Top 40 Named as Finalists in Rossendale Business Awards

Photo by  Liz Henson Photography

Words by Catherine Smyth Media

NEARLY 40 businesses have been named as finalists for Rossendale Business Awards .

An amazing 152 businesses were nominated this year giving judges a very difficult decision to whittle those down to just a handful for each category.

The awards are organised by Valley at Work, which connects local businesses, and chair Rob Carder said: “The feedback from every judge was how difficult it was to decide finalists this year, because the quality of all of the entries was so high.

“The event is in its sixth year and is growing year-on-year. We are looking forward to another superb evening on Wednesday November 11 at The Riverside in Whitworth when the winners will be announced.

“I would like to thank everyone that nominated and all the businesses that completed entry forms.”

As November 11 is also Armistice Day, providing entertainment on the night will be the Singing Group from Veterans In Communities, a finalist in community business of the year.

VIC work with veterans to return, belong and prosper in their communities through a series of projects.

Another finalist in community business of the year is the M3 Project and the charity will be running a fundraising raffle at the awards. M3 works with single homeless young people aged 16 to 25 and runs a teenage family project

Valley at Work members and finalists receive one free ticket to the awards’ night, other tickets are available priced £20 from enquiries


Business of the Year sponsored by Cassons

Bowwow Miaow

JJO plc

Riley’s Butchers

Tricketts Insurance

Made In Rossendale sponsored by JJO

Northern Joinery

Riley’s Butchers

Walking On Glass

New Business sponsored by Rossendale Borough Council

Dearden Tea Rooms

Ivy Label Boutique

Old School Café

Petstay East Lancs

The Artisan

Tozer Associates

Customer Friendly Business sponsored by Farrow and Farrow; Dementia Friendly Rossendale

Bright and Beautiful

Laura Andrew Health & Beauty

Parrock Lumb Cottages

Radiant Physiotherapy

Enterprising Young Person sponsored by Rossendale’s High Schools

Annie Ryder

Nicola Turner

Shahrin Nahar

MicroBusiness sponsored by Vicky Callan Soft Furnishings

Love Umbrellas

Melbec Microbiology

Metis HR

Retail Business sponsored by Rawtenstall Chamber of Commerce


Love Umbrellas

Riley’s Butchers

Ruby & Daisy

Creative Business sponsored by Open Door Media

Big Tank


Horse & Bamboo Theatre

Liz Henson Photography

Walking On Glass

Community Business sponsored by WHN Solicitors

First Choice Credit Union

Holistic Inspirations

M3 Project

Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team

The RAFT Foundation

Veterans In Communities

Tourism Business sponsored by Promoting Rossendale Board

Flightdeck Experience

Horse & Bamboo Theatre

Rural Rossendale

The Whitaker

Part-Time Business sponsored by Winter Solicitors

Dawn Rose

Jo Jingles

Wardrobe Boutique

Wonderful Things

Employer of the Year sponsored by Metis HR

Dearden Tea Rooms

Hazelwood Homecare

Heads Above Hair Salon

Apprenticeship sponsored by Valley at Work

Dearden Tea Rooms

Heads Above Hair Salon

Rossendale Bespoke Timber

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