Businesses bloom at #RRA12

Twenty winners were crowned from over 100 shortlisted businesses in categories ranging from Start-up Business of the Year to the Commitment to Skills Award.

Compere for the ceremony was BBC North West Tonight and Radio Lancashire presenter Graham Liver.  

The evening kicked off in style as a horn and percussion streetband led the crowd of Lancashire business leaders into the Empress Ballroom. A twitter wall displayed the online buzz created by the event.

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View magazine, said: “The Red Rose Awards is one of the highlights of the business calendar for companies in Lancashire. It’s the night we see the stories from the magazine spring to life.  

“Firms with multi-million pound profits battled with organisations that make no profit at all. It was a fabulous evening devoted to celebrating the passion, commitment and vision that makes the Lancashire economy a force to be reckoned with.”

Headline sponsor for the event was Forbes Solicitors. Ashton Hoyle IFA, Peter Scott Printers, Lancashire County Council,Yorkshire Bank, Laura Hartley Recruitment, Huddle Media, Federation of Small Businesses, YFM Equity Partners, Napthens Solicitors, Lanway, OBAS, WEC Engineering, Bizspace, Enterprise4all, Downtown Lancashire in Business, Chamber of Commerce East Lancashire and the Community Foundation for Lancashire also supported the awards.