Ribble Valley firms in line for Red Rose awards

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SEVERAL Ribble Valley firms feature in the shorlists for this year’s Lancashire Business View Red Rose Awards, some in multiple categories.

They have been announced after two days of intensive interviewing and judging. More than 160 businesses were represented at the shortlisting sessions in Preston by nearly 300 delegates.

Seven panels of judges, made up of sponsors, business leaders and other independents, grilled the businesses on their entries in brief interviews to create the shortlists.

Local businesses shortlisted are:

SMUK Solutions (Clitheroe) for Online Business of the Year and Family Business of the Year.

J.S. Accountancy (Clitheroe) for Financial Business of the Year and Rural Business of the Year.

European Manufacturing Solutions (Clitheroe) for Industrial Business of the Year.

Fort Vale Engineering (Simonstone) for Industrial Business of the Year and International Achievement Award.

Browsholme Hall and Tithe Barn for Rural Business of the Year and Tourism and Leisure Business of the Year.

The Millstone at Mellor for Tourism and Leisure Business of the Year.

The Whalley Wine Shop for Retailer of the Year and Small Business of the Year.

Alkincoats (Clitheroe) for Start-Up Business of the Year.

The Paper Cup Company (Clitheroe) for Environmental Impact Award.

Child Action Northwest (Wilpshire) for the Not For Profit Award.

Tickets and tables for the Red Rose Awards are available online at www.redroseawards.co.uk. The event takes place on Thursday March 15th at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.