From luxury glamping to the Dragon’s Den – an amazing BIBAs journey!

Who knew that winning a Be Inspired Business Award could lead to a meeting with some dragons?

Collecting a BIBA can lead to getting more momentum behind your business, but entering the Dragon’s Den and pitching to some of the most-respected entrepreneurs is a whole new level.

And when Derry Green, managing director of The Secret Garden Glamping – winner of last year’s Leisure & Tourism Business of the Year – casually strolled into the den last month, little did he know the impact would be on his award-winning Skelmersdale glamping site.

The Secret Garden Glamping has revolutionized the glamping landscape, blending the serenity of nature with the indulgence of upscale amenities. With exciting plans for expansion after winning last years iconic BIBAs trophy, Derry says he was thrilled to use the awards as a platform for his plans.

He added: “Receiving the award was a dream come true for the team, it’s a validation of our passion for crafting unforgettable experiences and our commitment to showcasing the best of our region. This award fuels our drive to continually exceed expectations and set new standards in hospitality and tourism.

“As the UK’s most viewed, followed, and booked glamping destination, our success speaks to our dedication to delivering amazing experiences.

“We have lots of exciting plans for the future and with the help of both the BIBAs win, and our experience on Dragon’s Den, we are thrilled to continue sharing our vision of luxury in nature and adventurers nationwide.”

From the tranquil beauty of the countryside to the vibrant energy of its coastal communities. Lancashire offers a diverse range of experiences for visitors seeking relaxation, adventure and everything in between.
Sponsors Smooth Radio NW are excited about this year’s competition, given the calibre on show last year which featured WW2 planes, family-run restaurants, golf academies and top-class hotels.

Jamie Griffiths, brand programme director for Smooth Radio NW, said: “Given the diverse nature of Lancashire’s leisure and tourism offering, we are sure to have a real competition on our hands again this year.

“As a county we should be rightly proud that we have something for everyone on offer, from beaches to bars, hotels to horticultural excellence and we are delighted to sponsor one of the BIBAs most sought-after accolades.”

Stellar sponsors for “the one they all want to win”
From luxury glamping to the Dragon’s Den – an amazing BIBAs journey!
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