BIBAs interviews ready for kick-off this week at Deepdale

All roads lead to Deepdale this week as the BIBAs interviews take place where the judges get to meet the applicants!

Over two days, 160 interviews will take place across the 20 categories which will make up the Be Inspired Business Awards.

The traditional first round interviews are a face-to-face with a judging panel who will be grilling the interviewees and delving deeper into their application forms and testing the validity of any claims made during the sifting process.

Those who make the grade will move onto the final part of the judging process next month with the BIBAs bus tour makes its way around county, visiting the offices, warehouses, and studios where the magic happens.

But, in order to make it to the next stage, the applicants must impress the judges enough during the 45 minutes of interviews for their categories.

And for some businesses, they will have several interviews spread across the two days at Deepdale.

All scoring is done without conferring with fellow judges, making the BIBAs process the most transparent it can be, and scoring is done via a specialist online portal.

North End Events are this year’s sponsors for the interview stages of the BIBAs and have provided the sponsor suites and areas for the applicants while they await their turn in front of the judges.

Jack Gayne, general manager at Preston North End, said: “We are thrilled to host the prestigious BIBAs interview stages at Deepdale. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase our iconic venue and support the region’s thriving business community.

“Deepdale has been at the heart of Lancashire for generations, and we are honoured to play a role in the BIBAs, celebrating excellence in business across the region. We look forward to welcoming the finalists and judges to our historic ground.

“As a hub for both sports and business, Deepdale is the perfect setting for the BIBAs interview stages. We’re excited to provide a dynamic and professional environment for participants to showcase their achievements and network with industry leaders.”

For more information about the Be Inspired Business Awards and sponsorship opportunities, visit


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