UCLan announces support for the Red Rose Awards

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is throwing its support behind The Red Rose Awards 2017 for the second year, reprising its role as the official judging partner.

rra17-judge-partnerFour representatives from the University will sit on judging panels to help determine the winners of the awards, which celebrate achievements within Lancashire’s thriving business community.

The awards are organised by Lancashire Business View magazine, with categories including Employer of the Year, Growing Business and Large Business.

John Lonsdale, director of Innovation and Enterprise, Alison Hitchen, business development manager, Claire Holt, partnership development manager, and Pete Leather, of the Intellectual Property and Commercialisation team, will attend judging days which will be held at Ewood Park, Blackburn in February.

The awards ceremony will take place at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool on March 9.

UCLan’s John Lonsdale said: “Lancashire has a great business community and we are extremely proud to support the awards which recognise excellence and achievements. UCLan has several business support services available to Lancashire firms and a strong track record for helping people achieve business goals, and we are looking forward to meeting the nominees and hearing their stories in February.”

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View and producer of the Red Rose Awards, said: “We are delighted to have UCLan on board as our official judging partner for the second year.

“Their support and expertise are a welcome addition to our awards process – they lead the way in navigating us through the scores of entries received. “The awards are judged completely independently, so working with UCLan on this once again is invaluable – throughout the whole entry and shortlisting processes and especially on our very busy and exciting judging days!”