RAwards 20 Winners

By December 7, 2020Award Winners

A CELEBRATION awards’ night was held virtually when the best Rossendale businesses were acknowledged for their hard work in 2020. This year’s Rossendale Business Awards were held virtually as a Facebook Live event on Wednesday December 2. Shooters Media had filmed organisers and sponsors announcing the winners at The Boo in Waterfoot, and created a video screened before an online Valley at Work celebration Zoom meeting.

This year’s shining star was Anna’s Café-Bar at Weir which not only won the most inspirational business title – the Valley at Work Award – but owner Anna Federici won the Enterprising Person title and the business also won the Food and Drink and Medium Business titles.

Rob Carder, Chair of organisers Valley at Work which connects local businesses, said: “The submissions we received were incredible. The fortitude and determination shown by our local businesses to strive to thrive while also helping each other shone out in the entries. Yes 2020 will go down in history as one of the toughest year’s in our lifetimes, but it also allowed people to show their strengths and none more so than our amazing Rossendale businesses.”

Rossendale Business Awards 20 Results

Valley at Work Award: Anna’s Café-Bar

Accessible Business sponsored by Ayesha Communications: Cotton Shed Theatre Company

Creative Business sponsored by GrowTraffic: Grow Your Mindset

Enterprising Person sponsored by Dawn Rose Contemporary Jewellery and Accessories: Anna Federici of Anna’s Café-Bar

Enterprising Young Person sponsored by Rossendale High Schools: James Wilcock, BRGS

Food and Drink Business sponsored by Kay’s Fish and Chips: Anna’s Café-Bar

Independent Retailer sponsored by Rawtenstall Chamber of Commerce: DT LAW BUTCHERS

Invest in Rossendale sponsored by Rossendale Borough Council: Lucy Lou’s Café

Invest in Rossendale Young People sponsored by Rossendale Borough Council: JJR Video Productions

Large Business sponsored by Metis HR: Douglas & Peters Ltd

Made in Rossendale sponsored by The Boo: Handmade in Rossendale

Medium Business sponsored by Metis HR: Anna’s Café-Bar

MicroBusiness sponsored by Liz Pollard Consultancy: The Nowt Poncy Food Company Ltd

Not for Profit sponsored by Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall: The Raft Foundation Charity

Highly Commended: The M3 Project

Part-Time Business sponsored by Winter Solicitors: The Lancashire Gift Company

Highly Commended: Liz Henson Photography

Service Business sponsored by Tricketts Insurance Brokers: Finlay Jude Associates Ltd

Small Business sponsored by BoB Clubs (NW): Bright & Beautiful

Sole Trader sponsored by Rossendale Free Press: Spexbox

Visit Rossendale sponsored by Rossendale Borough Council: Lucardo Rawtenstall Escape Rooms

Workforce Development sponsored by the Nelson & Colne College Group: RPS Precision Engineering Ltd

Story by Catherine Smyth Media

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