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Red Rose Awards 2024 finalists revealed

A shortlist of nearly 100 Lancashire businesses in contention for this year’s much-sought-after Red Rose Awards trophies has been revealed.

A shortlist of nearly 100 Lancashire businesses in contention for this year’s much-sought-after Red Rose Awards trophies has been revealed.

One winner in each of the 22 categories up for grabs will be announced on stage at a glittering, black tie ceremony held at the iconic Winter Gardens Blackpool on Thursday 14 March.

A special prize, the Lancashire Business View Award, will also be awarded on the night to one of the finalists.

But before any prizes are handed out, every nominee will be given the chance to make their case to a panel of judges during two days of face-to-face presentations in February.

Lancaster University, a global top 100 institution, has returned as the judging partner, providing support which enables the awards to maintain a comprehensive and impartial judging process. Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, another key supporter, has now completed the validation stage,

Some awards represent the best of the county’s key sectors, from built environment to tourism, while others recognise specific achievements, such as scaling up, transformation and excellence as an employer.

Categories ranging from micro business to large business, as well as not-for-profit and family business award means businesses of all size and sector are in with a shot.

New for 2024 is the Outstanding Collaboration Award for those that have worked in partnership to achieve a shared goal.

The winner of each category will receive a bespoke trophy specially crafted by PDS Engineering – but that’s only the start of the journey. Each company will also be invited to an exclusive peer-to-peer mentoring network, where they will be able to meet, ask questions and share advice with fellow winners over the next 12 months.

Red Rose Awards is once again supported by Forbes Solicitors, headline sponsor every year since the awards were launched in 2011, and Barclays, headline sponsor for more than a decade.

Stephen Bolton, managing director of Lancashire Business View which hosts the awards, said: “The Red Rose Awards has become a firm favourite in the Lancashire business calendar and 2024 is proving to be another incredible year.

“Reading through the entries, there are so many inspiring stories that we can’t wait to share. The shortlist contains household brands which everyone will know, sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with others that will be new to many people.

“At this stage, everyone is in with a chance. It’s all about putting your best case forward to our panel of judges and we wish everyone the best of luck.”

Tickets are currently available to shortlisted companies before the remainder go on general sale.

Pauline Rigby, managing partner at headline sponsor Forbes Solicitors, said: “As always, the standard of the businesses putting themselves forward has been outstanding and a testament to the quality of businesses we have here in the county.

“Agreeing a shortlist is always incredibly difficult but we look forward to meeting and congratulating the finalists in person.”

John Stanworth, head of corporate banking  in Lancashire and Cumbria at headline sponsor Barclays, said: “The entries for the Red Rose Awards are once again of the highest calibre. Selecting the finalists has been a very difficult job indeed and those that have made it through to the judging stages should be very proud.

“We look forward to meeting them on the judging days and celebrating the success of the wider Lancashire business community on the big night in March.”

Chris Lowerson, Lancaster University’s partnerships development manager, said: “Congratulations to all the remarkable finalists of the Lancashire Red Rose Awards 2024! Your outstanding achievements and unwavering dedication are a testament to the vibrant and dynamic business landscape in the Lancashire region.

As one of the judges representing Lancaster University, I am truly impressed by the innovation, resilience, and excellence displayed by the finalists. Your contributions not only elevate your respective organizations but also enrich the entire Lancashire community. Best of luck to you all for the big night – may your success inspire others and pave the way for a future filled with continued growth and prosperity. Cheers to the Red Rose Awards and the extraordinary businesses that make Lancashire shine!” Red Rose Awards Finalists”

Built Environment Award

Sponsored by Harrison Drury Solicitors


Cavity Extraction, Leyland

David Cox Architects, Preston

Forbo Flooring Systems, Bamber Bridge

Fox Brothers Group, Blackpool

Gosling Consulting, Chorley

Tawd Valley Developments, Skelmersdale

Commitment to Skills Award
Sponsored by ELE Advanced Technologies


Brysdales, Chorley

Calico Group, Burnley

Education Business Partnership (NW), Accrington

Jam Coding, Blackburn

nybble.co.uk, Blackburn

Service Care Solutions, Preston

Customer Service Award
Sponsored by Napthens Solicitors


Alcidion, Burnley

Compass Fuel Oils & Lubricants, Penwortham

Cover My Bubble, Oswaldtwistle

ROCCIA, Preston

The Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth

Trident Utilities, Blackpool

Design Award
Sponsored by Peter Scott Printers

Fruity Llama, Darwen

Jellymedia, Blackpool

LANX Group, Whalley

North Product Design, Leyland

Root Fifty Two, Burnley

StudioLWD, Poulton Le Fylde

Digital Award
Sponsored by Pierce


Alcidion, Burnley

Bigtank Productions, Ramsbottom

Complete. Online, Blackpool

nybble.co.uk, Blackburn

RKMS Group, Blackpool

Synergie Software, Blackburn

Employer of the Year Award
Sponsored by Cube HR

Altius Group, Preston

Delta Care, Preston

Pendleside Hospice, Burnley

Service Care Solutions, Preston

Staci, Blackburn

VEKA, Burnley

Environmental, Social and Governance Award
Sponsored by Community Foundation for Lancashire


Dennis Eagle, Blackpool

Fox Brothers Group, Blackpool

nybble.co.uk, Burnley

RecycleIT, Burnley

Senator International, Accrington

The Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth

Export Award
Sponsored by PM+M


Brysdales, Chorley

Dennis Eagle, Blackpool

MattressTek, Rossendale

North Star Projects, Heysham

Science In Sport, Blackburn

Senator International, Accrington

Family Business Award
Sponsored by Farleys Solicitors


Buckhurst Plant Hire, Waterfoot

Fence Gate, Burnley

Isentra, Chorley

Pure Leisure Group, Carnforth

ROCCIA, Preston

Seaways Services, Simonstone

Health and Wellbeing Award
Sponsored by Alcidion


Delta Care, Preston

Domiciliary Home Care Services, Burnley

North West Air Ambulance Charity, Blackburn

Pendleside Hospice, Burnley

Six Connections, Burnley

Spring North, Blackburn

Large Business Award
Sponsored by Forbes Solicitors


Forbo Flooring Systems, Bamber Bridge

Fox Brothers Group, Blackpool

Science In Sport, Blackburn

Service Care Solutions, Preston

ST&R, Chorley

Staci, Blackburn

Made in Lancashire Award
Sponsored by Barclays


Allan J Hargreaves Plant Engineers, Thornton-Cleveleys

Centaur Technologies, Preston

CoolKit, Blackburn

Dennis Eagle, Blackpool

Forbo Flooring Systems, Preston

Senator International, Accrington

Medium Business Award

Allan J Hargreaves Plant Engineers, Thornton-Cleveleys

Altius Group, Preston

Chiptech, Lancaster

EWGA Wines, Carnforth

LCM Environmental Services, Burnley

Sustainable Building Services, Skelmersdale

Micro Business Award
Sponsored by Chorley Council


1st Look Fire and Security Systems, Nelson

Alston + Donnelly Architecture, Lancaster

Bid Writing Services, Chorley

Forward Thinking for Business, Brockhall Village

Nook, Chorley

The Ref Stop, Chorley

New Business Award

British Jewellery School, Scorton

Essential Sourcing, Blackburn

HSE Advice UK, Lancaster

Play and Bee, Poulton Le Fylde

Verta Golf, Clitheroe

White bull, Oswaldtwistle

Not-for-profit Award

Chorley Youth Zone, Chorley

Lancashire Mind, Chorley

North West Air Ambulance Charity, Blackburn

Spring North, Blackburn

St Catherine’s Hospice, Preston

Unique Kidz and Co, Morecambe

Outstanding Collaboration Award
Sponsored by Partners&

Active Lancashire, Leyland

Burnley College, Burnley

Jellymedia, Blackpool

Leighton Hall Estate, Carnforth

Meet Blackpool, Blackpool

The CREATE Education Project, Chorley

Professional Services Award
Sponsored by Porsche Centre Preston

Becketts FS, Poulton Le Fylde

Eventus Recruitment Group, Lancaster

Innovator International, Preston

Napthens Solicitors, Preston

RKMS Group, Blackpool

TP Financial Solutions, Heysham

Scale-up Award
Sponsored by Cube Thinking


Cavity Extraction, Leyland

Chiptech, Lancaster

LANX Group, Whalley

Sid Hill Transport, Thornton

ST&R, Chorley

Sundown Solutions, Accrington

Small Business Award
Sponsored by Fox Group


Education Business Partnership (NW), Accrington

LANX Group, Whalley

Root Fifty Two, Burnley

TCB Designs, Burnley

VisionsLive, Lancaster

Viva, Rawtenstall

Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Award
Sponsored by Porsche Centre Preston

Fence Gate, Burnley

Morecambe Sparkle CIC, Morecambe

Pure Leisure Group, Carnforth

The Midland Hotel, Morecambe

The Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth

Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool

Transformation Award
Sponsored by University of Central Lancashire

CoolKit, Blackburn

LCM Environmental Services, Burnley

Let’s Abode, Preston

Napthens Solicitors, Preston

Six Connections, Burnley ST&R, Chorley

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