What are the three main qualities you look for in any business/individual you visit as part of the BIBAs judging process?
- A focus on training and development of staff;
- Innovative business development strategies;
- Processes for gaining accreditations and meeting industry standards.
Without naming names, tell us about the one business or individual you were most impressed with during the BIBAs judging process and why?
I was extremely impressed with the interview we attended at one of last year’s entrants.
Here five people at different levels within the business structure each spoke with passion, knowledge and ownership of the businesses core objectives.
It was clear that everyone in the company had a clear understanding of the aims and ambitions that informed future planning and strategies.
Finally and importantly, everyone in that organisation felt valued.
What would be the one piece of advice you would offer to any BIBAs applicant?
Allow plenty of time to prepare your submission, make sure you address all the issues raised in the submission criteria, and provide relevant information to celebrate what you do well.
Mick Goode is a Director at Croft Goode, a practice of chartered architects and urban designers based in Kirkham, Lancashire, who was part of judging panel for the Construction Business of the Year category at the BIBAs 2015.