BIBAs Sponsors: An Overview of the Companies and Organisations That Support the BIBAs

When it comes to showcasing and celebrating excellence in business, the BIBAs stands-out as the county’s leading business awards competition, recognising excellence and achievement across Lancashire’s vibrant business landscape.

Behind the success of this prestigious competition lies a group of exceptional sponsors who play a pivotal role. These sponsors, comprising a diverse range of companies and organisations, unite in their shared commitment to fostering local growth, innovation, and entrepreneurialism.

One of the standout sponsors is OBAS UK, the headline sponsor of the BIBAs. Renowned for its commitment to providing top-quality products and services to the construction industry, OBAS UK epitomises the spirit of excellence and dedication that the BIBAs aim to recognise. It’s no surprise OBAS UK is sponsoring the competition again this year, it’s run by ‘Mr BIBAs’ himself, Norman Tenray, a previous winner and long-time judge.

Active Lancashire, a charity dedicated to improving lives through physical activity and sport, joins the ranks of sponsors for the BIBAs. With a shared focus on promoting growth and well-being within the Lancashire community, their involvement emphasises the importance of a healthy and thriving business environment.

The Anderton Centre, a leading outdoor activity and residential venue, is another notable sponsor. Their support reflects the BIBAs’ emphasis on fostering teamwork, leadership, and personal development. Through their involvement, The Anderton Centre reinforces the notion that success in business goes beyond the office walls and extends to personal growth and collaborative experiences.

BAE Systems, a global leader in advanced technology and defence solutions, sponsors The Apprentice Team of the Year award for the seventh consecutive year. This longstanding partnership underscores BAE Systems’ commitment to nurturing young talent and promoting entrepreneurship within the region. Their support enables the BIBAs to highlight the achievements of aspiring apprentices and encourages the next generation of business leaders.

The diverse range of sponsors also includes Blackpool Football Club, who hosted the first round interviews over two days, Brabners, Business Health Matters, Catax, CKS Catering Supplies, FW Capital, Intersys, Lancashire Post, MHA Moore and Smalley, Smooth Radio Northwest, Studio RTR, Sustainable Energy First, Team Leyland International, TNP, and Two Zero Lancashire. While these sponsors represent various industries and sectors, they share a common goal of supporting and championing Lancashire’s business community.

For the BIBAs, the support of these sponsors is invaluable. Their involvement not only enhances the prestige and credibility of the awards but also provides financial resources and expertise.

In return, the sponsors gain significant benefits from their involvement with the BIBAs. Firstly, their association with this distinguished event enhances their brand visibility and reputation within the local business community. The BIBAs platform offers sponsors a unique opportunity to showcase their commitment to excellence and community engagement, ultimately strengthening their position in their respective markets. And, secondly, they gain access to a network of influential and like-minded individuals and organisations. The BIBAs provide a platform for networking and collaboration, fostering valuable connections that can lead to future business opportunities and partnerships.

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