105 Lancashire business leaders will put the questions to our applicants when the search for our winners gets underway.
Each of our 20 prize categories has a judging panel selected which will conduct first interviews on Thursday 18th & Friday 19th May
The judges are made up of representatives of The BIBAs’ sponsors and volunteers from across the county’s business community.
Following the deadline for applications we will begin the process of reviewing every entry we have received.
Our team will check each entry to ensure it meets our eligibility test and then we will bench-mark each application against a special criteria.
The criteria was developed by Lancaster University Management School to benchmark the entries on an international level.
It follows a research project that aligned the BIBAs award judging infrastructure with America’s top business awards, The Stevie’s, the European Business Awards and the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise here in the UK.
Those entries which meet the grade will then go through to the interview stages of our awards.