Red Rose Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the Red Rose Awards 2015 have been announced! You can view them by category below.

Judges said the decisions during the scoring of written entries were tougher, the stories bigger and the achievements greater than ever before.

More than fifty judges, made up of sponsors, business leaders and independent experts, cast their expert eyes over the written entries to create the shortlist.

For those that have made it to Blackpool, they now face judging panels at the Red Rose Suite at Ewood Park, Blackburn on February 11 and 12. Winners will be announced the ceremony at Winter Gardens on March 12.

Tables and tickets are now on sale here.

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View - the magazine behind the awards, said: “The entries we received this year were stronger than ever, and many businesses across this great county are recording strong performances.

“We are excited at the prospect of bringing the county together at the Winter Gardens on March 12 to celebrate the success of Lancashire business, form new relationships and have a fantastic night out!”

The 2014 Red Rose Awards was named Awards Event of the Year at the PPA Connect Awards in December. Headline sponsors of the Red Rose Awards 2015 are Forbes Solicitors and Barclays. The awards are also supported by 2BR & The Bee, Allied Lighting, Ascentis, BAE Systems, Baker Tilly, Blackburn Rovers FC, Bizspace, Boost Lancashire, Burnley Borough Council, Business and Enterprise Trust, Businesswise Solutions, Cassons, Federation of Small Businesses, Four Recruitment, Financial Affairs, Just Construction & Property Network, Laura Hartley Recruitment, Leonard Dews, Lloyd BMW Blackpool, Napthens Solicitors, Peter Scott Printers, Preston’s College, Slatescape, Sunshine Events, UK Trade & Investment and WEC Group. The event is also supported by Eat My Logo and Dewlay.

Construction Business of the Year

constructionsponsor
  • Anderton Gables
  • Ascent Scaffolding UK
  • Bryan Lee Building Contractors
  • Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors
  • Prefix Systems
  • Truemans (Holdings)
 

Creative Sector Business of the Year

creativesponsor
  • Academy Print & Design (UK)
  • Bigtank Productions
  • Creativeworld
  • Cuffe and Taylor
  • Fat Media
  • We Love PR
 

Customer Service Award

customerservicesponsor
  • BAKO North Western
  • Gold Medal Travel Group
  • Lakeview Rest Homes
  • Lloyd Motors
  • Primary Teaching Services
  • StoneHouse Logic
 

Employer of the Year

employersponsor
  • Clayton Recruitment
  • Danbro
  • Lanway
  • Pennine Events
  • Primary Teaching Services
  • The Foxton Centre
 

Engineering Business of the Year

engineeringsponsor
  • BCW Engineering
  • CoolKit Limited
  • Hardy Services
  • Merc Engineering
  • PDS Engineering
  • WECJet
 

Family Business of the Year

familysponsor
  • Chorley Group
  • Cummins Mellor Recruitment
  • Laila’s Fine Foods
  • The Hot Tub Superstore
  • Trilanco
  • Woodscape
 

Financial Services Business of the Year

financialsponsor
  • Beever and Struthers
  • Cassons
  • KR Group
  • Marsden Building Society
  • PM+M Solutions For Business
  • XLCR Vehicle Management
 

Green Business Award

  • Acorn Cleaners
  • Blackpool and The Fylde College
  • Carbon Footprint Experts Lighting
  • Crowberry Consulting
  • Neales Waste Management
  • the low carbon energy company
 

Growing Business of the Year

growingbusinesssponsor
  • Bertram’s Restaurant
  • Carbon Footprint Experts Lighting
  • Colossal Training
  • MAC Clinical Research
  • MendIT
  • Service Care Solutions
 

Health & Care Business of the Year

healthsponsor
  • Lakeview Rest Homes
  • MAC Clinical Research
  • Mosaic Community Care
  • Physiofusion
  • Springhill Care
  • Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group
 

Innovation of the Year

innovationsponsor
  • Andrew Porter
  • Azotic Technologies
  • Khans Quality Foods
  • Morow
  • OneFit Software
  • Prefix Systems
 

International Achievement Award

internationalsponsor
  • Andrew Porter
  • ekmPowershop
  • Group55
  • iflorist
  • Natures Aid
  • Tangerine Holdings
 

Large Business of the Year

largebusinesssponsor
  • Gold Medal Travel Group
  • KR Group
  • Laila’s Fine Foods
  • Simon Jersey
  • Springhill Care
  • Winter Gardens Blackpool
 

Legal Business of the Year

legalsponsor
  • AMT LAWYERS LTD
  • Farleys Solicitors
  • Harrison Drury solicitors
  • JFS
  • Napthens Solicitors
  • Taylors
 

Manufacturing Business of the Year

manufacturesponsor
  • CoolKit
  • Khans Quality Foods
  • Laila’s Fine Foods
  • Prefix Systems
  • REM (UK)
  • Woodscape
 

Medium Business of the Year

mediumbusinesssponsor
  • CoolKit
  • ekmPowershop
  • Prefix Systems
  • Service Care Solutions
  • The Hot Tub Superstore
  • Trilanco
 

New Business of the Year

newbusinesssponsor
  • Ascent Scaffolding UK
  • Bertram’s Restaurant
  • CliniCall CiC
  • Praetura Asset Finance
  • Ruby & Daisy
  • WECJet
 

Not-for-profit Business of the Year

  • Caritas Care
  • Incredible Edible Rossendale
  • Lancashire Community Finance
  • Lancashire Sport Partnership
  • Spring into Action CIC
  • The Foxton Centre
 

Online Business of the Year

onlinesponsor
  • Chard (1964)
  • ekmPowershop
  • iflorist
  • Netflights.com
  • Personnel Checks
  • The Hot Tub Superstore
 

Property Business of the Year

propertysponsor
  • Aldrock Surveyors
  • Anderton Gables
  • Cassidy + Ashton
  • Cleanall Services
  • Lantei Compliance Services
  • Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors
 

Retail Business of the Year

retailsponsor
  • Cakes by Ruth
  • Freeport Fleetwood
  • Khans Quality Foods
  • Leonard Dews Jewellers
  • Ruby & Daisy
  • The Ink Squid
 

Rural Business of the Year

  • Cedar Farm
  • Farm Creative
  • Ginger Recruitment Services
  • Potters Barn
  • The Cartford Inn
 

Skills Provider Award

skillssponsor
  • Access Ability CIC
  • Blackpool and The Fylde College
  • Colossal Training
  • Themis at Burnley College
  • Training 2000
  • WEC Group
 

Small Business of the Year

smallbusinesssponsor
  • Chard (1964)
  • Colossal Training
  • Gconnect
  • Group55
  • Sous Vide Tools
  • Tufties Hair & Beauty
 

Tourism and Leisure Business of the Year

  • After Dark Entertainment
  • Crow Wood Leisure
  • Gold Medal Travel Group
  • Seafood Pub Company
  • Sunshine Events UK
  • Winter Gardens Blackpool