KEY DATES – 2017

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24th January – Competition launch

23rd February – BIBAs Bootcamp (9.30am – 12noon)

31st March – Application deadline

27th April – Judges training (9.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 4.30pm)

2nd May – Shortlist announced


First round interviews (Fylde Coast Office)

15th May – Exporter and Manufacturer

16th May – Small Business and Service Business

17th May – Construction Business and Employer

18th May – Creative Agency and Best Use of I.T.

19th May – New Business and Micro Business

22nd May – Leisure Business and Business Person

23rd May – Third Sector and CSR Business

24th May – Professional Service Business and Family Business

25th May – Medium Business and Business of the Year

5th June – Finalists Announced


BIBAs on tour interviews

19th June – Exporter of the Year

20th June – Manufacturer of the Year

21st June – Small Business of the Year

22nd June – Service Business of the Year

23rd June – Construction Business of the Year

26th June – Employer of the Year

27th June – Creative Agency of the Year

28th June – Best Use of I.T.

29th June – New Business of the Year

30th June – Micro Business of the Year

3rd July – Leisure Business of the Year

4th July – Business Person of the Year

5th July – Third Sector Business of the Year

6th July – CSR Business of the Year

7th July – Professional Business of the Year

10th July – Family Business of the Year

11th July – Medium Business of the Year

12th July – Business of the Year


15th September – The BIBAs Ceremony, Blackpool Tower Ballroom Buy tickets now!

19th October – BIBAs Winners Dinner

The BIBAs Bootcamp, Judges Training and 1st Interviews all take place at the Chamber of Commerce Fylde Coast Office. 2nd Interviews (BIBAs On Tour) take place at the finalist’s business premises.