Listen and learn from business brains

The firm which was named the best in Lancashire at one of the county’s top business awards is to tell the secrets of its success to those looking to emulate it.

Danbro, the accountancy firm named Business of the Year at last year’s Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, will speak about its journey through the awards process and offer advice on how applicants for this year’s awards can be successful at a boot camp event.

The free workshop is being hosted at the Fylde Coast office of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce in Blackpool on Friday.

Chamber chief executive Babs Murphy said the workshop was vital for any business looking to collect a trophy at this year’s awards.

She said: “The BIBAs is one of the most rigorously judged business awards not just in Lancashire but in the country, so we do all we can to support our applicants.

“The BIBAs Boot Camp is designed to tell applicants about what the awards are and how they can be valuable, how to decide which category to enter and advice on how to write an application.

“Danbro has been regularly involved in the BIBAs since we started and has a wealth of experience in what it takes to be a winner, so their insight at this event will be invaluable to those looking to apply.

“I would urge anyone who is considering taking their business through the BIBAs MOT to attend this event.”

The Boot Camp will also hear from BIBAs judges Tony Raynor, managing director of Blackburn-based Abbey Telecom, and Norman Tenray, the managing director of construction services firm, OBAS.

There will be a number of exercises to help hone application-writing skills and help with focusing on the issues which are of interest to judges, as well as the opportunity to network with leading members of the Lancashire business community.

The BIBAs are now open for applications with a deadline for entries set for Friday, April 8.

In 2015, Ian Hall, the chairman of Preston-based retail group James Hall and Son, collected the lifetime achievement prize, Lancastrian of the Year, when the BIBAs handed out its prizes in front of a sell-out crowd at the Blackpool Tower in September.

Social enterprise Jobs Friends and Houses CIC, which works with ex-offenders, won its Most Inspiring Business of the Year prize and individual prizes went to Phil Lawson of Skelmersdale’s Virtue Technologies, who won Entrepreneur of the Year and Louise Wilkinson, who runs Nelson-based Lomeshaye Village Day Nursery, who was named Business Woman of the Year.

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If you want to give your business a bigger competitive edge, enter the BIBAs today.

Closing Date: 31st July 2020