Asset Finance Solutions has prevailed at Lancashire Business View’s Red Rose Awards, winning the Financial Services of the year award.

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 2020 event saw the awards celebrated for the tenth 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.

Lee Simms, Sales Director of AFS Said “We are delighted to be awarded Financial Services of the year 2020. We are enormously proud of our company and staff. With our offices based in Blackburn and most of our staff from the surrounding area to be recognised by The Red Rose Awards is fantastic. A massive thank you to all of our staff, Appointed Representatives and funders for contributing to our win and of course huge thanks to the judges and Lancashire Business View for putting together such an incredible event.”

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

As award winners, Asset Finance Solutions collected a trophy specially crafted by trophy partner Pendle Engineering.

BBC Radio Lancashire and North West Tonight host Graham Liver compered the evening, with entertainment from Gravity Live, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners and the Deadbeats

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 featured in the May/June edition of Lancashire Business View and online at

The awards are also sponsored by:

3ManFactory, Albert Harrison, AMRC North West, Baldwins, Bigtank, Bizspace, Boost and Rosebud, Campbell and Rowley, Community Foundation for Lancashire, Eventus Recruitment Group, Four Recruitment, Fun at Work, Harrison Drury Solicitors, James’ Places, Leonard Dews, Marketing Lancashire, Mattioli Woods, Motionlab, Napthens Solicitors, Nybble IT, Pendle Engineering, Peter Scott Printers, Pink Link, Porsche Centre Bolton, Ribby Hall Village, Rowan Group, RSM, Seriun, Stanley House Hotel and Spa, Sundown Solutions, The Growth Company, The Rovers Events, UCLan, United Utilities VEKA and WEC Group. The charity partner is Cash for Kids.

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.


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 about Asset Finance Solutions, please contact 01254 958777.

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