The wait is over and the winners at Lancashire’s biggest celebration of business have been revealed at a glittering awards evening.
More than 1,100 guests attended the Red Rose Awards held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool last night.
They saw 26 awards handed out to innovative, creative and successful businesses from across the county, representing a variety of sectors.
The Lancashire Business View Award went to Blackpool-based Laila’s Fine Foods.
Burnley business Veka received the Large Business Award and another Burnley company, catering food and drink supplier Birchall Foodservice, ended the night with a hat-trick of honours.
It walked away with the awards for Customer Service, Employer of the Year and Family Business.
Preston-based Warden Construction did the double, lifting the Construction Business and Corporate Social Responsibility awards.
The Red Rose Awards was a sell-out event for the fourth consecutive year and guests enjoyed a lively evening of entertainment.
Funds were raised on the night to support the Cash For Kids charity in Lancashire.
Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View magazine, which stages the awards, said: “First and foremost the Red Rose Awards are about giving Lancashire business the opportunity to show how great they are and how deep the county’s commercial excellence runs.
“Everything you need to run a successful business can be supplied from the county and we see it as our role, through the magazine and at events like Red Rose Awards, to showcase the great businesses we have.”