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 2022

The 2023 competition will be the 14th Rossendale Business Awards, which has grown to become the largest local business event of the year.

Last year over 120 local businesses were nominated.

We are so looking forward to celebrating together at the R-Awards ceremony, which will be held on the evening of Saturday 9th December at The Ashcroft in Whitworth.

Latest News

The Latest News About The R-Awards

From left, Sarah Brierley from sponsor Winter Solicitors presents the Part-Time Business award to Tracy Cuthbertson of the WaterWell Foundation CIC. Photo Liz Henson Photography

Family tragedy led Tracy to set up foundation

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AFTER 12 people close to Tracy Cuthbertson took their own lives in a short space of time, she decided she had to try to make a difference.  The result was…

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14th Rossendale Business Awards Opens For Nominations On September 20th

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A SPECTACULAR awards celebration on a Saturday night will be held to mark the 14th Rossendale Business Awards. The event will be at The Ashcroft in Whitworth, Rossendale’s largest venue…

Edenfield woodland camping retreat plans to become carbon neutral

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HUNDREDS of children have been able to go back to nature and safely camp in beautiful woodland above Edenfield after a run-down Guide campsite was bought by a local couple….

Ale and gin bar owners set sights on next business expansion

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One of the success stories for the 2021 awards was Casked Ale and Ginporium and now, with two flourishing bars under their belt, owners Mike and Amanda Jones are already…