growth and that are contributing to the overall success of the region, something Barclays is incredibly supportive of.
“We are looking forward to continuing our support for the 2016 awards and would encourage more growing businesses to enter and reap the rewards.”
Red Rose Awards is the current holder of the PPA Connect Best UK Business Awards Event title.
Other sponsors confirmed to date include University of Central Lancashire, Burnley Council, RSM, 2BR/ The Bee, Ascentis, Barton Grange Hotel, Bespoke Internet, Bizspace, Business and Enterprise Trust, Cassons, Four Recruitment, Federation of Small Businesses, Heart Radio, Laura Hartley recruitment, Leonard Dews, Marketing Lancashire, Napthens Solicitors, Northcote at the Rovers, North West Coast Academic Health Science Network, Peter Scott Printers, Preston’s College, Stonehouse Logic, Sunshine Events, WEC Group, Winter Gardens Blackpool.
To take part in the Red Rose Awards, visit www.redroseawards.co.uk. The closing date for entries is January 15 2016 and the celebration will take place, once again, at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, on March 10.