About R-Awards

An annual showcase for the achievements, quality and diversity of the local businesses and enterprising people

Valley at Work is proud to organise Rossendale Business Awards. It is an annual showcase for the achievements, quality and diversity of the local businesses and enterprising people who make Rossendale such a great place to live, work and visit.

R-Awards Trophies

There are two R-Awards trophies. The first, which goes to all winners (except the Valley at Work Award winner), was designed by Jake Ford when he was a pupil at Alder Grange school. These are made exclusively for us by Alder Grange School every year. It demonstrates how deep the culture of enterprise runs in Rossendale.

Jake Ford, the R-Awards trophy designer, with Jake Berry MP in 2013

Jake Ford, the R-Awards trophy designer, with Jake Berry MP in 2013


R-Awards trophy

R-Awards trophy

The second trophy, which is presented to each year’s Valley at Work Award winner, is designed and made by Alexis Valentine of Walking on Glass. Alexis brings new design elements to the trophy every year which reflect different aspects of Rossendale.

Alexis with 2016 Valley at Work Award winners Flightdeck Experience

Alexis with 2016 Valley at Work Award winners Flightdeck Experience

R-Awards 2017

The 2017 competition will be the 8th Rossendale Business Awards, which has grown to become the largest local business event of the year. Last year over 100 businesses were nominated and over 200 business people filled Riverside Whitworth to capacity for the ceremony.

You will be able to nominate for Rossendale Business Awards 2017 on this website from Wednesday August 16th. The ceremony will once again be at Riverside Whitworth, on the evening of Wednesday November 15th.

Without our sponsors the Awards simply could not happen – so a great big thank you must go out to all the local businesses that have supported and continue to support Rossendale Business Awards.

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RAwards 2017 Finalists

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R – Awards 2016 ceremony

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It was standing room only as more than 200 packed Whitworth’s The Riverside for the long awaited final of Rossendale Business Awards. This year’s competition – the seventh – was…

R-Awards 2016 Finalists

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By Catherine Smyth After reading scores of entry forms, judges have selected the finalists who will be in the running for Rossendale Business Awards. This year 31 different businesses have…

R-Award: Apprenticeship

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R-Award: Apprenticeship Story by Catherine Smyth WINNING the Apprentice of the Year business award title gave a Haslingden company an increased profile and brought new customers. James Stroud proudly took…