Date announced for Red Rose Awards celebration

The Red Rose Awards 2014 will take place on Thursday March 13 in the magnificent Empress Ballroom at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

RRA13The event, which is organised by Lancashire Business View magazine, has grown over its first three years and this year attracted more than 900.

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View, said: “The Red Rose Awards has very quickly become a key fixture in the county’s business calendar. We see it very much as an extension of the work we do with the magazine – our job is to remind businesses in Lancashire just how good they are and take them to a wider audience.

“The publicity we provide in our magazines, at our events, online and through wider PR, marketing and social media campaigns, means all our shortlisted businesses are given a chance to shine in a very bright spotlight.”

The Red Rose Awards has quickly developed a reputation for being a lively and exuberant affair.

“We deliberately broke the mould with Red Rose Awards by creating the kind of event that we would want to attend!” added Richard.

It’s this approach which led to the Red Rose Awards ‘rules’.

He added: “First, we take business very seriously – but we do it with a smile. Second, we remind businesses that if they can buy it in Lancashire, then they should. And, finally, we don’t go in for long speeches – the night belongs to our nominees!”

The Red Rose Awards will be formally launched in November when categories, entry details, sponsors and a full timetable will be announced.

A number of sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more details, contact Stephen Bolton by email at or call 01254 297871.

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