Twenty-one businesses from the Preston area have made the shortlist of a countywide business awards.
The Red Rose Awards, organised by Lancashire Business Views, celebrate the best of what the county’s businesses have to offer. And Preston is not short of entrants who want to show they are the best in the business.
Three creative firms are on the list for the Creative Business Award with every1, Soap Media and Wash Design all shortlisted. BAKO North Western are up for Customer Service Award and Service Care Solutions make the list for Employer of the Year, Medium Business Award and Growing Business Award.
Family Business Award sees Lovania Nurses make the shortlist, they are also nominated for the Medium Business Awards. Community Life Choices are shortlisted for the Health and Care Business Award.
Two legal firms represent the city with Harrison Drury and Napthens Solicitors up for Legal Business Award.
GB Energy Supply are shortlisted for New Business Award and in the Property Business Award category Anderton Gables and Lantei Compliance Services both make the list.
Two agricultural firms are competing for the Rural Diversification Award, Farm Creative and SRH Agribusiness are on the list.
Skills provider Award sees Myerscough College and ROI Solutions at Preston’s College both nominated.
For the Small Business Award Edison Pope are shortlisted and finally in the Tourism and Leisure Business Award there’s a nomination for Bartle Hall Country Hotel and Restaurant.
Preston firms shortlisted now face an interview and presentation stagee during two days of judging at the Red Rose Suite at Blackburn Rovers.
Winners are revealed at a ceremony at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on Sunday 20 March.