Help and FAQs
How do I enter?
Simply visit our Enter an award page and off you go. You will need to complete an entry form(s) and submit where it states answers to the criteria for the category you are entering. The criteria can be found on the entry form(s).
Can I enter more than one award?
Yes. You can apply for as many categories as you wish (providing you meet the set criteria for each category).
Will I only be considered for the categories I enter?
No. The judges retain the right to nominate you for additional categories that they may deem appropriate.
Will entries be treated confidentially?
Absolutely. All entries and information submitted to the BIBAs are treated in the strictest of confidence. Financial information is only seen by the judging panel and confidentially disposed of immediately following the competition.
What are the judges looking for?
The judges will need documentary evidence; facts, figures and stories. Be honest, be factual and include anything you think will strengthen your application…be mindful of the 2000-word limit, per application/category.
Who's behind the BIBAs and who should I contact with any questions?
The BIBAs is organised by the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. You can contact them via the methods below:
NWL Chamber of Commerce
9/10 Eastway Business Village
T: (01772) 653000
Is there a word count?
Yes, all entries must not exceed 2000 words per category. The word count does not include the company information at the start of the form or the questions already within the form.
Can I attend the awards?
Of course. You can book tickets or a table by visiting here.
When is the entry deadline?
The deadline for entries is 5.00pm Friday 30th April 2021.
When and where will the winners be announced?
The BIBAs 2021 will take place on Friday 17th September 2021 at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
What can I expect on the night?
Drama, theatre and fun! The BIBAs ceremony is something really quite different and will certainly be a night to remember, regardless of if you are a finalist (or even better a winner).
Previous guest speakers include Eamonn Holmes, Stephanie Beacham, Justin Urquhart Stewart and Simon Callow while entertainment has been provided by Jason Donovan, Russell Watson, Peter Andre, Tony Hadley, Heather Small, Paul Young, Westlife/Boyzone and Lulu. Your colleagues, important clients and family members will find it a night to remember!
Is there a fee to enter the awards?
Not at all – entering the BIBAs is free of charge, always has been, always will be.