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"It was a natural fit for Business Health Matters to work with the Red Rose Awards"

June 2021 2021

It’s with great pleasure that we announce Business Health Matters as a new sponsor of Red Rose Awards for 2021! Business Health Matters have come on board as this year’s Health and Wellbeing Award Sponsor.

The Business Health Matters programme has been developed to support local businesses in improving the physical and mental health of their employees so that staff are happier, healthier and more productive.

With 20 categories open for entries, there’s something for all businesses in Lancashire to aim for. The Red Rose Awards 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 Adrian Leather, chief executive of Business Health Matters and Active Lancashire, to see why the organisation has signed up to sponsor the Red Rose Awards 2021.

RRA: How did the business first get involved with the Red Rose Awards?

AL: As a new programme, led by Active Lancashire and backed by a range of local and national partners, we felt it was a natural fit for Business Health Matters to work with the Red Rose Awards this year.

When the opportunity arose to sponsor the Health and Wellbeing category, we were keen to learn more and the team at the Red Rose Awards impressed us with their plans for this year’s ceremony. As a result, we are delighted to be working with them in 2021, showcasing Business Health Matters to this large, local network of businesses interested in the workplace health conversation here in Lancashire.

RRA: What is the most rewarding part of being a sponsor?

AL: We are looking forward to seeing the innovative ways that Lancashire businesses have embedded health and wellbeing into their organisations, especially after the challenges of the last 12 months.

RRA: How do you feel that the Red Rose Awards benefit Lancashire?

AL: Lancashire is a county that is innovative and passionate, which leads to success across a range of industries. It is very important that we pause and reflect each year so that we can celebrate those who are making a difference in their own way and inspire others to do the same.

RRA: How do you feel that your involvement with the Red Rose Awards benefits Business Health Matters?

AL: We are very pleased to be sponsoring the Health and Wellbeing category at the Red Rose Awards in November, following the full launch of the Business Health Matters this September. In particular, we are looking forward to showcasing what we can offer to Lancashire businesses and meeting with innovative and supportive business leaders who share our vision.

RRA: Do you have any words of advice for businesses who may be considering entering this year?

AL: The awards this year are going to be an important time for every business to reflect but also look ahead to a more vibrant and exciting year, following a challenging period of time for us all. We are looking forward to building connections with fellow organisations who are striving for this healthier, happier future and think it is a good opportunity for those who want to grow their network of like-minded, forward-thinking business contacts.

Since the 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.

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The headline sponsors for Red Rose Awards 2021 are Forbes Solicitors and Barclays.

The awards are also sponsored by Anderton Gables, Azets UK, Business Health Matters, Cube Thinking, Eventus Recruitment Group, Four Recruitment, Harrison Drury Solicitors, Matrix 247, Mattioli Woods, Napthens Solicitors, Peter Scott Printers, Pink Link, PM+M, Porsche Centre Bolton, Rowan Executive Search, Sales Geek, Seriun, Sundown Solutions, Two Zero and The University of Central Lancashire. The charity partner is Community Foundation for Lancashire.

Posted: 18th June 2021
Categories: 2021

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