Two new sponsors have signed up to back Lancashire’s premier business awards, organisers have revealed.
IT networking specialists InterSys has signed up to sponsor the E-Business of the Year category at the Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, with the Community Foundation for Lancashire also signed up as a sponsor.
Intersys director Stephen Hart, who founded the firm as a schoolboy trainee, said sponsoring the category would be a way to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
He said: “We have had an amazing journey – and being able to evolve and grow with our clients has been fantastic.
“The business has witnessed many changes, with both the technology we offer and the way that commerce has shifted and expanded.
“The most memorable and inspirational parts have involved the people we have met along the way, many of whom still remain part of our InterSys family today.
“What really sets us apart is that we are a ‘business that is in IT’ rather than most of our competitors who are an ‘IT company in business’ which means that we really do understand the problems and opportunities that our clients face every day.”
The Community Foundation for Lancashire is an independent registered charity which is part of a national movement of community foundations which undertakes strategic grant making, facilitates philanthropy and contributes to achieving positive social change in our local communities.
Babs Murphy, chief executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, said the foundation’s involvement in the BIBAs would be “revealed in the coming months”.
She said: “We may have closed for applicants but the big announcements have not stopped for the BIBAs, there will be plenty more news to come between now and our awards night in September.”