Lancashire’s biggest celebration of business is a 1,100-plus sell-out – for the fourth consecutive year.
Red Rose Awards, which was first launched in 2011, takes place at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on March 9.
Guests will enjoy a lively evening, with various rooms utilised at Winter Gardens including the Empress Ballroom, where the dinner and ceremony take place, and also the Floral Pavilion and the Arena, where a post-awards party will be staged.
There are 26 categories at the Awards with six finalists competing for each trophy.
The event has earned a reputation as a lively, fast-paced evening and the key networking opportunity for businesses across the county. In 2014 it was honoured as the UK’s best business awards event at the national PPA Connect Awards and was a finalist in 2015.
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.”
Guests will be asked to abide by the night’s three golden rules: take business seriously, but enjoy it; if you can buy it in Lancashire, buy it in Lancashire; and no long speeches!
Those who missed out on tickets can follow the event on social media using the #RRA17 Twitter hashtag and @RedRoseAwards account. The event has trended on Twitter for the past two years, bringing a national focus to the county’s business community.
A full review with pictures with appear online at Lancashirebusinessview.co.uk and in the May-June edition of Lancashire Business View magazine.
Funds will be raised on the night to support the Cash For Kids charity in Lancashire.
Sponsors are: Forbes Solicitors, Barclays Bank, Uclan, RSM, Seneca Partners, 3Man Factory, Anderton Gables, Beever and Struthers, Bespoke, Bizspace, Business & Enterprise Trust, Cassons, Enterprise Ventures and Rosebud, Eventus Legal, Fatmedia, Federation of Small Businesses, Genting Casino, Heart, Holmes Mill, Leonard Dews, Limitless, LH Recruitment, Marketing Lancashire, Mattioli Woods, Mayes Accountants, NFU Mutual, Northcote at the Rovers, NWEEG, Peter Scott Printers, Preston’s College, Slater and Gordon, Stonehouse logic, Sunshine Events, WEC Group and With a Twist The charity partner for Red Rose Awards 2017 is Cash for Kids and funds will be raised at the awards event to support their work.