Seven businesses from Pendle are celebrating after being shortlisted as finalists in this year’s Red Rose Awards.
The Successful businesses were announced after a day of rigorous pre-scoring saw each category whittled down to six finalists for each award.
The 150 finalists will now face an interview and presentation stage across a further two judging days at the Red Rose Suite at Blackburn Rovers. Winners will be announced at the glittering ceremony which takes place on March 12th at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.
More than 50 judges, made up of sponsors, business leaders and independent experts, cast their expert eyes over the written entries to create the shortlist.
The Pendle companies to make it through to the finals are: Merc Engineering, Barrowford and PDS CNC Engineering Ltd, Nelson (Engineering Business of the Year), We Love PR, Blacko (Creative Sector Business of the Year), XLCR Vehicle Management Ltd, Colne and Marsden Building Society, Nelson (Financial Services Business of the Year), REM (UK) Ltd, Nelson (Manufacturing Business of the Year) and Morow Ltd, Nelson (Innovation of the Year).
Judges said the decisions during the scoring of written entries were tougher, the stories bigger and the achievements greater than ever before.
Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View - the magazine behind the awards, said: “The entries we received this year were stronger than ever, and many businesses across this great county are recording strong performances.”
“We are excited at the prospect of bringing the county together at the Winter Gardens on March 12 to celebrate the success of Lancashire business, form new relationships and have a fantastic night out!”
The full shortlist of finalists can be seen at http://www.redroseawards.co.uk/red-rose-awards-2015-finalists/. Tickets and tables for the event can also be booked through the website.