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 of the Year award at the BIBAs 2014.
“We were attracted by the prestige of the BIBAs and the local exposure it would give our business if we won.
“We hoped that it would validate the hard work we have put in building a new business and that this hard work would be confirmed by a jury of our peers who have all been through the same challenges as us.
“It required us to look very deeply about our business in terms of what we have achieved so far and look very hard at our future strategy.
“As a new and very busy company we rarely get chance to take stock of where we are and where we want to go.”