Record entries for Red Rose Awards

The 2014 Red Rose Awards has attracted the highest number of entries ever.

RRA14logoIt is now up to the judges, who are currently working their way through the nominated companies, to whittle the entrants down to a shortlist for each category.

These companies will then be invited to present their case before the judges, and one winner from each category will then be selected. These will be announced at the winners' ceremony at Winter Gardens in Blackpool on March 13.

Two new sponsors have also been announced, with Marketing Lancashire and Biz Space signing on the dotted line to support the event. They join headline sponsors Forbes Solicitors and Barclays, as well as a host of other backers. More details can be found here.

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View and founder of the Red Rose Awards, said: "The response to the Red Rose Awards has been fantastic. "It shows that there is a real desire to celebrate the work that goes on here in Lancashire, and to do it seriously but with a smile. The calibre of our sponsors goes to prove how well thought of this event has become, and the 48-strong panel of judges shows how hotly competitive the awards have become."