Lancashire businesses celebrate at biggest ever Red Rose Awards
More than 1,100 representatives of Lancashire business celebrated another fantastic 12 months of trading at the fourth annual Red Rose Awards - the biggest to date.The guests attended the glittering ceremony held at Blackpool's Winter Gardens. TV and radio personality Graham Liver compered the event, and awards were handed out across 25 categories.
The Red Rose Awards is the event which takes business seriously, but does so with a smile on its face. Entertainment was provided by the NHS 100 Voice Choir, Blowjangles and the Ian Hooper Band. A special award, chosen by the publisher of Lancashire Business View, was presented to Funda.Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View and producer of the Red Rose Awards said: “It was a remarkable night of celebration for Lancashire business
“There’s a renewed vigour and confidence in the county’s business community and this was demonstrated by the demand to be a part of the event; we’re told this is the biggest dinner gathering ever seen in one room in the county.“There is no question, Lancashire was the winner.”
Red Rose Awards 2014 in numbers:
1,160 guests 195 shortlisted applications 139 finalist businesses 26 Winners 5 Highly Commended awards 50 judges 31 sponsors 50 musicians 3 stages 2 living tables 9 big screens 850 bacon butties at midnight!Headline sponsors for the event were Forbes Solicitors and Barclays. A full review and picture gallery will featured in the May/June edition of Lancashire Business View.
Click here for the full gallery. Here is the list of all winners:eCommerce Award: One Iota
Not for Profit Business of the Year (sponsored by Ascentis): Blackburn Youth Zone Highly commended: FCMS (NW)Engineering Business of the Year (sponsored by PM+M): Connect 2 Cleanrooms