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, this week had helped prepare them for the first round of interviews next month.
She is part of the panel which will select the Manufacturer of the Year while her colleague, Jon Pinder, is part of the Medium Business of the Year judging panel.
Moore and Smalley is sponsoring the BIBAs winners’ reception which will be held after the awards’ ceremony night in September.
Ginni Cooper said: “The judges who will pick the winners of this year’s BIBAs are all experienced members of the Lancashire business community, so the interviews provivde applicants will a great opportunity to get a critical analysis of their business.
“The judges training session provided an opportunity for the judges to focus on the key areas we should be looking at when we conduct interviews and make sure we are asking the right questions.
“It is never an easy task to pick a single applicant out of so many high-quality entries, so this will be beneficial to my fellow judges and I.”