Open to manufacturing and engineering businesses of all types.
2020 was a year like no other. The pandemic has brought new challenges, new opportunities, new ways of working.
Every business has a story to tell. Red Rose Awards 2021 wants to share those stories.
The starting point is that you whatever you make you are passionate about ‘making it’ in Lancashire – the manufacturing heartland of the UK.
It could be plastic products, aircraft components, chemicals, furniture, steel structures, clothing, textiles, electronics, food, machines…
We know many manufacturers have at least in part pivoted their operations, whether towards Covid efforts, or because their market place was disrupted or changed.
Our judges want to know how you did that, the impact of the changes you made and how you are planning for the future. For some, there will also be impacts from the end of the EU transition period.
Judges will also be interested in how you are investing and developing new products, techniques, skills and processes and how you are maintaining and increasing your operations in established and new markets.
And they’ll want to understand your business strategy.
Entries open for Red Rose Awards 2021 on Tuesday 8 December 2020. To be notified of when entries are open, register an account here.
Entries for Red Rose Awards 2021 will close at midnight on Friday, 19 February 2021.
A full list of award categories are available on the categories page.
Each business can enter up to three different award categories.
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:
The following rules apply –
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.
Yes. You will be unable to exceed the word count limit when you enter your submission into our online entry forms.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The online system will show that you have entered the awards once you click submit. You will also receive a confirmation email.
No. The Red Rose Awards are free to enter.
Once entries have closed, all written submissions are scrutinised by our judges and finalists are announced on 26 March 2021.
Interviews will take place on 14 and 15 April 2021. These dates cannot be changed and we advise to mark them in your calendar now!
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.
All finalists will be notified on Friday 26 March 2021 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 14 or 15 April 2021. If we cannot hold the interviews live, these will be conducted online.
Simply fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.