Optimum is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for the Growing Business Award at the 2017 Red Rose Awards.

Organised by Lancashire Business View Magazine and in association with Barclays and Forbes Solicitors, the Growing Business Award is open to Lancashire business that can demonstrate 20% growth or more in the previous financial year.

The Red Rose Awards is a leading annual event for the Lancashire business community and celebrates commerce and industry successes from across the county. The aim of the awards is to provide a platform to promote accomplishments and to encourage inter-trading.

Paul Bailey, Managing Director of Optimum, said: “I am really proud that the efforts of our fabulous team have again been recognised. Our sales in 2016 increased by 52% a fantastic achievement, resulting in us reaching the final of the Growing Business award for the second year in succession”

The Red Rose Awards are judged by a panel of independent business experts and sponsors. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony held at the Winter Gardens on the 9th March.

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View, said: “The competition this year was exceptional; our judges had a difficult task.

“We are excited at once again bringing the county together at the Winter Gardens on March 9th to celebrate the success of Lancashire business, form new relationships and have a fantastic night.”

John Stanworth, Director of Business and Corporate at Barclays, added: “Once again we have seen a high quality of entries this year that has surpassed our expectations, year on year the calibre of submissions seems to get better and better, the finalists should be very proud that they have made it to this stage.

“We are looking forward to meeting them and celebrating their success on the night of the Awards.