A small consultancy firm, which launched in the middle of the Covid pandemic, has won a business of the year award.

Following their nomination in January, BWS, a bid-writing service based in Chorley's Strawberry Fields digital hub, took home the Micro Business of the Year accolade at the 2024 Red Rose Awards.

The Red Rose Awards celebrate businesses across Lancashire, with the Micro Business Award focusing on rewarding Lancashire businesses that have continued to adapt and change to meet new challenges, while continuing to service customer needs and securing new opportunities.

During a black-tie evening at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool last week - hosted by BBC Lancashire's Graham Liver - BWS secured a win to take home their coveted trophy.

Lancashire Telegraph: Staff from BWS at the awardsStaff from BWS at the awards (Image: BWS)

Since its inception, BWS has moved out of the start-up phase and into the scale-up stage and, as an ambitious professional services consultancy, they have overcome a number of challenges in recent years - none more so than starting the business in the middle of the pandemic.

Michael Baron, commercial director at BWS, said: "To be shortlisted as a finalist for the Red Rose Awards was enough to show just how far the business had come over the years, but to win is a testament to the incredible work done by our team.

“We’ve experienced some fantastic growth in recent years, and it’s great for the team to have their hard work recognised.”

BWS has shown its commitment to consistent evolution, whether this be with its specialist service offerings that provide additional support to UK SMEs, the unique approach to sales and marketing innovations, or industry-leading in-house processes.

All of this works together to ensure the best service within the industry. They continue to showcase their commitment to employing talent within the Lancashire region to support their ambitions of becoming the number specialist bid writing consultancy in the country.