The BIBAs prides itself on a rigorous judging process which ensures its winners are the best of the best in Lancashire.

That’s why the BIBAs is ‘the one they all want to win’.

Our judges always include some of the best business minds in Lancashire and, in some cases, the UK, tailored to the award they are judging. Our judging process is then made up of three steps to pick our winners:

1. Application

The BIBAs 2018 opens for applications from Tuesday, 16th January 2018 and are open until Friday, 6th April, when the judging process gets swiftly underway.

All applications are eligibility checked to ensure they meet all the entry criteria of the BIBAs before they are benchmarked against a criteria created by our research from the world’s leading business awards.

This will ensure those who progress to the next stage of judging are the leading lights of Lancashire’s business community.

2. Interview stage

All shortlisted applicants to the BIBAs will meet the judging panels in order to select the finalists. This face to face interview provides entrants with their first opportunity to demonstrate what sets their business apart from the competition.

The first round of interviews for the BIBAs 2018 get underway on May 14th and runs until May 24th. All interviews will be held at the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce’s Fylde Coast offices in Blackpool (FY4 2RN).

3. The BIBAs On Tour judging

In a unique second round of judging, we send our judges out ‘on tour’ to get under the skin of all our finalists to find out what makes them tick. This initiative gives our finalists the chance to show the judges their culture of excellence, including meeting their workforce and visiting facilities.

After this, our judges will know their finalists inside out and be well placed to pick their BIBAs winner for each of our categories. ‘BIBAs On Tour’ begins on Monday 18th June and ends on Wednesday 11th July.

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

Nominations Close: 6th April 2018