Over 200 businesses through to the next round

Yesterday was a busy day informing over 200 businesses that they have been successful in reaching the interview stage of the BIBAs. Well done to all of you who received the call to action!

Our shortlisted businesses will have a total of 55 minutes to sell their business to our BIBAs judges when interviews get underway from Monday 6th June.

Each interview will consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by 35 minutes of questions from our judging panel.

The presentations should cover the following key points:

• A brief company overview – products, services, turnover, profit, management structure, number of employees, market share.
• Challenges – over the past year and how the business has overcome and dealt with them.
• Objectives – what are they and how will you achieve them,
• Growth plans – what are they and what additional resources/finances will you need and the impact on the company in relation to turnover, profit, market share, employee recruitment.

All questions from the judges will relate to the information presented in your application and from the information given during presentations.

Successful BIBAs applicants have been invited to interview in the next stage of this year's competition
Over 200 businesses through to the next round
On-line scoring system ready to go