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Blackburn Youth Zone has prevailed at Lancashire Business View’s Red Rose Awards, winning the non for profit.

The Red Rose Awards are held in Blackpool every year, and play out in front of an audience of more than 1,000 business professionals. This 2021 event saw the awards celebrated for the eleventh time! 

Businesses from the length and breadth of the county vied for titles across a range of categories, with only the best of the best, as selected by a panel of expert judges, progressing through to the shortlist and a rigorous interview stage before being rewarded for their excellence.

Hannah Allen CEO of Blackburn Youth Zone said: “ We are delighted  to have won the non for profit award, now more than ever, we have been there for the community and the young people; ensuring we provided the support needed ”

Event founder Richard Slater, also the publisher of Lancashire Business View magazine, said: “The Red Rose Awards, now in its eleventh year, are very hotly contested, so Blackburn Youth Zone should be very proud that they have seen off all the competition to win this award!

As award winners, Blackburn Youth Zone collected a trophy specially crafted by trophy partner Pendle Engineering. Long-standing ITV weather presenter Emma Jesson compered the evening, with entertainment from MH Productions, HONK Lancashire’s youth street band and The Tracks.

Headline sponsors for the event were Forbes Solicitors and Barclays. The official judging partner of the awards is Blackpool and The Fylde College.

A full review and picture gallery will feature in the Jan/Feb edition of Lancashire Business View and online at 

The awards are also sponsored by Axon Moore, Azets, Begbies Traynor, Big Tank, Business Health Matters, Campbell and Rowley’s, Cube Thinking, Eventus Recruitment Group, Ewood Experience, Four Recruitment, Harrison Drury Solicitors, Marketing Lancashire, Matrix247, Mattioli Woods, Napthens Solicitors, Pendle Engineering, Peter Scott Printers, Pink Link, PM+M, Porsche Centre Bolton, Rowan, Sales Geek, Seriun, SparesVault by Northern Industrials, Sundown Solutions, The Fun Experts, Two Zero, United Utilities, University of Central Lancashire. The charity partner is Community Foundations.

The charity partner for Red Rose Awards 2020 is Cash for Kids and funds were raised at the awards event to support their work in Lancashire.


Lancashire Business View’s Red Rose Awards is the event where Lancashire business, commerce and industry are celebrated. It provides the best possible platforms to promote success and to encourage trading within the county.

Since launching the awards in 2011 they have steadily grown and become the centrepiece attraction for the business community in the county with the sell-out ceremony taking place at the magnificent Winter Gardens Blackpool.

For further information please contact Blackburn Youth Zone – or call 012 54 292000

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