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Red Rose Awards: An essential part of Lancashire’s business calendar

May 2021 2021

It is with great pleasure that we announce Forbes Solicitors as the headline sponsor of the Red Rose Awards 2021. Forbes have sponsored the Red Rose Awards from the very beginning, back to the first year in 2011.

Forbes is an award-winning law firm based in Lancashire, who offer legal services to individuals, commercial clients and a number of specialist sectors.

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.

Andrea Stamp, marketing and business development director, Forbes Solicitors, explains why the organisation supports the Red Rose Awards.

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

AS: Forbes has been headline sponsor of the Awards since their inception in 2011.

RRA: What changes have you seen in the Red Rose Awards over the years that you have been involved?

AS: The Awards have grown significantly since they started over a decade ago and are now an essential part of the business calendar in Lancashire

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

AS: As a firm whose roots are firmly based in Lancashire, we are proud to be part of an award ceremony for local businesses. It means a lot to us to say that we have had a hand in supporting Lancashire based businesses celebrate their success.

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

AS: They showcase the success of Lancashire businesses and give other regions a chance to see what is on offer. It also helps raise the profile of local businesses and offers credibility.

RRA: How do you feel that your involvement with the Red Rose Awards benefits Forbes Solicitors?

AS: It has given us the opportunity to meet and work with so many fantastic companies. As a firm who prides themselves in being real and engaging, we value the opportunity to meet local professionals and maintain relationships with them. 

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

AS: Just do it!

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 judging partner is Blackpool & The Fylde College.

The awards are also sponsored by Azets UK, Business Health Matters, Cube Thinking, Eventus Recruitment Group, Four Recruitment, Harrison Drury Solicitors, Napthens Solicitors, Peter Scott Printers, PM+M, 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.

Posted: 18th May 2021
Categories: 2021

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