Lancashire Business Channel to document Red Rose Awards

The website, which hosts 60-second pitches from businesses throughout the county, will be on hand at the March 15 event to capture the action as it unfurls and will be given behind-the-scenes access with winners to capture their reactions.

The magazine’s publisher, Richard Slater, said: “We are delighted to have the Lancashire Business Channel on board. The 2011 Red Rose Awards was a fantastic event and we expect to squeeze even more in this year.

“It will be an event that is talked about for some time to come and we’ll be able to point people to the video archive to show what business in Lancashire is all about.”

Kara Rose, joint managing director of Lancashire Business Channel, said: “We are delighted to be supporting this year’s Red Rose Awards which is a great platform for businesses of all sizes to really showcase their success.

“Lancashire is home to some amazing businesses as well as many hidden gems and we look forward to recognising them all on the night. The number of online businesses has certainly catapulted in recent years making video one of the most easily accessible marketing tools available whether operating in a B2B or B2C environment and it is wonderful to see a shortlist of businesses using this platform so well.”

The list of sponsors to date reads: Forbes Solicitors, who are the headline sponsor, 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 and Bizspace.

Tickets and tables for the Red Rose Awards are available at The event takes place on Thursday March 15 at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.