There are 89 businesses across Lancashire who have got their applications underway for The BIBAs.
The firms have started 131 applications with many firms entering themselves for more than one of the awards’ 20 prize categories.
A spokesman for The BIBAs’ organisers, the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Through our online application form, firms across Lancashire are starting to tell their inspirational stories to The BIBAs’ judges.
“Some have started, others have finished and we would urge every applicant to think about what truly makes their business special and get that across in the words they put on their form.”
To apply for one of The BIBAs’ prize categories, visit https://www.thebibas.co.uk/enter