Rossendale Business Awards 2014: The Finalists

This list of finalists was decided by the judging panel. Each judge worked independently to study each entry, deciding their own top 3 for each category. If an entry was selected by at least two judges, they became a finalist. Some entries were only selected by one judge – this is how we arrived at ‘honourable mentions’.

Business of the Year Sponsor: Cassons
The Whitaker Ruby & Daisy
Riley’s Butchers JGM Agency
Tufties Hair & Beauty  


Made In Rossendale Sponsor: JJO plc
Walking On Glass HearFirst Training & Development
Love Umbrellas  

Honourable mentions: Incredible Edible Rossendale, Vicky Callan Soft Furnishings, Mark Harrison Butcher, Wonderful Things

New Business Sponsor: Rossendale Borough Council
Mark Harrison Butcher Ruby & Daisy
Flightdeck Experience Hod and Hoe Building and Gardening

Honourable mention: Winter Solicitors

Enterprising Young Person Sponsored by Rossendale High Schools
Annie Ryder Rebecca Ashworth
Arizona Amelia Mansfield


MicroBusiness Sponsored by Vicky Callan Soft Furnishings
Farrow & Farrow Big Tank Productions
Radiant Physiotherapy HearFirst Training & Development

Honourable mentions: Liz Henson Photography, Catherine Smyth Media, Love Umbrellas, Alan Rhodes Dry Stone Walling, Bride Sew Beautiful, Beverley Alexandra, Matt Knott Design

Creative Business Sponsored by Shooters Media
Walking On Glass Big Tank Productions
Vicky Callan Soft Furnishings JGM Agency
Alan Rhodes Dry Stone Walling Bride Sew Beautiful

Honourable mentions: Liz Henson Photography, Love Umbrellas

Part-Time Business Sponsored by Winter Solicitors
Catherine Smyth Media The Scallywag
Dawn Rose Contemporary Jewellery  


Retail Business Sponsored by Rawtenstall Chamber
Riley’s Butchers Ruby & Daisy
Mark Harrison Butcher Stanley Jacks


Community Business Sponsored by Woodcocks Haworth Nuttall
The Whitaker Veterans In Communities
Raft Foundation Holistic Inspirations
Riverside Whitworth

Honourable mentions: Valley Supported Living, I Love Rossendale, Kids In Rossendale

Tourism Business Sponsored by Rossendale Tourism & Heritage
The Whitaker Peers Clough Farm Packhorses
I Love Rossendale  

Honourable mention: Incredible Edible Rossendale

Employer of the Year Sponsored by Metis HR
Hazelwood Homecare Tufties Hair & Beauty

The judging panel will meet together to decide the winners, the results of which will be announced at the Ceremony on November 12th at Riverside Whitworth, starting at 6pm. Tickets cost £20 each, but they are being snapped up quickly.

To reserve your place, please email

We will announce the finalists for the Valley at Work Award by October 31st.

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