Shine a light on your family business this year’s BIBAs

Family businesses play such an important part in the Lancashire economy and if you’re one of the many such businesses achieving growth, then why not showcase your success by entering the BIBAs.

The Family Business of the Year award is open to businesses where majority control remains within one family, continuing through generations. Eligible businesses must demonstrate strong financial growth, diversification, and modernisation, along with a clear vision for the long-term future of the business, including planned succession.

Past recipients of this prestigious award include Booths Supermarkets and last year’s winner, 1842 Restaurant & Bar, exemplifying exceptional growth, innovation, and resilience in overcoming challenges.

This year, the Family Business of the Year award is proudly sponsored by Brabners, a leading independent law firm known for its nationally recognised experts in various practice areas.

Tom Smith, partner at Brabners, and chair of our 2023 Family Business of the Year judging panel, explained the firm’s commitment to supporting and celebrating family businesses.

“Lancashire’s family businesses are hugely diverse from multi-national businesses which have a family as it’s backbone to the award-winning restaurants, hotels and bars spanning our cities towns and villages.

“Lancashire is a great place to do business, work and live, and we should rightly be proud of all the family businesses which help shape the economic landscape over the past 12 months. I would urge any of you who have a family business they are proud of to go for it and enter the BIBAs.”

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