A star of the silver screen and artists who have sold more than 40 million records worldwide will take to the stage for one of Lancashire’s leading business awards next month.

The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, has confirmed the entertainment it has secured for its ceremony will all be household names to the anticipated sell-out crowd at The Blackpool Tower.

The night will see 18 businesses and individuals collect prizes for the awards known as ‘the one they all want to win’, along with the unveiling of the 2017 recipient of its lifetime achievement prize, Lancastrian of the Year.

Alistair Clayton, Commercial Director at Aston Services Group, who are sponsoring the awards, said the BIBAs had rightly earned its place as a key event in the county’s business calendar.

He said: “We are rightly proud to have attended the BIBAs ceremony as a finalist and ultimately a double winner and I cannot wait to be able to attend this year as one of the prestigious line-up of sponsors which are backing the awards.

“This is a ceremony which has become a blueprint for how awards should be run and the entertainment laid on for the finalists and their guests is second to none.

“Having been a part of the judging of this year’s awards and selecting the winners, I am looking forward to spending an evening in the company of some of the leading lights of our county’s business community.”

In 2015, Cleanall Services won the Service Business of the Year and Excellence in Customer Service prizes at the BIBAs.

In 2016, the Leyland-based group joined forces with Care Facility Management of Leeds, to create The Aston Services Group, who now provide customer focused daily cleaning and manned guarding solutions, industrial cleaning and maintenance services alongside hygiene and janitorial product supply and consultancy to the retail, shopping centre, business and education sectors.

The BIBAs ceremony takes place on September 15 with fewer than 25 tickets now remaining for the night.

In 2016, 80s legend Paul Young and Sam Bailey, the winner of hit television talent show, The X-Factor, were the entertainment the ceremony hosted by Simon Callow, who has appeared in films including Four Weddings and a Funeral.