Judged by the best

The BIBAs prides itself on a rigorous judging process, ensuring our winners are truly the best. Our judges are some of the best business minds in Lancashire and they undergo a comprehensive training programme against an international judging framework. 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.

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Meet the judges

Adam Withenshaw
BAE
Helen Robinson
Destination Coaching
Mark Booker
Insights
Neil Horner
P34b
Paul Hannant
Lancashire Skills Hub
Amin Vepari
Two Zero
Frank Bamber
Serconnect
Mary Lowe
Vincent Solicitors
Matthew Heaton
Handelsbanken
Paul Nicolls
Barclays Bank
Simon Turner
Freshfield
Alison Malcolm
LCC
Candice Lancaster
Preston City Council
Helen McVey
Pendleside Hospice
Jacob Knowles
Empine
Lynn Kelly
St Catherines Hospice
Steve Pye
David Evans
Stone UK
Deb Murphy
FCSA
Joe Sullivan
Moore & Smalley
Rose Watkins
Centaur Training
Samuel Riley
Construction EPA
Sheroze Nadeem
Forbes
Laura Weldon
Studio LWD
Michael McVerry
Buzz Education
Richard Harvey
HMP Garth
Steve Gill
Forepoint
Barry Fellows
Hays
Caroline Rayner
Knights PLC
John Chesworth
Harrison Drury
Simon Nixon
Preston College
Jennifer Grabowski
OSG
Mary Speakman
Code Galaxy
Sarah Huntley
TAS Partnership
Sarah Page
Plumbs
Tom Smith
Brabners
Champak Fakira
Orseal
Crispian Knight
Melling Performance Springs
Mark Ashton
Go International
Mick Mayor
Team Leyland
Richard Chilton
QASR
Richard Prosser
BAE Systems
Darren Wolfe
InterSys Micronics
Emma Bone
Serconnect
Mianda Barker
East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
Nicola Clayton
Blackburn College
Steve Armistead
E Line UK and Our Yesterdays.com
Lindsay Campbell
Campbell & Rowley
Linzi Monks
Preston College
Rachael O'Connor
TVSSCS
Clare Murray
Smooth Radio
Jo Ogle
Toggle Switch Consulting
Lyndsey Guest
ITSW Ltd. 
Sharon Jones
Samlesbury Hall
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The Secret Garden Glamping
Andrew Warner
Green Technologies
Celia Gaze
The Wellbeing Farm
Darren Wright
Active Lancashire
Jonathan Smith
TNP
Richard Lander
Sustainable Energy First
Stephen Sykes
Chamber Low Carbon
Andrew Halpin
Forbes
Caroline Turley
FW Capital
Jamie Grimshaw
Together Money
Lisa Ratican
West Lancashire District Council
Sophie Bell Carr
Carrington
Jane Fillis
Harrison Drury
Jon Pinder
Moore & Smalley
Lisa Kennery
Pierce
Mark Cheetham
Enterprise Answers
Tim Ogle
Toggle Switch Consulting
Daniel Barry
North Star Projects
Mark Preston
SEO Trainer
Natalie Christopher
Lancashire & NW Mag
Richard Cheetham
CKS
Adrian Gallagher
ISLS Group
Becky Cooper
Buffalo Payroll Ltd
Darshna Patel
Lancashire County Council
Helen Clarke
Bright Red Media
Natalia Robertson
HR Coaching
Angela Beech
Turnkey
Antony Marsh
Hoofcount
Gina Mcloughney
Burton Recruitment
Nick Hodgson
Forbes
Azeem Khan
Gemini Group
Kevan Reid
NWCS
Victoria Pittman
Granby Marketing
Danny Smedley
Places for People
Kelly Ward
Fox's, Burtons Companies
Lauren Capstick
Lancashire Skills Hub
Mel Fisher
BFORB
Christine Fare
Fare Max Pro
Dawn Cheetham
CKS
Debra Blackman
VieEssetially
Jayne Raven
True Bearing/Amber River
Jo Yates
Metrorod