The winners of one of Lancashire’s leading business awards have been selected after a search which took its judges to all corners of the county.
The Be Inspired Business Awards, The BIBAs, completed its second round of judging, The BIBAs On Tour, last week when the judges for its headline Business of the Year award visited the category’s finalists.
It brings to an end the judging which has seen the panels cover over 5000 miles to visit businesses across the county as they seek to get under the skin of what makes each firm so special.
Niraj Parekh of Preston-based food firm, RK Dining, the vegetarian cuisine specialist which sponsored The BIBAs On Tour, said the judges in all 20 categories were faced with a tough job to pick a winner.
Niraj Parekh said: “In an awards as competitive as The BIBAs, the standard of finalists is going to be very high that it is simply impossible to judge them by an application form and a face-to-face interview.
“The BIBAs On Tour brings the judges in to the premises of each of their finalists and gives them a chance to meet the people who make that business what it is, and only then are the judges equipped with all the information they need to make a decision.
“Now the winners are all selected, we cannot wait to join with all the finalists from across Lancashire for the BIBAs’ ceremony night in September, which promises to a truly inspiring event.”