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Published: 17 Mar 2015

Fat Media picked up a Highly Commended Award in the Creative Business of the Year category at this year's sell out Red Rose Awards in Blackpool.

Businesses from the length and breadth of the county vied for titles across a range of categories, The 25 winners, along with a trio of firms which were Highly Commended in their categories, were cheered on by a capacity audience of more than 1,100 – filling the vast Winter Gardens’ Empress Ballroom.

The team from Fat Media had reached the final six following a successful awards submission and 'creative' presentation to a panel of judges. The category itself was so competitive this year that it was one of just three which featured the Highly Commended accolade.

This latest success marks an exciting year for the 'Fatties', who alongside Red Rose event hosts Lancashire Business View, are also celebrating their 10th birthday in 2015.

The evening itself was a fantastic occasion, entertainment included Lancashire-based international opera singer Sean Ruane backed by the BAE Systems MAI Choir, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners and the Ian Hooper Band.

Event founder Richard Slater, said:

It has been another fantastic Red Rose Awards – our fifth to date. We are thrilled by the business community getting so involved. We created the event to promote trade in the county and to celebrate the success stories and it is fantastic to see that so many support that vision. The Red Rose Awards do things the Lancashire way and continue to grow in popularity every year. That’s more collaborators, more suppliers and more businesses talking to each other than ever before.

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