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Growing Business Award

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Open to businesses that can demonstrate 20% + - increase growth in their latest financial year.


When do the Awards open for entry?

Entries open on the 8 November 2017

When is the closing date for entries?

You must submit your entries by midnight on Friday 12 January 2018

What are the Red Rose Award's categories?

A full list of award categories are available on the categories page.

How many categories can I enter?

Each business can enter up to four different award categories.

What makes a company eligible to enter the awards?

To be eligible, your business must be based within the current Lancashire county boundaries. For clarity, this means you must pay business rates in one of the following district or unitary boroughs:

  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Blackpool
  • Burnley
  • Chorley
  • Fylde
  • Hyndburn
  • Lancaster
  • Pendle
  • Preston
  • Ribble Valley
  • Rossendale
  • South Ribble
  • West Lancashire
  • Wyre
What are the Red Rose Award rules?

The following rules apply –

  • The organisers reserve the right to amend or remove award categories
  • The organisers reserve the right to re-assign an entry to another category
  • Entrants acknowledge and agree that material from entry forms may be used in the event brochure and other marketing materials
  • Entrants should mark as confidential any elements of their entry they do not wish to be used for the event brochure or other marketing materials
  • Decisions of judges are final.
How do I enter the Awards?

To enter the awards, you must create an online account. This will allow you to view all award categories and entry forms. You can work sign in and out of the system to work on your entry form and save it as a draft until you're ready to submit.

You can enter the awards between 8 November 2017 and midnight on Friday 12 January 2018

What is the best way to enter the Awards?

We suggest you register an account so you can view the entry forms for the categories you wish to enter.

You can work on your entry in our online system by signing in and out and saving your entry as draft.

When you're ready to enter, simply click submit to send us your form.

Do I have to stick to the word count limits?

Yes. You will be unable to exceed the word count limit when you enter your submission into our online entry forms.

What help is available when entering the Awards?

Throughout the entry form you will see an ‘info’ icon next to certain questions. Here we’ve included further information to support you in completing your entry so make sure you hover over the icon to view this.

Should you have further questions please email redroseawards@lancashirebusinessview.co.uk

What happens when I submit by entry?

The online system will show that you have entered the awards once you click submit. You will also receive a confirmation email.

Provisionally mark out February 7 and 8 on your calendar as this is when the judging will take place should you be named a finalist.

Do I have to pay to enter the Awards?

No. The Red Rose Awards are free to enter.

When does the Award Judging take place?

Once entries have closed, all written submissions are scrutinised by our judges and finalists are announced on Monday 29 January 2018.

Interviews will take place on the 7 and 8 of February 2018 - These dates cannot be changed, so add them to your diary now!

What format does the interview take?

Each interview will last 20 minutes. Following a brief introduction you will have a maximum of 10 minutes for your presentation to the judges, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from the judges.

When will the finalists be announced?

All finalists will be notified on Monday 29 January 2018 by email.

The information will also be available on the website and through our social media channels.

Finalists will be invited to meet a judging panel for interview on February the 7 or 8. These dates cannot be changed.

Previous Winners of this Award

2017 Award Winners

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