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From the archives….

In the build-up to the ceremony of the BIBAs 2016, we look back at some of the businesses and individuals which have stepped up to pick up the awards’ iconic trophy down the year. Here we look back to 2012, when David Andrews, co-founder of Andrews Bowen was named Entrepreneur of the Year. “An achiever,” […]

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The journey so far….

As we head towards the ceremony for the BIBAs 2016, we ask some of our finalists about their experience so far through the BIBAs Journey. Today, we hear from Leon Calverley, Managing Director of Door4, finalists in the Creative Agency of the Year category….. “The application process for the BIBAs gives youthe opportunity as a […]

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The journey so far….

As we head towards the ceremony for the BIBAs 2016, we ask some of our finalists about their experience so far through the BIBAs Journey. Today, we hear from Lantei, finalists in the Medium Business of the Year category….. “Since Lantei began we have always wanted to win a BIBA’s award, it’s the one we haven’t got yet […]

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From the archives….

In the build-up to the ceremony of the BIBAs 2016, we look back at some of the businesses and individuals which have stepped up to pick up the awards’ iconic trophy down the year. Here we look back to 2014, when Chelsom collected two awards. Businessman Robert Chelsom described said he was ‘utterly thrilled’ after […]

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The journey so far….

As we head towards the ceremony for the BIBAs 2016, we ask some of our finalists about their experience so far through the BIBAs Journey. Today, we hear from Tapping Tail Antic, finalists in the Micro Business of the Year category….. “The BIBAs initial application made me sit and think about my business and were I had come […]

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From the archives….

In the build-up to the ceremony of the BIBAs 2016, we look back at some of the businesses and individuals which have stepped up to pick up the awards’ iconic trophy down the year. Here we look back to 2009, when Juicy Media won the Best Use of Innovation prize…. From the humble beginnings of an […]

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The journey so far….

As we head towards the ceremony for the BIBAs 2016, we ask some of our finalists about their experience so far through the BIBAs Journey. Today, we hear from Ainscough Training, finalists in the Small Business of the Year category….. “The BIBAs’ application process definitely brings benefits to our business, you have to view your […]

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From the archives….

In the build-up to the ceremony of the BIBAs 2016, we look back at some of the businesses and individuals which have stepped up to pick up the awards’ iconic trophy down the year. Here we look back to 2013, when Roaming Roosters was named the Green Business of the Year. Innovation, enthusiasm and a […]

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The journey so far….

As we head towards the ceremony for the BIBAs 2016, we ask some of our finalists about their experience so far through the BIBAs Journey. Today, we hear from Festive Lights, finalists in the Small Business of the Year and Best Use of IT categories….. “When you’re so embroiled in day-to-day life as a business, […]

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From the archives….

In the build-up to the ceremony of the BIBAs 2016, we look back at some of the businesses and individuals which have stepped up to pick up the awards’ iconic trophy down the year. Here we look back to 2013, when Springhill Care was named the Service Business of the Year. “This is a business […]

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The journey so far….

As we head towards the ceremony for the BIBAs 2016, we ask some of our finalists about their experience so far through the BIBAs Journey. Today, we hear from Deborah Terras, of URPotential, finalists in the Third Sector Business of the Year category….. “The application process gave us the opportunity to reflect on the team’s […]

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Lancashire can offer a unique leisure experience

Leisure businesses in the county must offer customers the chance to experience Lancashire to make the most of a new spending trend. Alison Tootill, Station Director at the region’s biggest radio station, Smooth Radio, said new research showed Britons are increasingly ditching big ticket items in favour of little and often spending on experiences. The […]

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From the archives….

In the build-up to the ceremony of the BIBAs 2016, we look back at some of the businesses and individuals which have stepped up to pick up the awards’ iconic trophy down the year. Here we look back to 2011, when Lytham-based accountancy firm Danbro collected the Employer of the Year award. When Damian Broughton […]

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The journey so far….

As we head towards the ceremony for the BIBAs 2016, we ask some of our finalists about their experience so far through the BIBAs Journey. Today, we hear from Steph Stephenson, of Stephenson’s Dairy, finalists in the Micro Business of the Year category…. “The BIBAs application process really made us focus on our own business […]

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Lancashire must use its voice to influence regional economy

Lancashire has the credentials to have a louder voice at the top table of the regional economy, according to the chief executive of the firm behind the county’s shale gas revolution. Francis Egan, chief executive of Cuadrilla Resources the company behind shale gas exploration in Lancashire, said the county had the credentials to be able […]

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Judge urges finalists to ‘grab the opportunity’

A Lancashire business leader has urged businesses to grab the opportunity of facing the judges of one of the county’s leading business awards. Tony Raynor, managing director of Abbey Telecom, said the finalists for this year’s Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, had the chance to develop their businesses during visits by judging panels. The […]

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Winners’ tips

“Grab the chance with both hands and involve your entire team in the process – they’ll all learn loads from it.”  Sorrel Miller, Managing Director, Physiofusion, the winner of Professional Services Business of the Year at the BIBAs 2015. […]

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New businesses can thrive in Lancashire

The rest of Lancashire can follow Preston’s example and breed start-up businesses which can survive, according to a local business owner. Dawn Cheetham, of Commercial Kitchen Services (CKS), said the county’s strong talent pool, property prices and access to broadband services were all important factors in supporting fledgling firms. The latest data from the Office […]

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Winners’ stories

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them.  This week we hear from Sorrel Miller from Burnley based Physiofusion, winner of Professional Service Business of the […]

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Winners’ tips

Dr Caroline Chesworth, the founder of Mad Science North West, was the winner of the Business Woman of the Year award at the BIBAs in 2013. “At this stage many I think many candidates will be thinking of things they wish they’d said in their first interview, I know we are. So, if you are […]

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Winners’ tips

With judging for the BIBAs 2016 entering the final stages, we have asked some of our former winners to provide their top tips to applicants preparing for the “BIBAs on Tour” interview stage. Here, Kirsty Henshaw, the founder of Kirsty’s, who won the New Business of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year awards at […]

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Innovation is key to manufacturing growth

The ability of Lancashire’s manufacturers to innovate will be key to continuing growth within the industry, according to the owner of a firm which works alongside many top manufacturers. Carole Myers, managing director of Conception Marketing, said she saw “innovative thinking and determination” from manufacturing, engineering and technology businesses which she works with on a […]

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Winners’ stories

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them.  This week we hear from Dr Caroline Chesworth, the founder of Mad Science North West, who won Business Woman […]

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Winners’ stories

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. This week we hear from Kirsty Henshaw, the founder of Kirsty’s, who won the New Business of the […]

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Winners’ tips

With judging for the BIBAs 2016 entering the final stages,  we have asked some of our former winners to provide their top tips to applicants preparing to face the panels at the “BIBAs on Tour” interview stage. Here, Michael Ashworth, Managing Director of NuBlue and winner of the BIBAs 2011 Creative Business of the Year, gives […]

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Winners’ Stories

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. This week we hear from Michael Ashworth, Managing Director of NuBlue, winner of the BIBAs 2011 Creative Business […]

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BIBAs Foundation

A new club run by young people in Lancashire has been officially opened supported by funding from the BIBAs Foundation. Spring into Phab is a voluntary group set up with the support of Spring into Action, an East Lancashire based community interest company that provides quality inclusive developmental activities for people with learning disabilities. The […]

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BIBAs briefs

The finalists of one of the biggest business awards in Lancashire have been selected. The judges for the Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, have picked the entries received from across the county after a series of interviews. They will be informed by email on Monday, June 6 with the shortlists for the awards’ 18 […]

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Economy is top priority after EU decision is taken

The Government must not allow the debate over the UK’s membership of the European Union to damage its economy, a Lancashire business leader has warned. Norman Tenray, president of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, has said there was a risk of the health of the nation’s business community being forgotten amid the […]

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Winners’ Tips

“Now the BIBAs 2016 application window has closed, we have asked some of our judges to provide their top tips to applicants preparing to face the panels at the awards’ interview stage. Each week we will bring you a top tip from each of our judges. Here Adrian Meakin, whose firm The Ink Squid won […]

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Winners’ Stories

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. Here we hear from Robert Chelsom, whose firm Chelsom won the Creative Business of the Year and Exporter […]

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Winners’ Tips

Now the BIBAs 2016 application window has closed, we have asked some of our judges to provide their top tips to applicants preparing to face the panels at the awards’ interview stage. Here, Jack Knight of two-times BIBAs finalist Knight Time Creations, gives his advice to those entering the awards. “Relax, be yourself and show the […]

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Winners’ Stories

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. Here we hear from Adrian Meakin whose firm The Ink Squid won the Best Use of E-Business prize […]

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Winners’ stories

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. Here we hear from Damian and Helen Broughton, of Danbro, the winner of the Business of the Year prize […]

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Winners’ tips

Now the BIBAs 2016 application window has closed, we have asked some of our former winners to provide their top tips to applicants preparing to face the panels at the awards’ interview stage. Each week we will bring you a top tip from each of our former winners, here Janet Thornton, founder of Inspired Energy, […]

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BIBAs briefs

The BIBAs bend is back! The photo trend which swept social media throughout Lancashire during last year’s awards judging has been re-launched by applicants for one of the county’s leading awards. The trend has seen many people posting pictures of themselves imitating the iconic trophy for the Be Inspired Business Awards, known as The BIBAs, […]

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Strong CSR can help Lancashire businesses thrive

Strong corporate social responsibility can help Lancashire businesses thrive, according to a body set which works with some of the county’s top philanthropists. Karen Morris, Community Philanthropy Director at the Community Foundation for Lancashire, said that consumers and other businesses were increasingly more likely to want to buy from firms with strong social credentials. The […]

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BIBAs briefs

Tickets are on sale for one of the leading events in the Lancashire business calendar, the Be Inspired Business Awards. Tickets for the prize-giving ceremony are available from the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony is being held at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom on Friday, September 16. Tickets are available to non-Chamber […]

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Winners’ tips

Now the BIBAs 2016 application window has closed, we have asked some of our former winners to provide their top tips to applicants preparing to face the panels at the awards’ interview stage. Each week we will bring you a top tip from each of our former winners. Here, Adam and Markerle Davies, the founders […]

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First shortlists set to be announced

The first shortlists for one of Lancashire’s leading business awards will be announced within the next weeks, it has been revealed. The organisers of the Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, have confirmed that eligibility checks are being carried out on the applications its 18 prize categories have received from across the county. It will […]

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Winners’ stories: Janet Thornton

“The BIBAs has always been of interest to me as a North West-based award ceremony and as a woman in a tough business industry, I was keen to go against the male stereotype. “I was keen to meet with fellow regional business people and hear about their achievements and for myself and Inspired Energy to […]

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BIBAs briefs

A leading Lancashire business advisor has backed judges at one of the county’s leading awards to get the best out of the applicants bidding to win its trophies. Ginni Cooper, Corporate Services Director at chartered accountants Moore and Smalley, said the training session held for judges at this year’s Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, […]

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Winner’s Tips

Now the BIBAs 2016 application window has closed, we have asked some of our former winners to provide their top tips to applicants preparing to face the panels at the awards’ interview stage. Each week we will bring you a top tip from each of our former winners, here Chris Wade, the founder of The […]

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Winner’s stories: Soap Media

“We were in the ascendancy after some big client wins and we wanted to put our work to the test against the top talent across Lancashire. “We wanted to challenge ourselves to see where we stacked up and also wanted feedback so we could learn and better ourselves. “We were in a process of refactoring […]

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Rowley’s reappointed for BIBAs ceremony

The team behind the menu for one of Lancashire’s leading business awards has already started to prepare for this year’s ceremony. Rowley’s Catering, which is based at Blackpool FC’s Bloomfield Road stadium, has been confirmed as the official caterer of the Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, which will hold its ceremony at The Blackpool […]

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Judges’ Tips

Now the BIBAs 2016 application window has closed, we have asked our judges to provide their top tips to applicants preparing to face the panels at the awards’ interview stage. Each week we will bring you a top tip from each of our judges; here Tony Raynor, of Abbey Telecom, gives his advice to those […]

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Winners stories: The Networking People

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. This week, we hear from Paul Astle, Director and Operations Manager at The Networking People – winner of the New Business […]

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Entries show strength in depth

The head of one of Lancashire’s best-known food firms has hailed the quality of applicants to this year’s Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs). John Carr, of Grandma Singletons which has been producing cheese in the county for more than 70 years, said the entries for the 18 prizes which are up for grabs this year […]

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BIBAs Briefs

One of Lancashire’s leading business awards is holding a unique training session for its judges on Tuesday of this week. The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, will host the session for the judges it has signed up to pick the winners for its 18 awards which it will hand out at its ceremony in […]

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BIBAs Briefs

The organisers of one of Lancashire’s leading business awards have revealed how they had to turn down applications from outside the county. Babs Murphy, chief executive of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, said the Be Inspired Business Awards received applications from across the North West, Yorkshire and even London. She said: “The BIBAs […]

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Winners’ stories: Springhill Care

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. Here, we hear from Ken Nolan, Chairman of Springhill Care – winner of the Service Business of the Year […]

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Judges’ Tips

Now the BIBAs 2016 application window has closed, we have asked our judges to provide their top tips to applicants preparing to face the panels at the awards’ interview stage. Each week we will bring you a top tip from each of our judges; here Mark Oulson-Jenkins, of RTR Digital, gives his advice to those […]

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Judges’ training takes place next week

The judges selected to pick the winners of one of Lancashire’s leading business awards will undergo a unique training course next Tuesday (April 19). The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, has created a tailored package of training to prepare its judges for facing the applicants for the 18 prizes which are up for grabs […]

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Winners’ story: ROQ IT

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. This week, we hear from Stephen Johnson, Founder and Director of ROQ IT – winner of the Medium Business […]

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Judges’ Tips

As we move towards the application deadline for the BIBAs 2016, on Friday, April 8, we have asked our judges to provide their top tips to applicants. Each week we will bring you a top tip from each of our judges; here Norman Tenray, the founder of OBAS UK, gives his advice to those entering […]

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BIBAs Briefs

The organisers of one of Lancashire’s biggest business awards have revealed what will happen after their application deadline closes on Friday, April 8. Babs Murphy, Chief Executive of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, which runs the Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, said its team would get to work on checking the eligibility […]

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Deadline day is this Friday

Businesses across Lancashire have been urged to get their applications in to one of the county’s biggest awards – with just four days left until the deadline. The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, has 18 prizes up for grabs this year open to firms of all sizes and sectors throughout the county, and is open […]

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Winners’ story: Cleanall Services

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. Here we hear from Alistair Clayton, Commercial Director at Cleanall Services – winner of the Service Business of the […]

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Judges’ Tips

As we move towards the application deadline for the BIBAs 2016, on Friday, April 8, we have asked our judges to provide their top tips to applicants. Each week we will bring you a top tip from each of our judges, here Peter Thompson, International Sales Manager at BIBAs 2015 Exporter of the Year, Evans […]

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BIBAs Briefs

The winners of the BIBAs 2015 will benefit from a special workshop with one of the leading lights in Lancashire business training. Professor Ian Gordon, a Senior Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University Management School, will tell the awards’ winners about The Business Model Canvas, a powerful business modelling tool used by leading industry innovators around […]

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Show us what you can do

Lancashire’s creative agencies have been urged to step in to one of the county’s brightest spotlights. Mark Oulson-Jenkins, Head of Production at RTR Digital, said the Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, provided an opportunity for the best in Lancashire to showcase their talents. The Padiham-based firm is sponsoring the Creative Agency of the Year […]

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Winners’ story: Evans Vanodine

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. Here we hear from Peter Thompson, International Division Manager, Evans Vanodine – winner of the Exporter of the […]

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Judges’ Tips

As we move towards the application deadline for the BIBAs 2016, on Friday, April 8, we have asked our judges to provide their top tips to applicants. Each week we will bring you a top tip from each of our judges; here Andrea Mellon, the founder of Lancashire restaurant Duk Pond, gives her advice on […]

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BIBAs Briefs

Four organisations in Lancashire are the latest to benefit from grants handed out by a fund set up to boost enterprise in the county. The BIBAs Foundation, the charitable arm of the Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, has handed out £7,000 to the bodies for a range of projects which will support people seeking […]

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Chancellor must keep his word

A supporter of new businesses has urged the Chancellor, George Osborne, to stick to his promise to “light the fires of enterprise.” Dawn Cheetham, of Commercial Kitchen Services (CKS) based in Blackpool, said the pro-enterprise package laid out in last week’s announcement needed to be long-standing. The Chancellor announced major reforms to business rates, a […]

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Foundation rewards inspiring ideas

Four organisations in Lancashire are the latest to benefit from grants handed out by a fund set up to boost enterprise in the county. The BIBAs Foundation, the charitable arm of the Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, has handed out £7,000 to the bodies for a range of projects which will support people seeking […]

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BIBAs Briefs

The winners of one of Lancashire’s leading business awards will hear from an inspirational entrepreneur this week. Mike Armstead, the founder of Cumbria-based candle maker, Wax Lyrical, will talk about taking a business from the brink of administration to a thriving business. The masterclass session is part of the BIBAs Academy package which the winners […]

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Judges’ Tips

As we move towards the application deadline for the BIBAs 2016, on Friday, April 8, we have asked our judges to provide their top tips to applicants. Each week we will bring you a top tip from each of our judges; Stephen Hart, of Lytham-based IT specialists, Intersys Group, will chair the Best Use of […]

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Winners’ story: Group 55

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. Here, we hear from Stephen Turner, Managing Director of Group 55, who won the Micro-Business of the Year […]

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Construction firms must build skilled workers

Lancashire’s construction industry needs to act now to ensure it does not slip into a skills gap, according to a business leader in the county. Francis Egan, chief executive of Cuadrilla Resources, said the predicted 2.5 per cent growth in the sector over the next five years will put pressure on businesses to be able […]

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BIBAs Briefs

Businesses from across Lancashire turned up to pick up tips on how to maximise their chances of winning a leading awards. The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, held its annual Boot Camp workshop which saw judges and former winners give them the benefit of their advice. Helen Broughton, who founded accountants Danbro with her […]

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Judges’ Tips

As we move towards the application deadline for the BIBAs 2016, on Friday, April 8, we have asked our judges to provide their top tips to applicants. This week’s tip is from John Sharples of Lancashire County Council, who is part of the panel for our Third Sector Business of the Year award: “Get to know […]

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Winners’ story: Danbro

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. Here we hear from Damian and Helen Broughton, of Danbro, the winner of the Business of the Year […]

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Exporters urged to shout about their success

Exporters from across Lancashire have been urged to shout about their successes on the global stage. Clive Drinkwater, regional director for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) North West, said the county was leading the way in selling goods and services across the world. He has urged firms to celebrate their successes and encourage other businesses […]

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Listen and learn from business brains

The firm which was named the best in Lancashire at one of the county’s top business awards is to tell the secrets of its success to those looking to emulate it. Danbro, the accountancy firm named Business of the Year at last year’s Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, will speak about its journey through […]

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Judges’ Tips

As we move towards the application deadline for the BIBAs 2016, on Friday, April 8, we have asked our judges to provide their top tips to applicants. Each week we will bring you a top tip from each of our judges; today we start with Norman Tenray, the two-times BIBA winner: Make sure your application […]

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BIBAs in brief

A Blackpool catering firm has been handed a contract for one of Lancashire’s biggest business awards for a second time. Rowley’s Offside, which is run by chef and hotelier Paul Rowley, has been appointed the official caterer of this year’s Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs. Last September, the firm catered for more than 1,000 […]

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Why should you be an award winner?

Businesses across Lancashire have been urged to not hold back as they apply for one of the county’s leading awards. Norman Tenray, the owner of OBAS UK, the Longridge-based construction services group, is one of the 70 business leaders which will pick the winners for this year’s Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs. He said […]

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Winners’ story: Cleanall Services

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. Here, we hear from Alistair Clayton, Commercial Director of Cleanall Services, winners of the Excellence in Customer Service […]

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BIBAs Academy

In 2015, the BIBAs launched its Academy, which gave our winners access to a programme of masterclasses, workshops and networking sessions. Each week we will bring you the view of one of our winners about what they have got from the Academy experience; here Ken Nolan, chairman of Springhill Care which won the Service Business […]

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BIBAs in Brief

The committee which selects the successful applicants for our BIBAs Foundation fund has held its inaugural meeting. The group, chaired by defence firm BAE Systems which is official sponsor of the Foundation, included Ian Hall, the chairman of retail group James Hall and Sons and the current BIBAs Lancastrian of the Year. The BIBAs Foundation, […]

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BIBAs in brief

Places remain available for this year’s BIBAs Boot Camp event at the Fylde Coast office of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. It takes place on Friday, March 4, starting at 10am and offers a wealth of advice to those companies entering this year’s awards. The organisers have teamed up with experts from […]

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BIBAs Academy

In 2015, the BIBAs launched its Academy, which gave our winners access to a programme of masterclasses, workshops and networking sessions. Each week we will bring you the view of one of our winners about what they have got from the Academy experience; here Steve Hodgkins, Managing Director at Jobs, Friends and Houses, the BIBAs […]

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Winners’ story: Virtue Technologies

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. Here we hear from Phil Lawson, of Virtue Technologies, the winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year prize […]

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Sector can manufacture growth

Lancashire’s manufacturing industry has what it takes to rise above the economic storm, according to a business leader. Carole Myers, Managing Director at Conception Marketing, said the county’s manufacturers had a strong track record of delivering growth by pushing the boundaries and backed it to do this again. The latest Lancashire Economic Survey showed many […]

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Nurture the next generation

A Lancashire business leader has said more needs to be done to ensure the county gets its next generation of business leaders. Dr John Lonsdale, Director of Innovation and Enterprise at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), urged all parts of the county’s business community to play their part in supporting business leaders. UCLan is […]

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BIBAs in brief

The entertainment for one of the biggest nights in the Lancashire business community has been booked, organisers have confirmed. The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, hosts its prize-giving ceremony at the iconic Blackpool Tower on Friday, September 16. Babs Murphy, chief executive of the awards’ organisers, the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, said […]

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BIBAs Academy

In 2015, the BIBAs launched its Academy, which gave our winners access to a programme of masterclasses, workshops and networking sessions. Each week we will bring you the view of one of our winners about what they have got from the Academy experience; here Joshua Gartside, marketing manager at The Cartford Inn, the BIBAs 2015 […]

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Winners’ story: Lomeshaye Village Day Nursery

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. Here we hear from Louise Wilkinson, of Lomeshaye Village Day Nursery, the winner of the Business Woman of […]

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Bootcamp is a must

A judge at one of Lancashire’s leading business awards has urged firms from across the county to attend a special ‘boot camp’ to help deliver success. Tony Raynor, managing director of Abbey Telecom, said the workshop held by the Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, would help applicants to set themselves aside from the rest […]

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Be prepared at Boot Camp

A judge at one of Lancashire’s leading business awards has urged firms from across the county to attend a special ‘boot camp’ to help deliver success. Tony Raynor, managing director of Abbey Telecom, said the workshop held by the Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, would help applicants to set themselves aside from the rest […]

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BIBAs in brief

The entertainment for one of the biggest nights in the Lancashire business community has been booked, organisers have confirmed. The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, hosts its prize-giving ceremony at the iconic Blackpool Tower on Friday, September 16. Babs Murphy, chief executive of the awards’ organisers, the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, […]

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BIBAs Academy

In 2015, the BIBAs launched its Academy, which gave our winners access to a programme of masterclasses, workshops and networking sessions. Each week we will bring you the view of one of our winners about what they have got from the Academy experience; here, Mark Downing, managing director of Scorpion Automotive, our BIBAs 2015 Manufacturer […]

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Winners’ story: Physiofusion

Every week we will bring you the thoughts of a former winner of one of our awards about why they applied, what the application process did for them and what being a BIBAs winner means to them. Here, we hear from Andrew Spratt, of Physiofusion, the winner of the Professional Services Business of the Year […]

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The BIBAs 2016 Launch

Eighteen prizes are up for grabs to businesses across Lancashire as one of the county’s top awards opens for applications. The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, has launched with prize categories for the biggest and smallest firms, manufacturers, service businesses as well as the individuals who make them successful. The prizes will be handed […]

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BIBAs Academy: Group 55

In 2015, the BIBAs launched its Academy, which gave our winners access to a programme of masterclasses, workshops and networking sessions. Each week we will bring you the view of one of our winners about what they have got from the Academy experience, here Shaun Warrington of Group 55, our BIBAs 2015 Micro Business of […]

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New award revealed for 2016

A new prize will be handed out by one of Lancashire’s leading business awards to recognise the contribution the county’s firms make to their communities. The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, has confirmed it is introducing an Excellence Corporate Social Responsibility prize this year, supported by the Community Foundation for Lancashire. It will recognise […]

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BIBAs 2016 set to inspire

Eighteen prizes are up for grabs to businesses across Lancashire as one of the county’s top awards opens for applications. The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, has launched with prize categories for the biggest and smallest firms, manufacturers, service businesses as well as the individuals who make them successful. The prizes will be handed […]

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Inspiring tomorrow’s business talent

A fund set up to inspire enterprise among Lancashire’s young people is aiming to reach £100,000 by the end of this year. The BIBAs Foundation was set up by Be Inspired Business Awards, one of the county’s leading business prize-givings, to hand out grants of up to £2,000 to support enterprising initiatives and individuals. It […]

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Corporate Citizenship Award

A new prize will be handed out by one of Lancashire’s leading business awards to recognise the contribution the county’s firms make to their communities. The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, has confirmed it is introducing an Excellence in Corporate Citizenship prize this year, supported by the Community Foundation for Lancashire. It will recognise […]

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If you want to give your business a bigger competitive edge, enter the BIBAs today.

Nominations Close: 6th April 2018