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 2018

The 2018 competition will be the 9th 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 2018 on this website from Wednesday August 13th. The ceremony will once again be at Riverside Whitworth, on the evening of Wednesday November 14th.

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.

Latest News

The Latest News About The R-Awards

Alan Rhodes Dry Stone Walling

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SPOTTING a book in a library just after the birth of his daughter led to a whole new career for Alan Rhodes. Last year the self-employed dry stone waller won the…

Bacup Royal Court Theatre Group

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A COMMUNITY theatre that was rescued by dedicated volunteers was the worthy recipient of the Pride of our Valley title at Rossendale Business Awards. In 2016 Bacup Royal Court Theatre closed…

RAwards18 Nominations

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Nominations for RAwards18 have now closed. As of 9am on Wednesday 19th September we received 213 nominations for 118 different businesses, 24 different Enterprising Women and 2 Enterprising Young People….

Ruby & Daisy 2017 Independent Retailer Award Winners

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WITH customers in Australia, Thailand and all over America, Haslingden store Ruby and Daisy is already on the way to achieving global brand status. When friends Louise Bispham and Helena Hoyle…