A major research project aimed at raising the standard of one of Lancashire’s leading business awards has been completed.
The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, commissioned the study by researchers from the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) to raise the standards of the annual prize-giving, which opens for applications on Tuesday, January 14.
It has been bench-marked against the world’s leading business awards and fed the findings of the research in to the entry requirements for the awards and the initial round of judging which gets underway later this year.
Dr Ellie Hamilton, associate dean for enterprise at LUMS and a BIBAs judge, said the research will deliver “enhanced relevance and rigour” to the selection process.
She added: “This positions the BIBAs as an even more assured indicator of business excellence across the numerous award categories and enhances the credibility of the awards recipients in their achievements.”
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