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Silverwoods Waste Management triumphs at Red Rose Awards 2019

Silverwoods Waste Management has been crowned the best Innovative Business and Small Business in the region, collecting custom-made trophies in front of more than 1,000 of their peers at the Red Rose Awards 2019.

The Red Rose Awards, organised by Lancashire Business View magazine, are held in Blackpool’s iconic Winter Gardens each year, and honour the best, most inspirational and most innovative businesses operating in Lancashire.

To earn the honour, Silverwoods Waste Management triumphed over tough competition: first being selected out of hundreds of nominations from throughout the county to a competitive shortlist, then impressing a panel of judges with a presentation and rigorous interview.

Winners are kept top secret until the prize-giving ceremony. On hearing their name called out from the stage, Silverwoods Waste Management then collected their trophy which has been specially crafted by trophy partner Pendle Engineering.

Julian Silverwood said: “Well, that went rather well, to be awarded the Innovation and Small Business Awards is just fabulous news. Like any other business our operations can be challenging at times but we  have a great team and  with the introduction of 3 new contracts over the next few months the future is looking very good.”

Event founder Richard Slater, also the publisher of Lancashire Business View magazine, said:

“Silverwoods Waste Management can be exceptionally proud of their achievement – Lancashire is a booming county home to thousands of headline-grabbing businesses with excellent stories, and the Red Rose Awards is the biggest event celebrating their achievements. To stand out in a crowded field is a true testament of ingenuity, hard work and doing things the right way.”

The judges’ comments are as follows:

Innovation in Business Award 2019

Silverwoods Waste Management

Innovation drives this business which has was founded on a strong and ethical waste management and recycling ethos. They display passion, expertise and commitment.

Small Business Award 2019

Silverwoods Waste Management

Achievements throughout 2018 are very impressive and include the construction of a new self-built plant, building relations with Lancaster University from a sustainability perspective regarding required skills and also achieving a gain from R&D tax relief. The diversity of the business and the multiple revenue streams which have been created are as impressive as its ability to convert ideas and concepts into action

BBC Radio Lancashire and North West Tonight host Graham Liver compered the evening, with entertainment from Gravity Live, DFC Lancashire and Funtime Frankies.

Headline sponsors for the event were Forbes Solicitors and Barclays and the official judging partner is Blackpool and The Fylde College. A full review and picture gallery will featured in the May/June edition of Lancashire Business View and online at

Sponsors of the awards are: Forbes Solicitors, Barclays, Blackpool and The Fylde College, 3ManFactory, Bespoke Digital Agency, Bizspace, CMAC Group, Community Foundation for Lancashire, every1, Fat Media, Harrisons, Leonard Dews, Marketing Lancashire, Mattioli Woods, Mint Business Travel, Mitton Hall, Napthens Solicitors, Northcote at the Rovers, Pendle Engineering, Peter Scott Printers, Porsche Centre Bolton, Rosebud and Mercia Fund Managers, RSM, Seriun, Slater + Gordon, Stanley House Hotel and Spa, Sundown Solutions, Sunshine Events, Rowan Group, UCLan VEKA, Visit Blackpool and With a Twist.

The charity partner for Red Rose Awards 2019 is Cash for Kids and funds were raised at the awards event to support their work in Lancashire.

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