Red Rose Awards 2016 judging partner revealed

Lancashire Business View has announced the official judging partner  for its Red Rose Awards 2016, with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) coming on board for the national award-winning event.


UCLan is the main sponsor of the judging days, which will be held at Northcote at the Rovers in February, where they will support the validation of entries and will be on site offering finalists information on business support.

Dr John Lonsdale, director of Innovation and Enterprise, said: “The University of Central Lancashire is delighted to be a judging partner for the Red Rose Awards 2016, celebrating the wealth of business talent in the county.

Lancashire is a great place to do business and we are looking forward to being involved with this award-winning event.”

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View, said: “We are delighted to have UCLan on board for 2016 as our judging partner.

“Their support and expertise is a welcome addition to the event and they will be invaluable throughout the whole entry and shortlisting processes, especially on our very busy and exciting judging days.”

Red Rose Awards is the current holder of the PPA Connect Best UK Business Awards Event title.

Other sponsors confirmed to date include Barclays, Forbes Solicitors, Burnley Council, RSM, 2BR/ The Bee, Ascentis, Barton Grange Hotel, Bespoke Web Specialists, Bizspace, Business and Enterprise Trust, Cassons, Four Recruitment, Federation of Small Businesses, Heart Radio, Laura Hartley recruitment, Leonard Dews, Marketing Lancashire, Napthens Solicitors, Northcote at the Rovers, North West Coast Academic Health Science Network, Peter Scott Printers, Preston’s College, Stonehouse Logic, Sunshine Events, WEC Group, Winter Gardens Blackpool. To take part in the Red Rose Awards, visit The closing date for entries is January 15 2016 and the celebration will take place, once again, at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, on March 10.