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:


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

John Westhead
Blackpool Promotions
Caroline Rayner
baines wilson
Richard Prosser
BAE systems
Mick Mayor
Team Leyland
Paul Mackenzie
Andrew Jardine
Wyre Gov
Louise Doswell
Preston College
Hannah Surname
Natalia Robertson
Addison Group
Sandra Carnall
Cegedim Healthcare Solutions
Mick allen
Cities and Local Growth unit
Mark Rowbotham
Portcullis ISC
Jamie grimshaw
FW capital
Daniel duckworth
Consertavie Councillor
Denys Smith-Hart
InterSys Micronics
Paula Davies
Paul Nicholls
Caroline Espel
Es Parking Enforcement
Steven Gallagher
David Cox Architects
Rose Watkins
Centaur Training
Claire Miller
Langton Genealogy
Amin Vepari
Two Zero
Anthea Morris
Amanda Watson
Hungry Horace
Adrian Wright
Alistair IGO
FW Capital
Darren Wolfe
InterSys Micronics
Scott Walker
Jennifer Bell
Baines Wilson
Linzi Monks
Preston College
Abigail Lynch
John Boydell
Ampios Management
Rod Train
Retired Lecturer
Zac Kelly
Ultrasec Security
Alistaire Jama
Kennedy Ross
Adrian Leather
Active Lancashire
Bernadette Markham
South Ribble Councill
Adam Dennett
Cegedim Healthcare Solutions
Stephen Thomas
Standfast and Barracks
Ben Smith
Neil Horner
Adam Bromley
Forbes Solicitors
Daniel Crumblehulme
Preston College
Steve Smith
TES Communications
Jane Peters
nineteen legal
Brian Austin
Sandler Training
Howard Ford
Glenmore golf products
Mark Brown
Festive Lights
Sue Howarth
Family Business Community
Ian Mitchell
Miranda Barker
East Lancs Chamber
Patrick Mroczak
Nutree Life
Joel Tetlow
The Energy Guys
Mark Cheetham
James Jebson
James Jebson Photography
Joanne Kimber
Granby Marketing
Karen Haworth
Nutshell training
Richard Few
Sales Geek
Suzanne Carr
Age Concern
Candice Lancaster
Preston City Counci
Helen Shilz
LW storehouse
Trishna Modessa
John Woodruffe
cube thinking
Jade Baker
Innovation Warehouse
John Pickervnce
Forbes Solicitors
Stuart Thompson
reorient consulting
Adam Hodgkinson
Nutree Life
Dawn Cheetham
Aidy Riggot
Mark Oulsen Jenkins
Lynne Gillen
Department for international Trade
Ian Worthington
Gym Wolf
Jamie Griffiths
Smooth Radio
Iaian Round
Rick Sykes
Emerald Green Environmental Management Services
Andrew Wells
Secure Inheritence
Louise Dowbaken
Next Day Freight
Maria Coupe
Shout Network
Penny Jones
Penny Jones HR
James Clough
Blackpool Transport
David Evans
South Planks Ltd (Stone UK)
June Sears
Stocks Hall Care Homes
Malcolm Clarke
Rachel Mqueen
Marketing Lancashire
Lee Petts
Fify2m Consulting
Kevin Dunne
Cutting Edge services
Patricia Harrison
Friends of Winckley Square
Chris Hodgkins
Commercial Management Services
Jo Oliver
NFU Mutual
Norman Tenray