As we head towards the ceremony for the BIBAs 2016, we ask some of our finalists about their experience so far through the BIBAs Journey.
Today, we hear from Festive Lights, finalists in the Small Business of the Year and Best Use of IT categories…..
“When you’re so embroiled in day-to-day life as a business, it can be difficult to take a step back to see just how far you’ve come. The main benefit that the application process provided was the perspective to be able to recognise our own success.
“The process also allowed us to evaluate our industry position and really focus on how we want to progress in the future, including areas for improvement and opportunities for new products and markets.
“The interview process was thorough, to say the least! Whilst the face-to-face interviews were more conventional in their format, with just a couple of delegates involved, it was during the ‘Judges on Tour’ section that we were really able to demonstrate the passion and dedication of our staff.
“During their visits the judges were more or less given free rein of the offices. We’re such a diverse company and wanted to give the judges a real taste of the different products we offer and industries we work in.
“Despite some nerves, every staff member got involved and it’s this team spirit that shows how we work successfully as a small team.”