Judged by the best

The BIBAs prides itself on a rigorous judging process which ensures its winners are the best of the best in Lancashire. Our judges always include some of the best business minds in Lancashire and, in some cases, the UK, tailored to the award they are judging. Our judging process is then made up of two steps to pick our winners:

Application

All applications are eligibility checked to ensure they meet all the entry criteria of the BIBAs before they are benchmarked against a criteria created by our research from the world’s leading business awards. This will ensure those who progress to the next stage of judging are the leading lights of Lancashire’s business community.

Interview stage

All shortlisted applicants to the BIBAs will meet the judging panels in order to select the finalists. This face to face interview provides entrants with their first opportunity to demonstrate what sets their business apart from the competition.

Meet the judges

Paul Nicholls
Barclays
Daniel Crumble Hulme
Prestons College
Marc Mcloughlin
Key Fleet
Susan Smith
UCLan
Kris Midgley
Harrison Drury
Craig Hines
Vedas
Richard Chilton
QASR
Anthony McGreevy
RBS
Norman Tenray
OBAS UK
Chris Pyke
UCLan
Richard Prosser
BAE Systems
Janet Doolan
Growth Lancashire
Trishna Modessa-Parekh
Brabners
Howard Ford
H F Consultants
Vicki Havard
Fourteen IP
Andy Macdonald
Ships & Giggles
Stephen Sykes
East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
Anne Williams
Precision Data
Jennifer Bell
Bains Wilson
Azeem Khan
Gemini
Bob Dunn
Preston Bus
Alison Hitchen
UCLan
Mark Oulson-Jenkins
Studio RTR
Mick Mayor
Team Leyland
David Filmer
Forbes
Damian Broughton
Danbro
Stephen Chalcraft
NWL Chamber of Commerce
Amanda Watson
Hungry Horrace
Christine Hart
Brabners
Kevin Dunne
Cutting Edge
Vaishakhi Chhotai-Doshi
V N Photography
Mike Peters
Levity Crop Science
Darren Wolfe
InterSys Micronics Ltd
Amin Vepari
Two Zero
Maria Coupe
Shout Network
Fiona Lugiano
Ascentis
Martyn Jones
Smart
Iain Round
Beever Struthers
Suzanne Carr
Age Conern
Dawn Cheetham
CKS
Rose Watkins
Centaur Training
Amanda Crossley
Concierge Ninja
Alisatir Igo
FW Capital
Gillian Parkinson
Lancashire Post
Jemma Taylor
Access2Funding
James Carney
Blackpool Transport
Melissa Conlon
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre NW
Colm Healy
Wyre
Nick Booth
Harrison Drury
Ed Crewdson
WCPQS
Martin Gunson
Martin Gunson Accountants
Peter Whalley
NWL Chamber of Commerce
Lisa Lodge
Vincents Solitciors
Jonathan Breeze
Bauer Media
Samuel Riley
NW Skills Accademy
Linzi Monks
Prestons College
Abigail Lynch
Forbes
Hannah Hughes
Harrison Drury
Kathryn Fedun
BAE Systems
Lesley Burrows
Positive Footprints
Paul Mackenzie
Archant
Samantha Wade
Bliss and Aura
Vikki Harris
Marketing Lancashire
Denys Smith-Hart
InterSys Micronics Ltd
Karl Susol
DIT
Steve Whitehouse
FTS
Jamie Griffiths
Smooth Radio
Kieran Coe
K C Marketing
Josh McGlashon
Attwater
Jamie Grimshaw
FW Capital
John Pickervance
Forbes
Luke McKenzie
B & M Retail
Adam Bromley
Forbes
Roger Swansbury
Fortfix
Richard Tomlinson
Clifton Fields
Daniel Duckworth
Preston Council
Allan Oldfield
Fylde Council
Matt Rishton
Automic Eye Productions
John Boydell
Ampios
Andy Traynor
FW Capital
Ryan Wear
UHY
Jody Thomasson
Harrison Drury
Delyth Parsons
This is Plenary
Caroline Hastie
Espel
Stephen Allen
ATACC Group
Faye Busby
British Chambers of Commerce
Stuart Thompson