RAwards18 – The Finalists

By October 19, 2018News

THE largest ever number of local businesses, organisations and individuals have been selected to compete for 17 top trophies at Rossendale Business Awards. On Wednesday November 14 at The Riverside in Whitworth, the ninth prestigious ceremony will be held. Judges praised the standard of entries, which led them to selecting almost 60 nominees as finalists.

The awards are organised by Valley at Work, which connects local businesses. Chair Rob Carder said: “This is the most finalists we have ever had, because the quality was so high this year. The judging panel and our sponsors read and assessed a record number of entries to determine who this year’s finalists would be. For anyone who has not made the list, don’t be too downhearted as each year we have found the standard is increasing.”

The Rossendale Free Press award will this year reward those that took up the Business Challenge which was set by Rossendale Hospice. Businesses used their skills to devise imaginative ways of raising money for the charity. Category winners receive an orange distinctive RAwards logo trophy, designed by former Alder Grange student Jake Ford and manufactured by the Rawtenstall school. The Valley at Work award, the finalists of which are only announced on the night, goes to the most inspirational business, or as last year it could be a person, and they win a bespoke glass engraving by Alexis Valentine from Walking on Glass.

2018 Finalists

Business of The Year (5-10 Employees) sponsored by Cassons Chartered Accountants

GrowTraffic Ltd

Stanley Jacks LTD

The Dearden Tea Rooms

Utility Smart Ltd

Business of The Year (11+ Employees) sponsored by Cassons Chartered Accountants

Arthouse Ltd

D T LAW BUTCHERS

IPH Electrical Ltd

Orthoplastics Limited

Food and Drink Business sponsored by Valley at Work

A’Vucciria

D T LAW BUTCHERS

Northern Whisper Brewing Co Ltd

The Dearden Tea Rooms

Invest In Rossendale sponsored by Rossendale Borough Council

A’Vucciria

Anna’s Café-Bar

Rossendale Radio Ltd

The Old Library Waterfoot CIC

The Soap Shack

Accessible Business sponsored by Ayesha Communications

Anna’s Café-Bar

Rossendale Leisure Trust

The Boo

The Old Library Waterfoot CIC

Apprenticeship sponsored by Accrington & Rossendale College

Arthouse Ltd

HEADMASTERS LANCASHIRE

Rossendale Leisure Trust

Winter Solicitors

MicroBusiness sponsored by Melbec Microbiology

Chic Boutique Travel

Creation Signs Ltd

Dawn Rose Contemporary Jewellery & Accessories

Deni-Deni

Pinnacle Stonemasonry Ltd

Sole Trader sponsored by Chic Boutique Travel

Catherine Smyth Media

Ivory Beau

Liz Henson Photography

Olly’s Woodland Learning

The Wellbeing Room

Enterprising Woman sponsored by Dawn Rose Contemporary Jewellery & Accessories

Jane Boys

Kimberley Ashworth

Rachel Weinhold

Ruth Winter

Independent Retailer sponsored by Rawtenstall Chamber of Commerce

D T LAW BUTCHERS

Dawn Rose Contemporary Jewellery & Accessories

Rileys Butchers

Roland’s Florist

Ruby & Daisy

Creative Business sponsored by GrowTraffic

Arthouse Ltd

Deni-Deni

Pinnacle Stonemasonry Ltd

Not for Profit sponsored by Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall

First Choice Credit Union

M3 Project Ltd

Valley Heritage

Service Business sponsored by Tricketts Insurance Brokers

Bright & Beautiful

Chic Boutique Travel

Connections2energy Ltd

Visit Rossendale sponsored by Rossendale Borough Council

Lucardo Rawtenstall escape games

Ski Rossendale

The Boo

The Whitaker Museum, Art Gallery + Cultural Hub

Part Time Business sponsored by Winter Solicitors

Baby Bliss

Liz Henson Photography

Mini Me Time

Ninja_Coffee

The Wellbeing Room

Employer of The Year sponsored by Metis HR

Arthouse Ltd

HEADMASTERS LANCASHIRE

Orthoplastics Limited

The Fisherman’s Retreat

Enterprising Young Person sponsored by Rossendale High Schools

Grace Bradshaw

Delta Eaton, Amy Evans, Theola Whittaker, Lizzie Mawson

Fearns Enterprise Challenge

Rossendale Free Press Award Business Challenge (Rossendale Hospice)

Cassons Chartered Accountants

Chic Boutique Travel

Ivory Beau

Linemark/HD Signs

Snapper & Hack (Catherine Smyth and Liz Hall)

Rossendales

Story by Catherine Smyth Media

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