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Iconic Winter Gardens venue for Red Rose Awards

February 2018 2018

Lancashire Business View’s Red Rose Awards will return to its Winter Gardens home in Blackpool this year. The county’s premier celebration of business excellence has been held at the iconic venue since its launch in 2011.

The Red Rose Awards is the event where Lancashire business, commerce and industry are celebrated. It provides the best possible platforms to promote success, and to encourage inter-trading in the county.

The awards are about the businesses that keep the county alive – the heroes of the Lancashire economy.

Simon Jersey, previous winners of the Large Business award said, “The Red Rose Awards play a great role in promoting the fantastic talent and business growth in Lancashire.”

This year more than 1,100 people will attend the glittering event on the March 8 to see the cream of Lancashire’s business talent honoured. The event sees the Red Rose Awards team utilise various areas of the venue for the awards which start at 6:00pm and finish at 1:30am; it will truly be a night to remember.

This year guests will enjoy a fabulous evening of fun and celebration at another part of the famous venue.

The awards evening will take place in the impressive Olympia Exhibition Centre this year. The switch follows work to renovate the Empress Ballroom, which has held previous awards evenings.

That renovation work is underway and is expected to cost in the region of £750,000.

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be returning to the Winter Gardens in Blackpool where we have had such fabulous evenings over the years.

“There aren’t many venues in the country never mind Lancashire, that can hold over 1,100 guests in two different spaces and we are really impressed with the splendour of the Olympia Exhibition Centre. People attending the event will enjoy the same great atmosphere that this event and venue delivers every year.

“We are working hard with the venue, our production team and all of our Lancashire –based event suppliers to turn this space into a spectacular room to host the awards!”

Michael Williams, managing director of Winter Gardens Blackpool said: “The work taking place in the Empress Ballroom is a huge undertaking for the venue. We are very pleased Lancashire Business View were up for the challenge of using the Olympia Exhibition Centre for the Red Rose Awards and we look forward to working with them on the transformation of this space which has never been used for an event of this nature before.”

Organisations of all sizes from every corner of the county across a wide variety of industries are represented on the list of 150 finalists and 26 winners will be revealed on the night. 

Click here to see the finalists for 2018.

Sponsors of the awards are: Forbes Solicitors, Barclays, UCLan, 3ManFactory, Barcadia Media, Bespoke Digital Agency, Bespoke Healthcare, BGF, Birchall Foodservice, Bizspace, Blackburn & The Fylde College, Business Enterprise Trust, Cassons, EPSL Educational Printing, Eventus Legal, Global, Harrison Drury Solicitors, James’ Places, Leonard Dews, LHR, Marketing Lancashire, Mattioli Woods, Mayes Accountants, Mint Business Travel, Napthens Solicitors, Northcote at the Rovers, NWEEG, Peter Scott Printers, Porsche Centre Bolton, Recycling Lives, Rosebud and Mercia Fund Managers, RSM, Slater + Gordon, StoneHouse Logic, Sunshine Events, Tailor Made Sourcing, Themis, VEKA, Visit Blackpool, WEC Group and With a Twist. 

The charity partner for Red Rose Awards 2018 is Cash for Kids and funds will be raised at the awards event to support their work in Lancashire.

Posted: 22nd February 2018

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