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Medium Business Award

Open to businesses with between 21 and 99 employees

Category criteria

The winner of this award will be able to demonstrate their achievements in terms of maintaining and growing their operations and how that will be continued.

Judges will be looking for proven success and robust strategies which take account of opportunities and threats.

They will be interested in how you are investing and developing new products, services, techniques, skills and processes to meet changing demands; and how you are maintaining and increasing your operations in established markets.


  • Entrants must have 21 to 99 full time (or full time equivalent) employees
  • Judges are looking for businesses with a great story to tell, whatever the sector they operate in.

When do the Awards open for entry?

Entries open for Red Rose Awards 2020 in October 2019. To be notified of when entries are open, register an account here.

When is the closing date for entries?

Entries for Red Rose Awards 2020 will close at midnight on Friday, 13 December 2019.

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 three 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 and no correspondence will be entered in to.
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 on your entries online by signing in to the system and saving them as drafts until you are ready to submit. You can then use your account to track your progress through the entry process.

Click here to register your account now.

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

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.

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 27January 2020.

Interviews will take place on 5 and 6 February 2020. These dates cannot be changed and we advise to mark them in your calendar 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.

You can be as creative as you like with your presentation. It is your choice whether to bring 'props' or equipment to support you in sharing your business story with our judges.

There are no laptops or screens provided in the interviews. If you would like to display something you will need to bring everything with you and set it up when you enter the interview room.

When will the finalists be announced?

All finalists will be notified on Monday 27 January 2019 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 5 or 6 at Ewood Park, Blackburn. These dates cannot be changed.

Previous Winners of this Award

2019 Award Winners

Flavour Warehouse / Vampire Vape

2018 Award Winners


2017 Award Winners


2016 Award Winners

Lovania Nurseries

2015 Award Winners

Prefix Systems

2014 Award Winners

Connect 2 Cleanrooms Ltd

2013 Award Winners

Denwa Communications

2012 Award Winners

Cherrytree Bakery ltd

2011 Award Winners

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