Lancashire law firm, Harrison Drury Solicitors, are sponsoring the Red Rose Awards for their fifth year. This year, they are sponsoring one of the new categories for 2021, the Built Environment Award.
Harrison Drury Solicitors specialise in corporate, commercial and property law, as well as home and family matters. They have four offices in Lancashire and one in Cumbria, working with clients across the region and beyond.
There is something for all Lancashire businesses to aim for in the Red Rose Awards, with 20 categories open for entries. The event celebrates business through sector specific categories, plus categories open to all such as employer of the year, customer service award and the innovation award.
We spoke to Harrison Drury to see why the organisation continues to support the Red Rose Awards.
RRA: How did Harrison Drury first get involved with the Red Rose Awards?
HD: We entered the legal category at the very first Red Rose Awards back in 2011. We won the Law Firm of the Year title in 2014, 2017 and for the third time in 2020 which is a fantastic achievement. As a firm that works very closely with the property community, we have also sponsored the property award category for the last three years and will make it four years running this year, by sponsoring the Built Environment Award.
RRA: What changes have you seen in the Red Rose Awards over the years that you have been involved?
HD: Not only does it get bigger every year in terms of the event and the attendees, the appetite from businesses to enter and win a Red Rose Award has also grown enormously. The ceremony is such a fun and enjoyable experience, but this is also an awards programme with real credibility. The competition gets fiercer each year and the judging process is quite rightly very thorough and testing.
RRA: What is the most rewarding part of being a sponsor?
HD: It’s great knowing you are giving something back to Lancashire’s business community. There are some amazing examples of innovation, determination, and passion from Red Rose businesses. For many small growing firms, winning an award can be the spark that lights the fuse to further growth and success. It’s great to be a part of that.
RRA: How do you feel that the Red Rose Awards benefit Lancashire?
HD: The awards have always championed Lancashire. Not just in terms of celebrating the county’s business achievements but bringing people together and actively encouraging them to support each other by buying local where possible. From the judging event to the awards night and after parties, the awards also support local venues, suppliers, and entertainers.
RRA: How do you feel that your involvement with the Red Rose Awards benefits Harrison Drury Solicitors?
HD: Having won an award on three occasions, we can honestly say it gives the whole firm a boost. It validates the hard work of our people and brings the feelgood factor to our interactions with clients and contacts. The awards night itself and the various events connected to it, such as the judging and winner’s reception are also a great opportunity to network and influence.
RRA: Do you have any words of advice for businesses who may be considering entering this year?
HD: Don’t hold back in showing your passion for your business, your industry and for Lancashire. And if you make it to the judging stage, be innovative in your approach. You only have a small window to make a big impression on the judges, so just go for it!
Since the Red Rose Awards were launched in 2011, it has steadily grown and become the centrepiece attraction for the business community.
Businesses interested in entering the awards have until August 20 to submit their entry forms. The finalists will be announced on September 10, and they will then be given the opportunity to put their best case to the judges on September 22 and 23.
For more details, visit www.redroseawards.co.uk/enter-an-award
The headline sponsors for Red Rose Awards 2021 are Forbes Solicitors and Barclays.
The awards are also sponsored by Azets UK, Cube Thinking, Eventus Recruitment Group, Four Recruitment, Napthens Solicitors, Peter Scott Printers, Porsche Centre Bolton, Rowan, Sales Geek, Seriun, Sundown Solutions, Two Zero and The University of Central Lancashire. The charity partner is Community Foundation for Lancashire.