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 of the Year award at the BIBAs 2015.
“The 2015 BIBAs was our first experience at entering awards and I wanted to use it as a baseline to where we stood as a company.
“The process was challenging, but the rewards speak for themselves.
“I hadn’t really considered the upside of winning too much – the masterclasses and workshop sessions as part of the BIBAs Academy have really exceeded the expectations greatly, and the ceremony itself was an excellent evening.
“To anyone entering the 2016 awards, I would say – embrace it, put your best story forward, but don’t underestimate how important it is to articulate your story well.
“The judges on the panel are smart people, so winging it won’t work.”