Begbies Traynor, the UK's leading business rescue and recovery specialist, providing advice and assistance to stakeholders of troubled businesses, is sponsoring the drinks reception at the Red Rose Awards 2021, the eleventh annual celebration of the Lancashire business community.
RRA: How did Begbies Traynor first get involved with the Red Rose Awards?
CL: Begbies Traynor has supported Lancashire Business View and its associated events wherever possible for a number of years now, as we recognise the value that Lancashire Business View brings to local businesses and the boost that it can provide to the Lancashire economy.
RRA: What changes have you seen in the Red Rose Awards over the years that you have been involved?
CL: Most noticeably, the Red Rose Awards has grown year on year into one of the most popular business awards in the North West and is certainly the hot ticket to have in the business calendar. Even more so in 2021 as we emerge from lockdown restrictions, and businesses are making every effort to return to a level of normality and boost their profiles within their industries and the local area once more.
RRA: What is the most rewarding part of being a sponsor?
CL: Knowing that, as a local business, you are contributing to something that provides other local businesses with a platform to celebrate what they and their employees have achieved and are continuing to strive to achieve. Despite the industry in which we operate, it brings a significant amount of joy to us to see local business being successful, recovering from what has been a particularly hard period in our lives and taking the opportunity to celebrate that.
RRA: How do you feel that the Red Rose Awards benefit Lancashire?
CL: The Red Rose Awards brings the profile of Lancashire and its businesses to the forefront of many media streams across the country, further instilling and enforcing the importance, significance and value Lancashire businesses hold in the North West and for the country as a whole.
RRA: How do you feel that your involvement with the Red Rose Awards benefits Begbies Traynor?
CL: For a business in our sector, our involvement with the Red Rose Awards is less about the benefit we can receive and more about the benefit others can in knowing that there is help and advice available to them if they are struggling, particularly given the position a lot of business are now trying to recover from. If our involvement means that just one more business becomes aware that there is support and help available when they need it, and they can seek that sooner than they would have done previously, then that is benefit enough.
Since the awards were launched in 2011, it has steadily grown and become the centrepiece attraction for the business community.
Entries for the awards have now closed. The finalists were announced on Friday 10 September and are available to view here. All finalists were given the opportunity to put their best case to the judges on September 22 and 23.
On Thursday 25 November, the winners for this year’s Red Rose Awards will be announced at Winter Gardens, Blackpool.
For more details, visit www.redroseawards.co.uk
The headline sponsors for Red Rose Awards 2021 are Forbes Solicitors and Barclays.
The awards are also sponsored by Azets UK, Begbies Traynor, Bigtank, Business Health Matters, Campbell & Rowley, Cube Thinking, Eventus Recruitment Group, Ewood Experience, Four Recruitment, Harrison Drury Solicitors, Marketing Lancashire, Matrix247, Mattioli Woods, Napthens Solicitors, Pendle Engineering, Peter Scott Printers, Pink Link, PM+M, Porsche Centre Bolton, Rowan Executive, Sales Geek, Seriun, SparesVault™ by Northern Industrial, Sundown Solutions, The Fun Experts, Two Zero, United Utilities and The University of Central Lancashire. The charity partner is Community Foundation for Lancashire.